You say that you don't know me and you couldn't if you tried and your ignorance amazes me with every single lie. You say one thing and mean it then but then you can't decide. I would like to know. What did I do to earn your disrespect? An overrated importance of superior intellect. The words I say are not as big but does that mean a thing. I guess that I'll just stop. Trying to impress. (chorus) I look at you and wonder what you're thinking. And what you say when I turn my back to you. Your arrogance powers your ego. You say that I don't know you but I've tried and tried and tried and I don't know what you're thinking when you look into my eyes. Is it positive or is it negative the trend. And it's funny the way you thought of me when I thought that we were friends. I'm glad it all worked out. The way I knew it would. I'm glad that I can stop. Trying to impress. (repeat chorus)

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    General CommentIt is a shot at Tomas Kalnoky for being "arrogant" and leaving them with nothing. I love Tomas Kalnoky and I understand. He can't stay in a slow band, he has to be doing something at all times. Catch 22 members were lazy and lacked talent, he had to grow and expand beyond that. That's why Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution and Streetlight Manifesto both kick some serious ass. But I understand why Kevin Gunther wrote this song as well, who wouldn't be afraid of failure after the Great Kalnoky departs?

    The Idle
    theidleon September 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he's saying FUCK YOU to everyone that has tried anything against him
    TMinternon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think he has a friend or a girl who he went out with and became friends with he just tells him stuff but it means something else and she makes him feel like she means a completly different thing
    age six raceron June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's an "FU" at tom kalnoky. Hey I do think he was the only real talent behind catch but their description of kalnoky is dead on though, have you read the album covers of streetlight? He sounds pompous to me.
    jerseyboyon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjerseyboy is right.

    Kalnoky's response:

    "i bet they think we wish we joined when we could
    but we do what we want we don't do what we should
    now everybody's laughing because they're thinking they're in on something i don't get
    don't forget
    i connect and i read every word you said
    like a child who believes he was wronged
    if you hate me so much then stop singing my songs"
    Skankin_iton July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGeneral fuck you song. Could be directed at anyone, although rumor has it it's aimed at Tomas Kalnoky. If that's the truth, well, it just kind of makes them look stupid. Listen to Kalnoky's post Catch 22 work and then listen to Catch 22's post Kalnoky work. No fucking comparison. Not even close in terms of quality and creativity. Kalnoky may be arrogant, but most geniuses are and the guys who stayed in Catch 22 probably wouldn't have much of a career without him and Keasby Nights.
    BazookaToothon November 12, 2008   Link

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