Take your cautionary tales
Take your incremental gain
And all the sychophantic games
And throw 'em all away

Burn your TV in your yard
And gather 'round it with your friends
And warm your hands upon the fire
And start again

Take the story you've been told
The lies that justify the pain
The guilt the weighs upon your soul
And throw 'em all away

Tear up the calendar you've bought
And throw the pieces to the sky
Confetti falling down like rain
Like a parade to usher in your life
Take the dreams that should have died
The ones that kept you lying awake
When you should've been all right
And throw 'em all away

With the time I waste on the life I never had
I could've turned myself into a better man

'Cause there ain't nothing you can buy
And there is nothing you can save
To fill the whole inside your heart
So throw it all away
Won't fill the whole inside your heart

Help me empty out this house
The wool I've gathered all these days
And thought I couldn't do without
And throw it all away

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song about being able to start over and let all the pointless things in life that bog you down go.

    How much time do we waste on what's not important?
    SavageMadroxon January 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis songs lyrics have such a simple yet SO powerful message. Incredible.
    somebodyknowson May 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song, I like the philosophy it proposes.

    What do you think he means with "the dreams that should've died" ?
    Harikawashion October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionSomeone might point out that Glen Phillips is not a Christian, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't think like one. The lyrics read like something out of the gospels. "The dreams that should have died" refer to any selfish ambition.
    nikiknacon June 22, 2013   Link

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