"They Write Books About This Sort Of Thing" as written by and Eric Elbogen....
Her pretty noises
Can you turn them down?
I think that I'm dying
Do you want to go out?

Because we can play some Pac-Man
Or go to the library
We can order some pad thai
Without the MSG

And they write books about this sort of thing
And they write books about this sort of thing
Yeah, they write books about this sort of thing

Closed captioned heartbeats
Spell "thump" five letters long
I think she's gone to Nashville
She don't care for my songs

And if my heart hadn't withered
Then perhaps I'd track her down
But I've got a lot to stew on
So I guess I'll hang around

And they write books about this sort of thing
Yeah, they write books about this sort of thing
Yeah, they write books about this sort of thing


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"They Write Books About This Sort Of Thing" as written by Eric Elbogen

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    General Commentthis song is beautiful
    rabbitisrabbiton February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Closed captioned heartbeats" i love that.
    vintagetapshoeson March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite Say Hi song.
    prancemayaon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the first line is "Heard pretty noises" not her. I don't how a girl would be able to turn her pretty noises down. Although, if it is her, I guess the first four lines were then supposed to just be random lines. Doubt that, though.
    LetMenBurnStarson May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think I'm wrong :-/
    LetMenBurnStarson July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it pad thai?
    I thought it was "Heard pretty noises" too. Like maybe she was playing her music too loud and he went to yell at her and she was pretty and he was embarrassed ("dying") and sort of awkward and asked her out. And as he proclaimed his love she couldn't care less. And left. And yada yada..
    Sarahluvsu182on March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha, I love that interpretation. I'm going to think of that everytime I hear it now. That sounds like something that would be in a romantic comedy.
    LetMenBurnStarson March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, and I wondered about the pad thai, too. I think you can spell it Pad Thai or Pat Thai.
    LetMenBurnStarson March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love his voice. It's so wonderful, but not perfect. On certain notes it sounds like he goes out of tune for a minute. That's one reason why I love this band.
    x0emilyyy0xon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's "Her pretty noises," according to the lyrics that came with the album. He spells it "pad thai" too. But then again, lyric booklets are often wrong :)
    georgieon January 15, 2007   Link

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