"The Love I'm Searching For" as written by and Matthew Kelly Sharp....
(I dont think I'll find the love I want,
The love I'm searching for in this machine oh)
The systems fail
All the circuits blown
And the message lost in this machine oh
Try all the codes
All possibilities
All combinations but still nothing oh

Call for back up
From my assistant but
No one seems to know anything oh
Disconnect
Shut the main reactor down
And separate on this technology oh

[Chorus]
I tried
You know I tried
I tried
Hard as it may be I know you should be with me
And even though it seems it's all lies
I still believe
You should be with me

I don't think
I'll find the love I want
The love im searching for
In this machine oh

[Chorus: x3]


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"The Love I'm Searching For" as written by Matthew Kelly Sharp

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    General CommentI love this song. Its the perfect song for driving around. The lyrics are great, the band rocks. All in all, this is one of my favorite bands and I have immense respect for everything they are about. :)
    imthecootieon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The Rentals rock. I fall asleep to the acoustic version. so nice.
    crimson_vampyreon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe rentals are fricking amazing, i love matt sharp... awesome song
    WeezerChicon May 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAw, geek rock love.
    HoldMyBoneson May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the ultimate thing to say to someone you know you should be with but they aren't sure. "as hard as it may be, you should be with me. " you should. it's your choice, but i really think you should.
    battaryacidon November 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first rentals song i ever heard, and i was hooked. This is such a great song, and you cant help but feel good about it, even if the lyrics are semi-depressing.
    jasonporter16on December 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe one i know i should be with (he knows i should be with him, too)...well, he lives a long, long way away from me. he's the one who got me turned on to this song.

    furthermore, i think this song is about realizing that the perfect love which you've been envisioning for yourself likely doesn't exist. it's a hard dose of reality -- there is always some obstacle (like distance in any sense of the word) to overcome.
    catherinekson April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI fuckin love the Rentals and I put this song on my computer to bring to school. And I can totally relate to this song. And it's just fuckin awesome for many reasons.
    BrownBabu84on September 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNobody said anything about the
    The System's Failed, all the circuits blown
    And the message lost, in this machine oh
    Tried all the codes, all possibilities
    All combinations but still nothing, oh

    Call for backup from my assistants but
    No one seems to know anything, oh
    Disconnect, shut the main reactor down
    And separate from this technology, oh

    I dunno, but the first time I heard this song in 94 or whatever...can't remember, around there though I was going thru some first love crisis with a girl I met on a bbs (old school dial up modem wanna be internet back in the day) Those lyrics made me think of how I met that girl

    I dunno, yeah i only did acid once, so you cant call me that nuts

    ;)
    TimeIsPreciouson October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe acoustic version of this song is one of the best songs I've ever heard... The SLEIGHBELLS!

    The technical jargon thrown into the lyrics give it such a clinical and detached perspective, but all the while he's talking about how he longs for this person and feels she should be with him, which, that sentiment is the opposite of clinical and detached. I love the contrast there.

    Sometimes things get so fucked up, all you can really do is "turn off the machine" and walk away from it. He's tried his ass off, the "system failed" so to speak...but that doesn't mean he doesn't wish things were different. He wishes intensely things would work out between them no matter how hard it'd be to accomplish that. So sweet and resigned.
    delialon February 09, 2008   Link

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