Well, she's out there in her ordinary life
But don't need me
She's got a special place saved in her heart
But don't want me

I'm going to end up burning out too soon
The way you call me out every night
I'm going to end up killing you so soon
All those troubles, is it you wanted now?

I took from her everything she had
I'm still empty
I've never been so proud of anyone
When she left me

I'm going to end up burning out too soon
The way you call me out every night
I'm going to end up killing you so soon
All those troubles, is it you wanted now?

Well, she's out there in her ordinary life
But don't need me
She's got a special place saved in her heart
But don't want me
But don't want me


Lyrics submitted by xpankfrisst

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    General Commenti'm 99% sure these are the lyrics, it's just the paper i got them on got a little messed up...anyway, i think this is about a guy looking back at how badly he treated his ex girlfriend, and that he is so pleased that she has moved on because she deserves better. i think he realised he was just using her ("i took from her everything") and that she was starting to annoy him with her need of an actual relationship ("i'm gonna end up killing you so soon"). despite the fact he sees the relationship as a failure, he is pleased that she is no longer dependant on him ("but don't need me/but don't want me"). cool song, although it isn't really jimmy eat world, more just jimmy :-). anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so cool. Is there a studio version, cos all I can find is the live version. ???
    Jesus_Hates_Loserson May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually a Go Big Casino song...not Jimmy Eat World...and, i don't think studio versions of any Go Big Casino songs even exist
    Sqwizzeron August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenton the website this is creditted as a jimmy eat world song. and it is jimmy singing...
    xpankfrisston August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYea, Go Big Casino, being Jim's side project. It's not a Jimmy eat World song...it's definately Go Big Casino.
    Sqwizzeron September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's Go Big Casino indeed, and Jim played it on one of his solo performances. Love the song, lyrics are pretty straightforward i think. xpankfrisst got it quite right i think.
    fighting starlighton September 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have the tape that Jim gave me to learn it... he demo'd it on his 8 trk....
    there's a live version on a cd, called "Not One Red Light"
    GBCdrmron November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know where I can get this song?
    insoul_much_painon January 17, 2005   Link

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