Words have no feeling without loaded meanings
Words take too long to come across
Meanings are meant for defining defintions
We load them for efect, it's cheap but it's working

It's the best I've got to get your attention
I could never get your attention
I could never please you
The verses are wasted on words you won't relate to
On words you'll never hear

It's not working -- I don't feel any better
I don't feel so well
The verbal breakdown has failed
So I'm whispering secrets
Hush, hush, on the loudspeaker
Words sculpted on verse become absurd

But it's the best I've got to get your attention
I could never get your attention
I could never please you
Words so sympathetic -- symphonic, yet pathetic -- are tossed on to the song

The meaning is lost...
The meaning is lost...

Words... just... won't... work...
Words... are... slowly demeaning their meanings
Words... make... things... worse
Words... are... always repeating
Losing their meaning
These words failed
Words fail


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The Rhyme Scheme Lyrics as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    the song explains the meaning of a word- he overly defined it in any way you could say it- he says he makes bullshit music to some girl that pays him no atention- he mingles to her while other guys pull the ho- he says his meaning is lost- it sounds as if he lost his sense of self- or everything he lives for- you cannot live for others- he is pathetically misrable and at the verge of suicide- he says words fail- but truly- he fails...

    mark_asson April 26, 2002   Link
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    words failed, it's like...all the words that he wrote to the girl failed so "words failed"

    Xpretoxon May 22, 2002   Link
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    this song says so much about words in general...how you can never find just the right word to say how you feel. xox

    mighteemmoouseon June 04, 2002   Link
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    It could be about a girl, but it could also be a comment on society. Such as, everyone is so full fo shit that he feels no one will ever understand the truth, words lose their meaning and people just bob their heads and listen to the happy little sound of it all. And because everyone else is fake, people may think he is just as full of excretement as a christmas turkey.

    EyesSoBrighton March 05, 2003   Link
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    this song is about the song.

    dorareeveron July 04, 2004   Link
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    innovative...

    WouldItBeYouon October 14, 2004   Link
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    once again, writing songs about writing songs. a little song and dance is about his music, too. it's always girls, sex, and music, and hurt but all four terms are really interchangeable.

    klsotson November 19, 2004   Link
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    I think this song is about how sometimes even when you get through to someone with your words, the meaning ends up being lost. And just when you think you have someones attention, the verbal connection is lost. I think it could also mean that alot of what people have to say is never even say, or it is misunderstood.

    sound of settlingon January 02, 2005   Link
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    yeah its defenetly about him writing lyrics. the line "its not working - i dont feel anybetter" is saying that writing the deep lyrics dont help him

    atdi7777on August 20, 2005   Link
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    This song is the fucking shit.

    religionoftheweakon January 29, 2007   Link

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