"Even Winning Feels Bad" as written by and Jeffrey Ernest Rosenstock....
There's a song tonight that I don't wanna sing.
It seems like I'm complaining about something I've lost interest in.
So I sing "ba da ba ba da ba babadaba, here we go again."

There's a crowd tonight that I'm not gonna please.
Feels I'm desperately reaching for something that was there for, like, a day.
It went away and now I have nothing left to say.
So I'm not gonna stay going "hey! hey! Ha-ha, hey!"
Baby, I won't impress you no matter what.

Hey, would you like me, if I stayed forever young?
Well it sucks, but no one does.
You’re used to staying out of touch.

Hey, would you like me, if I stayed forever young?
Well it sucks, but no one does.
You’re used to staying out of touch.

There's a man tonight that I don't wanna meet.
Feels like I'm competing to be famous.
Hoping one day I can be on a list of D-Rate celebrities.
I think I'd rather leave.
I've got my bag over my sleeve and my ticket out of town expires tonight.

Hey, would you like me, if I stayed forever young?
Well it sucks, but no one does.
You’re used to staying out of touch.

Hey, would you like me if I stayed forever young?
Well, it sucks, but no one does.
Get used to staying out of touch with everyone you'll ever meet.
Continue feeling awkward in all social surroundings.

Hey, would you like me, if I stayed forever young?
Well it sucks, but no one does.
You’re used to staying out of touch.

Hey, would you like me, if I stayed forever young?
Well it sucks, but no one does.
You’re used to staying out of touch.

I'm not feeling very young these daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaays,
Hahahahahah haha. No, No! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!


Lyrics submitted by KeasbyKnights, edited by NeonFlame126, thekatt08

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    General CommentThis is one of those songs that pretty much wrote itself initially. I wrote some of the words while on the last tour with Bomb the Music Industry! and getting used to playing smaller crowds and also being easily the oldest guy in the room. When you think too much and hang out with people after shows that are a different age group than you (older or younger), you start to wonder whether or not anyone could possibly care about your views or problems. So this song is about feeling out of touch with other people whether it's 'cause they're older, younger or just don't feel the same as you. Word.
    KeasbyKnightson February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite BTMI! song, hands-down.

    I can kinda relate to the message because of the whole trying to please people that you'll never see again thing.
    Sidekick Suicideon November 28, 2006   Link

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