I went around the way for you
Did all the things you asked me to
I thought it was the perfect day
'til she just opened up to say

It doesn't mean a thing to me
It doesn't mean a thing to me
And it's about time you see
Things ain't like they used to be

I headed out to Lester Hill
But that just made me weaker still
She's got the kind of love I need
The kind that's never good on me

It doesn't mean a thing to me
It doesn't mean a thing to me
And it's about time you see
That things ain't like they used to be

Walked into the battle blind
It happens almost all the time
The yard is kinda overgrown
And all those happy times are gone

But it doesn't mean a thing to me
It doesn't mean a thing to me
And it's about time you see
That things ain't like they used to be

It doesn't mean a thing to me
It doesn't mean a thing to me
And it's about time you see
Things ain't like they used to be


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    General Commentgreat great song. you can tell Dan has went through some shit in his lifetime. just like the rest of us who listen to and love his music.
    brokendrum85on April 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReally love this track...but do you think they might have been listening to The Beatle's 'Don't Let Me Down' on repeat when it was written?!
    DizzleDeeon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLOVE LOVE THIS SONG!! BLACK KEYS KICK ASS!
    TiOon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA loving relationship is no longer mutual because things aren't like how they used to be and the girl wants to break up.
    EmmaGBon February 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me remember my ex who was the best thing but then was hurting me at the same time losing something.. Tried to fix it after everything but things aint like they use to be,... BLACK KEYS ARE THE KINGS OF ROCK AND BLUES
    MacBlueson January 03, 2012   Link

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