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I have been trying to write
A haiku for you
Some things I just can't do

Maybe you're beyond ancient
Asian poetry
Or maybe it's just me

I have trying to get
This haiku just right
All night for you alright

I'm through!

Maybe this poem was lost
In the sauce we spilled
That never got refilled

I've never thought much
of formulaic verse anyway
End rhymes are not my fort-

I have been trying to get
This haiku just right
All night for you alright

I'm through!

I'm trying not to try to hard
But you're hard to write down right
So I pen these trite attempts
At haikus for you tonight

hee hee ha ha ha ha ha ha

La da dee diddum
La da daddum doo
Diddle dum doo la deedle

There! That's sufficient.
I wrote a haiku for you
Well I tried at least
And that's not so bad
I'm working here
Can that be said for you?

I'm trying not to try too hard
But you're hard to write down right
So I pen these trite attempts
At haikus for you tonight

Words don't work like Webster says
They trip me up all night
I'm just trying to write for you
But you're hard to write down right


Lyrics submitted by BlackSPY407

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  • +2
    General CommentI love how he keeps failing at his haikus. Haikus should follow a 5/7/5 pattern. Look at the verses. The first one should be written like:

    I / have / been / try/ing
    To / write / a / hai/ku / for / you
    Some / things / I / just / can't / DO

    See the word "do"? It's a sixth syllable! And he can't get it right until he does the nonsense verse. That's so cool.
    majestikmoose9on April 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, I'm just saying what it means. And that's the whole point. Other than that, there's no meaning. So there you go. No need to be rude.
    majestikmoose9on October 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "Maybe you're beyond ancient Asian poetry" rather than "big on."

    *cough* Talk about point of the song...
    Iggion December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin the beginning, in the background noise.
    there's a guy that says "I forgot it was called walled lake western" i love it.

    anyways. i love this song, all their songs are so easy to sing along to, i love bands like this.
    sup chelseaon August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think that you can say that that's the only point of the song. It would be more correct to say that it's the style of the song. It's a typical love song, basically stating that the person being sung about is too great or too complicated to express through words. The haiku format add a special touch to the song that makes it unique and interesting.
    rfazz15on May 15, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's too bad you didn't arrange the lyrics in haiku form like they're supposed to be.
    asterisk8on May 05, 2011   Link
  • -3
    General Commentyea..thats sorta the point of the song -_-
    heartbeats_xxxon September 26, 2006   Link

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