Verse 1:

I'm on parade, you don't say: why can't you see that
Keeping my feelings at bay: why can't you see that when

When you're around, you just get me down, I'm better off without you x 2
I'm just better off...

Verse 2:

All of the years add up to: why can't you see that
Something has happened to you: why can't you see that when

When you're around, you just get me down, I'm better off without you x 4
You just get me down

It's not me, it can't be
I'd rather leave
It's getting hard, to be a part
Of what is around
Is this the situation of the time
If so you can have yours, I want mine
I know there's something better you could be
Now I am past caring, completely

When you're around, you just get me down, I'm better off without you x 4


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    General Commentthis is my all time favourite jebediah. their lyrics are always pretty simple but i think this one is about a person kevin knows, probably a girl, who he used to know well but since then have grown apart and become different people.
    jimmytheexploderon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with Jimmytheexploder. One of he deeper jeb songs for sure. The only thing i disagree with is it might no tnesacarily be about a gurl, it could be about a family member, a parent or something. I dont know but its a great song anyways.
    Pagan_Butterflyon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey remind me of Weezer
    rubybubbleon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is ace.
    love it.
    name#2on July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah- they do have some similarities with weezer don't they. I never thought about them sounding alike until you mentioned it. I always rhought this song was diected towards a father or some family figure in a position of power hence the name.
    Dressed2Depresson April 23, 2006   Link

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