Do what you want me to do
Say what you want me to say
I smile when you give me the cue
I'll play like you want me to play
Don't give up, it's a quarter past three
I'm just scared I'll die before I can be free
So how come the road never clears?
How come it's always so cold?
I guess there's no way out of here
Unless I reshape to your mold
Don't give up, it's a quarter past three
I'm just scared I'll die before I can be free

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?

Let's take it down another notch
Dim all your brightest ideas
Just a little snip to the crotch, now watch
That ought to set you at ease
Don't give up, it's a quarter past three
I'm just scared I'll die before I can be free

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?

I'm gonna let it shine!
C'mon J, let it shine

Don't give up, it's a quarter past three
I'm just scared I'll die before I can be free

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Oh, paint by number
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
(Here we go)


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    General CommentThis song is about the record company telling them what they could and couldn't do, and how much Joey hated having to 'paint by number'.
    DeuceFreelyon December 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyup, i agree! but like to think this sont translates further in life than just the record company. the way were all contained and directed int this polite human maner. in side note - i always hated those paint by number pictures when i was a kid. great song name.
    cnelson2307on March 23, 2011   Link

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