"The Conversation" as written by and Matthew Scott Taylor Tony Richard Thaxton....
Do you remember how we met?
Silhouetted by the lights...
You were drunk and tried to take a mental picture with your hands
I was thinking about that
And a bunch of other things
Stop looking at the floor...
I need to pour out this expansive dose of words.

I can't explain...
I need to be alone.

I know the timing isn't great
But these things, you just can't plan.
I just need a little time
So I can find myself again
'Cause I get buried underneath
All the things they think you are
And I'm too tired to pretend it doesn't hurt
To be left out

I had a pocket full of dreams
But I gave them all to you
Now I think I want them back
So can you tell me if I'm crazy or confused?
Don't ever change
The way you are
I've never loved anyone more.


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"The Conversation" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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    General CommentI love the part:

    'Cause I get buried underneath
    All the things they think you are
    And I'm too tired to pretend
    It doesn't hurt to be left out

    So describes my life right now.
    wish.you.awayon September 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible.
    just simple words of a conversation.
    blinkguitar2on September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother time it isn't great = I know the timing isn't great
    blinkguitar2on September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:[
    this make me sad.
    poor justin
    (it's stated majority of the songs are about a recent break up and I think it's evident in this song)

    "don't ever change the way you are. i've never loved anyone more"
    wow. that breaks my heart.
    davidprevailson September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs amazing, but it's missing that explosion ending they were hinting at in the webisode...

    Very Ben Foldsy, I know the band loves him. I hear it especially when he sings '...alone'
    shrodeson September 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou were drunk and tried to take
    A mental picture with your hands



    makes me sad as well :{
    softlyforsalvationon September 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE ben folds. LOVE mcs. LOVE this song. i think we can all pick out the ben folds influence but I love how they did it. its wonderful. i think this is one of those songs that i just classify as "beautifully depressing".

    "you were drunk and tried to take
    a mental picture with your hands"
    -i really like that. i dont think its sad at all. its cute to think of some girl getting drunk and doing that. oh well
    dcfcsspuon September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI had a pocket full of dreams
    But I gave them all to you
    Now I think I want 'em back



    i like this song,
    break up.
    obviously.
    loveisloveon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI had a pocket full of dreams
    But I gave them all to you
    Now I think I want 'em back



    i like this song,
    break up.
    obviously.
    loveisloveon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI randomly found this song (through this site!) just glancing through their lyrics. And I can't stop replaying it. (I originally came for "Hold Me Down").

    The thing I like the best is if you follow the lyrics, you can truly illustrate in your mind the entire relationship...

    The begining, happy and silly with the mental picture.

    The begining of the end -- the conversation begins with "Stop looking at the Floor", the other person has either become apathetic towards the relationship or is too ashamed to look him in the eye.

    And finally the reality of the ending crashing down -- "I had a pocket full of dreams..." realizing that those dreams will never be achieved with that other person.

    I feel like the singer himself is unsure if he should break if off, but knows he has to try something new. At the end when he sings "Don't ever change, The way you are, I've never loved anyone more" -- you can envision him days after the break up rethinking the decision, or even saying it to the other person as they walk away.

    This song is so simple, but so complex in emotion that it can evoke such a feeling that causes tears or goosebumps because it is so easy to relate to. Remarkably good, MCS is now one of my favorite bands.

    - Hols
    Hollyweaselon October 30, 2007   Link

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