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Well, every highway that I go down seems to be longer than the last one that I knew about, oh well

And every girl that I walk around seems to be more of an illusion than the last one that I found, oh well

And this old man in front of me
wearing canes and ruby rings
it's like containing an explosion when he sings

With every chance to set himself on fire, he just ends up doing the same thing


Well, each beautiful thing I come across tells me to stop moving and shake this riddle off, oh well

And there was a time when all I wanted was my ice cream cold and a little cream soda, oh well, oh well

And a wooden box and an alley full of rocks was all I had to care about, oh well, oh well, oh well

Now my mind is filled with rubber tires and forest fires and whether I'm a liar and lots of other situations where I don't know what to do
At which time God screams to me
There's nothing left for me to tell you


Nothing left for me to tell you
Nothing left
Oh well, oh well, oh well
Oh well
Oh well, oh well, oh well
Oh well


Lyrics submitted by Rut, edited by Haze667

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    General CommentThe old man is him. This song is about recognizing that childhood is over, boyhood is gone. Every highway longer. Every girl less real than the last girl. Every chance for radical change lost. He just ends up doing the same thing. He lost the simple days when pleasure was a favorite drink and worry was finishing your icecream. He lost his sense of place, his box and rock filled alley are long gone.

    Now he sees the horrors of the world, the horrors of the self (am I a liar?), and the horrors of the self in the world.

    This is where God gives up screaming: There is nothing left. I can only show you the world, the self, and the self in the world.

    TO God's horror Jack can only say, "oh well"



    Ultranauton October 26, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningFor everyone that's stating 'this song is about Jack taking the band in a different direction after the previous albums' - This song has been played live since 2003. I have a bootleg of it as it was originally named 'Jack's Prayer' with a slight difference in the lyrics but not much. Just thought you'd be interested :)
    votehenryon January 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow, this song is true desperation
    Love it!
    I agree with surchekian, it feels like LOL at the end..
    Ralyyyon April 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat an intro! Has that guy's guitar ever sounded so good?
    redchris18on June 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Oh Well"

    I think it is about people seeing the world around them and being apathetic to the issues. They see but don't care.

    Love tha riff
    pmo1983on January 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyric is "It's like containing an explosion when he sings."

    I think this song is about wanting to child because when you grow up you realize how scary and complicated the world is.
    MusicIsLife570on February 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmay i suggest changing "ow" to "oh"

    I think its "And there's this old man in front of me wearing canes and ruby rings and its like ________ explosion when he sings"

    "And with every chance to set himself on fire, he just end up doin' the same thing"

    I think the line you don't have in the middle is "Well, each beautiful thing I come across tells me to stop moving and shake this riddle off, oh well.

    It's "my ice cream cone"

    Your second line of questionmarks is "Now my mind is filled with rubber tires and forest fires and whether I’m a liar/And lots of other situations/Where I don’t know what to do/At which time God screams to me/There’s nothing left for me to tell you/Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well"
    jackieboy37on June 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne, two, three, four!

    Well every highway that I go down
    Seems to be longer than the last one that i knew about
    Oh well

    And every girl that I walk around
    Seems to be more of an illusion than the last one I found
    Oh well

    And this old man in front of me wearing canes and ruby rings
    And it's like a dang explosion when he sings

    And with every chance to set himself on fire,
    He just ends up doin' the same thing

    Well, each beautiful thing I come across
    Tells me to stop moving and shake this riddle off
    Oh well

    And there was a time when all I wanted
    Was my ice cream colder and a little cream soda
    Oh well, oh well

    And a wooden box and an alley full of rocks
    Was all I had to care about
    Oh well, oh well, oh well

    Now my mind is filled with rubber tires and forest fires
    And whether I’m a liar
    And lots of other situations
    Where I don’t know what to do
    At which time God screams to me
    There’s nothing left for me to tell you
    Nothing left for me to tell you
    Nothing left
    Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well
    Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well
    shrodeson June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoa apparently i can't edit it anymore, sorry guys
    Ruton June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting that they have another 'little' song on the new album. As someone pointed out (in little acorns i believe) they have a 'little' song on almost, if not all, of their albums. I can't wait for this one to come, it sounds really cool, esp. this song, I think it will be the best.

    The song to me reads like it's nostalgia for a younger age when you didn't have anything to worry about, except maybe ice cream. The 'each beautiful...' sounds like everyone is telling him to stop worrying and just keep going. In the end with his 'oh well' it seems that is just the advice he takes.
    listeningon June 14, 2007   Link

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