"The Re-Arranger" as written by Kori Gardner Hammel and Jason Edward Hammel....
Red colonial houses lining all the snow white streets
Working out all our problems there in the back of the house where the ghosts all sleep
I know it's impossible but you should try to shake it off
With that shot to the chest, boy
I know you mean it, you mean it, you mean it, you mean it
Defining the problems here it's the threat at home of regret at home
I know it's impossible, but you should try to shake it off
And if you really wanna shake it off
You're gonna re-arrange us
Just stop and shake it off

You're gonna re-arrange us
You were turning in anger
She's staring at the back twin trees
(You've got a fury for the smallest things
You've got to bury it in your head)
Kicking back all that fury there to the part of your head where it can live and seethe
I know it's impossible, but you should try to shake it off
With that shot to the chest, boy
I know you mean it, you meant it, you mean it, you mean it

(Staring at the back, twin trees while you're spinning your anger red)
Now I know what's inside you
I know I don't want you
I know I don't want you
I know it's impossible, but you should try to shake it off
And if you really want her shake it off, you've got to re-arrange us
Just stop and shake it off
You've gotta re-arrange us
Re-arrange us
Ooh
Love loud, don't lose loud
Re-arrange us
You're the re-arranger


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"The Re-Arranger" as written by Kori Gardner Hammel Jason Edward Hammel

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    General Commentgosh I hope someone figures out the lyrics for this.. I tried to type them out but there are some parts I just can't figure out.
    mandapopon May 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentme to! these are the parts i got so far (but i didnt want to post it because i know some people dont like when the incorrect lyrics are up, and say "these lyrics arent right blah blah"):

    red colonial houses lining on the snow white streets
    working out all our problems there in the
    back of a house where the ghosts all sleep

    i know its impossible, but you should try to
    shake it off

    you got shot to the chest boy,
    i know you mean it,
    you mean it, you mean it, you mean it
    you're finding your problem here is
    regret-oh-reg-gret-oh

    i know its impossible, but you should
    try to shake it off
    and if you really wanna shake it off
    you gotta, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange us
    just stop and shake it off
    you gotta, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange us

    (da,da,da,da)

    you were turning to anger, shes staring a the ____ trees
    kicking back all that___________
    to the part of your head where the _________

    i know its impossible,
    but you should try to shake it off

    with that shot the chest boy i know,
    you mean it, you mean it, you mean it, you mean it
    now i know what's inside you
    i know i dont want you, no i dont want you

    i know its impossible, but you should
    try to shake it off
    and if you really wanna shake it off
    you gotta, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange us
    just stop and shake it off
    you gotta, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange us
    re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange us
    re-arrange us, re-arrange us, re-arrange us (etc.)

    love_________
    dont lose_________


    that's just off hearing so, i tried my best haha
    gingerr.on May 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere's what I got for the lyrics to the song. The song seems to me to be about a couple from the point of view of the guy who has just found out that his girlfriend is pregnant ("Now I know what’s inside you I know I don’t want you, I don’t want you."). He doesn't know if he's ready to settle down but she wants him to. The says at the end, "You're the re-arranger".

    By far, this is one of my favorite Mates of State songs of all, definitely on the album.


    Red colonial houses lining all the snow white streets.
    Working out all of our problems there in the back of our house where the ghosts all sleep.
    I know it’s impossible, but you should try to shake it off.
    Get that shot to the shot to the chest boy, I know you mean it you mean it you mean it you mean it.
    You’re finding your problems here is the threat at home the regret at home
    I know it’s impossible, but you should try to shake it off.

    And if you really want to shake it off, you gotta re-arrange, re-arrange us.
    Just stop and shake it off.
    You gotta re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange re-arrange us.

    You were turning to anger she’s staring at the back twin trees.
    Kicking back all the theory there to the part of your head where you live and sleep.
    I know it’s impossible, but you should try to shake it off.
    Get that shot to the shot to the chest boy, I know you mean it you mean it you mean it you mean it.
    Now I know what’s inside you I know I don’t want you, I don’t want you.
    I know it’s impossible, but you should try to shake it off.

    And if you really want to shake it off, you gotta re-arrange, re-arrange us.
    Just stop and shake it off.
    You gotta re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange, re-arrange us.

    Re-arrange us x 4

    Love, love don’t lose love x 4
    Re-arrange us x 2
    Love, love don’t lose love x 2
    Re-arrange us x 2

    You’re the re-arranger.
    ms4denmarkon May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti thought thats what they said too, but its: "Love loud, don't lose loud."

    ...which..i LOVE.
    anexperimenton June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRed colonial houses lining all the snow white streets.
    Working out all our problems there in the back of the house where the ghosts all sleep.
    I know it's impossible but you should try to shake it off.
    With that shot to the chest, boy.
    I know you mean it, you mean it, you mean it, you mean it.
    Defining the problems here it's the threat at home of regret at home.
    I know it's impossible, but you should try to shake it off.
    And if you really wanna shake it off.
    You're gonna re-arrange us.
    Just stop and shake it off.
    You're gonna re-arrange us.
    You were turning in anger.
    She's staring at the back twin trees.
    (You've got a fury for the smallest things.
    You've got to bury it in your head.)
    Kicking back all that fury there to the part of your head where it can live and seethe.
    I know it's impossible, but you should try to shake it off.
    With that shot to the chest, boy.
    I know you mean it, you meant it, you mean it, you mean it.
    (Staring at the back, twin trees while you're spinning your anger red.)
    Now I know what's inside you.
    I know I don't want you.
    I know I don't want you.
    I know it's impossible, but you should try to shake it off.
    And if you really want her shake it off, you've got to re-arrange us.
    Just stop and shake it off.
    You've gotta re-arrange us.
    Re-arrange us.
    Oooh.
    Love loud, don't lose loud.
    Re-arrange us.
    You're the re-arranger.


    finally... real lyrics for you.
    kaleighghoston August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing.

    To me it seems like this song is about two people who used to be in love/involved, but they aren't anymore. There's a lot of history there, probably some uncomfortable feelings, and maybe even an occasional longing for what used to be.

    Both parties want to be in each other's lives, and despite all mixed feelings know that they are better off not dating. So they stay friends. They're re-arranged.

    Sometimes talking things out only sweeps two people into an oblivion of hurt feelings. It's just better at this point to shake it off and enjoy what they have left together.
    yes_justloveon September 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw them in concert, this was the highlight. The big finale with all the "RE-ARRANGE US!!" and the "Oooooh"s was mimicked by the entire crowd, to create this gigantic choral effect from the audience. It was completely magical. All our voices meshing together, filling the room with such life.

    My favorite song on the album.
    zoolahon November 16, 2008   Link

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