"Typical" as written by and Paul Meany....
Come on, can I dream for one day?
There's nothing that can't be done
But how long should it take somebody
Before they can be someone

'cause I know there's got to be another level
Somewhere closer to the other side
And I'm feelin' like it's now or never
Can I break the spell of the typical?

Now I've lived through my share of misfortune
And I've worked in the blazing sun
But how long should it take somebody
Before they can be someone

'cause I know there's got to be another level
Somewhere closer to the other side
And I'm feelin' like it's now or never
Can I break the spell of the typical?

I'm the typical
I'm the typical
Can I break the spell of the typical?

Because it's draggin' me down
Oh, I'd like to know about when
When does it all turn around?

Yeah I know there's got to be another level
Somewhere closer to the other side
And I'm feelin' like it's now or never
Can I break the spell of the typical?

Break the spell (of the typical)
Break the spell (of the typical)
Can I break the spell of the typical?


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"Typical" as written by Paul Meany

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  • +5
    General CommentJust because the band is catholic doesn't mean that the songs are. That's oversimplification. This isn't a religious song. I don't see any ties to jesus or god in those lyrics. I see a fight against conformity (break the spell of the typical/because it's dragging me down). I think that seeing god there is just projection of one's own faith into something that has no religious ties.
    adrian_lavanon September 17, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis is a great song. they opened with this when i saw them in Athens opeining for the Fray. I also heard it on ESPN, which is cool. I think MM is slowly catching on around the world. which i like.
    jasonporter16on February 05, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhy is it that it always seems like an argument between religious and secular music? Like a band of Christians like Mute Math (or even Mae) aren't ever allowed to sing about secular things; or a secular band like U2 never allowed to sing about God. It's quite ludicrous.

    Moreover, a song is a piece of art, so you're going to have your own interpretations...there's no wrong or right answer. While there's the artist's personal intentions, as soon as the art is released, the meaning lies in perception. That's art.

    Enough about the squabbles.

    I just love how this song promotes living a better life on your own terms. You could argue it's a song about Christian morality...but most religions preach higher living. I'd say this song is more about strong personal morals.
    saintnateon March 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreaaaaaaaaaaaaat song!!
    crow_hearton April 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song. I'm pretty sure it's about wanting to be different and breaking free of your situation. It's really pretty, actually.
    Yunieon April 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so... mesmerizing and celestial. It's dynamic... and so many good things. A+ for Mute Math! Whoo!
    DeepSouthernon September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSmashing Song!!
    Puts A Smile On My Face Instantly. Feel good Song :)
    y.neekon April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard this song and I think I've found a new band to fall in love with.

    What this song says to me is just that sometimes it's good to deviate from the norm or status quo. Don't do what's expected. A great message. Be different kids!
    Paranoia_Agenton April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this song this morning and had it stuck in my head all day, i love this song very catchy and an amazing beat
    Awsome job MUTE MATH!!
    lineandsinker62on June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about God... or Heaven. Or maybe individuality.
    DeepSouthernon June 20, 2007   Link

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