"Don't Just Do Something" as written by and Jason Pierce....
Sometime they say that love is blind
But I think that dumb is what they had in mind
I could let it go, but I'd rather know
If I sit around will another show

Sometime I get to fly so high
That the sun burns my wings but I will fly
Just a little too far 'cause that's where you are
And I won't bring you down, believe in me

Sometime I like to sit around
And just contemplating sitting 'round
I could lay in bed like my Momma said
"Don't just do something, sit around instead"

Sometime if I may say myself
I'm not bad at life, I'm not good as well
And though life goes on, I can plainly see
Just what is it for, if it's not for me

Sometime though it's a big surprise
I made compromise the thing I most desire
I can say with pride, hold my head up high
That I had a great idea but never mind

Nowhere
I'm going nowhere
Nowhere is where I wanna be
And I'm good for nothing, nothing is good enough for me
Anything, anything can come to anybody
Everything, everything can come to someone, sometime
Oh please
I'm good for nothing, nothing is good enough for me
Anything, anything can come to anybody
Everything, everything can come to someone, sometime

Sometime opportunity passes right by me
Didn't even slow
I can't breathe and think and I need a drink
All this common sense made a fool of me

Sometime I like to sit around
And just contemplating sitting 'round
I can lay in bed like my Momma said
"Don't just do something, sit around instead"

Sometime I like to fly so high
That the sun burns my wings but I will fly
Just a little too far, 'cause that's where you are
And I won't bring you down, believe in me

Sometime I get me all confused
And the reasons why, are confusing too
I could be with you, try to sort it out
If I tell the truth, I like to lie about

Sometime though it's a big surprise
I made compromise the thing I most desire
I can say with pride, hold my head up high
That I had a great idea but never mind

Sometime I like to sit around
And just contemplating sitting 'round
Although life goes on, I can plainly see
All this common sense made a fool of me

I don't want to live but I can't resist
I got some reasons and I've made amends
I'm gonna drown before my ship comes in
And I forgot to ring my Mum again
And life ain't good without cigarette



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"Don't Just Do Something" as written by Jason Pierce

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    General CommentI think the first line is "They say that love is blind but I think that *dumb* is what they had in mind". I certainly hope so because I love that lyric.
    ReActoron April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*dumb* is the right word. and i think he says "i wont bring you down, *believe in me*"
    koawmfoton April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthis accent makes it confusing, i hear "time" very distinctly but if i listen while thinking of the word "dumb" i hear "dumb" just as easily. hm.
    phaty4on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis person is DUMB there is no way in hell it says time
    man on tvon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that dumb is what the had in mind. I won't bring you down, believe in me.

    A song playing on words and expectations. I think it's about life being mediocre. Possibly about depression. Everything is just so lukewarm. Neither good nor bad.

    Much different song than "On Fire".
    drosson October 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really love the last stanza/whatever. Very lovely.
    tdamcbigityon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's just life after the drugs and the woman and everything you thought you knew and loved. Both end up being dead ends that leave you hanging, thinking about what your mum said when you're 10. Learning to 'be' again, as it were.
    intpon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe definitely says dumb in that first stanza.

    Read it carefully, people say love is blind, but maybe they mean love is dumb. "Love is blind" is just a nice way of putting it.
    topgonon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love that last line: "And life ain't good without cigarettes."
    keasron December 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta song without hope, like depressed people lives, good song btw...
    gleaton June 13, 2008   Link

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