never survive at your no-go grocery store
and if you believe that boy will sit down and I will tell you more
Lee Harvey Oswald, well you know he had to have known
Charlie Manson, only wanted to make his house a home

CHORUS:
Jesus was an alien, flying through space
God was an astronaut, using what I like, your faced how the story began

girl I love you, well the check is in the mail
found religion inside myself, I drank the blood, the flesh was stale
reach in your pockets and give us all you can
know the one that’s going to heaven, is gonna be the richer man

(CHORUS) x 2

I see ya shakin boy, do ya find it hard to believe
that the one you been living for would cut your wrists to watch you bleed
found out the truth is a lie, and it makes you feel unwell
say the church of all mighty god is all we have to save us from hell

(CHORUS) x 2


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    General Commentthis song is very hard to understand, but yet really easy to get as well. i think that it means Jesus was a little out of place with no one beileving him and all. it does have other meanings, but I really like the fact that it says Jesus had feelings 2 and he was a real person who could have felt left out.
    ivegotadiseaseon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat cd is this off? can i get it any where?
    universalsolideron June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is from Tabitha's Secret 1997 release of Don't Play With Matches...Try Ebay...Make sure it is the 1997 release and not the 2001 release.Tabitha's Secret had three members of MB20 in it..then broke apart and formed Matchbox Twenty with two new members. The 1997 release is out of print..and easy to find on ebay.
    Kinslayeron June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI do beleive the first line is this..."Elvis is alive at your local grocery store"...and...."Lee Harvey Oswald well you know he acted alone"....man their are so many mistakes in the lyrics..."god was an astronaut, who said boy i like your face so the story began"..."the church of the almighty dollar is all we ...."
    But anyway.....

    I think that this song is about questioning what you hear...not believing the bullshit lies people tell. And looking in yourself to find the truth. It is like the old saying, "don't believe everything you hear"...find out for yourself.

    The chorus i think is rob trying to say believe what i say..it is a lie.
    Kinslayeron June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFirst off, I love matchbox twenty. I heard of Tabitha's Secret while searching for mb20 stuff on the net. I purchased the CD, and found it to have the same style, but the lyrics were a tad different. This song, for example, and it just so happens that this is one of my favorite on the CD. Personally, I believe that Rob Thomas (what a hunk) is downing religion. Specifically the ones that have people on the TV trying to get citizens to send their money to the specific church group. Hence, "Girl, I love you when the check is in the mail...found religion inside myself, I drank the blood, the flesh was stale...reach in your pockets and give us all you can...know the one that's going to heaven is gonna be the richer man". Almost as if he's saying that the more a person gives to the church, he/she increases their chance of getting to heaven. Also, the lyrics "I see you shaking boy do you find it hard to believe...that the one you been living for would cut your wrists to watch you bleed...say that the truth is a lie said it makes you feel unwell...I say the church of the almighty dollar is all we have to save us from hell" mean that maybe this song is about someone who was at first decieved by the church's ploy to get money, and then realized what was going on, but still refuses to believe it. "Say that the truth is a lie said it makes you fell unwell...say the church of the almighty dollar is all we have to save us from hell." A very interesting song...one of the deepest lyrics I've heard from tabitha's secret or matchbox twenty. As for "jesus was an alien flying through space, god was an astronaut who said boy I like your face so the story began" might be conveying the absurdity of religion. Don't you people start sending me angry comments saying I am against Christianity, because I'm not. I respect all of the world's religions; I'm just giving my input as to the meaning of the song. Sorry this was kinda long.
    mb20rox111on November 04, 2004   Link

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