"Listen" as written by John Rzeznik and Robbie Takac....
Why are you so green
How can you say that to me?
When did you fall from grace?
You've got a dirty face
And it's killin' me

[Chorus]
Why don't you listen?
Why don't you listen to me?
I'm drownin' but I never felt so free

Can you follow me?
Will you justify me please?
Said you're wrong
Said you're gone
I'll guess I'll wait another night
For what you're gonna say
Back to me

[Chorus]

And I try
But I never try too long
When you're gone

[Chorus]

Why don't you listen, hear what you're missin'


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"Listen" as written by Robbie Takac John Rzeznik

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    General Commenthmm..robby's songs are always harder to interpret than john's..but in reality, they're much more literal and straightforward than john's

    i guess he's just asking this person why don't they listen and take advice from him
    gonletitslideon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts about a disagreement in relationships, and robbies saying one thing, but shes not hearing it, as for "drowning and never felt so free", he's going through hell, and isn't sure if he'll make it, but at the same time hes kidna glad to be free from the onstraints of the relationship.
    slip-frawgon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my favorite song that Robby sings!
    lancerchickon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it could be somewhat about Robby being bothered by his position in the band. He's always been such a key member vocally, and as the band as progressed, his role has been diminished. He doesn't really sing backup on any of John's songs anymore. He only had 2 of 11 songs on the last album. No one really wants to hear what he has to say (I do, but not the majority of people going to shows).

    That's just what I get out of it.
    boynamedgoo22on June 15, 2007   Link

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