killing time
the t.v.'s on
with a bottle of shit
buried needle
The record player's
forgotten not to spin,
so, you're feeling useless?
Well, the bidding starts
at $19.95.
And while the survey says
'cheers and applause'
another hour dies.

Jacking off again.
40 oz in the fridge.
Have these dreams put to sleep.
So call me up
and tell me something.
I'm dying to believe.

I dunno.
I don't care.
I just sit and stare now.
I don't think.
I just listen to the drone of this old being.
(I just listen to the voice of this machine)

Friday night,
steppin out
and talkin to the same
"So, how's your family?"
"How was school?"
Conversation strain.
Force endurance
from this class.
It's 11:45.
Two more hours
lumber past and
I feel like I tried.

Fucking off again.
Talking to this bitch,
She hates me. I hate her.
So shut me up
and take me somewhere.
I'm dying to leave.

Lyrics submitted by AllStarMe

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  • +2
    General CommentVery simple yet very poignant lyrics. Pretty much sums up how I felt from age 22 to 25, especially this verse:

    "Friday night,
    steppin out
    and talkin to the same
    "So, how's your family?"
    "How was school?"
    Conversation strain.

    Boredom, television, alcohol, losing faith...Everything about these lyrics reminds me of why I love this band.

    The sigh is also fucking perfect!
    MattEUtahon March 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a day in Brendan's life.
    Jörne-Björneon October 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song like a lot of other lawrence arms songs concentrates on feeling empty cos your doing the same stuff over and over. And in the end you just wanna escape with someone
    Own-Accordon March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe 6am m-f on TNT
    smalltownhopeon April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i came here and didn't log in, there was this ad below this song:

    "Music from "The OC"
    The season that changes everything! Thursday, 8/7c. Learn more"

    shit like that is the reason songs like this get written
    blingon April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, that is so true. It's about having a shallow and empty life, being surrounded by shallow and empty people in a shallow and empty society and dying to get out.
    punkpirateon March 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPensacola:wings of fire is a sit.commedy or similar...isn't it?
    anyway this is a fucking good song,expecially second verse,you know,conversation strain....
    i think brendan (or chris) is a fucking genius!
    peqzon February 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe sigh in the middle of this song is one of my favorite musical moments ever.
    bovineblitzkriegon February 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Pretty much sums up how I felt from age 22 to 25, especially this verse:"

    Agreed. This was my life. Not so much anymore.
    ikickedagirlon December 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo no one has commented on this in 3 years, but I just have to say that if the lyric is truly "force endurance from this class" and not "force endurance from this glass" I'll be pretty disheartened.
    SteveDobbson May 29, 2012   Link

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