"Just Watch The Fireworks" as written by and James Christopher/linton Adkins....
Here
You can be anything
Anything that scares you
I think that scares you

I've
Been here before
But only by myself
Myself

[Chorus]
I promised I'd see it again
I promised I'd see this with you now
I promised I'd see it again
I promised I'd see this with you..now

What giving up gives you
And where giving up takes you
I've had and I've been

Here
In center frame
here
There's only air
And just enough space to fit

[Chorus]

I said said said it out loud
Over and over
I said said said it out loud
But what do I know?
I said said said it out loud
Over and over

I said said said it out loud
Over and over
I said said said it out loud
But it did not help
I'll stop now
Just so I can hear you
I stay up as late as it takes

[Chorus]

I said said said it out loud
Over and over
I said said said it out loud
But it did not help
I'll stop now
Just so I can hear you
I stay up as late as it takes

I stay up as late as it takes
I stay up as late as it takes
As long as it takes
(I stay up as late as it takes)
As long as it takes
(I stay up as late as it takes)
As long as it takes, yeah yeah
(I stay up as late as it takes)

I stay up as late as it takes
As long as it takes


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"Just Watch the Fireworks" as written by Thomas Darrell Linton James Christopher Adkins

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  • +3
    General CommentMy opinion it is about simplicity. Something like watching the fireworks can put you in a trance, a moment where nothing else seems to matter, no matter what you're going through. Everything is so clear at that moment that anyhing is possible and the realization that everything is simple scares you becuase everything in your life was so twisted and complicated before. It's almost as though he's telling us that he knows that this pure moment is key in everybody's life and he's been telling us all along this is what is important and it's not until we reach that moment of true simplicity will we understand. My suggestion is on July 1st(for canadians) go graba blanket and someone you care about and head to the park, lay back, find the trance.
    Dustaon May 26, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDoes anyone else notice the words being spoken behind the music starting at about 4:55 and on? If you listen really closely, it sounds like somebody is saying something for nearly the rest of the song. Any idea as to what it's saying?
    Frickardon October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou all realise that this is THE BEST EVER Jimmy Eat World song? Well, in case you didn't know you do now. This song makes me wanna cry and I'm like 21 yr old male. You might think what a pussy. But its songs like this that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Makes you wanna hold that special someone in your arms and never let go. Jimmy Eat World is worth all your tears and endearing love.
    oskerwillkillon May 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what this song is about? Its one of my favorites and I can't figure it out.
    egoat711on December 11, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about an addiction to something. he's saying once you say that you have an addiction and announce it to the world then you are free to overcome it and be what you want to be. thats just my two cents.
    elroythepunkon December 12, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's like
    "I'd do anything for you"
    that's what looks like to me
    Xpretoxon December 13, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can take it as anything really. To me, its a dream. You can be anything you want in your dreams, and you can take anyone along with you. ...just my two cents ( ;) elroy)
    ndoveon January 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, like whut elroythepunk said, i agree itz about addiction - like Sunday, also off Clarity is about almost the same thing, helping sumone thru a drug addiction, sumthing the narrator has already been thru and is trying diggin' in2 painful history 2 help sumone they luv.
    And there's my 3 cents, hehe
    artistchicon January 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think hes talking about being in a one sided relationship of a sort like he really loves her but she doesnt seem to care and now hes finally gotten over her and he has found sumone else he is willing to give up nething for.
    livetheemolifeon March 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what this song means...it goes from one direction to the next, but I think the closest thing to what I think is what's posted by livetheemolife...I think he's trying to help someone with their problems but they just won't listen...like when he says, "I've been here before, but only by myself" I think he's trying to help someone else through something that he himself has been through, but by himself and he's trying to tell them that being through it with someone there to help you is easier than to go through it by yourself, "I said it out loud over and over but it did not help," it seems like he was reaching out for help but no one was there to help him and he doesn't want his friend to go through the same thing he had to. It seems as if he could see this friend heading in this direction and that if he/she ever got in this situation that he'd be there for them, "Just so I can hear you I stay up as late as it takes, as long as it takes." I don't know if that's anything along the line of what you guys were thinking, but that's what I got out of the song...and in the meantime, "Just Watch the Fireworks." :)
    tracieon March 20, 2002   Link

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