An Oil painting portrait
Of still life
A moving image with patience
Just lie still
A chemical illusion
Break it down
A moment fallen to pieces
Fallen down
Some things do last forever
I won't go

I want to live in a magazine
I want to go in cheap and come out clean
I want to live in a magazine
I want to be obscure with a girl obscene

Irresistible canvas
Rayon eyes
Imaginary invention
Can you tell
Unbelieveable likeness
Get closer
A candy coated solution
Smells like film
Some things do last forever
I won't go

(chorus)

Don't try to take me down 'cause you know I won't go
I don't give a damn about it anymore
I won't go

A sentimental position
Hold that thought
An emotional gesture
Let it go
An enamel persona
Residue
A scientific religion
Break it down
Some things do last forever
I won't go

(chorus)


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    General CommentI love this song.
    riverscuomorockson September 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks!

    I can't tell you exactly what its about :X its just fun :)
    Kayla610on June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, one of my fav. by JLC. I think the song has to do with unhappiness over holding someone down in a still pose. The verses talk about a portrait, and someone looking at this portrait and seeing how limited it is--like a false constraint. in the chorus he talks about living in something lively and active: a magazine (title/theme of the whole album). the whole song is almost saying forget about trying to capture that one moment but live life in the present.
    hobbes1757on June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI have been to over 30 of their concerts and all I have heard about this song is that it is not called Magazine. Its awesome though.
    Virithon January 02, 2005   Link

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