"Troubled Times" as written by Adam L. Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood....
When you think you've found something worth holding onto
Were reaching for attention, hoping she would notice you
Collecting bottles and thrown-away cans
Like she was returnable
One day would fill your hands
Ow she loved you, all you imagined
Fit so well into you plans

Maybe one day soon it will all come out
How you dream about each other sometimes
With the memory of how you once gave up
But you made it through the troubled times

Pining away every hour in your room
Rolling with the motion, waiting til it's opportune
Sitting there watching time fly past you
Why do tomorrow
What you could never do
How she loved you
All you imagined
All this shit she put you through

Maybe one day soon it will all come out
How you dream about each other sometimes
With the memory of how you once gave up
But you made it through the troubled times

And it takes a lot of nerve to ask how she is doing
Start with a weak foundation, you will end in ruins
The ways the days and hours pass you'll never understand
Falling like rain through your hands

Maybe one day soon it will all come out
How you dream about each other sometimes
With the memory of how you once gave up
But you made it through the troubled times


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"Troubled Times" as written by Adam Schlesinger Chris Collingwood

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    General Commenti used to listen to this song and hope that the girl i fancied dreamt about me. i guess she never did. really cool song, one of the best from the album. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThese guys are really soothing. LoL I dig the simple guitar parts and fairly deep lyrics. This song always makes me think of that specail girl to me so yeah. totally awesome.
    ~The -BarCodeSoldier-
    BarCodeSoldieron June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy ex that was my first love used to play this on the phone and then he let me borrow the cd and then we broke up. i listen to it still wishing we were back together. blah fuck bad times
    buymesumbeeron June 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me think of me and my bf breaking up too. i listened to it nonstop for about a week and then we got back together. so now its like our song.

    The way the days and hours pass you'll never understand
    Falling like rain through your hands

    those are my favorite lines; written and sung beautifully. FoW are my heroes!
    kuwalaon June 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti broke up with my girl to see what else was out there but i know now what a mistake that was. I am doing everything to get her back and singing this song to her is going to be the next thing i do.
    odiggyon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell odiggy, you're situation's pretty much the same story as the song. The character in the song tries to "trade in his girlfriend", and soon figures out that relationships just don't work that way.
    ye-interpreteron September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGuys, it's FoW-- don't read too much into the lyrics.

    The song is so obviously about a guy who is into a girl that probably doesn't even know he's alive, and how he lives this fantasy that someday it'll turn out she feels the same way about him. The "moral" of the song is essentially "don't give up". The lyrics indicate that if he gives up, this fantasy can never become reality. So why bother trying? Well, because you never know! You never will know with another person if you don't try.
    jobezarkon March 22, 2009   Link

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