"Lessons Learned" as written by and Matthew Johnson Kimberly Schifino....
Da da da-da-da-da, da da da
Da da da-da-da-da
(repeat)
Tape holds things that cannot stick
And keep leftovers in the fridge
While lessons learned go down the drain
I can't believe in everything
All the bad names gone
And the good ones were all wrong

And so I stayed up all night
Slept in all day
This is my sound
Thinking about tomorrow won't change how
I feel today

Da da da-da-da-da, da da da
Da da da-da-da-da
(repeat)

Never let your mark erase
'cause broken legs can be replaced
Two steps to the finish line
Three sips till I finish mine
A straw will always suck it out
Close your eyes and use your mouth
And tell me about your song

And so I stayed up night
Slept in all day
This is my sound
Thinking about tomorrow won't change how
I feel today

Da da da-da-da-da, da da da
Da da da-da-da-da
(repeat)



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"Lessons Learned" as written by Matthew Wesley Johnson Kimberly Ann Schifino

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  • +1
    General Commentits about living life for the monet, not caring about whats going to happen next, and not learning lessons...
    BeLlA1991on May 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion"thinking about tomorrow won't change how I feel today"

    just...awesome.
    divingbellandbutterflyon June 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment[I heard one thing different...]

    Tape holds things that cannot stick
    and keep leftovers in the fridge
    while lessons learned go down the drain
    I can't believe in everything
    all the *(band)* names gone
    and the good ones were all wrong

    and so I stayed up all night
    slept in all day
    this is my sound
    thinking about tomorrow won't change how I feel today

    Never let your mark erase
    'cause broken legs can be replaced
    two steps to the finish line
    three sips till I finish mine
    a straw will always suck it out
    close your eyes and use your mouth
    and tell me about your song

    And so I stayed up night
    slept in all day
    this is my sound
    thinking about tomorrow won't change how I feel today

    [My personal opinion is that the song is about the music industry. How record companies will use you and abuse you as long as you can make them money. Its about the lessons one has learned playing music[specifically staying true to the indie spirit] and how they were ignored to sell themselves anyway possible. The song expresses remorse and the music video suggests that matt and kim are just going to be themselves regardless of the consequences and/or what others think]
    dubbsteron September 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"thinking 'bout tomorrow won't change how i feel today."

    i think it's quite obvious this song is a carpe diem anthem. seize the day. live life to the fullest
    dannyboy92on March 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationJust a few things I heard instead:

    Tape holds things that cannot stick
    and keep leftovers in the fridge
    while lessons learned go down the drain
    I can't believe everything
    (and) all the bad names gone
    and the good ones were all wrong

    Then the last verse:

    And so I stayed up (all) night
    slept in all day
    this is my sound
    thinking about tomorrow won't change how I feel today
    coldsunburnon May 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJudging by the music video (if you haven't seen it go watch, it's kick ass and full of symbols) the song is about how it's weird that we do stuff so traditionally, and how it's considered odd to break loose from the norm.

    "while lessons learned go down the drain
    I can't believe in everything "

    Too many rules coming in one ear and going out the other, which ones do we follow? Well nobody knows, so let's make up our own rules, let's run through NYC city naked and make a statement (music vid).
    convekon September 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a great song, i cant get any of their songs out of my head...it sounds like its about writing music and not changing ur music for others or because it sounds different...also, i read they were having trouble naming their band and their albums and songs (all the bad names gone
    and the good ones were all wrong)... It seems pretty obvious if you interpret the lyrics literally that this is what its about.
    frankelaon December 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video's awesome!!!

    "thinking bout tomorrow won't change how I feel today" now that's an aphorism!!!!
    bswimr127on November 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust great!, its a bit psychodelic & fun!
    chad7oaton October 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTape holds things that cannot stick
    and keep leftovers in the fridge
    while lessons learned go down the drain
    I can't believe in everything
    all the bad names gone
    and the good ones were all wrong

    For me at least, this song is about how we are supposed to do what we can, as if that will make things the way we want or need them to be in life. Tape holds things you need stuck together, even though they're not really supposed to stick in the first place. We put leftovers int he fridge so they won't go bad, we can eat them later, kind of motherly advice, something a parent would say to their son/daughter when they get their own place for the first time. Yet, even when you do the right thing, what you're supposed to do, we don't always find fulfillment or satisfaction and these life lessons lose meaning or significance and we start to let these things go as what you expected reality to be life comes apart at the seams. You can't believe everything you were told, not just because it might not be true but because it might not make things whole or satisfying to you. People tell you to give things time, that you will get used to change or that things will get better but I feel like they are questioning this. Thinking about tomorrow, that things will become satisfying or that things will get better, does not help you in the present. Eventually you need to find what makes you whole, what satisfies you and makes your life the way you want and need it to be.
    somethinxxrealon January 16, 2014   Link

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