I woke up with this song in my head this morning
I woke up with this song in my head this morning
I was dreaming about your record collection
And all of our scratched affection
I woke up with this song in my head this morning

With no singing
There's no swinging too
There's no dancing
There's no missing you

I woke and put your record on this morning
I woke and put your record on this morning
So when the oven's hot, I'm going to melt the plastic
Into an ashtray or candy basket
I woke up and put your record on this morning

With no singing
There's no swinging too
There's no dancing
There's no missing you

When you go
Will you glow
On and on and on and on?
When you go
Will you glow
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on?

I woke up with this song in my head this morning
I woke up with this song in my head this morning
It made my headache
It was that great
But now it's gone, and life is wonderful
You made my headache
You were that great
But now you're gone, and life is wonderful

With no singing
There's no swinging too
There's no dancing
There's no missing you

There's no screaming
There's no listening too
There's no scheming
There's no missing you
No missing you


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    General CommentEmo is a sub-genre of punk. Is Bright Eyes punk? Nope, it suuuure isn't. Conor Oberst writes emotional lyrics, but it isn't at all like emo music. The style is totally different. And if you compare it to emo, the lyrics aren't really like emo. I'd say Bright Eyes is more just the simplest definition of a song with lyrics: poetry put to music. Beautiful words and beautiful sound. It can't be classified, because there really isn't anything out there that is very similar to it, and other things like it can't be classified. If there isn't a name for it, I say we pool our thoughts and invent one.
    Oh and by the way...screenwrite, don't let it piss you off so bad when people mis-genre music. They don't know. But if they're just idiots who don't know....well then go and hate them. Or, as in your example, those who call Good Charlotte punk. Those people are dumbasses too.....heeheehee.
    scarletdawnon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti've heard people call bright eyes emo. bands like dashboard and juliana theory are emo, bright eyes is not. i've also heard people call it folk, indie, or country. and digital ash doesn't sound like any of the above.

    i usually refer to bright eyes as indie, but i don't think it matters. i don't understand why people care.
    never_say_foreveron April 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTO ME, this song is about leaving somebody who you used to love and care about and see every single day. and then you suddenly stop talking to them/seeing them for a pretty long time. and you realize that you really can live without them. and for some reason, you don't miss them at all. and life is beautiful.



    i'm sure it's not what the song really means though, it's just what it means to me :)
    ireallylikebagelson April 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to sing and cry and dance with happiness. so beautiful, and for someone as jaded as conor (something many people like myself relate to), its so promising to see that there can be hope too.

    yesss. i love this song.
    pikachu1559on January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentscarletdawn, you said that perfectly. Bright Eyes cannot be classified into a genre. End of story. There's nothing like it, and there never will be. Conor has something that no other artists can grasp, because he is so far beyond everyone and everything else. So many bands have tried to capture "this", but they can't, because they lack the honesty, originaity, and pure talent that comes to Conor so easily.

    This song is beautiful. All of his songs are so amazing.
    When he raises his voice in this song it gives me goosebumps. Amazing...That's all I have to say.
    kate_2674on August 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn amazing cover of The Bruces' original song!

    A recollection of a lost love without the bitterness usual to most of conor's (or most emo artists') songs.
    straylightrunon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree, except with the part about conor being emo.
    scarletdawnon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo doubt. Bright Eyes is not "Emo". Think Rites of Spring for "emo". Ugh, I hate when people get band genres wrong - its like calling Good Charlotte punk. Ahahhahaha.
    screenwriteon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't get it... "So when the ovens hot I'm gunna melt the plastic into an ashtray or candy basket..." < Kathleen26on January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoops, it didn't finish before, I was asking what it meant, because I have a slight clue, but I'm not sure if thats right, and uhm, if Conor's not emo, what is he?
    Kathleen26on January 14, 2005   Link
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