"Overwhelming" as written by and Art Alexakis....
It can come from out of nowhere
Hit you when you're safe and warm
Take it easy my star
Your time is gonna come
Your time is gonna come

You got those crazy blue eyes
Yeah you got those crazy blues
All those pretty smiles
I can see them laughing at you
Your time is gonna come
Your time is gonna come

I don't want to be your punching bag
Your complacent little princess
All tragic and sad
I'm not going to let you
Overwhelm me anymore
No, not anymore

Yeah you say you got this bad thing
Yeah you say you got it bad
You have broken every heart
Of every friend you've ever had

Someday the time is going to come
When all your friends just go away

I wonder why I stick around
Sometimes I wish you would leave
You'll say you'll love me forever
Then you spit on me
You time is going to come
I swear your time is going to come

I don't want to be your whipping boy
Your pathetic little loser
Someone you can ignore
I'm not going to let you overwhelm me
Anymore (aww)

I'm not going to let you hurt me anymore
I'm not going to let you hit me anymore
I'm not going to let you kick me anymore

I will not let you overwhelm me anymore (anymore)

It can come from out of nowhere

I don't want to be your simple saving grace
Just another little victim with a happy face

Oh, someday (someday)
Someday (someday)
Somebody's gonna come
I hope they do this to you

I'm not going to let you overwhelm me anymore

I will not let you hurt me anymore

I will not let you hit me anymore
I will not let you twist me anymore

No, I will not let you turn me inside out


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"Overwhelming" as written by Art Alexakis

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    General CommentThis one's really great. Altough I like the acoustic version better than the one that made it to the album. My favourite lines:

    It can come from out of nowhere,
    hit you when you're safe and warm.
    Take it easy, my star your time is gonna come,
    your time is gonna come.

    *Lady_Elvenhair*on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWithout even hearing this song the lyrics are so distinctively Everclear. My favourite lines:

    You have broken every heart of every friend you've ever had.
    Yeah, the time is gonna come when all your friends just go away
    WiSdOmon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the ultimate i dont give a shit about you song
    Cranberriedon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentArt was making a solo album at one point buthe decided to take it and share it with his band and make it an Everclear album instead. This was one of his singles off of that. I think I actually saw a video for this as an Art song.

    A great 'Up Yours' song :0)
    ChaosFluro24on September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is basically being fed up with someone and all the shit they put you through. They have no idea how they bad they hurt you and one day it's all going to hit them and make them feel horrible. It's also about taking a stand and not letting people step all over you and treat you like shit
    everclear8jon June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's not so much an "up yours" song as it is a "hey, what comes around goes around. You're gonna get it one day" song. The way it's sung gives it more of a feel like he's not even leaving...
    "I wonder why you stick around
    Sometimes I wish you would leave"
    or he doesn't WANT to leave, and he still loves this person. The whole thing obviously is referring to someone who's been abusing him in some way, so I think its great when he says:

    "You got those crazy blue eyes
    Yeah, you got those crazy blues"

    Most people think that "those crazy blues" refers to the eyes again, but I think that it's referring to manic depression.
    This is such a beautiful song, and so easy to relate to.
    SOMEONE150on October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about physical and emotional abuse and it is an anthem to anybody that has been abused and decided to rip that person out of their life!
    everclearfanon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favorite song on the album, I always forget about it...then come back across it every once in a while and it just moves me.
    HopeTokenon December 17, 2010   Link

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