"Chip Off The Block" as written by Joey Waronker, Oliver Goldstein, Justin Meldal-johnsen, Tim Anderson and Alex Ebert....
i stumbled on your grave site
what a sight it was
i want a chip off the old block
i want a girl who i can talk to
stumblin' through your neighborhood
defacing walls just like i should

ooh, i wanted to be you, dirty like the skies
you live in space, your life's a waste like mine
so let's just stop, before we die
i know you don't care at all ooh
but what if right before the end we quit, now why don't we just stop before we die

we saw our names in the lights
chasing dragons through echo park
raising hell on a quite afternoon
sand box heroes, oh lonely fools


ooh, i wanted to be you
take that and put it on lips like mine
the box said i was not here anymore
so let's just stop, before we die
i know you don't care at all
but what if right before the end we quit, now lie
oh tell the truth, but don't you lie
and tell the truth, before we die

i always needed love
and i always wanted you



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"Chip off the Block" as written by Joey Waronker Alex Ebert

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    General CommentWhy do these lyrics seem incredibly wrong?

    Some of it's wrong, but the rest..

    For one, from "sittin' in god's ear - kiss me, you magic apple"
    don't exist in the song.

    (does sound good though ^^)

    It's

    "We saw our name in the lights
    Chasing dragons through Emerald Park
    Raising Hell on a quiet afternoon
    Sandbox hereos meet lonely fools"
    YourEuphoriaon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere are other errors too. But other than that part, most of it is correct. That one bit was just major.
    YourEuphoriaon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYup.
    But as for the song meaning, obviously he wants a girl? She's apparently a lot like him, but I don't get the title. o.o; Does he like her mom as well? Hmm...
    Robotic Seizureon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo answer Robotic Seizure, the title Chip Off The Block refers to the saying a chip of the ol' block. The phrase refers to any father's son who is or wants to be just like his dad, and this usually also infers father-son closeness. The father is the "block" (of wood) and the son is the "chip," so the son is of the same "wood block" as his father and is ergo very similiar.

    I think the guy in the song has gotten a little older and starts comtemplating his future and decides he would like a family. He wants the chip of the old block and a girl he can talk to. He wants to settle down. He knows this girl he has obviously experienced many things with and they are both. He asks her in the song to stop and realize they are made for each other and they both might be able to find happiness with each other before they both get too old.
    Oppityon June 17, 2007   Link

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