"On My Own Time (Write On!)" as written by and Travis/mc Ginley Mc Coy....
I wish I could unzip my skin and take it off
Just to take a walk but I can't do it
I don't think I'll make it on my own (on my own)
As when I take out my pen
and I wage it all, turn the page and fall
It just comes natural
I'm gonna make it on my own (on my own)

I just need time to walk it off,
but I can't do it
I'll write it on my own time
Hey look I made it on my own (on my own)
I know she thinks that I don't try, but I realize that I can do better
Write, write on
Write, write on
Write, write on
Write, write on
Makin' a mess as I progress
No time to cry about it, do better
Write, write on
Write, write on

I wrote the greatest lines at the strangest times
Now it's payin' off, but I still feel lost
Cuz I can't do it
I don't think I'll make it on my own (on my own)
So in between now it pacifies
I change my name to free, but she feels safe to me
So I'm livin' dangerously
I'm gonna make it on my own (on my own)

I just need time to walk it off,
but I can't do it
I'll write it on my own time
Hey look I made it on my own (on my own)
I know she thinks
But I realize that I can do better
Write, write on
Write, write on
Write, write on
Write, write on
Makin' a mess as I progress
No time to cry about it, do better
Write, write on

Write on, write it on your own time (write, write on)
Write on, write it on your own time (write, write on)


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"On My Own Time (Write On!)" as written by Matthew Mcginley Disashi Lumumba-kasongo

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    General Commentwhere's the part where they name the bands they've toured with?
    gymclass42on August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song. i love travis.
    youcanbreathe_nowon August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually think it's "Plush feels safe to me"

    and hang on, and I can get most of the bands names down
    elmochildon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't get them all, but here's the list of bands, said at the very end...

    Boys Night Out
    New Logic
    J.J Brown
    Panic! At The Disco
    The Academy Is...
    ??
    ??
    ??
    FOB
    ??
    I Am The Avalance
    Side One
    Whole Wheat Bread
    Ed Moore?
    Armor for Sleep
    Weird Science
    Crabapple Family
    Upstate New York
    3-1-5
    ??
    ??
    ??
    Jerry's
    Eugene Montrof?
    everybody
    elmochildon September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, Travis said at warped tour, is about the songwriting process.
    The Rookie Loton September 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwriting a song about not being able to write a song
    constanton October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJERRY'S
    noone1111111111111111111on November 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti've actually seem GCH play
    and travis actually said
    that this song is about
    trying to write songs
    and that "he'll make it on his time"
    kind of like he'll write songs without the pressure of others.
    i love this song.
    aloha.loveson December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing. What is even better is the live version of it found here below:

    youtube.com/…=

    It will blow your mind!
    Adored_Pumpkinheadon March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. love travis
    Linda.Love.on June 09, 2007   Link

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