"Sparkle" as written by Art Alexakis, Ralph Scott Cuthbert and Craig Montoya....
I remember when you seemed real shiny with the sweat of your voice
Shaky hands super load and teenage mouth
We were all charmed and taken by your talk
Now I shudder when I hear the rhythm of your walk
Now I've got no place to go I've got no place to go
I've got no one nowhere no one

I have given up on the sparkle that I saw in your eyes
I have sinned the sin of wanting more
The belly fire pulls the spirit from the corporate whore
I'm embarrassed by the plaid you wear

If I were you I'd hide behind that stupid bleach blond hair
Now I've got no place to go, I've got no place to go
I've got no one, nowhere, no one

I have given up on the sparkle that I saw in you
Yeah, that simple minded sparkle that I thought I saw
Yes, I have wondered why you changed
I like it when you were super loud
I have wondered why you changed
I like it when you were super loud

Now I've got nowhere to go, I've got no place to go
I've got no one, nowhere, no one
Now I've got no place to go, I've got no place to go
I've got no one, nowhere, no one
I wonder if you're giving in, tell me why you're giving in
Tell me why you're giving in


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by howdoigettothe

"Sparkle" as written by Craig Montoya Art Alexakis

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    General Commentits about a chick that is changing and growing apart from him. great great song
    buckeyeandrewon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe shacked up with a girl who was all sparkle and no substance. At first, she was exciting and novel, but beneath all that she's an immature, annoying person. She didn't change, but his estimation of her did.
    darnheckshooton November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've read that this song is about Kurt Cobain and people compairing Art to Kurt. Seems like kind of a pissed off remark at Kurt selling out, and it really makes sense. :)

    "The belly fire pulls the spirit from the corporate whore
    I'm embarrassed by the plaid you wear
    If I were you I'd hide behind that stupid bleach blonde hair "
    e_clearon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't see why anyone would compare Art to Cobain.

    Hasn't Art got stupid bleach blonde hair? Maybe its about him.
    sillybillyon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentat first it sounds like its about a a girl but i think its about a band "selling out." i dont think its about kurt cobain cuz i dont see how hes a sellout.
    twistinsideon October 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Kurt Cobain. When Everclear was first showing up, there was a lot of talk about Art being the "new Kurt Cobain." The music had a similar grungy sound. Art wasn't happy about this, because he felt that Nirvana was sell-outs. Also, I'm sure Art had some issues with Kurt's drug use, considering Art's history. As for the song itself, it shows in most of the lines:

    "I remember when you seemed real shiny with the sweat of your voice
    Shaky hands super loud and teenage mouth"
    "The belly fire pulls the spirit from the corporate whore
    I'm embarrassed by the plaid you wear
    If I were you I'd hide behind that stupid bleach blonde hair"

    These parts describe Kurt. He had the blonde hair, he yelled, he was young, and he wore the definitive grunge clothing: plaid shirt, tied around the waist.

    "Now I've got no place to go, I've got no place to go
    I've got no one, nowhere, no one"

    These lines are about how this was how Art was always described, and how it seemed like that was all he ever heard.

    Anyone who plays guitar probably loves this song, because it's so much fun to play.
    papercuton January 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont see how anyone would think its about kurt cobain just because it refrences wearing plaid and bleached blonde hair :-\
    seems like its about a girl that he saw as wonderful at first but that faded as time went by.
    imyourzero000on August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCobain or not, how could this song possibly be about any band 'selling out'. For god sake, Everclear did a Gap commercial. In every interview I've ever seen, they all seem to be enjoying their success. Technically if a band has ever sold you *anything* they have 'sold out' and Art knows this. So point that fucking finger up your ass.
    eeachon April 04, 2008   Link

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