(Try)

Try to tell me how to do it
Only because I'm new to it
Coolness is having courage
Courage to do what is right
I'll try to remember always just to have a good time

Try to show me that you know me
Do you know what coolness really is?
Winning is what you want to
Winning what you're scared to go for
You try to remember always to have a good time

Try and have a softer inside
Shut up, boy, and be a soldier
Coolness is having courage
Courage to do what's right
And try to remember always just to have a good time

Winning is what you want to
Winning what you're scared to go for
And try to remember always to have a good time


Lyrics submitted by emmyotter, edited by nataliaSH

Comfy in Nautica song meanings
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  • +3
    General Commentthis song makes me think of all of us who mean anything to the world marching triumphantly towards the apocalypse. happily.
    ieatseedson January 29, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think its about three types of patience
    The patience to explore
    And the patience to let someone explore
    All at the same time never become angry or upset
    At
    Your inexperience
    Someones inexperience
    Confidence and desire to experience
    Yet al the root of it all what I love is
    How it mentions to never become too serious
    And never overlook how important
    Humor and fun are.
    These are keys to life trust me.

    I think in a lot of his writing you will notice one line is the the end of one thought and the begingin of another

    “coolness is having courage
    courage to do what's right
    i'll try to remember always
    dongdongon June 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment...or it's just a song about growing up and self-relfection? sorry guys, i don't think this has anything to do with "the scene" or "hipsters" or "corporate controlled culture". i don't think he's trying to preach anything to anyone.
    qualiaon May 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis whole album seems to be someone who is going through a maajor self-developement period in their life, "Person Pitch" makes me think of how people "pitch" an idea, well person pitch would be giving a version of yourself a chance --- as for how that applies to the song, well, i'm not sure if he's giving advice to someone, or if its a self-directed vow, but it seems to be a list of life laws that one should strive for. i'm not sure if the "try to remember to always have a good time" is sarcastic, as in how some people block out talking about important things like death, or if its meant to take life as a joke, kind of like Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side." Iono

    as for the songs title, hell if i know, maybe Lennox had a sudden moment of clarity in a Nautica store.

    awesome some some song
    myfriendbrennon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about figuring out how to live and how in the face of overwhelming uncertainty. The background music is meant to symbolize a sort of totalitarian mass that calls for you to fall in line with a pre-composed model of happiness, whether this call takes the form of corporate controlled culture (nautica) or hipster subversiveness (coolness).Ultimately, Lennox is saying that "coolness" is having the courage to be your self and do whatever you can to enjoy yourself. This is meant ironically, since "having a good time" cannot be the basis for a very meaningful life--yet it's the best we can do given the present circumstances. That to me is the theme of this album.
    SirThizznickon March 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDamn, you guys are reading way too far into the "nautica" thing. It's called that because it sounds like the loop is saying "Comfy in nautica" towards the end, after the singing. It's subtle, but once you hear it, it's so obvious.
    commodore_awesomeon November 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning"I'm really stoked about the way a certain pair of shoes can make me feel," he admits. "I started thinking about coolness--I just started kind of to not like it, the whole concept of coolness. So I thought, Well maybe I'll try and come up with my own definition for it. What do I think is cool? Stuff like a guy walking an old lady across the street, I think that's cool. Good deeds--and doing good stuff for yourself and for other people, as cheesy as it sounds. So the song's a bit about that: wishing people wouldn't only feel comfy in Nautica. Feel like they needed to put on a certain brand of clothing to feel like they're awesome."

    articlearchives.com/humanities-social-science/visual-performing-arts-music/…
    _brn_on April 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttry try try try try try (repeated)
    try to tell me how to do it
    i'll need -?- cause i'm new to it
    goodness is having courage
    courage to do what's right
    i'll try to remember always
    just to have a good time
    try to show me that you know me
    do you know what gone is really
    winning is what you want to
    winning but you're scared to go forth
    you try to remember always
    always to have a good time
    good time (x9)
    try and have a softer inside
    shut up boy and be a soldier
    goodness is having courage
    courage to do what's right
    try to remember always
    just to have a good time
    winning is what you want to
    winning but you're scared to go forth
    try to remember always
    always to have a good time
    good time
    Mazehazeon January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"ill need because i'm new to it"
    eatbeaston January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is so much like the animal collective that i love, and also quite distinct i think

    so far it looks like person pitch is going to be an absolutely amazing album
    eatbeaston January 30, 2007   Link

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