Reality is what you want to see
It shouldn't make a difference to me
I put my trust in what you had to say
It didn't make a difference anyway

I know you've tried your "very best"
And I'm so glad
Thank you so much

Disappointment is what you've made this
Expectations overrated
Disappointment is what you've made this
My ambition is so deflated

Reality is different for me
My eyes are opened wide enough to see
I've listened to your explinations why
The more you fail, the harder that I try

A case of mistaken opportunity
I guess I really got it wrong
Identity is insignificant
Or is it everything?

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    General Commentreality is what u want to see!!!!!!!
    lameguitarplayeron January 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow, a truly awesome, powerful song. This song really helped me out when I spent about 1 1/2 years trying to get a girl to like me, but she never did, and I started to see the colder side of her. I had set her so high in my eyes, but she never did anything to keep that spot, and thus disappointed me.
    HatedEnemyon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Comment^^^
    Same thing, except i tried to get her to like me for 4 years when i found out she liked my best friend a week ago... this song means SOO much more to me than it ever has before
    Cathinealon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentha i liked this guy for 2 years.. since the day i met him. we sat together on a bus ride, guy didnt even talk to me. he was more interrested in the ppl (girls) around him. so i looked out the window for 4 hours.
    best 4 hours of my life.
    this song is rilly straight forward and i can EASILY relate to it.
    expandon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYea I know the same thing, with some of the girls I know. I've done it more than once, and have finally learned my lesson. It was over a girl for almost 5 years now. And now know that there's nothing there that will ever happen.
    nsjdogon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentshit same here, with this girl like for over 3 years, everytime i listen to this song i kind of hate her lol
    ZakRoMon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOnce again I think this song is pretty much autobiographical and about the band itself. The album "Reactionary" has always sounded very angry and bitter to me (the title meaning backwards looking should have been a hint), it was like "Ignorance Is Bliss" is the type of record the band always wanted to make and they were really proud of it and then they got dumped on for it by a lot of their fans and their label, etc. and were almost forced to return to a more conventional punk rock sound in order to salvage their career and they resented it.
    Disappointment's what you've made this, my ambitions so deflated sounds like Trever saying a big screw you to the more reactionary members of his fanbase to me.
    Supercooleron August 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of someone I trusted and believe in. Reality kicked in, and disappointment settled in.
    enterinon November 02, 2012   Link

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