I've since fallen glance Paris Tokyo
New New New York M-M-M-Mexico
Stay plastic woo ooh
Stay tragic woo ooh
Proclamation of emancipation
Oh dear lord, let me into heaven for just an afternoon.

Oh Sam-I-am
I can't go to sleep without ambien
Seem so happy call me mister goodbye
Say catch me if you can, catch me if you can

Lets talk about the scene for a minute,
I know we ain't been seen in a minute,
We left it for a minute now we all up in it
Baby boy if you've got them big dreams go and get it,
Never been the type with tight jeans, I wont fit it
When I see those scene girls, bet they all gonna get it
And I'm living clean
Now a lot of ya'll won't get it
Now it's mean but I don't give a damn if ya'll don't get it
So fresh and so clean in my new jean
While I'm laughing at the bacon, you're all crying a the clinic
I read a couple blogs and they had my ass livid
But now I've got my own to whirl, gotta live with it
Never played basketball, but I could show you how to pivot
Make your moves in that black hatch back Honda Civic
Like I did in high school, wishin' I could relive it
But I can't so let's go on, give the hook a revisit.


Lyrics submitted by BeMyUnholy

Catch Me if You Can/Proclamation of Emaciation song meanings
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    General CommentOr it could be "seem so high, they call me Mr. Goodbye," the way it sounds; and it rhymes, too. Ambien is a drug, you get high off a drug. When you're high, you're considered to be "gone," so you might as well say "goodbye" to the person "taking off" or "getting high."
    TexasRangeron November 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoohhh what's this?
    LyricsAreHerStoryon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not sure about the very first word or so, but after that it goes

    Swollen glands, Paris, Tokyo, New New New York, M-M-M-M-Mexico.
    *Stay plastic, whoa-oh
    Stay tragic, whoa-oh
    Proclamation of Emancipation
    Oh, dear Lord.
    Please let me into Heaven for just an afternoon,*
    No Sandman --(this im not too sure about, it sounds like what you have too D:)
    I can't go to sleep without an Ambien
    You see me so hardly, call me Mr. Goodbye
    Sayin' catch if you can, yeah catch me if you can.

    idk this is just what i heard. this is driving me crazy. im not trying to be a jerk or anything this is just annoying me lol. the part in the *'s though im definitely sure of. i love patrick voice and the part that says "Please let me into Heaven..." :')
    daniellasaur_xoon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyricsAreHerStory - this was the opening to a new Gym Class Heroes song off their new cd 'The Quilt.' you can hear it on the Citizens For Our Betterment Mixtape. which you can find on Fall Out Boy's friendsorenemies account.

    anyway, I made my mom listen to it now, and she said it sounds like "White sand, swollen glands, Paris, Tokyo, etc...." we're still not sure about the rest after "....afternoon." :|
    daniellasaur_xoon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty sure it's "Sam-I-Am", not "sandman" or "seen the end"
    Jesus_S_Prestonon September 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentum......in some magazine I was reading it said it was Sam-I-am
    stallionduckon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Oh, Sam-I-Am,
    can't go to sleep without at AMbien.
    So many Z's, they call me Mr. Goodbar.
    Saying, catch me if you can
    Catch me if you can"

    It was on one of Peter's blogs...so I can only assume those are the lyrics.
    *whtrshdfplon September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was:

    "No seem to end
    I can't go to sleep without an Ambien
    Z's so hard they call me Mr. Goodbye
    Sayin catch me if you can"

    That makes the most sense to me
    doncorleone301on October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously, "Never played basketball, but I could show you how to PIVOT"
    Parikh!AtTheDiscoon November 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Seems so hard" and "Mr. Goodbar" make sense because Mr. Goodbar is a candy bar with peanuts in it, thus being hard to chew.

    I always thought it was

    Oh, Sam-I-am
    I can't go to sleep without an Ambien
    [I] Seem so hard, they call me "Mr. Goodbar"
    Saying catch me if you can
    joe.is.cool12on December 04, 2008   Link

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