I just wrote the dumbest song.
It's gonna be a sing along.
All our friends will clap and sing.
Our enemies will laugh and be pointing.
It won't bother me, what the thoughtless are thinking.
I am more concerned with what we're drinking.
They'll laugh about it at the warehouse,
saying I'm so lame. It wrote itself,
you can keep the blame.
It'll be a happy song, not unlike some other ones.
While everyone's depressed and broke,
I get high off your sick jokes.
They're colossal.
They're tousling all the worried hair. Stay up there.
So crazy it just might work.
Then we'll quit our jobs.
We could be the next group that you rob.
There are times for being dumb.
This must be one of them.
I'd like to know what's so wrong,
with a stupid happy song?
It says many things in its nothingness.
It gives me space to think, I guess.
To think less. And less.
Moving units and tracking charts.
Will they ever learn?
It isn't who you know, it's who you burn.
It means nothing. Selling kids to other kids.
If you think we changed our tune, I hope we did.

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    General CommentI have mixed thoughts on this.. part of me thinks that this is just about not caring and enjoying youth before having great responsibility. Another part of me thinks that this kinda speaks against most agnst songs and that not every song needs to have some deep, sad meaning in order to be enjoyed or respected (I'd like to know what's so wrong, with a stupid happy song?). Cause honestly, I find this song really catchy. But then again, Jawbreaker does have songs that are angst/sad/deep. I've confused myself now.
    AesopRockon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was making fun of popular music.
    againston July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe songs original title was, 'Scathing Indictment of the Pop Industry', And I have a live recording of Blake saying, 'This song is about not signing to a major label, and I'm not trying to play the audience (they're playing a Gilman...) ..... and it's actually scientifically proven that you make more money on an indipendent label if you're a not so great punk band like us, so the smart money stays on an indipendent and actually gets richer' I find this funny because about a year later they signed to Geffen... *caugh caugh*
    DeadElectroMixon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the music scene in general and the pressures that Blake felt to be "punk." He writes, "Its gonna be a sing along," meaning everyone will have a polarized reaction - hate it or love it.

    "They'll laugh about it at the warehouse, saying I'm so lame - it wrote itself, you can keep the blame." Well, sounds like you're blaming somebody, Blake!

    "There are times for being dumb, this must be one of them." As in, times in history, not times in a fleeting sense.
    bicyclewhoaon February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot giving a fuck about being "punk", just doing their own thing.
    What up my doggon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBlake sort had a problem with signing to the major label, but in the end they decided it would be easier. Cost them over a grand for Dear You. They were right about it being better to be independent, but sometimes you have to make tough choices.
    Crow801on October 24, 2008   Link

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