"Lightspeed" as written by and Kimberly Ann Schifino Matthew Wesley Johnson....
I play centerfield for the home team
You might not see me from the nosebleeds
I’ll stand up on top of the dugout
And shout out and wave my arms and hold my tongue
‘Cause it’s not me

I wondered how fast is light speed
Would life itself stay or follow me?

And coach look at me now
Look at me now
And team look at me now
Look at me now
Look at me now

Foul ball deep in centerfield
Ninth inning, two outs
Look at me now
Look at me now
Look at me now
Look at me now

I wondered how fast is light speed
Would life itself stay or follow me?
If I caught that one
Would it be the same?
It’s a good thing this is just a game


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    General CommentDoes anyone else get the impression that this song is not about overcoming obstacles but rather attempting to, and failing?

    "If I caught that one
    Would it be the same?
    It’s a good thing this is just a game"

    Sounds like he didn't catch the ball, but is okay with it because after all, baseball is just a game.
    brandonbon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this all relates to life. matt puts the game baseball as a metaphore to life a "succeding" or "failing" at life. by catching the ball he could mean like making good grades and going to college or making a wrong desicion in life. and now he wounders if that really affected him.
    willable11on August 19, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation"I wonder how fast is light speed.
    Would life it's self stay or follow me?"

    the theory of relativity states that it is impossible for matter to move at or above the speed of light, however that is based on the assumption that an object moving at the speed of light will appear to move at the speed of light for any reference frame, even one moving at near the speed of light, giving rise to the formula (Dt=Dt'/[sqroot](1-(v^2/c^2))) If one ignores the rule that division by 0 is impossible for this case, it would appear that going exactly the speed of light would be time travel forward, and greater that the speed of light would be time travel backward.We already know that at near the speed of light time for the moving object slows down compared to a stationary object, and were one to bypass the speed of light and go straight to greater than c, time travel could be achieved. But it is impossible until we are able to harness the full power of the fourth element (time). To answer your question, yes you would remain living through the experience, as all bodily functions would remain stable unless acted upon by the extreme forces exerted on it.
    ubcookinon October 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love singing along to this song.
    MyNameIsVanon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow does one hit a foul ball to center field? i know nothing about baseball and i know that's impossible! anyways, amazing song and amazing band. i'm thinking this song may be about overcoming whatever obstacles from the past and following your dream and finally making it and just telling everyone from the past that you proved them wrong.
    destroyerjazzon April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmatt's voice is so cute on that song. i adore lightspeed
    gewwhon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthis voice kinda reminds me of geoff from thursday in this song... but better :]
    eyeswide_openon April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha.
    his voice does sound really cute on this song.
    :D

    x
    pinche yliana!on July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Love this song especially when im riding my car ...aahh
    Clash_123on November 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst, seriously foul ball to centerfield?

    Second, I agree with brandonb, and to support this statement
    "I'll stand up on top of the dugout
    And shout out and wave my arms and hold my tongue
    'Cause it's not me"

    Refers to the tradition of a celebrating player taking a bow from atop his dugouts, but its not him who is doing it, maybe?
    LeShazboton May 25, 2009   Link

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