Knock so I'll know you're still there
Half listening, interpreting the air
Full of failing foreign tongue
My dialect of stammer come undone
I've got these threads of you and I
I use to tie my doubts down
And from four timezones away
Still yesterday
Still talking to the past
From the front seat of your car
Gravel road and falling
Falling hands and falling stars
Start the engine up, I'd like a new identity
A pseudonym
Some plastic surgery
Or just some way to disappear
Someone to write me out of here
I hear you hum an unfamiliar song
Thought maybe you would come along
Perhaps you'd like to see
Some piece of this
My new philosophy is that a crappy tape deck somewhere plays
A greatest hits collection
Of strange and tender moments, lost, stranded, and forgotten
I'll meet you there
I'll meet you there
Something I forgot to say
Can't find a way to make this mark more clear
So crack your skull before you weep
And I'll try to keep some part of me sincere

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by TheSatah

Greatest Hits Collection song meanings
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    General Commentyeah this song is definatly called "greatest HITS collection" but the typo made me giggle....
    the song is about wanted to disapear with a new name, and thats exactly how the new song title hid this song:)
    alk3girlon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentany band that release a track called Greatest Hits Collection are pretty awesome in my book
    sam_attackon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's always seemed like John was in the prime of his lyric writing during Fallow. This song is a prime example, although all his other lyrics are still better than any lyricist in these days, and I'd say ever.
    2starsron September 08, 2006   Link

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