"Alone, Jealous and Stoned" as written by and Brandon Curtis Josh Garza....
Must have lived so long with covered eyes
When did you say good-bye?
Only just waking up

To all the joy that you've outgrown
Memories I can't break
Alone, jealous and stoned

Idle kids with idle hearts
Some of them went too far
Some still waiting there

Sitting at home, what am I doing?
Boy waitng by the phone
Alone, jealous and stoned

I waited for you
I always waited for you

Can't have been too late
As I was still warm
Fighting off heavy eyes
Still thinking you would call

Echoing words, voices, thoughts
Remembering what you forgot
And I was just hanging out

Sitting at home, what am I doing?
Boy waitng by the phone
Alone, jealous and stoned

I waited for you
I always waited for you


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"Alone, Jealous and Stoned" as written by Brandon Curtis Benjamin Curtis

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    General CommentSecret Machines are so good at capturing loneliness. In this song and in "Sad and Lonely," I really hear it. That emptiness and longing from solitude. It really makes me sad for them. They must have really felt it strong at some points in their life to be able to describe it so well.

    This is about a kid home alone waiting for someone who said they'd be there or said they'd be together in some shape or form, but left him there waiting for them.
    RaineBM1185on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlthough their previous album contained veiled lyrics throughout, this is pretty heart-on-the-sleeve material. It says exactly what it means. It's a wonderful expression of that deep heartsinking feeling you get when you're anticipating spending time with someone... perhaps a new girlfriend or boyfriend you're just starting to fall for... and they leave you hanging with no explanation. Anyone who has been stood up can relate.
    txfilmguy1on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere's a line missin, which I think is:

    "Can't have been too late,"
    As I was still warm,
    Fighting off heavy eyes,
    Still thinking you would call.

    I love this song, it's got something of U2 about it, without it being mainstream. It's very earnest and yet not cheesy. I think they've just grown apart and he hadn't noticed it happening and is now regretting everything. I'm not quite sure how much the stoned is an accusation at himself.

    His voice really suits this style of music, it's still got a great uplifting feel to it, despite the subject matter. This is the best form of music there is: "Life's a bit crap but there's always something better on the horizon.".

    Check out Jeniferever, they've done a couple of songs that are quite similar, especially "You Only Move Twice".
    xdvron March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis a very good song. I think the song personifies a childhood relationship, but as they grew up, they drifted apart. Only one of the two still loved the other. If any one is into the anime thing, there is a good story that goes along with this song here:
    fanfiction.net/s/3039916/1/
    It's pretty good.
    Spartan3500on July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPerceptive comment about U2-y ness. I can't write about music that well, but the singer's quite gravelly and intimate; the drums are pumping; the guitars & synth have a floaty echoey seasound going on; and the bassline's pretty persistent.

    In other words,
    yes, I like.
    _ellieon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti read an interview with the singer (brandon curtis?), where he said that the song was about returning home from tour, expecting just to be part of family and friends etc again, the same old usual stuff, but returning to find everyones grown and changed and he felt like an outside, and spent a lot of time in his old room.

    thats obviously paraphrased, but it was along those lines.
    alex1990on June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I feel empathy for the singer, and how he seems very, "outside lookin' in," type-feel, with the whole alone theme going on. I'm being extremely inarticulate, that is so not like me...ah well. I love this song, this band is amazing at capturing emotion.
    DiamondIvyon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with RaineBM1185. They really do capture the lonliness and pain, which you can really relate to. Their music really compliments their lyrics well. It gives it a lonely feeling, but not too sad. The singers voice makes it mellow and soft.
    xhandpaintedxon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds of the "semi-early" days of Smashing Pumpkins. Their song Starla comes to mind. Fuzzed out guitars on a stoned jam.
    sonoflifeon October 31, 2009   Link

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