"Two Points For Honesty" as written by Ryan Miller, Adam S. Gardner and Brian A. Rosenworcel....
If that's all that you will be
Then you'll be a waste of time
You've dreamed a thousand dreams
None seem to stick in your mind

Two points for honesty
It must make you sad to know that
Nobody cares at all

I want to be where I've never been before
I want to be there and then I'd understand
Know I'm right and do it right
Could I get to be like that
How to know what I don't know
Nothing more to gain

Will I get better or stay the same?
I find I always move too slowly
Can't lift a finger
Can't change my mind
I never knew till someone told me that

If that's all that you will be
Then you'll be a waste of time
You've dreamed a thousand dreams
None seem to stick in your mind

Two points for honesty
It must make you sad to know that
Nobody cares at all

And all the people who've seen it all before
And all the people who already understand
Know they're right
and done it right
Could I get to be like that?
I don't know and I don't know
It's harder everyday

Can't lift a finger
Can't hurt a fly
I find I always move too slowly
One thing's for certain
I'm insecure
I never knew till someone told me that

If that's all that you will be
Then you'll be a waste of time
You've dreamed a thousand dreams
None seem to stick in your mind

Two points for honesty
It must make you sad to know that
Nobody cares at all
Nobody cares at all
They never cared at all


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"Two Points for Honesty" as written by Brian A. Rosenworcel Adam S. Gardner

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commentall guster song are personal for me, but this one is the only one that can reduce me to tears. and when its over i just sit there in my room thinking about life. corny but true. no matter who you are, when you listen to this song you feel like they're singing to YOU. "if thats all you will be, you'll be a waste of time. you've dreamed a thousand dreams. none seem to stick in your mind." its about motivation. being someone. being insecure with who you are right now.
    happyfrappyon May 21, 2002   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationi feel like it's about a person who has adhd. and another person said to them that if that's all they're gonna be, they'll be a waste of time. like, the person with adhd needs to not let it define them, and improve themselves, not be an adhd person but a person who happens to have adhd.

    these lyrics go along with my idea of this song:

    ""Will I get better? Or stay the same?
    I found I always move too slowly
    Can't lift a finger, can't change my mind
    I never knew till someone told me that"

    the adhd person wonders if they will ever overcome this condition they have. they know that they mess up all the time, are slow, lazy, and find it hard to change the way they think about things to the way everyone else who is normal thinks. they never knew that they were different until someone finally told them that they were, and that it may be because of adhd.

    If that's all you will be,
    You'll be a waste of time
    You've dreamed a thousand dreams,
    None seem to stick in your mind
    Two points for honesty
    It must make you sad to know that
    Nobody cares at all "

    adhd causes a person to have dreams, but then not stick with them, they constantly change their minds instead. often when a person has adhd, it feels like no one cares at all because often no one knows its adhd, not even the person who has it, if they haven't been diagnosed. adhd is widely under-diagnosed, especially for the quiet daydreamer type. also, people with adhd speak their minds often because they have no filter. so they can be quite honest a lot of the time. so, two points for that. and two points for the person who helps diagnose adhd honestly for a person.
    artzy06on January 31, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a really great song, it connects with alot of conflict and kinda says hey if youre not going to dream or do anything about your dreams then youll end up nothing. Youll just be a waste of time. If you cant pick something and go with it then youre never going to get anywhere and if youre not going anywhere no ones going to care at all.
    Utherwaynon January 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the moral to this song. It makes so much sense. and I'd have to say next to center of attention this is def. my fav. Guster song.
    dmbfan14on May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis might be my favorite guster song. it just makes so much sense... i love it.
    youmaysayimadreameron January 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool song! Great music and meaningful lyrics -What more can you want from a song?
    mercanfaton January 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the most meaningful song i had ever heard in my life. i connect with it so well
    MEMPSestinaon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song, the lyrics are so honest. i realy agree with what you said utherwayn. kinda like who cares what you say. Actions speak louder than words.
    LiveUrLifeon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just let us know wht the world is and ppl can only dream here but sum ppl go beyond their and this is wht guster wants us to do too....he says we aint nuthing but waste of time if we goin to live and not do anything abt dreams we see....but then on the contradictary,we see dreams with r eyes wide open or with r eyes shut but then when r dreams r broken the eye is the first thing affected when the creator and the destroyer r the same y dream it self???
    deedex_911on May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definitely my fav. Guster song by far.. "I wanna be where I've never been before I wanna be there and then I'd understand" <-those are some of the best lyrics ever =)
    *peace*
    BigEyedPhish103on May 09, 2002   Link

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