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I've only driven a hundred miles since you've gone
And I've only given my energy away
When I meet a newbie I slowly crack and spill the past
I realize this is phony but there is so much love

Why? Try?

The suits, they tried to claim that
Everything he won was theirs
But Mother read the files
And saved the name he shed

Why?
Why? Try? Because I can't go on without you
Since you've passed away

When I'm turning japanese
I always think you're mad at me
But I am no conformist
I just like to free my troops
Like to free my troops

Why?
Why? Try? Cause I can't go on without you
Since you've passed away


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    General Commentwhat exactly does Rob mean when he says "cause i cant go on without you, since you've passed away" b/c it isnt very logical to write to a person who died (aka PASSED AWAY) sooooo im just a lil confused about this song!
    Statbucksbabe28on August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe he is talking about his dad in this song. He dies...flight 22 is about him too. So i'm pretty sure this song is about him
    Mereteon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbut then he says "i always think your mad at me". im not sure. but i love the drum soloy part.
    Statbucksbabe28on March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis part always puzzles me:
    "When I'm turning japanese
    I always think you're mad at me
    But I am no conformist
    I just like to free my troops
    Like to free my troops"
    i realize the connection to the vapors's song turning japanese, but i dont get that song either haha
    granola brinkon April 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentturning japanese means masturbating. so im assuming that freeing his troops would be... well you get the picture. how this ties in with a song about his dad dying, i have no clues. and i don't understand how it wouldn't be logical to write a song about a person who has passed away. happens all the time, doesn't it?
    robotsinagridon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti thought this song was called why try oh well my bad i dont really get this song its seems a it random and does anyone know when the new rooney album is coming out i can't wait this long
    goosy1281on March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I think that this song is about his dad he writes about him a lot a bit that he was really close to him
    Why try
    Flight 22
    1994- this one it is very clear it's about his dad
    Eiri Schwartzon March 20, 2006   Link

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