Tell me again what you were thinking when (when you were...) you got that bruise tattooed, forever black and blue. You won't say, like you don't say anything anyone can hold you to. I hope I don't make the same foolish mistakes I know you've made because I can see me in the things that you don't say, people that you don't see.

Tell me again where you were when (where you were...) the world changed and forgot about you. If it's sympathy you need then I'm sorry but you're not the only one who feels cheated. It's too close to home and it's too near the bone, more than you'll ever know...

I don't miss you. I'll miss you when you're dead.

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    General Comment

    the title is a spin on The Smiths "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" and Mike even takes two lines from that song and sings them here.

    "It's too close to home and it's too near the bone, more than you'll ever know." -Morrissey

    noyeson February 11, 2005   Link
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    second best song on the album I think. There are so many parts of this song I love. It has such an odd structure and tempo until it breaks into that WONDERFUL long (but not too long) loop for the last half of the song. I love what happens at the song at 2:20 when the backround guitar picking comes in before "it's too close to home...". I love it because it almost gives a preview of the rest of the song. oh... I could go on... I love the fact that he can be repeating the same line over and over again... with simple, but layer instruments... and i doesn't get boring. very much like Goodbye Sky Harbour by JEW. A perfect song... oh man...

    iamnothing2uon May 04, 2005   Link
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    My Opinion

    The second half is what makes this song.

    iamthenightstarson August 13, 2009   Link
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    fuck. i was about to get a moz tattoo till i heard this song. maybe i should be thankful.

    high fidelityon January 29, 2005   Link

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