"Quicksand" as written by Scott Anderson, James Ryan Black, Rob Gommerman and Arnold David Lanni....
Slow sinking feeling kills the mood you're conveying
And it pulls me far down below
It might be best if you go
Can it not wait and hope for the best
Will it not stop a while to rest
I need to get up never mind cause I've done enough

The world waits around but I keep slipping and losing ground
Do I not try so hard so good
I can't keep changing just because you think I should

Said all I need to and you don't understand still
Wish you saw picture my mind's eyes are deep and they're cynical
One taken four more kills the pain healing that sore
I've taken what's left I took it all
And now you won't let me forget

The world waits around but I keep slipping and losing ground
Do I not try so hard so good
I can't keep changing just because you think I should

Stop you're talking down
I lack the strength to sit or stand
I lost my self confidence in the quicksand

Not now or ever
Sink slowly my treasure


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"Quicksand" as written by James Ryan Black Arnold David Lanni

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is so great, I love this sentence:
    "I can't keep changing just because you think I should "
    Ic3gl0vEon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree. this is one of my favorites.
    marc-on August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfinger eleven is such an underrated band which is kinda good in a way. I have greyest of blue skies and I heard much of their stuff before that but I just downloaded this song and I really like it which isn't much of a surprise cause i like eery F11 song i hear.
    TJE_Drummer_11on March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfinger eleven is such an underrated band which is kinda good in a way. I have greyest of blue skies and I heard much of their stuff before that but I just downloaded this song and I really like it which isn't much of a surprise cause i like eery F11 song i hear.
    TJE_Drummer_11on March 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJust looking at the lyrics, and listening to the song at the same time, first impression says its about conformity. He doesnt want to change to the world, yet he feels hes being left behind in a sort of way. Not too sure though
    nicolae88on April 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, too bad X103 has played "One Thing" well over a hundred times within a span of two months in our area, like it's a revolutionary piece of music (like Pardon Me was when Incubus first released it, and it was).

    Anyways, Finger Eleven rocks.
    Panophobiaon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTip is the only good Finger Eleven CD, and this is by far and away the best song on the CD.
    mudstaindon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite of Finger Eleven.
    altf4on December 30, 2008   Link

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