I can't do this anymore
Stay in, black out, hit the floor
I've forgotten what I'm hiding from
But Mama called and cried to me
"Baby, your anniversary was last Tuesday"
That's right, okay, I guess it slipped my mind
And that's fine with me, I guess
Though it came as a surprise
I got to celebrate my memory's retreat
It's finally forgetting things
I pushed it away, I let history lie
Finally memory sleeps

It's going to be all right, okay?
I'm leaving everything behind
So goodnight, farewell, and cheers
To the new denial
Exhausted with the born again routine
You die a little bit each time you smile
So grit your teeth, they like you happy

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    I love how he sings "Baby, your anniversary was last Tuesday" and how the song picks up. It's like everything WILL be alright.
    Ashbash863on September 30, 2004   Link
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    i love the part where the goodbyes come in and from there on...a great song
    ihopeyoubleedon February 07, 2005   Link
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    For sake of only having TWO comments before me...i'll c what i can say about this... Maybe my favorite TGL song...at least this song i know puts a smile on my face. He can be so funny. But i read somewhere that basically this album was a lot about his divorce. Oh by the way when it goes " na na na nana na nana etc etc..." that part is the shit...."GOODNIGHT GOODNIGHT GOODNIGHT GOODNIGHT" You die a little bit each time you smile...so grit your teeth, they like you happy" WOWWWWWWWWWWWW
    GlriusBlnknDshWrldon February 24, 2007   Link
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    Obviously, this is a song about divorce. I'm wondering if anybody feels like me in thinking that the narrator knows, quite well, that his anniversary was last Tuesday, and he's putting up some facade and pretending like he forgot. The title, to me, sounds a lot like that and especially the last two lines and the line "cheers to the new denial".
    coldwindon July 29, 2007   Link
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    first denial: this can't be happening. the new denial: realizing you're alone. running into people who say sorry.. and unintentionally make you feel shitty. 'baby, your anniversary was last tuesday' so incredibly beautiful.
    SuchaFuckingLadyyon November 10, 2007   Link
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    Stay in, black out, hit the floor. Makes me wonder how many times he's done this. Great song, really. Last verse is reassuring, somewhat.
    wtfyourfaceon July 24, 2008   Link

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