"Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett and Nate Mendel....
It was meant to be
But all along it never meant a thing
Never stopped to ask you why
You didn't pass me by
Did you see me in your life
Flash before your eyes
Was it just that I wasn't hard enough
Hard enough for you

Stop using my
Confusion
Wait, wait
There's a world out there
Don't you deny me
Give me one last wish
There's a world out there

Elementary
I solved them all
All your mysteries
Settle down and in good time
We can solve all mine
Tell me lies or tell me when
Tear me up again
And I will let you know
When I've had enough
Had enough of you

Stop using my
Confusion
Wait, wait
There's a world out there
Don't you deny me
Give me one last wish
There's a world out there

I know you've got your reasons
Hey let's call it even
Turn out all the lights and go to bed
Still I get this feeling
No one will believe me
When I let these ghosts outside my head

There's a world out there
Don't you deny me
Give me one last wish
Don't you deny me

There's a world out there
Don't you deny me
Give me one last wish
There's a world out there


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"Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)" as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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    General CommentExcellent song! Should be a fan favourite, sounds like something from the colour and the shape. Rock on!
    Monkeywrench74on September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this will get some exposure as a single it hammers along
    tayfon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIs this having a go at emo's?
    jamezp1on September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually about the 1980's emocore scene, since Grohl was a part of that in his band Scream.
    ernzoaon September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI posted a comment saying that The Pretender was the best song on the album on that song's thread. I was WRONG. Dead wrong.

    This song is so fucking good...it pains me that the rest of the album (I found it rather disappointing) isn't at least close to the quality of the song.

    I love the title. Best song title ever.

    THERE'S A WORLD OUT THERE!!!!!!!
    T_Capon September 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaww thats not cool. i think that the band just evolves and gets better with every album. i think from the first album to this one, you can definitely see there growth as artists, and as a band.
    nirvana_calion September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, I didn't see much evolution. This record sounds a whole lot like In Your Honor. I love some songs on the album, but it's like they melded both discs of IYH.
    T_Capon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentACTUALLY, I take that back. I've just listened to the album over again...

    I don't know what happened, but I all of a sudden love every song on the album...

    Guess I was being a tad too petty and judgmental...and I'm sorry for that.
    T_Capon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti was about to slap you in the face...but nevermind
    Dro70on September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is what Dave Grohl said in Kerrang! about this song:

    "People keep saying this is aimed at the emo brigade. Come on now, don't be so sensitive! I'd hate to offend anyone because it's all meant to be in good fun. The title actually has nothing to do with the song; it was a working title that stuck because we thought it was funny. Whenever a genre of music gets labelled and then becomes a parody of itself I think it's a shame, though. That's something the title alludes to."

    Looking at the lyrics, I can't see what this song has to do with "emo" (whatever that is) at all.
    Lewis88on October 01, 2007   Link

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