"Bad As They Seem" as written by and Paul Hayden Desser....
Girl of my dreams
Things are as bad as they seem
She is only 16
That's why she's only a dream
Woman of my dreams
Lives right down my street
Has a daughter who's 16
That's why she's only a dream

What do I do this for
Got to get out some more
Go down to the grocery store
Meet someone I'll adore
Someone who'll make me laugh
Someone to be my better half
Keep me warm under the sack
Share with me my midnight snack

Job of my dreams
Things are as bad as they seem
Working where I did at 14
Making less pay it seems

What do I do this for
Got to get out some more
Go down to the grocery store
Meet someone I'll adore
Someone who'll make me laugh
Someone to be my better half
Keep me warm under the sack
Share with me my midnight snack

House of my dreams
Things are as bad as they seem
My parents' house I'll stay for free
Till I'm at least 43


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"Bad as They Seem" as written by Paul Hayden Desser

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    General CommentThis song seems pretty straight forward to me. He's going through some hard times, and the focal point of his hard times is, as usual for any guy, a woman. Then he also complains about having the same job he had as a teenager and still living with his parents. I think these problems are just caused by the fact that he's so in love with this girl and can't get over her. He now just kinda let's life pass him by as sits and thinks about her.
    Cornerstoneon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems pretty straight forward to me. He's going through some hard times, and the focal point of his hard times is, as usual for any guy, a woman. Then he also complains about having the same job he had as a teenager and still living with his parents. I think these problems are just caused by the fact that he's so in love with this girl and can't get over her. He now just kinda let's life pass him by as sits and thinks about her.
    Cornerstoneon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is more representative of all his hard times, and there is no real focal point, as he mentions two different women... I've felt this way in the past, that kind of apathy caused by disliking one's situation but not feeling like you want to do anything: "What do I do this for?/I've got to get out the door."
    Unarmedon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGOD I love this song... It's so sad. It makes me think of people who are too afraid or lazy to go outside and live their lives... They go straight to work, back home, and sit around, and dream of better times, and wonder when they turned into this robot... SHIT this is such a sad song.
    carmson March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually about a guy in hayden's neighborhood who would sit on his roof in a lawn chair, hayden wondered what the guy thought about, and what his story was, so he wrote a song about what the guys life might be like.... and there ya have it.
    genociaon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentso genocia said what the song was really about, but i still want to say what i thought of it. to me this song was always about what we don't have, but want. whether a job, man/woman, or whatever. it's all just a dream.
    themessengeron February 22, 2005   Link

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