Point the blame. Picture frame. Playing by the rules that's why you're losing the game.

I think I heard it through the walls in the bathroom stalls, or maybe in my yesteryears hanging out in the halls. We've got the rythym wrong. It sounds just like a Phish song "Please her with a tweezer, I'll stick it in the freezer." So, brother say what you want. I never know what you want from me. I'm moving up, moving on. So, say goodbye, because I won't say goodbye to you.

(Chorus) Point the blame. Picture frame. Playing by the rules that's why you're losing the game. Point the blame. Windowpane. Losing because you're playing by the rules of the game.

Somebody said it once before. But I'm really not too sure. Who it was, and where it was, and why I'm so insecure. We've got the rythym wrong. It sounds just like a Dead song "Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile, smile." So, brother say what you want. I never know what you want from me. I'm moving up, moving on. So, say goodbye, because I won't say goodbye to you.

(Chorus)

Running around and thinking about, I can't wait to figure it out. Policeman coming, so I'm running away. Badboy coming, so I'm running away. Richboy coming, so I'm running away.

(Chorus)


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    General Commentthe first catch song i heard, and i really liked it...it was kind of like the first time i heard reel big fish or mad caddies **oh wow, there IS music that i like!!** yes i am glad to see my ears are not there for nothing...and for what it means to me??? it sounds like how you don't care what others think-----like singing on escalators :)
    SkiShon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkick ass song catch 22 is a great ska band and i like their lyrics! especially these ones!
    cherrypunkker07on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentahh...i love this song!! Pat's the best bassist i know, and yes, i know him. anyhoo, this band is truly one of the eastcoast's best.
    XxXstewpid kidXxXon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdude skish, doesnt singing in elevators rock? i love getting furny looks :D
    punkyfluffybunnyon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPlaying by the rules that's why you're losing the game.

    Could this be relating to 'Rules of the Game' the first CD released by Catch 22?
    Suculant Jon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawesome song.. this was like the first or second catch 22 song i heard. someone had the lyrics on their AIM profile so I looked it up, downloaded, and loved it!
    prettyvacanton July 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is all about Thomas Kalnoky, now of the band Streetlight Manifesto. After leaving Catch 22 after their first album, their former lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter took a lot of heat from his old band, and they let him know it with this song.

    * "We've got the rhythm wrong. It sounds just like a Phish song" and " We've got the rhythm wrong. It sounds just like a Dead song" are both references to Tom's dissatisfaction with the band when they didn't express his musical visions the way he saw it and his criticisms.

    * "Policeman coming, so I'm running away, Badboy coming, so I'm running away, Richboy coming, so I'm running away" are all mocking Tom's lyrical stylings, which often had mafiaesque themes, as well as a dislike for the wealthy.

    * "So, brother say what you want. I never know what you want from me. I'm moving up, moving on. So, say goodbye, because I won't say goodbye to you" is expressing the band's dissatisfaction with Tom and his way of getting things across, and telling him that they can and have picked up and ran with the ball after his departure.

    * "'Cause you're playing by the rules of the game" is indeed probably a reference to their debut album, "Rules of the Game", as noted by Suculant J.
    groovitudeon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttoo bad after tomas left, everything the band did went downhill. if you aren't into streetlight manifesto yet, it's only because you haven't heard them. that's my theory.
    plaidcheerioson July 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe first six posters are tools. this is not a good song at all. its a half assed attempt to try to get back at tomas, but its a failure. plus, what the hell is with that shitty solo stuck in there?! i think they were a little sore because tomas wouldnt give them freedom, but seeing as how they use their freedom once hes gone, i can see why he limited them in the first place. although, theres one line of streetlight manifesto's that was spawned from this song, so for that, i give c22 credit.

    "if you hate me so much, then stop singing my songs"
    Rehasheron July 13, 2006   Link

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