"The Guest" as written by and Alexander Greenwald....
I suppose
That there's no way
To break a broken heart

But you've been gone
I don't know how long
I waited with open arms

Would you please put out your cigarette
Cause the guest is getting sick of it
And you are acting like an idiot
Oh won't you please put out your cigarette

And once I tried
To close my eyes
And I thought you'd disappear

Would you please put out your cigarette
Cause the guest is getting sick of it
This room's a mess, it's looking hideous
Oh won't you please put out your cigarette

Would you please put out your cigarette
Cause I'm the guest, I'm getting sick of it


Lyrics submitted by ChErRyCoLa

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    General CommentIt breaks my heart everytime I hear this. His voice (Alex's) sounds like he is in so much pain when he sung this.
    kiramekufairyon May 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song confuses me. It's like, is it about him losing a girl...? Which is likely considering the beautiful beginning and the heartfelt lyrics...but it also seems like his really weird reaction to secondhand smoke. Is the lost girl "the guest" and the smoke is why she left? Yeah, I'm still confused. He also sings
    "And you are acting like an idiot" and
    "This room's a mess, it's looking hideous" in the choruses I believe....awesome song :0)
    unluckedon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe cigarette is a metaphor for all the little things that have led to where they are now--not together. it may not be a girl, it may just be a friend, or a memory of a better time.

    anyway, that's what I THINK.
    BtownMeggyon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such an awesome song, keramekufairy is right, alex sounds like he's in pain when he sings this, but its wonderful
    jack_the_braton August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentplease put out YOUR cigarette.

    the guest is getting sick of it.
    Statbucksbabe28on March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics need many revisions.
    likelylasson March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentConsidering the user who submitted the lyrics hasn't signed on in almost 3 years, I just revised the lyrics so hopefully they are changed....
    karabear2on May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthahaha, when i was working in a bar and i guy started smoking, my boss put this song on at full blast... good times.
    Feddyon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is in my opinion the best Phantom Planet song, both the normal and live versions. It sounds like he is trying to forget a past girlfriend, but I don't know what the chorus is about. Oh well, PP is my favorite band and this is my favorite song by them.
    Homestyle_joeon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is in my opinion the best Phantom Planet song, both the normal and live versions. It sounds like he is trying to forget a past girlfriend, but I don't know what the chorus is about. Oh well, PP is my favorite band and this is my favorite song by them.
    Homestyle_joeon July 23, 2007   Link

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