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Feel, damn you, feel
like you're alive again
take ten broken limbs
and make it alright for them
and I needed you more,
more than you'll ever notice
but I need to do more
if you're to ever know this

or you won't care at all
no, you won't care at all
for you won't care at all
no, you won't care at all

dance puppet boy
if you do a good job
then they'll want you again,
give it all that you've got
show them the joy and the pain and the ending
then do it again, and we'll all stop pretending
they'll pay more attention to what's before mentioned
as you bob your head
'cause you're not even listening
a very small few of you even give meanings
but laugh, clown boy, laugh
'cause it's always so pleasing

feel, damn you, feel
like you're alive again
I needed to know,
needed a show of hands
for all this couldn't be sure
as we see a lot of them
and i traded it all,
could i make a difference
at all?

I met a woman,
she was wonderful,
everything perfect,
we both had the world
but I filled up my senses
with thoughts from the ghost
and i spent her life savings
left no room for
both of us
crying and trying
and screaming aloud,
I barely can see her tumultuous crowds
are careful to hide her and sing much too loud
see, you don't even know what i'm talking about

feel, damn you, feel
like you're alive again
I needed you more,
than you would ever've noticed
Et Al
Couldn't be sure
that you would ever notice
but i gave it my all
did i make a difference at all?


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    General Commentthe song is about you. if you've heard his music and just "bob your head 'cause you're not even listening" he puts his heart and soul into his music and you just fucking sit there pretending to know what he's talking about. don't listen, "feel, damn you, feel" feel the emotion, the heartache he endured to bring you the beauty in front of you. the song is also directed toward a woman he loved or still loves, who acts the way most of you do toward his music. hence the play on words, at all & et al. you people make me sick. fuck, open up a little
    cjbystarlighton January 23, 2008   Link
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    General Comment*but ??? left
    'cause it's always so pleasing*

    i think it was *Laugh, clown boy, laugh 'cause it's always so pleasing.
    Epitaph99449on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfair enough. that sounds about right. if there are any more suggestions, feel free to suggest
    foolish-hippieon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta very small few of you
    even ??? meanings i think he says get but thats just me..lol
    sabreslighton May 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit also sound like he says "pay more attention to whats the poor mentioned" but that makes no sence
    sabreslighton May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey'll pay more attention to whats before mentioned.

    A very small few of you even give meanings said laugh clown boy laugh cause its always so pleasing.

    Very close, Really. So does anyone want to talk about the song?
    Pentagrammatonon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a girl that ignores him, unless she needs something, and treats him like her little puppet.
    aperfecttooljam291on October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the previous post about being a puppet doing what he is told but has anyone figured out the reason for the title? The term Et Al means "with others" in latin. The play on words is a little confusing to me. Is he saying that he is just one of many in this cycle with this people he is singing to? Like a trick of the week type thing? Any ideas?
    pebbles28on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think he is saying et al not at all did i make a difference et al maybe did i make a difference to anyone or with others i dont know
    Musicfan1on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know how many songs on this album are connected to songs on other albums, and I have a feeling this one might be connected to "Danse Russe" in some way. Lyrically they are pretty similar, especially when J. Loren refers to "ghosts." Also the references to dancing and talking about how much he needs the person he's singing to. It's quite possible that I'm seeing ties where there are none, but I think it's a possibility.
    Lostnspirationon February 06, 2008   Link

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