sometimes i wanna pack it all up and get on a bus and move to vermont or maine, or any of those states back east that i remember
sometimes i wanna go back to school; an east coast college with some history
i'd be satisfied i know in the simple things
longtime sunshine
longtime sunshine upon me
sometimes i wanna build a house with a wood stove or a fireplace, and in the middle of the living room, and old piano
sometimes it don't seem so bad to settle down with a girl for a while, leave this lonely life behind forever and ever
longtime sunshine
longtime sunshine upon me
longtime sunshine
longtime sunshine upon me
sometimes i wanna get in a car, close my eyes and drive real fast; keep on going 'til i get some place where i can truly rest
longtime sunshine
longtime sunshine upon me
longtime sunshine
longtime sunshine upon me


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    General CommentI Love this song. Although I'm glad butterfly ended Pinkerton, this song would have worked great as well. Out of all the sftbh, this one's my favorite.
    SevenPinkertonon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes yes... such a good song. i've always loved how rivers just lets it rip vocally on the last chorus or so.
    belle1313on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely beautiful..one of my favorites
    moderndukes190on April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's literally impossible not to get and understand this song (for me at least.) It's pretty much just a song about what he wants and what he needs.

    I can relate, that's for sure. I mean, I'd kill to settle down with a good woman and move to somewhere greener, somewhere less populated than Los Angeles.

    Good song, good band, and good meaning.
    Hot Rod Heroon April 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTired of everything and just wanna get out.
    OK I Faked Iton May 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is a very unique weezer song. when i listen to it i hear a rivers cuomo who wants to give it all up, all his success with weezer and music. i just keep thinking it's a song about retiring and growing old and how when you give everything up you start to appreciate things so much more. rivers wants a simple life with simple things
    "sometimes i wanna build a house with a wood stove or a fireplace, and in the middle of the living room, and old piano sometimes it don't seem so bad to settle down with a girl for a while"
    i suppose this song is somewhat of a reaction to the less than stellar success of pinkerton and rivers cynicism that came after he poured his heart and soul into pinkerton and he felt at the time no one really cared.

    to me this is the most beautiful song written by rivers cuomo. I miss no longer having him write music that is first and foremost outwardly sincere
    aniotaon June 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentumm..well this song was written in 1993 even before the Blue album so...yeah
    tirhascragooon April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsometimes i wanna get in a car, close my eyes and drive real fast; keep on going 'til i get some place where i can truly rest

    you listen to that and think
    hes saying sometimes he just wants to die and get it over with
    igot crabson September 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commenttirhascragoo: Actually, it was written for a scrapped concept album that eventually became Pinkerton. And therefore, aniota, it couldn't be about pinkerton.

    Supposedly, every song on this album is supposed to be part of a space opera, sort of like Coheed and Cambria, but this one seems to be more personal than that.
    Wrapidon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgod.

    weezer's last good b-side? absolutely.




    after this and pinkerton, they should have just given up entirely because you cant top it.
    fromthehouseoflordson January 07, 2005   Link

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