This must be the place.
I can tell by your glare.
I wouldn't touch you on a dare.
Seven month to June and even then, so what?
My mouth is open, my book is shut.
My air guitar is out of tune.
My stupid hair is so '82 to you.
At least I don't fit in.
Corner me in Chemistry.

It's all just simple math to me.
Call me your names.
Make them stick.
I'll laugh until
I am sick.

Glad that that's all through.
Got better friends than you.
Just can't remember where I left them.
I'll see you all in class. Not if
I ditch first.

Expect the best, except the worst.
Walk until your blush subsides.
Drink beneath the 405 in the ivy
And think about that girl.
Two grades below.

She pierced her nose way before it was cool.
Some older guy with a motorbike
Picks her up after school.
This school's a living hell.
I work and don't get paid.
I smoke a lot but can't get laid.

Sit and stare, it's all we do.
All my friends are broken, too.
We're just waiting.
Waiting to begin.


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    jawbreaker so has the best lyrics...i love them.

    modestkarion August 07, 2002   Link
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    man...i really cant get over how amazing jawbreaker is..if u guys like them check out gunmoll..the guys voice sounds like blakes and its really good stuff just like this...ANYWAY..this song rocks..totally reminds me of high school...gettin outta there was the best thing that happened to me..after music..

    "Call me your names. Make them stick. I'll laugh until I am sick. Glad that that's all through. Got better friends to do. "

    "This school's a living hell. I work and don't get paid. I smoke a lot but can't get laid. Sit and stare, it's all we do. All my friends are broken, too. We're just waiting. Waiting to begin."

    betweenyou&meon June 07, 2003   Link
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    i love how this song expresses life being like a perpetual high school experience. all the lyrics not only apply to being in school, but stand as metaphor for life in general. its so sad and sweet.

    bicyclewhoaon August 19, 2007   Link
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    "my stupid hair is so '82 to you" heh, that makes me laugh.

    constellationon August 02, 2002   Link
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    jawbreaker so has the best lyrics...i love them.

    modestkarion August 07, 2002   Link
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    wow i cant believe there are so few comments on this song, it's one of my favorites. their whole "dear you" cd completely rocks... they have such great lyrics... i can totally relate to this song, it reminds me of my hellish middle school experience a lot. the last few lines

    Sit and stare, it's all we do. All my friends are broken, too. We're just waiting. Waiting to begin.

    are so completely excellent... those words perfectly express the frustrations of having to go to school and dealing with the stupid authorities there and everything...

    zephon August 07, 2002   Link
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    "Some older guy with a motorbike picks her up after school", i can relate to this, i would see how this older guy would take the girl i liked in front of my eyes, and theres nothin i could do. girls always like older guys, i suppouse youre too immature at middle school.

    broke_n_doingtimeon April 29, 2003   Link
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    Great song. Quintessential high school experience.

    Let's see what Blake covers... social hostility, bad hair choices, ostracism, ditching class, embarassment, thinking about a girl, and general school apathy. Sounds just like my time at high school.

    mayinevergodeafon November 30, 2004   Link
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    I love the line "Expect the best, accept the worst."

    thereisnoiinteamon January 03, 2005   Link
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    "I wouldnt touch you on a dare" great line, jawbreaker rocks

    Volatile18on March 01, 2005   Link

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