hey, calling all imaginary friends
today don't want no one
to tell me how it ends
took breathing for granted
and now i don' know how to breathe
something that you planted
just won't get up and leave

you only get to play one time
lenny bruce's bug eyes
stare from an LP
asking me just what kind
of fight i've got in me
i harbored some ambition
to turn it up like that
i already had roadblocks so
why'd you have to cheat?

hey, i'm bewildered
and writing myself notes
that say if you fake happiness
then no-one knows
convince yourself
and then you've got it made
there'll be no black of night
there'll just be turned-out lights

it's a long story tell you later
now the sky looks like turner
from specifics to the dawn
got so many back-burners
that keep me on

you laughed out loud
about someone who
couldn't get their shit together
i laughed along, ha ha
i almost wish you knew me better

hey, calling all imaginary friends


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    General CommentI think, the song is about a favourite band of his and he doesn't like their new cd or something like that and he wonders why they're happy now
    n00dleson January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    god, i love nada surf.
    SidewalkAnnieon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjust when you think nada surf couldn't get better, they sneak in songs like this. i think it's about reflecting on a relationship after it's ended, how he is like "i almost wish you knew me better." it sounds like he lost a lot of his self-worth in the relationship, either through being put down or cheated on, but he is starting to get it back, and standing up to what has passed is the first step.
    paul_bankson February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is superficially like others wrote here. maybe it's about friends that are just not really friends because they have no idea about what is really going on inside you because "you fake happiness".
    FruitFlyon July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is definitely about faking happiness. The reason why the singer is actually unhappy is irrelevant "It's a long story tell you later." the idea is that the sadness is covered up. Nada Surf is so fucking awesome.
    345345asdasdon August 25, 2011   Link

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