Let's try a new change
Let's try a new change
Let's try a new change
Then we'll go on back to the old one
Like we've done so many times before

And I'll buy a new brain
I'll buy a new brain
You'll administer new pain
Then we'll go on back to our old school
That we left so many times before
And you'll ask for more
And more

I've just begun a new phase
I'm trying these days
I've watched you close
I'm versed in all your ways
I'm just beginning to realize
I'll get you one of these days

But in the end
If it was all pretend
Isn't that what friends are for?
But this is real life
It's supposed to be real life
So let's pretend that we're not bored
And that we exist and we're resolved
To real things happening to me


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    General CommentI think the phrase "old habits die hard" embodies this song. In some relationships, it's impossible to get out of the vicious cycle. He knows her so well and so despite trying to start anew, he always winds up coming back to her because it is what he knows best.

    And despite all the unresolved conflicts, every time they pretend that they really are starting anew and that they don't know that they'll inevitably end up hurting each other again.
    keyz48on November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis doesn't really have to do with interpreting lyrics, but i love how this song bursts into that guitar at the end when jenny yells, "2,3,4!"
    cutest aeroplaneon March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing song,
    everything about it is perfect
    you was untrueon December 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Let's try a new change
    Then we'll go on back to the old one
    ...
    But in the end
    If it was all pretend
    Isn't that what friends are for?"

    maybe its talking about two people who are friends, and want to maybe try a relationship, and if it fails, then they can just go back to being friends.."what friends are for"
    seethe_worldon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me this is a song about someone who really is in love with another person who just doesn't want to be with them anymore.
    it's about trying so hard to make things work.
    sarachristineon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me this is a song about someone who really is in love with another person who just doesn't want to be with them anymore.
    it's about trying so hard to make things work.
    sarachristineon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfavourite blake-sung song.
    the instrumental bit is really good.
    applessson January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfavourite blake-sung song.
    the instrumental bit is really good.
    applessson January 04, 2008   Link

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