I sleep in but what am I missing
I hate school and I'd rather stay in bed
Where I rest my lonely head

I stay indoors cause outside it's pouring
I like the warmth and I'd rather stay inside
I'd rather stay inside

Turn off the TV cause the Cowboys are losing
Win Butler's lyrics in my head
Still stuck inside my head

I look hard but can't find a reason
This year it's become kind of tough
To be at school enough

And I know, I know, I know
My attendance is bad
My intentions are good
My attendance is bad
My intentions are good
My attendance is bad

I sleep in but what am I missing
I showered because you are out of town
When you're here I tend to forget

And I know, I know, I know
My attendance is bad
My intentions are good
My attendance is bad
My intentions are good
My attendance is bad


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    General Comment"Turn off the TV cause the Cowboys are losing"
    hahahahahaha. Good. I hate the Cowboys.
    ellie117on December 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot his best song. :[
    But I still like it.

    I think he's trying to say he does bad things for good reasons?
    heartshoelaceson December 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti understand what he means. he just doesn't see a point in going about his responsibilities. but that doesn't mean he's irresponsible. he's just tired of doing pointless things when he could stay warm in bed.
    RosesAtSunseton December 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis means just what it says. his attendance in different areas fails, but his intentions are still good.
    ambershmackkk!on January 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing! like his other songs!! i can't wait to buy Texas! its going to be sweet! march 25th seems a long way too go! i dont think i can wait!! [:
    DEARJO.on January 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    i love the whole Texas album, it is great :D
    he is truly amazing.
    noodles342on March 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about dans senior year in high school...
    it was written because he would always ditch school to stay home and record songs.
    hence why he says his attendance is bad but he's ditching for a good reason
    RANDADDY!on March 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing.
    As is the rest of the album...

    But i love this song mostly because I can relate to it...
    hmm and I think when he says "my attendance is bad but my intentions are good" he means "I might not be getting to school regularly, but I really am a good kid."

    Because that's how it is for me...
    But then again I could be off, but I doubt it. Haha...
    The lyrics are pretty blunt.

    Anyway, yeah its basically what randaddy said, most lyric meanings for his song are on his myspace. Just check out some of his older blogs.
    shanNOUNon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"my attendance is bad but my intentions are good."
    hahah whenever the line pops up in the song, i smile so big.
    dan gives me a permagrin.
    he constantly sums me up in his lyrics.

    he's really great.
    :)
    frannyb3anon November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe's actually talking about School Attendance xD
    If you read up about Dan, you'll know that he missed alot of School to make music, play shows, etc.

    His attendance is bad - School
    But his intentions are good - Music.

    :]]
    Daleysaurron May 12, 2009   Link

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