You should have heard me sobbing
As I drove home that night
Got into bed and stayed there
For days I just laid there
Having been permanently changed
But we won't get into that now
Let's take it from the start

You should have seen me smiling
Like the world was mine
She used to call me baby
Softly, sometimes
But if I dwell on those days too long
I feel like my life is over
And that's no good
So let's move on

To the part where I begin to sense
Her distance
I panic and hold on tighter
But that makes it worse
How am I supposed to take it
When she said:

"This is something I'm going through,
It's got nothing to do with you"

I had a special evening all planned out
Desperately determined to reignite
Some spark between us
She had to feel something for me
A love as strong as ours
Doesn't just go away
You can't just turn it off
Unless she was lying all those times
But I don't think so
I really don't think so
The way she used to look at me
Made me a thousand feet high
The meaning of the word cool
Not the same geek
Who fumbled through his words that night
The ugliest night

I said some pretty awkward things
I got the feeling that she felt sorry for me
I should have seen it was hopeless and left it alone
But I had to go on embarrassing myself

"I miss what we had I need you so badly,
I miss what we had I need you so badly"

I must have sounded pretty pathetic, I know
That's why I don't blame her for what she said
But listen to me rambling
We don't know each other that well
But you're so easy to talk to
I feel like I can tell you almost anything
I hope I haven't put you off
I have a tendency to do that
Why don't I just be quiet?

Lyrics submitted by YrBoyfriendSucks

Pretty Pathetic Lyrics as written by Josh Caterer

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    General Commenti cant believe no one has commented on this song, especially since the smoking popes are like.... fucking great and this song is one of their best.
    my favorite part is "she used to call me baby. softly. sometimes" i think the meaning is obvious, but this song is so beautiful i thought it was wrong to let it go without comment.
    alk3girlon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGood job needed a comment. The Smoking Popes are awesome, and this song is one of my favorites by them.
    Grayon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is quite a personal tune to me, simple reminder of how my actions sometimes inflict baddly upon others when I'm jsut trying to do waht i believe to be right. pretty pathetic huh?
    phelo de seon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really good. It's one of those anyone can relate to and remember the feeling even if it doesn't apply at the moment. My favorite part is that part alk3girl said and also "I miss what we had, I need you so badly."
    borntorunon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful alliteration. I'm still looking for more meaning from this one. "but listen to me rambling."

    Hey lets try to bring Josh Caterer back to the dark side...
    eokramon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song of all time. it is so different from other Popes tunes. i relate with the feeling of being with someone and then having it end abruptly (and blaming myself for everything).
    AnEyeForNiceThingson January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentId be happy to comment on this one too. I remember hearing it for the first time and thinking.."Shit, deja vu"
    I did almost the same thing to try to get an ex back. I guess I was pretty pathetic as well.
    spokexxon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing breakup song
    mr-numbon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant song, i think the meanings pretty obvious tho no one seems to have noticed yet (or at least they havnt commented on it) but the last 2 verses seem hes telling this to someone else. "why don't i just be quiet." hinting he was being "pretty pathetic" all over again!
    Jimnalon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing song, my favourite.
    yourecausingasceneon July 01, 2006   Link

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