pay attention. stop paying for regret. fossil resources all used up. make the best use of your time. you could be on to something. too skeptic too tired to care. they all seem to know at once. sweet muse left me all alone. there's only my weight left. euthanasia could be the greatest gift. wait outside your house to come back out. edge said it best. save the long car ride home. don't leave the house today. nothing lost but still nothing gained. no possibilities. all wasted all gone over. life means i hear my ears ring one more day. you all see right through at once. sweet muse, she won't be around today. things that i could not say. are you through yet. are you gone yet.


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    Great song.

    APartOfMeDieson September 26, 2002   Link
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    this is one of the most truly amazing songs in the world. the orchestration is beyond brilliant. if for only the reason of its 150 second instrumental intro--pause--PAY ATTENTION in the most ragged, visceral plea. then, blah, blah, brilliant, brilliant. then, as it crescendos [for the second time, i suppose) we hear the beautiful, whimsically idyllyically adolescent ode to all that can be. then the line "life means hearing my ears ring one more day" which is brilliant beyond brilliant. then i think about how amazing every aspect of this song is.. and go, aw, gee that sure was real good. then: boom. whoa! theres this sketch tack-on that makes everything make sense and cleanses the world off all that is evil and bad in the world. its about the human condition.

    corduroyrockon April 17, 2002   Link
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    yes, yes, i entirely agree with corduroyrock. though i am far too inferior to even attempt to guess at the full meaning of j.e.w. songs, i do love this song. Mostly, yes, for the insanely good and inventice guitar/sound to it. It's beautiful. One of their best off of static prevails.

    leadmyskepticsighton June 07, 2002   Link
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    i love this song! Definately one of their best. It's just a really beautiful song. There's nothing I could say about it to really do it justice. If anyone hasn't heard it yet, they really should. Isn't there another part at the end of the song like "under cushions hide the change"?

    aymieron June 09, 2002   Link
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    everyone should get Static Prevails for this song

    jarboffon June 17, 2002   Link
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    This song will pick you up and take you somewhere. It is the most awesome song on Static Prevails. The best part of the song is when he says "nothing lost but still nothing gained." I also really like the 2:26 intro part. Yeah, it is kind of long, but it really helps define the song. When the singing starts with "pay attention" being sung forcefully and emotionally, it was after two and a half minutes of subtle and sort of bizarre guitar and bass rifts. It's like being awakened from a strange dream, not a nightmare, but a lonely and mysterious dream. I'm weird, I dream along with JEW's music. Jimmy Eat World is awesome...

    first star I seeon June 18, 2002   Link
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    yeah, this song is awesome, and static is the best cd

    CockaColaon June 30, 2002   Link
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    ''I just don't feel a thing, when you say, we'll get there someday''

    Those lines just scream out beauty to me but this song is excellent from start to finish i love how Jimmy Eat World can be so mellow then hard hitting then back to mellow again.

    I think this song is about disillusionment and frustration. It tries to make people prick their ears up and PAY ATTENTION to whats important-''Pay attention stop paying for regret, fossil resources all used up''.

    Jimmy Eat World are masters when it comes to making people listen to them.

    staticcursiveon March 10, 2003   Link
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    This song is possibly the high point of anything Jimmy Eat World has down muscially speaking, the opening for some reason reminds me of a subway station at night with the heavy bass and just the vibe it gives off, its then followed by a lighter guitar piece that erupts into Jim screaming " Pay Attention!!!!, stop paying for your regret!" the songs is almost like coming out of the darkness for me. It starts in the dark, subways station and seems like Jim reaches an epifany as he sings, from this we end up in a comfortable place with crickets chirping all around you. Its and extremely engulfing song with pure emotion running through every note and too me its all about learning not to dwell in the past and learning just to be happy.

    westbeach_21on March 15, 2003   Link
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    i love this song it's one of my top 20. ok i luv all JEW SONGs but yeah this one kicks ass too. JEW ROX!!!

    jimmyeatworld867on April 23, 2003   Link

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