"Something I Learned Today" as written by and Mould....
Something I learned today
Black and white is always gray
Looking through the windowpane
I'm not inside your brain, your brain

Something I learned today
Yield to the right of way
Stopping at a four-way sign
Someone else's rules, not mine, not mine

Something I learned today
Never look straight in the sun's rays
Letting all the sunshine in
Can't remember where I've been, I've been

Something I learned today
Something I learned today
Something I learned today
Something I learned today
Something I learned today
Something I learned today
Something I learned today
Something I learned today


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"Something I Learned Today" as written by Bob Mould

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    General Commentsuch a great band, so few comments. zen arcade is a concept album about a kid running away from home and finding an identity.

    i think this song is either about the main character witnessing a freind do drugs/self destruct, mainly because of the part; "something i learned today, never look straight in the sun's rays, letting all the sunshine in, can't remember where i've been."

    Grant hart (the drummer) was a total heroin addict too, and i think bob mould wrote this song, so maybe it's about grant.
    will5on June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgenius.
    akira_256on October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song.... so much god damn energy in this era of punk rock
    bharQon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is semi-autobiographical about bob mould's life. he had some family issues, was homosexual and had drug problems. i think the character running away from home was supposed to be him.
    themagnetcon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone who remembers freshly what is said about 'zen arcade' in "our band could be your life" should elaborate...
    themagnetcon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta kid being oppressed by/phased into society and the human nature fixed into that. good setup for the album.
    eleventyon June 30, 2009   Link

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