What do I do to get your attention?
What do I do to get this through?
Not the cool kids' clique
Not the cool fake hits
What do I do to break this silence?
What do I do to make the noise
You prefer to hear
Demand to hear?

I'm sitting
I'm standing
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm walking
I'm running
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm waiting to panic
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
My head is exploding
Like an atom bomb
Like a mushroom cloud

What do I do to get your attention?
What do I do to get this through?
Mobs of idiots do what you're told to do
Get away from superstition
Get away from boogiemen
In the dark night sky
In the dark corner

I'm sitting
I'm standing
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm walking
I'm running
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm waiting to panic
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
My head is exploding

I'm sitting
I'm standing
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm walking
I'm running
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm waiting to panic
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
I'm thinking
My head is exploding
Like an atom bomb
Like a mushroom cloud


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    General CommentImagery of a head exploding like a mushroom cloud makes me think of suicide.
    Faroolon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song... it really makes me think
    Hatemailon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me it sounds like the song is about writing the song. Trying to come up with an idea that will get through to the audience and get their attention. But at the same time you dont want it to be some cool fake hit or a kids cool clique like creep from radiohead.
    Brainstorming ideas for the song till it feels like your head is exploding like a mushroom cloud.
    this song is a brilliant and inspiring song and so is the rest of the album.
    Abandoned pools rock.
    nuttcaseon March 12, 2007   Link

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