There's lots of pretty people here
Sharing sotries and passing letters and
There's lots of questions answered and
Metaphysical astronomical
Songs were printed all on papers that
Seem too mystical it's so magical
People that dance and copied that
No one's better then you

There's kings in distant cities who
Rule the persons and make them happy and
We won't forget about all the
Servisory congratutory
Even the animals have got
Something brewing and they're all doing
'Cause in the end I'd like to say
Noone's better then you

I hope you're happy now I've revealed the truth
I've even written this whole song about you
And not about me
And not about me

Please don't just laugh and clap right now
This is serious I'm not delerious
I've waited very patiently
Just to let you know who should run the show
'cause we all know these are the facts
Nothing to retract nothing too abstract
Concluding in this song let's say
Noone's better then you
Noone's better then you
Noone's better then you


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    General CommentUmmm...there are a few mistakes. Correct lyrics:

    There's lots of pretty people here
    Sharing sotries and passing letters and
    There's lots of questions answered
    and metaphysical astronomical songs
    Words printed on all on papers that
    Seem too mystical it's so magical
    People that dance and compute that
    No one's better than you

    There's kings in distant cities
    Who rule their persons and make them happy and
    We won't forget about all the servisory congratultory
    Even the animals know that
    Somethings brewing and they're all cooing
    'Cause in the end I'd like to say
    Know one's better than you

    I hope you're happy now I've revealed the truth
    I've even written this whole song about you
    And not about me
    And not about me...

    Please don't just laugh and clap right now
    This is serious I'm not delirious
    I've waited very patiently
    Just to let you know who should run this show
    'cause we all know these are the facts
    Nothing to retract nothing too abstract
    Concluding in this song I'll say
    Noone's better then you
    No one's better then you
    No one's better then you
    Shmuzzon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its amazing that they make this cheery upbeat happy song with serious lyrics. Genius.
    Ca2188on February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love love love this song so much. especially how in the end everyone is laughing and clapping and he says "please dont just laugh and clap right now. this is serious. im not delerious."

    amazing artists, tally hall.
    L4LuvNotLoseron May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou are looking at the lyrics and not what they mean. The message of the song is what's so funny here. I think(used loosely as I may be torn up here) that this is sarcasm and a mocking at his (former?) girlfriend. Trying to say, "Okay, I give up." in the most embarrassing way possible. It probably worked too...
    Amafirlyon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing it becomes more clear when the repeated refrain is prefixed with "Given a choice between you and no one, "
    entropiston April 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's so great... this song is in a crayola commercial and it's about narcissism!
    luvbug12321on September 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song. Amazing band.
    jmcieslakon January 19, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI'm near certain that everyone in this comments section is a little off about what the intended meaning of the song is. The song is literally about us, the listener, and how we live out our own lives. The lyrics don't reveal everything here, the music video itself certainly plays a large part into the meaning of the song.

    There is lots of imagery in the video to support this point - all of the characters are puppets (except for the man in the room that controls them all secretly), showing that none of the "rulers" are powerful, but instead just figureheads and on the same plane as everyone else.

    The start of the song appreciates the brilliance of what people as individuals can do - they're the ones that answer these questions, pass letters, share "sotries" and dance.

    The man in the room is seen to actually make the gun to kill off the puppet that reveals the truth to everyone else, revealing that he is always and will always be the one in control, keeping them in a sealed box and stopping them from ruling themselves and leaving.

    The puppet that reveals the truth says it's "not about him" in reference to how he shouldn't be involved in their personal lives at all - he writes it about them because he cares for them and wants them to retain their liberty.

    At times, he isn't taken seriously by his supporters or his opposition, telling both to stop "clapping and laughing" and that he "isn't delirious". He's trying his best to sort of say "I'm not trying to score political points, this is actually the best way to do things and they won't tell you that."

    TL;DR: The song is ideologically based in the ruling of oneself without interference from government - which is said to be the "true way" of living life - that people living afar don't know the best way for you to live, and that they're all puppets. The politician that reveals this to everyone is assassinated for bringing it up since he would be reducing the power and size of the government over peoples lives, giving the government a smaller role overall.
    munchmon September 09, 2017   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny how he sings "sotries" instead of "stories." Charming little song.
    majestikmoose9on April 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOops. sorry. "congratulatory"

    I'm a perfectionist (if you couldn't tell).
    Shmuzzon January 21, 2007   Link

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