alphabet you $20
you'll forget that time in college
on a stiff ledge, announcing something
to a bunch of kids bent on collapsing
"for every famous last word
there are a million last words
that no one's every heard
for every famous last word
there are a million last words
and they're last words that no one's heard"

well, you got it stuck in my head
i want mine to sound smart
to ring and ring for hours
to break my mother's heart
cuz there are millions of words
that all sound like other words
i could've sworn i heard
there are millions of words
that just don't work as well as that one word

no, i think i'm cracking up
it's too polished and pretty
dishonest and lumbering
so you can keep sleeping
just break my apology
into sparks in the air you're breathing

remember when it used to be my air?
back before we fought so much
and i proved i wasn't strong enough
to convince myself into convincing you;
i was a prince before the hospital, and then
i was a trapdoor waiting to swallow you
i was a picked lock, a broken bicycle
immobilized and hanging in place
just nodding my head and hiding my face in my hands
auditioning my escape plan

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  • +2
    General Commentwell, i will agree that the acoustic version is melodious, but i have to say that it lacks a lot of the raw energy, intensity, and emotion that the full version has. for instance, when kevin screams out "i was a trapdoor..." in the acoustic version he sounds sorrowful, but in the full version he is sorrowful, angry, confused, et. al. and i just pick that up much more from the full version.

    but regardless of how you play it, the song is a marvel
    uuon September 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti first thought it was "alpha bet you" instead of "alphabet you", thinking it meant like "alpha" the head of a fraternity bet him to do it, knowing kevin it's probably some type of wordplay

    probably my favorite song in the world (the real version, not the acoustic one)
    uuon April 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou've gotta be kidding, the acoustic is so much better
    three star saluteon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most cathartic songs ever.
    phranclyon September 08, 2010   Link

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