"For The Movies" as written by Joshua Todd Gruber, Jonathan Brightman, Keith Nelson and Devon Glenn....
Do you remember all our love
Did you get back from what you gave
I see some symptoms of a past
That you forgave
You never were expendable
You always made me feel alive
And now we're in the middle of transition
In our lives

[Repeat]
A change of pace could really do some good
She's leaving
An empty case
But your bringing back the show
I'm leaving now

[Repeat]
Wake up and see the places
It's all you got and all you take
You don't have to fall to pieces
You have to prove it
Make up your pretty face it's a lovely trip
A lovely place
You got one life here to make it
For the movies

Do you feel singled out do you feel
Less than all the rest
You know it's interchangeable
That spotlight and the pain
I want to get on top of this
I want to build that trust again
And if I give it all I got I'm sure
You'd do the same

Again I face the fear in this
I see a place for you and I
I want to make the most of it
Our passion never dies
And if you don't believe in me
I'll choose a path and change your mind
And you can take me to your room
Or wherever you may hide


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"For the Movies" as written by Jonathan Brightman Devon Glenn

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    General CommentThis is the first Buckcherry song I ever hood. It hooked me. I will take my turn and ANALYZE I guess...

    Maybe it's about a guy&a girl. And the guy feels like life is a movie&he's afraid of everything being "prefect" (like in the movies) And he feels so out of place&lost and maybe something bad happened between him&this girl. And maybe this guy has a decision to make ("I'll choose the path and change your mind") Okay... maybe he wants to change this girls mind about him.

    I don't know. That was a sucky analyzation on my part;;

    This song is just beautiful.
    vandalizedon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow, I forgot about this song... It's been a while since I heard it. It used to be one of my favorites though. I think what it is about is a couple that broke up and went their seperate ways. The girl has this big decision to make, leaving to go somewhere perhaps. The couple run into each other again, and the guy is trying to boost her confidence in herself and persuade her to come back to him... just a guess though
    TaffyNCKon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the guy and the girl had been going out, but she decided to pursue her dream and try to be an actress, and she might be just a little eccentric. He loves her and she loves him, but she chooses her career over the life she could have had with him, and he thinks "a change of pace could really do some good". So things don't work out and she can't take the pressure a struggling person in show business faces, and he wants to take her back, but she is feeling sorry for herself in the hole she dug for herself. That's what i think. All i know is that this song makes me think of bryan. i miss you...know that i'd take you back always.
    starfish01on August 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the guy and the girl had been going out, but she decided to pursue her dream and try to be an actress, and she might be just a little eccentric. He loves her and she loves him, but she chooses her career over the life she could have had with him, and he thinks "a change of pace could really do some good". So things don't work out and she can't take the pressure a struggling person in show business faces, and he wants to take her back, but she is feeling sorry for herself in the hole she dug for herself. That's what i think. All i know is that this song makes me think of bryan. i miss you...know that i'd take you back always.
    starfish01on August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy and a girl, and the girl is "dead" (not really living life to it's fullest) and he just wants her to have a perfect life, like in the movies. This song rawks.
    ashjenbffon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first buckcherry song I heard too! now that I've read the comments, it does sound like a breakup song, but I always took it to mean, live an interesting life - one for the movies. At least that's how I've always seen that line.
    ChloeGirldieon January 11, 2008   Link

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