"Magic Marker" as written by and James Edward Olliges Jr....
Just because it's not accepted
Doesn't mean it ain't alright
Just another frozen kid who's
Tryin' to make it through tonight

Ordinary pens and notebooks
Ain't no ordinary life
All the freaked out measures
I took tryin' to make you sick of smilin'

Ordinary don't mean nothin' no how
Look what's ordinary now
It's got a magic marker stain
On its face and it needs a shower

There's something sweet waiting in the center
Taste and see
There's something sweet waiting in the center
Don't nobody look at me
Don't nobody look at me


Ordinary don't mean nothin' no how
Look at ordinary now
It's got a magic marker stain
On its face and it needs a shower

How many licks does it take to get
Taste and see
How many licks does it take to get
To the center where there's something sweet
To the center where there's something sweet

Ordinary don't mean nothin' no how
Look what's ordinary now
Ordinary don't mean nothin' no how
Look what's ordinary now
Ordinary don't mean nothin' no how
Look what's ordinary now
Ordinary don't mean nothin' no how

Look what's ordinary now
Look what's ordinary now
Look at ordinary now


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"Magic Marker" as written by James Edward Olliges Jr

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    General CommentMike Mogis said the following about this song:

    I know [Jim] talked about this and I cant quite remember, so I don't want to put words in his mouth, but I think it dealt with a human condition kind of thing, getting to the heart of something basically. It has this kind of similar sentiment to some of the other songs that deal with a question and the human condition, like this constant need for things and yearning and searching for stuff. And the Tootsie Pop reference is one of those things: getting to the prize, what do you have to do to get to that point.

    Source: expressnightout.com/content/2009/09/…
    Tri_Ton September 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAh man, this song always puts me in a good mood.. It just makes me want to slow everything down and enjoy how I'm livin, you know?
    AliElGiganteon October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful.

    I think it has a lot to say to closeminded people that don't believe women or gay people deserve rights.

    And change is good.
    michaelbelongon October 06, 2009   Link

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