It all began without warning
On a strange winter’s morning
The sky turned red
The vibrations went dead
With these terrible songs on a rainy day
The pressure just started to fall
Your scene doesn’t do anything for me
It doesn’t do anything at all

Is the music gone?
Is it gone for good
It’s only 6 metal strings on a piece of wood
And all these things goin’ on in my head
Make it kinda hard to deal
Like seaweed swayin’ in the ocean blue
For me, it’s got to be real

I don’t care anymore
People tell me I should
They’re out lookin’ for hits
I’d rather lay on the hood of an old car with my girlfriend
And my real friends
Until the end

I’ll take you on a trip
Inside my soul
There you’ll see
The part that somebody soul
Now can you see this picture that I painted for you
It’s of you that you’re not used to
But you refuse to don’t you?
You’re thinkin’ too hard
You can’t think too hard

I don’t care anymore
People tell me I should
They’re out lookin’ for hits
I’d rather lay on the hood of an old car with my girlfriend
And my real friends
Until the end

It all began without warning
On a strange winter’s morning
The sky turned red
The vibrations went dead
With these terrible songs on a rainy day
The pressure just started to fall
Your scene doesn’t do anything for me
It doesn’t do anything at all

I don’t care anymore
People tell me I should
They’re out lookin’ for hits
I’d rather lay on the hood of an old car with my girlfriend
And my real friends
Until the end


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    General CommentMy fave MM&ET song! "you're scene doesn't do anything for me" is my favorite lyric. It's about the pressure to "sell out" in the music industry
    5daysinmayon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI’ll take you on a trip
    Inside my soul
    There you’ll see
    The part that somebody soul

    Wow
    Wonderboy2kon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey are AMAZING live! i saw them in 2007 in NS. the guy behind us was totally baked..he kept yelling at matt and the boys...random things like "matt mays is GOD....bruce springsteen!" and at the end matt played some springsteen for the lovely man...good times.

    great song too....it's just indescribable what the song does for me and my friends. it reminds me of the good times and to roll with today instead of dwell in the past.
    music-fan-88on April 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmusic-fan-88 you must have been right beside me, buddy was like a foot away from me, cunard centre right?
    jessome13on August 01, 2008   Link

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