"5k" as written by and Kimberly Ann Schifino Matthew Wesley Johnson....
Fifteen years old picking out the same old clothes
While these posters are wallpaper for those with the same goal
She'll try out on on the day after today
And she dreams of the 5k

The calendar's set stone
Now cracked in half

Dwyer said you look talented to me
Join the team and get up at five with babes in briefs
Candy bars, metals, trophies and stressful days
Still she dreams, dreams of 5k

Dwyer asked, "why did you give up on me?"
"I've got these dreams and no idea what I want to be"
Different place fast turn over has gone away
But still she dreams of 5k

The calendar was set in stone
Now cracked in half but not unknown
Records broke yesterday
If only there was still a 5k

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    General Commenti think it is about kim but matt also incorporates life in general in it.

    *how we all have dreams but life and society keeps us from achieving them.
    how the calendar set in stone can be cracked.
    gummy_bon December 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat is the 5k?

    i don't know to much about this band 'cause i barely started listening to them a couple of days ago, but i wonder who matt is talking about...

    pinche yliana!on July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA 5k is a kind of race (on foot). It seems that Matt is singing about a girl whose dream is to run in the 5k. I'm assuming "Dwyer" is a running coach of sorts and thinks she would be good in a different race.

    Even though the girl is talented with a different race she still "dreams of 5k." The third verse is telling about everything she now goes with under her new coach.

    Verse four is about how she leaves and goes back to training for a 5k, ultimately letting Dwyer down since he wont be coaching a winning athlete.

    Thats really all I've got on this song, I think its a pretty solid meaning.
    el cheeser puffon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was at one of their shows a couple months ago (I actually forget how long ago it was, but whatever), and Matt seemed to allude that it's about Kim and that she used to be like a track star back in the day. I am not sure if he was joking or not.
    sixamphson September 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah he said the same thing when i saw them, he even made her stand on her stool while telling the crowd to marvel at her "fine booty" she got from doing track!
    CowardOfTheYearon September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure this is about Kim.

    heres an excerpt from an interview with her:
    "In high school I focused on track. My plans back then were to run throughout college and then compete in the Olympics. Yeah… didn't work out as planned. I made it through one year at Penn State and realized I had other things in mind. I do miss running though."

    So the whole running thing does fit.

    But who really knows except Matt and Kim
    votre_mereon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, I don't really listen to Matt and Kim but I actually have the "Dwyer" that they refer to as my coach for girls cross country and track... it was actually Dwyer who introduced me to the band because he mentioned that he had a song written about him...

    I thought he was lying! What an awesome song (:
    holland1945on January 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "stickers, bars, metals.." not candy=)
    but the song is so cute and happy and fun and energetic and awesome and just love all of it.
    dinnerforlunchon March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, I think on the EP version it's "Snickers bars" and on the full length version it's "candy bars." Probably some sort of brand-name problem.
    brandonbon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw them live, Matt said it was about one of Kim's exes.
    deaffromsilenceon December 13, 2009   Link

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