"Gettin Rough" as written by and Joseph Donald Mascis Jr.....
I know you're waiting
I'm through relating
I've had enough
I'm sick of reading
My interest fading
It's looking up
I know I've been that way too long
It's beyond useless

Tide over
It's getting slower
Time for a change
Falls the prison
Don't wanna live in
Expand my range
I know I've been that way too long
I know it's useless

The charm is gone
Time to move on
I'm ready now
The questions, how?
I'll keep on pushin'
Throw out the cushion
I needed to do this
Beyond the darkness
There must be one kiss
So give me hope
I know I've been that way too long
Get the move on


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"Gettin Rough" as written by Joseph Donald Mascis Jr.

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    General CommentOk, the fact that there are Dinosaur Jr. songs with out a post, while there are f*@${3 fallout boy lyrics with 50 comments is far more depressing than any emo bullcrap song out there. That is probably the reason emos cut themselves! Cause they're so guilty for robbing the music community of true talent. J Masics is amazing. Check his solo albums.
    this is jakeohon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it "it's me I'm useless" as opposed to "it's beyond useless?"
    Mindglowon December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song
    hell, I love everything by Dinosaur Jr
    its sad that they don't get more recognition
    but I think I like it that they aren't that well known

    Its about loosing interest in a relationship
    and having to move on even if you don't know how
    meganmarie.sgon December 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree it could be about a relationship, but I am leaning more towards it being about band stuff.

    If it was anyone else, I'd think it might be about wanting a job change or a life change, but with J that is all about music.

    C/P:
    Time for a change
    Falls the prison
    Don't wanna live in
    Expand my range
    I know I've been that way too long
    I know it's useless
    The charm is gone
    Time to move on

    ^^ That part specifically is why I think this. But then he starts talking about a kiss, so who the hell knows. I do know that I can (and have) listen to J non-stop and still pick up new meanings or catch certain phrases. Best artist ever.
    earlgreyon October 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely sounds like its about the end of the band. Even though they've been reunited for over half a decade, I can still barely listen to this song without tearing up. It makes me imagine a world without Dinosaur.
    Jestoon425on March 15, 2014   Link

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