"Mistake" as written by Don Gilmore, Ryan Dennis, Robin Phoenix, Ryan Stever and Dan Stadnicki....
Do you know how to find what you're looking for?

Stuck in a maze of promises don't know what's real or not

Promise you everything I'll never lie

Do you even know what it is you want?

So how can I even try?


It's all a mistake

How long will it take?

When the dreams are all gone

How long till you wake (2x)

Don't know how it came to this

Just try to figure out what to do

How can he give you what you need

you think that I can not?

You're in a state of mind games

this seems like a checkmate

None of us will win

and I don't think I can wait!




How long till you wake? (4x)

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"Mistake" as written by Don Gilmore Dan Stadnicki

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    General Commentthe song tells about trying to give everything you have to someone you care about- but they don't know what they even want. they just dont pay attention to you and your actions go unnoticed...
    eyetimebombon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really good - and when he says checkmate -* gives a thumbs up* very nice - aulstrailian accents are nice! and the meaning of the song is great too
    cherrypunkker07on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with eyetimebomb..........I think this song is about a guy trying to get the girl that he loves or cares about a lot by doing everything possible but she doesn't know exactly what she wants from him or she isn't noticing him and what he is doing
    posers_suckon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere not australian, there canadian. I live near where there from (newcastle,ontario). pretty good for being 15 to 17 year olds.
    sic n twistedon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, I gotta say, Serial Joe is honestly an awesome band. Hearing Mistake a few years ago, in Wisconsin, is a suprise, because you dont usually hear them. but anyways, this song means so much to me, because i listen to it all the time and it like explained my ex boyfriend and my relationship, while we were together in some ways, so it's one of those songs for everyone. It explains a lot, but yet doesnt come straight out to the point of it, i guess that's why i like it so much.
    justiceon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYah, i love this song. i heard it years ago and was so surprised and thrilled to find out that they were teens my age! this is a great song too with a great meaning....more power to Serial Joe

    their kinda weird now tho...but i still love them
    nirvknot210on August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti have to start by saying simply...

    i love serial joe.

    i love them. i heard them for the first time a few years ago when mistake came out and from then on..yep..i love em.

    but no one here knows who the hell they are, which sucks. this is one of those situations where i'd love to be a canadian. i'm in america, tennessee, no less... but ryan's voice is incredible, all the guys are so amazing. and this song will always be sentimental and nostalgic for me because it was the first i heard from them. i haven't heard any of their new stuff, but i'm going to stop being lazy and i WILL download it all if i can find it.

    serial joe is the best. :)
    mourningthebestofmeon June 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhere are you, mourning?...i'm in TN...i know who they are...i LOVE serial joe...they're awesome...i loved "mistake" when i first heard it...i love their music...but i can't find CD's of theirs here, can't find downloads of their stuff...and i REALLY don't wanna pay 10 times the price for the CD's b/c they're imports...it's just wrong...they SO should release another song in the US.

    xXHeartIsYoursXxon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso seriously, where did they go, im from the UK and i really liked the few songs i could get hold of this band back in i dunno, 2002 or something. and they had a website and everything and now its all i gone, i mean i guess they broke up and stuff, but its strange. this song is good though, the first i heard and probably the most mature out of the ones i ever heard.
    Jonnyxxon March 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmourningthebestofme there is always room for you up in Canada. We welcome people from all over the world.

    This is a great song, it's too bad Serial Joe have been forgotten about. I guess it's about a dude in a troubled relationship who's trying to please his girl but she's confused and doesn't know what she wants yet.
    River Wolfon April 01, 2005   Link

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