"For the Band" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
Now for the question
That just won't go away
"So what are we
Gonna do today?"
Cause it seems like
For the last four years
We've had far much
Less of a say
I know I always come out
Like a pessimist
But there is always something else
That's leading up to this
Chris used to come
To all the local shows
Back when the days were simpler
Do you remember?

[Chorus]
Those days are gone but Chris is not
And now he's got green hair
And in fact along with that
He's developed a severe disliking for
For the band! [Repeat: x4]
And I don't like, how it seems like
Anything and everything is always
For the band
For the band! [Repeat: x4]
I don't like, how it seems like
Anything and everything is always
For the band

So don't think I'm going to
Sit and complain
When there's so many
Good things left to say
But watch closely
As I refrain
From forgetting who I am along the way

[Chorus]

She sat me down and said to me
I think you've misplaced your identity
Cause what you do isn't all of who
You really are

Cause everyday is just the same to me
We'll play it sloppily
And sing it out of key
Everyday is just the same to me
We'll play it sloppily
We'll sing it out of key

[Chorus]


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"For the Band" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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    General CommentI don't really know what this song is about, it's all over the place. There is chris, who used to go to all the shows, but i guess he doesn't anymore. Maybe he thinks the guys are getting to into the band and don't care about their friends anymore. Then Matt is saying he doesn't care if Chris doesn't come to the show, but then some girl says you've gotten so caught up with the band you've forgot who you really are and who your real friends are maybe...? i don't know tell me what ya think! I can't believe no one had posted these lyrics, great song
    SwimAndy013on June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo one will probably believe me but Relient K wrote this song about my brother, Chris. And SwimAndy is to my knowledge completely correct about the songs meaning.
    AgentDinkon January 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love how he goes out of key when he sings "and singing out of key" thats crazy clever
    AvAchaiseon July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI would love to hear more about this chris kid, mind filling me in AgentDink?
    Sethjc0711on September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe singing out of key makes the song. perhaps it is about the same person as in fall out boy's "grenade jumper"
    sofa king coolon April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentQuestion: towards the beginning of the first chorus where he sings "those days are gone but Chris is not..."

    When you listen to the song, doesn't it sound like he doesn't sing "days" like it just sounds like "those were gone but Chris is not..." or possibly it says "those words are gone..." ?

    Also right after that. "But Chris is not. And now he's got _____ hair." I don't know whether it says big or green hair.

    Thoughts?
    airamnion September 14, 2014   Link

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