"The Way That He Sings" as written by and James Olliges....
Why's it so strange when they say
That the world's movin upwards?
Why's it surreal when my hands
Feel they can't roll the dice?
Why's it so great just to wake every day,
Alive and by your side.
It's a mystery I guess,
There's lots of things I can't find.
It's not the way that you look,
But your move that catches my eye.
Why's it so soft when the cannons
Unload on the others?
Why're we so loud when we say
It won't happen to us?
Why does my mind blow to bits
Every time they play that song?
It's just the way that he sings,
Not the words that he says, or the band.
I'm in love with this soul,
It's a meaning that I understand.


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"The Way That He Sings" as written by James Olliges

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song, oddly enough, describes how I feel about My Morning Jacket on a superficial level, but it's more about something almost unreachable- a beauty on the edge of consciousness.
    aristonon July 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnot trying to be an asshole but i know french and the saying is 'je ne sais quoi'... literally translated 'i don't know what'... but good try oldmanhayes
    Afcutie424on December 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love mmj people
    monkeypeason August 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningEverything up to the last three lines are just things. As the listener; relate to them, enjoy them, sing them, apply them to whatever you like. The last three lines are the point of the song:
    "Not the words that he says, or the band.
    I'm in love with this soul,
    It's a meaning that I understand."
    bk3kon February 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey take simple things and make them beautiful, putting them into words that I could use, but they do it better than I could, of course. This song shows it well.
    ivegotatimebombon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo Butterroll, That's exactly what the songs about, the unexplainable draw to things, song, people, etc. It's that Je ne sei Qua quality that it's about, that aspect that can't be pinpointed. So why don't you take your sophmoric comments and shove 'em up your ass. Who the hell are you to dis someones comments when your not making even a remotely relevent comment? Bitch.
    Miggityon December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want to be just like butterroll when I grow up.
    ghotistixon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am really curious about what song and band jim is talking about in the last few lines...anyone know?
    DanoNed65on October 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i just read it. and to come to a conclusion: almost every comment has been really pointless...yea pretty much. im done.
    bedhead4dayson August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEr.. nice!

    MY MORNING JACKET ROCK
    JIMMY IS KING!
    and.. it is just the way that he sings, not the words that he says or the band.
    SofiaOon January 12, 2007   Link

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