"Rehearsal" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
It's so priceless when you say you have to work late
When we both know you're at a motel
Here's the thing that's so much more depressing
Than the infidelity itself

Darling, you are so unoriginal
Each move more obvious than the one before it

You know I always said that I would kill you
If I ever caught you stepping out
Now I see I did not know the half of
What hatred and revenge were all about

Darling, you are so unoriginal
Each move more obvious than the one before it

And I guess I could be bigger but I'd rather make you pay

Darling, you are so unoriginal
You'll see that I can be so unoriginal just like you

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"Rehearsal" as written by David Shannon Bazan

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    General Commentcorrection, line 2: "When we both know you're at a motel."
    juan_the_owlon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpedro the lion gone vengeful! <3
    PLANESon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment As the title of this song implies, it is a rehearsal. The wife is rehearsing the lines that she wants to say to her husband. She has known for a long time that he has been cheating on her. The next line is even more depressing. She calls her husband “so unoriginal, each move, more obvious than the one before it”. Her problem is not so much that her husband is cheating on her as the fact that he is just so boring. His unoriginality has led to her life of boredom, emptiness, and unfullfillment.
    This wife knows that she should be really upset with his stepping out. She always said she would kill him if he ever cheated on him. When she said that she would kill him, she had no idea what “hatred and regret were all about”. She truly hates him now. But again, not in the same way she thought she would. His unoriginality and apathy just simply bore her. She knows she could be bigger (and forgive his cheating), but wants to make him pay (because she has long since loved him and now downright loathes him).
    This song says a whole lot about our society. Adultery and cheating are not as painful as being boring. We live in a society that values entertainment and excitement. If you can not provide these things, you are not worth having around. Intellect has lost out to entertainment. A boring husband is worse than an exciting cheating husband. Our world needs God.
    through.being.coolon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell this song is written, i like how he made it where you can look at it from a guys point of view or a girls point of view...

    Well the whole song is pretty self explanitory but i like the last few lines

    I think its about a girl cheating on her boyfriend or husbund, which it is. The guys pretty much talking about himself at the same time though because of the last two lines
    "You'll see that I can be so unoriginal
    Just like you"
    bmx_ryan360on August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the "i can be so unoriginal just like you" is referring to her immenent murder.
    murder (looking at movies and pop culture) is the trite way of handling adultery and she recognizes this. she's just too vengeful to come up with a more original way to dispatch her husband.
    babyunvampon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti always thought the last lines were about how the person who's being cheated on would just cheat to get back at the other. i see babyunvamp's look at it, but when i saw it i immediately thought of revenge by cheating. is david that evil to murder? haha maybe...
    sean7711on April 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentto BMX ryan360, I am pretty sure it was the husband that was cheating, and its from the wifes point of view. since in "Priest and Paramedics" the wife killes the husband. and in "rehearsal" whe says " I guess I could be bigger but I'd rather make you pay"
    PedroFan0001on April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhoops...i always thought it was "what hatred and revenge were all about.but listen to the 't' of regret....it sounds strangely like the 'ge' of revenge. Please agree someone!! x
    fraudulent_miracleson October 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentin fact it sooo is revenge! especially with the following 'i guess i could be bigger but i'd rather make you pay'.
    fraudulent_miracleson October 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfuck yeah
    j.acobon January 18, 2005   Link

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