i love my mother for all the things she's not
but mostly for who she is
i love my father for all the things he's thought
but really for the things he did
i love my piano though i wasn't ever taught
still i think i'm gonna live

all things to those who wait
take time to find your way
half the answers will come from your mistakes
even when you're wrong i think you're great

i love my brother he's always taking shit
he's just not like those other kids
i love my sister for always making things
she even made a brother out of me, sweet kid
i love this feeling like i've got something to give
you know i think i'm gonna live

all things to those who wait
take time to find your way
some will say the truth is not so plain
don't confuse the truth with your pain

you can take a line and say it isn't straight
but that ain't gonna change it's shape

i love my drummer and all the things he plays
i wrote it in half-time just to say thanks
i love my bassist represent the Western states
i think they sent me an angel from the old Salt Lake
i love my guitarist his chops from outer space
he can make my three chords sound like eight

all the things to those who wait
take time to find your way
to all the bands who mean what they say:
it's not what you sell its what you make.
i love you stranger though it might not always show
there's a lot of good in you i know


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    General CommentI guess i have always had mixed feelings about this song. I find it to be quite cheesy, yet at the same time full of wisdom and some of the best writing Blake has done to date. If i would have heard this song in the height of Jawbreakers success i would slaughtered a goat in anger, however this song still speaks to me and touches me. "you can take a line and say it isn't straight, but that ain't gonna change it's shape".
    who am i kidding, this song rocks!....in a mellow sort of way.
    FreakUnderGlasson October 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just touches me so. i think it's so sweet, a very sincere thank you to the people who count.
    catherinekson April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so awesome! i love it a lot and it makes me happy. Jets To Brazil is a great band and they get a check plus!
    PrEtty_in_PinKon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnever seen an artist thank everyone in a song so good as this
    blake rules
    The_Philon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally sweet song, but i found a discrepancy, when i saw them at the Bowery Ballroom he said he was nervous cuz his piano teacher was in the audience..."i love my piano though i wasn't ever taught"...hmmmm

    Popper1777on July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhhhh! so sweet, so beautiful, i heart this song.
    emogirlygwenon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBlake doesn't write about his own life experiences all the time so maybe the discrepancies aren't there.
    impossibledreameron March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me jets has always made songs for themselves...i never feel like they follow the trends in whatever it is people call music these days. werd up.
    nicksavestheday5on March 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love how he says he loves his band memebers. I thought that was the best part of the song.
    All bands should live by this line: "to all the bands who mean what they say: it's not what you sell its what you make."
    if only u could seeon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentjets rock, bassist representing the western states from utah just like me
    retsynon April 08, 2003   Link

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