Okay Shut up
The dead guy's got the floor
I might just get emotional so bear with me
Okay shut up we both know the rules
This is a 50 yard death grip dash for fools
And anyone else convinced
Of the divinity of their pee pee

I forgot to scowl in the portrait
That they hung in the lobby by the casket
I forgot the fingering for the barre chords in drop D
I forgot that tattoos don't come off until you're worm's meat
Can't identify me
Hey

What the hell will it say upon my grave?
Here lies that son of a bitch not rich or famous
Ignoramus
Hey
No black graffiti says,
"I live" "am God" or "Save"
You can be sure there'll be no flowers or eternal flame
R.I.P. you no name

No bitmapped reproduction
Spawns my digital progeny
No photographic record to extend me (avenge me!)

I couldashouldawoulda been a star
But the car at the stop light veered to the right
Just slightly east not west
So I guess that's what made me epileptically shake
And miss (spit up at) the audition

I forgot to wear a black t-shirt
To the world so they told me I was different
I took out my earrings for an x-ray of my skull
The holes filled in so quickly
Forming tiny little scabs get the hydrogen peroxide

Chorus

So long...So long
No one will miss me when I'm gone
My gravesite will be blank and unmarked
And underground alone in the dark
I'll probably be a little pissed that
The world just keeps on spinning like I never existed!

Chorus

You can be sure there'll be no flowers
or a name upon the stone
All it'll say is "Here lies some dead guy who lived his life alone;
always afraid to say what might be ugly or unpopular"
Now he's left nothing her on earth
But ashes and a subatomic speck or dirt


Lyrics submitted by Some_3517

No Name song meanings
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    General CommentThis song has amazing lyrics, but I need clarification on this one line..."I forgot the fingering for the barre chords in drop D" It clearly says that on the CD jacket and in lyric sites. However...I hear something along the lines of "I erased my fingernails with (something) and gasoline"
    Is that just me?
    Some_3517on September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHello damus. I got bored and I'm trying to procrastinate even more by doing this. You can easily guess who I am by the username probably. On topic. I think he says "I erase my fingernails with lye and gasoline."
    blackviewon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah so i think it's basically just about some guy who thinks he hasn't done enough in his life and doesn't mean enough to the world/people...

    and then there's a few stabs at stereotypes, in reference to tattoos and black t-shirts and the such.

    and yeah i think they definitely talk about fingernails not barre chords in drop D right.
    x.foamy.xon December 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOk, I have no clue what the first verse means, but I think the song as a whole could be about the insignificance of a person.
    This person in this song obviously thinks he's only contributing to society if he makes a name for himself, hence, "No Name." To achieve that, he's trying to become a rockstar, or to fit into a stereotype, but he dies in the end...

    So...the last verse is something like how one should just try to live being themselves, yknow, instead of focusing on fitting into a stereotype and shit, so they'd die knowing they mean something to someone and themselves.

    I hope that made sense :)
    Some_3517on December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, the line is "I erased my fingernails with lye and gasoline"
    The jacket in their CD has incorrect lyrics for that line.

    I love The Smashup, too bad they're still relatively unknown.. I saw them live at Warped Tour in 2007. At the end of their show the drummer threw one of his sticks into the crow and I caught it, and met them afterwards & got it signed. They're pretty cool guys too.

    This song is one of my favorites, & I basically share the same views on the song as Some_3517.
    Ajizzleon February 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song - esp the end "Now he's left nothing here on earth, But ashes and a subatomic speck or dirt"

    So nice to have a song where a million other ppl haven't added their stuff so it's not like I'm re-hashing what been said over and over again.

    Anyway the last part of the song is what I relate to best - not being good enough for anyone to remember you:

    So long...So long - Oh well

    No one will miss me when I'm gone - as it says, no one gives a fuck

    My gravesite will be blank and unmarked - no one knows who you are, so there's nothing to be put on your gravestone. I think this also goes WAAAAY back to when the witches and murderers and whatnot used to have unmarked graves as no one wants to know who they are

    And underground alone in the dark - no other graves close by, so very seperate from everyone else\

    I'll probably be a little pissed that
    The world just keeps on spinning like I never existed! - Well it happens. Earth don't give a shit about us :-P

    Chorus

    You can be sure there'll be no flowers - No one who cares enough to vist the grave

    or a name upon the stone - No one to remember me

    All it'll say is "Here lies some dead guy who lived his life alone;
    always afraid to say what might be ugly or unpopular" - Kinda like me: I'll do anything to avoid conflict and getting in ppl's hair

    Now he's left nothing here on earth
    But ashes and a subatomic speck or dirt - Well, that's what we all become, but in this case, there's absolutely NOTHING left behind, no family, no friends, just the shit we all become in the end.

    That probly doesn't help much, but that's my interpretation of the song:)
    psycho1Bitchon December 17, 2009   Link

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