"The Moviegoer" as written by and Matthew Morris Pond....
All these things within my pockets
Might belong to someone else
Or so it seems
They're just like me
They could be wrong

I spent seven hours waiting
For a bus that comes and goes
If I don't wait
Then I can't be late
For something more

We were supposed to go on
And to much bigger things than we've done
With stitches and make-up you'll hold it together for me
No one's feeling bad
It's as honest as beliefs that anyone has

It's officially been stated
And my state is of distraction
All the waves
Can't wash away
What's way too strong

I'm a servant of a purpose to provide a service
I don't know its name but I've been awake for way too long

I don't know if this is right
I know that it's not wrong at all
With my arms and your legs I'll keep it together for you
No it's not that bad
It's as honest as beliefs that anyone has

My eyes close and open to yours
As yours open and close to mine
It's ok
Your hair in my face
As we both fade

We were supposed to go on
And do much bigger things than we've done
With stitches and make-up you'll hold it together
With my arms and your legs I'll keep it together
For you


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"The Moviegoer" as written by Matthew Morris Pond

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    General Commentmy eyes close and open to yours
    as yours open and close to mine
    it's ok
    your hair in my face
    as we both fade
    ach105on December 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLyrics should be

    I don't know if this is right
    I know that it's not formulaic

    On another note, I feel like the title combined with the lyrics give the impression that the singer is expecting his life to be like a movie but it isn't.

    i spent seven hours waiting
    for a bus that comes and goes
    if i don't wait
    then i can't be late
    for something more

    says to me that he's waiting for his life to become the movie he sees it as.

    we were supposed to go on
    and to much bigger things than we've done
    with stitches and make-up you'll hold it together for me
    no one's feeling bad
    it's as honest as beliefs that anyone has

    it's officially been stated
    and my state is of distraction
    all the waves
    can't wash away
    what's way too strong

    This says he thought his life would be bigger because he perceives himself in the movies. He feels very adamant about this and "it's as honest as beliefs that anyone has" and his opinion wont change "all the waves can't wash away what's way too strong"

    I'm not completely sure on the whole song, but this is what sticks out most to me. Either way, an amazing song. One of my favorites
    sonofabobon February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the book, The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy. In it the character, Binx, can only find meaning in life by watching movies. Because of this feeling, he decides to go on a search to find meaning in life and do "much bigger things."
    Jenneon October 22, 2008   Link

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