If I had a dollar bill for every time I’ve been wrong
I’d be a self-made millionaire and you’d still be gone
So hand me down my best dress shoes and my best dress shirt
Cause I’m going out in style to cover the hurt
And all I wanna do all day is spend it in bed
But that’s bad for the body and even worse for my head
So I’ll try and find a place where no one will ask me a thing
It’ll help to forget and help me to sing

Cause now I’m drunk again
The means to my end
And I’m scared of myself
Cause now it’s the same the faces and names
And I’m scared of myself again

Have you ever wanted to wake up from your dreaming
Scared you so bad you couldn’t control your heart or your breathing
Well walk out the door with me on the floor
You don’t care how I’m feeling
I guess a weak and tired and frightened man is no longer appealing

Some people have a gift of reaching right into your soul and finding the hole and making it bigger
Baby sometimes I think I catch ya crackin’ cynical smiles and in a short while you’ll be my heart’s grave digger
Well there’s not much I can do
Cause I’m at the mercy of you
So baby I guess we’re through

Cause now I’m drunk again
The means to my end
And I’m scared of myself
Cause now it’s the same the faces and names
And I’m scared of myself again
Cause now it’s all the same the faces and the names
So go walk out the door you don’t believe me no more
And I’m scared of myself again

If I had a dollar bill for every time I been wrong
I’d be a self made millionaire and I wouldn’t be singing


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    Technically this is a Reel Big Fish song, it was the last track on Cheer Up.

    wetzillaon March 29, 2005   Link
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    This is my favorite Reel Big Fish song. Once they played it as an encore at a concert, and it was absolutely amazing. It gave me chills. Hearing it live really gave me an appreciation for how great Scott's voice really is. I love the lyrics and feel of this song...

    Jimmifrisbeeon April 28, 2005   Link
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    Scott wrote the song for RBF, but it's still his song and such. I like this version better anyway.

    Logan Soreseon April 16, 2006   Link

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