"I Mostly Like to Copy Other People" as written by and Gillespie....
So this is the time when
You be what you just wanna be
I always thought this would
Come oh so naturally

I'm gonna do just what you
Order me to do
So chase me, chase me
I'll run twelve circles around you

I'll make this way worse than you know

Ain't it a shame that they won't
Remember all of this?

Let's get, let's get it goin'
Make a mess way worse than you know
We'll beat this town black and blue
With my quick and easy flow

They'll ask us where we came from
Where's the place that we blew in from
I wanna make them like us
I wanna make them worship us

It'll make you feel like you're in love

Ain't it a shame that they won't
Remember all of this?
We're all just fakin' out with someone
Who tells us what we should miss

More fake than you have ever been
More fake than you have ever
Spin, spin the truth get a chance

Ain't it a shame that they won't
Remember all of this?
We're all just fakin' out with someone
Who tells us what we should miss

Ain't it a shame that they won't
Remember all of this
We're all just fakin' out with someone
Who tells us what we should miss

So tell me what to miss
So tell me what


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  • +1
    General Commentcare-lines you are stupid. anyone can listen to whatever you want. so why don't you stop getting on here and commenting the almost. if you like Bright Eyes and Radiohead lyrics then go comment theirs.

    p.s.... The Almost lyrics are so much better, the fact he sings about his Christianity makes his lyrics so much better.
    imtheleadon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo I'm guessing none of you have invested in the September issue of AP magazine. Where they had an interview with Aaron. And he made a comment about this one song.
    "Clearly, the Almost aren’t a vehicle for Gillespie to escape the shadow of Underoath. Rather, it’s his plan to survive the entire era of contemporary punk in all it’s manifestations. The fourth track on Southern Weather, “I mostly copy other people,” takes a frank look at the current emo glut. He clearly doesn’t single out any bands, and he loves the scene that’s supported him. But consider: If 1980s hair-metal bands went from arenas to nightclubs in a sudden flash of flannel and grunge, nobody with a shirt currently on the wall at hot topic is really safe.
    “I feel in a lot of ways, this whole genre is something people are going to forget about,” says Gillespie. “They’ve forgotten about every other genre. The chorus goes, ‘Ain’t it a shame they won’t remember all this.’ It’s about how I feel that we’re all spinning our wheels, and we have to constantly check our reasons for playing this kind of music and make sure we’re doing it for a passionate reason, as opposed to just doing it because we’re in a band. I think we all do it sometimes, but I want to do it for bigger reasons.”

    So yeah, That’s pree much it. Not relationships or anything.
    MandyCupcakeson August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song and how aaron plays all the instruments =) =)
    sundaydrive_hion June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the song and aaron is my hero....i love him so much. he's amazing.
    .prettyasacarcrash.on September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkenny vasoli from the starting line does guest vocals on this song. fuckin' awesome.
    katswanseyon February 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm so, I came on here to see what other people thought about the meaning of this song's lyrics. Well. I guess I'll be the first. I think Aaron's talking about those people who get stuck in a sexual relationship when they themselves know that's not where they want to be. (Especially if they are religious)
    surferswingenon March 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAaron Gillespie is awesome in both The Almost and Underoath. Great to see a Christian artist doing well in both Christian and secular scenes. Keep up the good work Aaron!
    blondy269on April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how different people change you. Like how if you hangout with a group of people you see that you change into them or you start acting like them. The song of the title also explains the song, because throughout the song it states how they "mostly copy other people"

    I also think it could be able how you just want to fit in, like in the song the line says
    "it will make you feel like your in love"
    I think that means you know if you be like us we will like you.
    GregLikesGirlson April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI’m pretty sure this song is about the process of finding your true identity as you’re growing up. He’s saying that it’s the time when you be what you wanna be, but he realizes that its harder than it seemed it would be. Therefore, he begins to just copy other people. Then, he’s saying that it sucks no one will remember what he’s doing - especially because he’s not being himself. He then wants to make other people what him and his group are, he wants to make them worship them because then it’ll make them feel like ‘they’re in love’. He goes on saying that he’s being more fake than he’s ever been - he’s not being true to himself.
    I’m not actually sure if this is even right but it seems like it’s along the lines. =]
    famous.fckn.lizon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWeird, iTunes labelled the songs incorrectly or something. This one is labelled as Southern Weather for me.
    AftershockXon April 13, 2007   Link

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