"Howard" as written by Christopher John Guglielmo, Nick Ghanbarian, Jack A O'shea and Anthony S Raneri....
Mr. Hughes, how are you? I know it's been a while
But I've been dying trying to capture a billion smiles
People like us, we are always misunderstood
Though there's ups and downs the bad outshines the good
Howard you're a 10 but I'm not sure this ends well
Hold it close to your heart

[Chorus]
What ever happened to Howard Hughes?
I guess life wasn't good to you, you gave it all you got
And still they threw you out for being you
Even if our success was as good as dead our worst critics were in our head
Society don't accept me or you and all our friends agree

People say we're done for we're liabilities
But I brought property between genius and insanity
You wrote the books on brains and wealth and looks
But in both our times free thinkers only thrive in history books
Howard you're a 10 but I'm not sure this ends well
Hold it close to your heart

[Chorus]

Howard my dear was it films and planes that made you this way
Howard my dear they spoke and we're jokes
Howard you're a 10 but I'm not sure this ends well
Hold it close to your heart

[Chorus]


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"Howard" as written by Christopher John Guglielmo Anthony S Raneri

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    General CommentThis is what I hear :
    Mr. Hughes, how are you?
    I know it’s been a while,
    but I’ve been dying trying to catch your brilliant smile.

    People like us, we are always misunderstood.
    Though there’s ups and downs, the bad outshines the good.

    Howard you’re a 10 but
    I’m not sure this ends well.
    Hold it close to your heart.

    What ever happened to Howard Hughes?
    I guess life wasn’t good to you.
    You gave it all you got,
    and still they threw you out for being used [I he?].
    Even if our success were as good as dead,
    our worst critics were in our heads.
    Society don’t accept me or you
    and all our friends agree.

    People say we’re done for--we’re liabilities,
    But I brought property on the thin line between genius and insanity.
    You wrote the books on brains and wealth and looks,
    Ahead of both our times.
    Free thinkers only thrive in history books.

    Howard you’re a 10, but
    I’m not sure this ends well.
    Hold it close to your heart,

    What ever happened to Howard Hughes?
    I guess life wasn’t good to you.
    You gave it all you got,
    and still they threw you out for being you.
    Even if our success were as good as dead,
    our worst critics were in our heads.
    Society don’t accept me or you
    and all our friends agree.

    Howard, my dear, was it films and planes that made you this way?
    Howard, my dear, they spoke and we’re jokes.

    Howard you’re a 10 but
    I’m not sure this ends well.
    Hold it close to your heart.

    What ever happened to Howard Hughes?
    I guess life wasn’t good to you.
    You gave it all you got,
    and still they threw you out for being you.
    Even if our success were as good as dead,
    our worst critics were in our heads.
    Society don’t accept me or you
    and all our friends agree.
    n1njadrumon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment* I hear "used" for the first chorus and "you" for the subsequent choruses, but I'm not positive.
    n1njadrumon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is obviously about howard hughes who was one of the richest men in the world, and had everything going for him, he was a movie producer and a piolt. however he died of kidney failure due to his drug addiction

    "howard you're a 10 but i'm not sure this ends well"

    they found broken off needles in his arms, he was skinn and bones, he looked nothing like himself....

    this is a song about a story that riches and fame and recognition will never make you happy and how even the people that are rated a "10" have people that dislike them and it gets to them too
    loverly0513on September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the Smoking Popes.. and often times in this song and other songs, he tries to make his voice sound like Josh's.. i know that they're huge inspirations to them, but it bugs me. I like Bayside for being Bayside; not for being Smoking Popes.
    frumstickon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how howard hughes and anthony share the same kind of perfectionist ideals. For example,

    "Even with our success were as good as dead,our worst critics were in our heads."

    Even though they both have been successful in their lifetimes it won't ever be enough for them to feel good about themselves.
    blindman111on August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs much as i love Bayside and Anthony's lyrics, him comparing himself to Howard Hughes in line 3 is a huge stretch...
    dullaon March 22, 2011   Link

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