Rotate your point of view
Concrete surrounds you
It used to be a field where we all played
Suspend your disbelief
This world became a thief
To the beautiful things that flourished in your day
That's why I say
Stop, stop the world I said
Stop, stop, stop the world
Because I want to get off
Want to get off
Want to get off
It's making me earthsick
Substitute what is now for what had used to be
Old or new, everybody's got to pick
It's making me earthsick
My head keeps spinning
Progress is winning
I don't recognize the place where I grew up
This is no fantasy
The ground beneath your feet
Will soon be a store with things that you don't need
That's why I plead


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    General CommentI like this song...alot
    smallthoughtson February 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMe thinks that this song is about how modern life is consuming nature and soon there will be no trees or greenery at all left. How sad!
    Harry Manbackon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttrue, true...
    smallthoughtson June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"That is the name of the band, folks, Hoobastank. Get over it; I did." That has to be my favourite bit of this song. I have to say, I prefer "...Basketball Shorts..." to their new album. I think it's the sax that does it for me! lol ;)
    Harry Manbackon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentholy cow...i cannot find basketball shorts anywhere! where the heck did u get it?
    smallthoughtson July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentive been looking everywhere for "...basketball shorts..." and everytime i ask for it they look at me like im crazy.. if you have any idea where i can get it.. feel free to im me :)
    Torridon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's not called "...basketball shorts..."
    It's "The Sure Don't Make Basketball Shorts Like They Used To".
    Mandurangon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm lazy. I couldn't be bothered typing the whole title out.
    Harry Manbackon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite song off "They Sure Don't Make Basketball Shorts Like They Used To". I agree with Harry in that its about how the natural things in life are being detroyed by man made stuff. If you like the sax player off Basketball, then listen to "Summer Romance" by Incubus, thats him as well :)
    StarChild69on May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Comment.......
    StarChild69on May 11, 2003   Link

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