Can you believe, our parents once were young?
Before we all had to wear oxygen, yeah
Well I bet their lungs were full of toxins then
But what did they really know?
(What do do do you know?)

She said, "I'll fall asleep 'fore I fall in love
(What do do do you know?)
Your stories bore me, boy let's make something up"
(Right now, yeah!)
She pressed inside my shirt then gave me a shove
Said, "What do you know?"
(What do do do you know?)

You're all that I know
All that I know
All these stories, maybe for me
But they're all I know
Yeah, they're all I know, ohh
Will you like me? Oh oh oh
Will you like me?

She said, "I won't breathe to see retirement
(What do do do you know?)
And I don't believe in no environment"
(That's history!)
She cracked a smile, I just admired it
"What's next?", I asked, but she just laughed
(What do do do you know?)
Ha, I get a laugh, I get a laugh
But I'm not joking, you think I'm joking?
But I get a laugh, always a laugh
Will you like me? Oh oh oh
Will you like me?

Leave the present tense
Face the future tense
Oh oh, will you like me?

I said, "tomorrow's your wrapped box to give
(What do do do you know?)
The present is a just torn open gift"
(What choice in that?)
She said, "Why don't you go elope with
The sound of your own voice?"
(What do do do you know?)

The sound of my voice, the sound of my voice
Leaves me silence, I don't like it
The sound of my voice, the sound of my voice
Oh, oh, will you like me?
(What do do do you know?)
Oh, will you just like me?
Oh, oh, oh, hey, will you like me?


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Future Tense song meanings
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    General CommentSounds like it's a couple getting to know one another. And having fun doing it.
    tucsonsubon February 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is adorable. :)
    She pressed inside my shirt then gave me a SHOVE;
    FACE the future tense.
    After all, that's what he's asking her to do, right?
    With him in her future.
    tucsonsubon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGod, I love the matches. :D
    beefychapstickon March 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI adore the Matches. =D They are super great and i luv luv luv their lyrics. if someone asked me for 10 memorable quotes from musiq lyrics, all i need is 1-2 Matches songs haHAha. seriously tho, my friend is a total Cobra Starship fan and we had a... um... i guess "quote-off" would be the best way to phrase it, but quess who won? can you guess? no? well it was me. ;] The Matches Pawn all.
    ETFCrashandBurnon April 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fav matches song right now, idk it just hit me one day as unbelievably awesome
    and i chuckled the first time i heard the line:

    Shawn: "... the present is a just torn open gift"
    Girl: "why don't you go elope with the sound of your own voice?"
    ludoloveon May 29, 2009   Link

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