"Staples" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen, Stephen Cushman, Matthew Ryan Hoopes and Brian Lee Pittman....
Cause it hasn't been that long
Since you almost hit the tree.
Cause it hasn't been that long
Since you hit the pole because of speed.

Do you remember
The ambulance it took you there?
Do you remember
They cut your pants your favorite pair?
They shaved your head.
Where's all your hair.

The doctor said,
"We need some staples for his head."
The doctor said,
"Another foot you could be dead."
The doctor said,
"We need some staples for his head."
The doctor said,
"You should have took the bus instead."

All you could hear
Was kachunk, kachunk, kachunk.
All you could hear
Was the doctor putting staples in this punk.
[repeat]

He could have died that day.
Which means that he would not be here.
He would have gone away,
Friends and family we'd shed our tears.
But the good thing would be
Is that we would always know.
He would be living
With Jesus Christ in his new home.
[repeat]


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

"Staples" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen Brian Lee Pittman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentI don't know if this song is supposed to be serious or not, but it seems like it isn't. It's like one of those songs that jokes around, but the main point is serious: Don't be stupid.
    RemyKilledElvison July 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, it's kinda supposed to be serious. I mean, all of this stuff could really happen...drive too fast and hit a tree and you'll end up getting staples in your skin to hold it together. The message is also serious, but it's not necessarily "don't be stupid", it's more like "be careful because people care about you, but if something does happen and you die, then you'd better make sure that you know where you're going."
    pineapple62on August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdo they mean speed as in fastness or the drug?? Is this another dont do drug song?
    hmmm I'm lost
    Musichick21on September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that "speed" is just referring to fastness...say, the driver was going WAY too fast and lost control, so he hit a tree.
    But still, don't do drugs! :D
    spamguyon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song kicks ass and yes speed is fastness, i thought it was about skiing though. eh, oh well.
    BlackLungFeveron July 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think in some sense its supposed to be serious...to show what speeding and driving poorly can do. They're a good band and I dont think they would make fun of something like that.
    PunkAngel401on July 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song because it is unlike so many other songs that are out there. I mean, it's not every song on the radio that breaks away and screams KACHUNK! hehe... it makes me laugh. I do believe that it does have a serious side to it...especially to me who is going to get her liscense soon... don't drive too fast.
    But this is another goodie to sing/shout down the hallways at school
    lol
    getthejacketon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI burst out laughing when I first heard the kachunk kachunk! and the second and the third... and this last time too... it's just too funny

    the idea that staples were holding his life together... it's reflective...
    JoeShorkon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song refers to one of the band member's brothers (i believe it was Pittman's bro). and its about that he could have died and everyone would be sad but they would be happy that he would go to heaven
    dog382on June 20, 2005   Link

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