monday
this is what you're up against
your head rings to the rhythm of the alarm
clock time in breathe in time out breathe out
i doubt that this is what you're all about
tuesday
this is what you're up against
the television and your version of aversion
the car the candy and the shower curtain
blurting out the answers
you didn't even ask for
but it's bound to get better
it better
slow motion replay
day in day out
we came all this way now
we'll fire up just to push them down
hello
human, we've got a little problem here
us babies need to back up to the base or
do you want to fake it
kiss it just to taste it
a door in the face or
a face on the floor
well
tonight
this is what i'm up against
five drinks and a season of surrendering
come out come out we all give up
got too tough and enough is enough
wait i can see
our selves set free
the sound and the string and
you and me
slow motion replay
day in day out
we all came this way now
we'll fire up just to push them down
i can't wait to see you wait
wait i can see
our selves set free
the simmering sea and
you and me


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    General Commentok.... hey mercedes rocks so much ass! i swear people will never learn... no no little comment thingys for hey mercedes untill theyre al mainstreamed out i quess that totally sucks! people swear that just because they know bands that arnt all on television and stuff that theyre all underground and hardcore... reality check! many people know those same "unknown" bands youre no diffrent than any other hot topic trendy ass... and to all a good nite... oh and ya this song is rad ass and you should all like music for what it is and not wait untill its "in" to appriceate it.
    OBsOletE...on May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*Reels* I only came to look at lyrics and I got a full preaching too. Reminds me how church was when we were at school. Roman Catholics. Go figure.
    trillson May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentP.s. Did someone like poke you in the ass with a shovel or something to provoke that random rant up there? Just wondering. You'd think you'd be pleased people were here to rate instead of shouting at them! *Sob*
    trillson May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song
    dr.jacobon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song means exactly what it says. just a lot of questions and cynicality. I love hey mercedes. They do kick ass. who cares what stage a band is at when you start to like them. all that matters is that you appreciate the music and recognize it for what it is... talent, raw beautiful, true TALENT!!!!!
    beggingtobeusedon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttrills and obsolete both suck ass
    baboonixon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love hey mercedes
    motorcycledrivebyeron October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've always found this song to be about just being ridiculously tired and worn out from working, drinking and just everyday life. Not getting the time you so crave and deserve for yourself. It's quite mundane as well, and I think the line "human, we've got a little problem here" perfectly summarizes the song.

    I don't see this song being about a 'ruined relationship' or whatever the hell you kids think every song Bob Nanna writes is about.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRobert Nanna is my fucking role model.
    SitAndSpinon October 25, 2007   Link

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