Fire is motion
Work is repetition
This is my document
We are all all we've done
we are all all we've done
we are all all we've done
we are all all defenses.

Fire is motion
Is motion growth?

And you are colder than oldness could ever be
and you are bolder than buzzing bugs
[2x]

My mama said my cousin bucky's so boldly bald
cuz he never took his hat off
he kept that cap on even when swimming

I know there's a lesson
in there somewhere something nothing special
'bout boys who smell like salami
and boys who've never apologized

And you are colder than oldness could ever be
and you are bolder than buzzing bugs.


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Oh Messy Life Lyrics as written by Guy Thomas Meyers

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    sounds to me alot like modest mouse....definately a good thing

    emoedenon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    No shit, that's what he's saying? Been trying to figure that out forever. Hmm...

    RemyKilledElvison June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    nothing else in the song except the beginning matters. "work is repetition", then repeating are the words "we are all we've done". there's a lesson about the bald guy who never took his hat off!! what is it?....

    startoutyoungon June 22, 2002   Link
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    This is a great song...he sounds like Brak from Space Ghost.

    TarHeelMikeyon July 04, 2002   Link
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    this is the prettiest song ever. his voice is beautiful. no brak

    shortONideason July 30, 2002   Link
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    dont mix brak with the beautiful brillant tim kinsella! punkass.

    "you are bolder than buzzin bugs" is a the most brillant line.

    sikuhizion August 01, 2002   Link
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    Wow, this song is just so good.

    Perfectlyon August 11, 2002   Link
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    Wow, this song is just so good.

    Perfectlyon August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    oh kinsella. if only you were younger. cap'n jazz is definitely the foremost "chaotic bedroom indie rock" band. besides joan of arc. but i'm obviously just partial.

    difference_in_shadeson August 23, 2002   Link
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    this is probably my favorite cap'n jazz song.. odd how he went from this to american football.. and then to owen. what a progression. what a great musician.

    gifison April 04, 2003   Link

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