"None Of The Above" as written by and John Taylor Simon Le Bon....
All night restaurant, Norh Kildonan.
Luke warm coffee tastes like soap.
I trace you outline in spilled sugar,
Killing time and killing hope.

This brand new strip mall chews on farmland as we fish for someone to blame.
But we communicate in questions,
And all our answers sound the same.
Under sputtering flourescents,

After re-fills are re-filled.
Negotiations at a stand-still,
Spoon and rolling saucer stilled.
If you ask how I got so bitter,

I'll ask how you got so vain.
And all our questions blur together.
The answers always sound the same.
We can't look at one another.

I'll say something thoughtful soon,
But I can't listen to the quiet so I hum this mindless tune
I stole from some dumb country-rock star.
I don't even know his name.

It's like my stupid little questions:
The answers always sound the same.
Tell me why we sound so lame.
Why we communicate in questions and all our answers sound the same.


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"None of the Above" as written by John Kay

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    General CommentAlthough the imagery is great in this song, I didn't really get what this song is about until i saw "catherineks" and "CoryGreenwells" comments.
    This song is great!
    sandihumeon December 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song by them, if not my top song of all. every time i here it i see images, but theyre different although almost the same.
    reformedpoeton July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery good song. I love the imagery this band uses.
    Doc_42on April 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is the quintessential awkward stage that occurs before or after (usually after) a romantic relationship. they can't get comfortable with one another, and just speak in circles, asking the same questions over and over again.
    i cannot stop listening to this song.
    catherinekson May 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree with catherineks for the most part... the mood of this song is just so amazing...
    "But we communicate in questions, and all our answers sound the same. Under sputtering flourescents, after re-fills are re-filled. Negotiations at a stand-still, spoon and rolling saucer stilled. If you ask how I got so bitter, I'll ask how you got so vain"
    really reminds me of when me and my girlfriend fight... just sitting there, neither of us saying anything... and then the "i'll say something thoughtful soon" of trying to figure out what to say... and instead starting to hum some random song... "tell me why we sound so lame" because the fights are almost always about something stupid that we just end up blowing out of proportion...
    i dont know how these guys do it.
    big_kon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think you forgot one little part, which to me is the most powerful part.

    "tell me why i have to miss you" just before
    "tell me why we sound so lame"

    i really dig weakerthans...i discovered them by seeing "anchorless" being a song of theirs & i wondered if it were a cover of the propagandhi song...later to discover the guy who sang "gifts" and "anchorless" and a fwe others was the singer of this band.

    i love propagandhi too...i wish weakerthans would do "gifts"
    CoryGreenwellon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song will always remind me of when my boyfriend and I were trying to repair our broken friendship after he betrayed my trust and I stopped talking to him for a few months.

    This song will forever remind me of sitting in his car at 12 AM in a Toys R Us parking lot, being right there with him but still so lonely and without a place for the discussion to go.
    Naolson November 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey guys.. .first of all, i think the weakerthans are just brilliant!! every time i read their songs, i'm just overwhelmed!! I am from switzerland and I saw the weakerthans 5 times until now and they are just something of the best (maybe even THE BEST) band i've ever seen live!!

    now my question: can anybody explain me what this sentence means: negotiations at a stand-still, spoon and rolling saucer stilled.

    thanks for answering me! bye
    virtute the caton January 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"If you ask how I got so bitter, I'll ask how you got so vain."

    YES!!!!!!
    DreamAwakeon April 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's so funny how much I relate to this song. Near the beginning with the line "This brand new strip mall chews on farmland as we fish for someone to blame". This line just resonates with me as I watch the farming community I grew up in turn into sub-urbs. I am also experiencing the end of a relationship. I constantly ask her why this, why that, why I am not good enough anymore? Why are we better off parting ways? We are holding each other back, she says. The answers always sound the same.
    Cool Cozon July 21, 2010   Link

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