Can you build ?.
You know, its something
That keeps you sane.
And you can't explain what.
But you know, it's
What's left inside you.
And I know its something,
You know, its something
That keeps me sane.
And I can't explain why,
It's all I have,
Left to hold on to.

And I say, that is every day.

You (you) know (know) what (woah-oh-oh-oh)
It means to me.
It's just a reason to wait.
From the something that keeps me sane.
I have a reason to wait
(Whoa) Wait.
I have a reason to wait.
From the something that keeps me sane.
I have a reason to wait.

Can you build ?
You know, its something
That keeps us sane.
And you can't explain what.
But you know, it's
What's left inside you.
And I know its something, (Woah)
You know, its something
That keeps us sane.
And I can't explain why,
It's all I have,
Left to hold on to.

And I say, that is every day.

Schemes (schemes)
You (you) know (know) what (woah-oh)
It means to me. (oh-oh)
It's just a reason to wait.
From the something that keeps me sane.
I have a reason to wait
Wait.
I have a reason to wait.
From the something that keeps me sane.
I have a reason to wait.


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    No one knows? Wow...

    HyBriDJoKeRon May 22, 2004   Link
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    To me this song can be about whatever it is that keeps you sane. To me, and I think to the writer as well (im going to have to dispute the lyrics here for a sec) Marijuana keeps me sane, now lets not jump to conclusions about how wrong I am, but I believe hes saying weed keeps him sane and its his "reason to wait" hes not a reason away from smoking a joing, he has a reason to wait.... for anything, because he smoked a joint... or 2...

    Cannabutron March 17, 2005   Link
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    joint* not joing sorry

    well its always been about weed to me, even if the words do sometimes seem like hes saying hes a reason away, a lot of times its impossible that there saying that, they have to be saying a reason to wait, and i dunno about you guys but for me weed is the only reason ill fucking wait or sit stilll through anything.

    Cannabutron March 17, 2005   Link
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    This is only the greatest less than jake song EVER!

    lookcheon February 20, 2006   Link
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    It's about that one thing you can't live without, that 'keeps you sane'. Whether it be drugs, music, a girl, your cat, your pillow whatever it is. This song is about holding on to that one 'thing' and never letting it go. It's that thing you love, thats always there for you. And by the way, I just fucking love how this song starts off; magnificent intro.

    erasethepaston August 16, 2007   Link
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    yes i aggree the guitar intro is amazing!

    lineandsinker62on January 11, 2009   Link
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    This song is just about that thing that you love, the one thing that keeps you going, keeps you sane.

    Aside from that, this is my favorite Less Than Jake song. I'm serious. Even though it doesn't feature much of the Ska section, it's still a really awesome song.

    NoPrideon December 21, 2010   Link

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