"Introduce The Metric System In Time" as written by and Randy Fitzsimmons....
Been trying for all my life but I can't add up your subtraction.
Work, eat, play then go to sleep that won't get me no satisfaction.
Gotta find a way out, yeah a way out of this mess.
So sick of trying to make my time last and ending up with less.
I know your way of doing things and it has lost it's attraction.
Why settle for twenty-four when I can have a hundred fractions.
Who knew I'd be the one pulling off the perfect crime.
So here's my new line I'll change your mind and the metric system to time.

Caused trouble all over town and it's bound to start a reaction.
Metric time will come around it's gonna overtake your contraction
I've found a way out yeah a way out of this stress.
I made my time last and it's total success.
Got my way of doing things and it's bound to gain your attraction.
A hundred hours is my supply it's gonna give us all satisfaction.
No doubt I'd be the one pulling off the perfect crime.
So here's my new line I'll change my mind and the metric system to time.

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"The Hives Introduce the Metric System in Time" as written by Randy Fitzsimmons

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    General CommentThis was the first song I heard by the hives. On one of the "punk-o-rama" comps. Im not sure what it's about,possible about comming to emerika and the public not liking thier song of something,and how he'll change their mind.
    buddahs_best_buddyon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI meant sound
    buddahs_best_buddyon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about thinking about something in a new way. Changing time to the metric system. Instead of 24 hours, you convert it into 100 fractions. Then you get the appearance of more time, even though it's still the same amount of time, just in different portions. So it's all a big, crazy illusion.
    yowza_beanon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyowza_bean...i do believe you soundly hit the nail on the head. excellent observation. i agree with you.
    punkrockchick217on January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why, but I hate this song. I think its because the subject is so dumb and pointless. Everything else from Veni Vedi Vicious Is awesome
    I_Hate_Screen_Nameson March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.....i agree with yowza_bean....great job...the hives kick ass
    imapopsensationon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favs! Metric Time? What an interesting concept!
    sailingallaloneon January 04, 2007   Link

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