"My Standard Break From Life" as written by and Mathew Thomas Skiba Daniel Michael Andriano....
I've got a regular problem
So my standard break from life is in order
I'm having trouble making sentences
I'm older but I don't feel any smarter
You see I don't know what I said to you
And now you're pissed at you know who
And I guess I deserve it
I wish I could waste my time without wasting all your time
I try to leave a good impression
But it's hard when my obsession's in a wine glass
And when you're only 23
It's not attractive to complain about your sore back
Yes I can bitch until my eyes are blue
And you're in bed with someone new
And I guess you deserve him
Wish I could waste my time without wasting all your time
You say I'm fixable
A classic case, lack of will
I say I don't want to try
I'd rather stay here all night

I've got a motivation problem
So my standard break from life is getting longer
Spent over 30 hours in this bed
In two days, I guess I could've phoned her
But now that I'm awake
I'd rather take a drink
And walk down to the lake
And beg the sky for lightning bolts
I can't waste my time without wasting all your time
You say it's fixable
A classic case, lack of will
I say I don't want to try
I'd rather sit here all night

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"My Standard Break from Life" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentThis song doesn't relate to me very well, as I do not enjoy the idea of drinking alcohol. Seems the song is about an alcoholic guy who loses his girl because of his addiction. A story we've all heard many times, and I suppose this song does a good job of portraying that. Song has a nice sound, as well.
    XkannenXon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I only wish they would have included it on their own cd.
    castasideon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't think its about alcohol at all. Don't you ever just take a break from life? Just not leave the house, watch old movies and have as little contact with the outside world as possible...for like a day or two? Well sometimes I just can't deal with people anymore...so I take my standard break. I think this standard break was just brought on by frustrations with a girl...all to familiar to me :(
    thatsteveguyon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song about being lazy and not caring about anything and just chillin.."i dont wanna try, id rather sit here all night"
    minusblindfold02on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti know this probably has nothing to do with it, but i make it relate to myself becuse school sucks, and all i do is sit around and do nothing. and tests are going on and i just dont do anything. "I'm having trouble making sentences, i'm older but i don't feel any smarter"... it's an amazing song, and i totally agree with castaside about how they should have included it on their own album :-(
    skankin ska staron June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont think its about alcohol, well it might have to do with alcohol but thats not the main issue, the main issue it that he is in love with this girl but cant seem to make himself show her how much he cares. Or you could look at it another way, hes completely in love but isnt ready to admit it to himself or others, and he just needs time. either way this song is awesome, and i love it.
    phobos258on July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI dunno If I've got a different version to everyone else but my copy of From here to Infirmary has this and Hell Yes as tracks 13 and 14. I guess it could be the Europian version or something.
    SandFoxon July 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFor you people who don't think this song is about alcohol... have you even read the lyrics? "I try to leave a good impression, but it's hard when my obsession's in a wine glass." Now, shouldn't you feel stupid?
    XkannenXon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just so good, i cant get over it. i think it's about alcohol, but if you look at in the broader sense of just wanting someone to realize that you care, it's so easy to relate too. and as a chicago native i can say that taking a walk down to the lake really can help. (i can only assume that matt is talking about lake michigan as they're a chicago band)
    needingpoisonon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who just lost their grilfriend, and now that she is gone, they are taking their standard break from life...in this case getting drunk. Taking a break from their life by getting rip-roarin drunk. Has anyone else out there ever looked down into the depths of their 6th drink and thought to themselves, this drink is my freedom, it is my break from life? No? Maybe it'sjust me, but I think that's what the song is about.
    Madcappunkon August 16, 2002   Link

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