What happened to the good time music?
I don't wanna sing about dark things
Wanna see what the sunshine can bring
I don't wanna love, I wanna have a fling

Hey, maybe I can be a presidente
Spread love around the country
You can get sick of shit
But shit will never get sick of you

I'll smoke as long as my birthdays pass
As long as my paychecks last
As long as I can't relax

I'm so far between
I can buy you flowers
And I can make you scream.
I can be nice, yes, I can be mean
I can do you dirty and I can do you clean

I spoiled you with the sunshine
How you never really got to see the rain
How you still complain
Maybe you should smoke a joint to your brain

I'll smoke as long as my birthdays pass
As long as my paychecks last
As long as I can't relax

What happened to the good time music?
What happened to the good time music?
I don't wear nice shoes or treat people like glass
I break all of them by throwing sunshine in their eyes.

I'll smoke as long as my birthdays pass
As long as my paychecks last
As long as I can't relax


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    General Commentseems pretty straight forward.

    "what happened to the good time music?" - they are sick of hearing all the dark "emo" bands that keep coming out.

    smoke a joint and start writing happy music. that's what i get from this, and it's a wonderful statement.
    canyouhearmenow?on March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLyrics from CD booklet:


    What happened to the good time music?
    I don't wanna sing about dark things.
    Wanna see what the sunshine could bring.
    I don't wanna love.
    I wanna have a fling.
    Hey! Maybe I can be a presidente.
    Spread love around the country,
    You can get sick of shit
    But shit will never get sick of you.
    I'll smoke as long as my birthdays pass.
    As long as my paychecks last.
    As long as I can't relax.
    I'm so far between.
    I can buy you flowers
    And I can make you scream.
    I can be nice. Yes, I can be mean.
    I can do you dirty and I can do you clean.
    I spoiled you with the sunshine.
    How you never really got to see the rain.
    How you still complain.
    Maybe you should smoke a joint to your brain.
    I don't wear nice shoes or treat people like glass
    I break all of them by blowing sunshine in their ass
    TSostarichon May 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI actually saw Socratic live, and Kevin told my friend Will that the lyrics were "el presidente", not "a presidente".

    But then again, Kevin may have been a little intoxicated that night.
    ifoundpaigeon December 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLol "throwing sunshine in their eyes?". I found out about this band from a friend and this is the first song i heard from them. Second favorite song behind Lunch for the Sky. To me it's about the good ol' days of not having a care in the world and just smoking some weed with a friend and hanging out without dealing with all the Emo BS.
    bighouse1347on April 25, 2009   Link

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