"Automatic Eyes" as written by William E Beckett Jr, Michael Carden, Michael Chislett, Andy Mrotek, David Katz and Sam Hollander....
Staring at the mirror through your hair
You can't see everything that you did to me
With your automatic eyes, five years disappeared
Five years disappeared that night

Do you want me to stay
Do you want me to go?
Do you think I recognize
The look on your face when you think that
I know
Blinded as the shades draw closed
Time's up for us
Would you want me to go
If you knew what I know?
If you knew what I know

Staring at the wall above the bed
I can't sleep with all the secrets that you keep
With your automatic eyes
Five years disappeared
Five years disappeared that night

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"Automatic Eyes" as written by David Katz Andy Mrotek


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    General CommentDefinitely my favourite off Fast Times.

    I think this is about a girl cheating on him. Maybe they've been going out for five years and that all disappeared on the night he found out?

    Just a guess. Don't bite my head off.
    fueledbyramenaddicton August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWilliam really let go with the lyrics in this album. Everything is so personal, I feel like I'm listening to secrets.
    Vitokon August 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti feel the exact opposite, actually. i think this is by far their weakest album lyrically and is also their least original material.
    this song, though ... i'm not sure how i feel. although it's a tad repatitious, i feel like the message he's relaying is so beautiful and this is one of the few songs that isn't expressed with stereotypes or cliches.
    kudos to this song. and coppertone and after the last midtown show.
    -excuseon August 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with you. the lyrics in this albums are so corny and overused but there are some hidden gems like sodium,coppertone,automatic eyes and i like paper chase kinda. Their really old stuff ( when they were just The academy is the best imo)
    nothingtosayon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis whole album is about love and friendship...the high school theme makes it obvious...this is they way people feel in these years of their lives...lyricially its pretty weak, but anyone can relate to at least one song, if not the whole album, if you have ever been in love or had friendships that have failed, then you can def relate
    Dub2on September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song off the entire album
    cinematichearton October 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song off the entire album
    cinematichearton October 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell, the album is a lot different from Santi, obviously. and yeah its about the high school thing. the whole album is about having a good time is your teenage years, having great friends and falling in and out of love. there's nothing wrong with that, even if it is a bit cliche.
    caiti all over.on October 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwilliam said in an interview that this was about one of mike carden's relationships. i believe he said "mike our guitar player", so i assume he didn't mean michael guy.
    zeehon December 01, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis one isn't as immediately obvious as some of the rest, but I guess I think it's just another story of young love gone wrong, perhaps the breakup that really caused you to grow up more emotionally, which is what the "five years disappeared that night" bit is all about.
    Bownon January 07, 2009   Link

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