Favourite JEW lyric?

 
  • Favourite JEW lyric?

    Jimmy Eat World have written some great touching lyrics over the years. I was just wondering what everyone's favourite(s) are?

    The best one I can think of at the moment is this verse from "If You Don't, Don't":
    "I left you waiting (I know I left you waiting)
    At the least could we be friends?
    "Should have never started" (never started),
    Ain't that the way it always ends?

    On my life, I'll try today
    There's so much I felt I should say, but
    Even if your heart would listen,
    I doubt I could explain."

  • i agree with you!

    • Yachius said...
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    • 1 Jan 2007, 18:48
    My fave lyrics are from the oddly political 'Nothingwrong':

    "We've done nothing wrong,
    But we've done nothing!
    We can't look away,
    But we're just looking in!
    It's second nature to say,
    Hey hey hey, we've done nothing but -
    Nothing but take what's handed down
    Said nothing but words approved to shout
    We wanna know that we own the cake we're eating
    Spit it out! Out, out..."

    The song's got a great beat too.

  • Praise Chorus or Work.

  • A Praise Chorus:

    Don't don't don't let's start,
    Why did we ever part?
    Kick start my rock and rollin' heart...

    Work:

    All the Best DJs are saving
    Their slowest song for last,
    When the dance is through it's me and you,
    Come on would it really be so bad?

    The Authority Song:

    Oh well I'm here that means something doesn't it?
    Uh huh, won't you dance with me a little bit?
    Ah you don't notice cos the music's too loud!

    Hear You Me:

    On sleepless roads the sleepless go,
    May angels lead you in

    If You Don't Don't:

    We once walked out on the beach and once I almost touched your hand,
    Oh how I dreamed to finally say such things then only to pretend,

    Kill:

    Could it be that everything goes round by chance?
    Or only one way that it was always meant to be?

    Futures:

    I always believed in Futures,
    I hope for better... in November

    No Sensitivity:

    When you here those footsteps calling...
    Isn't it obvious? Isn't it obvious?
    It's OK if you don't answer.
    I thought it was obvious. I thought it was obvious.

    And I could list so many more...

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 17 Feb 2007, 22:02

    My favourite Jimmy Eat World lyrics

    Hi - off the top of my head here's a few, but this band are so amazing there will be plenty more that spring to mind I'm sure.

    "We once walked out the beach and once I almost touched your hand, oh how I dreamed to finally say such things then only to pretend" - If you Don't, Don't
    "I would write to you from museum mile, a toast to you, your whisper, your smile, up the stairs at Weatherford a ghost each place I hide" - from If You Don't, Don't
    (Post 1's suggestion from 'If You Don't, Don't' is also an excellent call.)

    "Take in restraint like a breath" - Crush
    "Simple discourse breaks you clean in half" - Crush (God, I can *so* relate to these lyrics!)

    "Hushed with a finger, don't say you'll never when you might..just another time" - Disintegration
    "Hanging on a cigarette, You need me, You'll burn me" - - Disintegration
    "This poison comes instruction free. Do what you want, but I'm drinking."
    - Disintegration

    "And if you were with me tonight
    I'd sing to you just one more time
    A song for a heart so big
    God wouldn't let it live" - Hear You Me
    (these lines have made me cry more than once - soooo beautiful!)

    "Here, I've been here before
    But only by myself..
    Myself..
    I promised I'd see it again
    I promised I'd see this with you now.." - Just Watch The Fireworks

    Cheers
    Max (http://www.last.fm/user/maxinenelson/journal/)
    :-)

    Edited by a deleted user on 19 Feb 2007, 20:07
  • "All at once the music stopped, the feeling went away" - Just Tonight...

    You and me wont be unhappy..
  • yeah jimmy eat world has got the best lyriks ever !!!

    May angels lead you in
    Hear you me my friends ?
    On sleepless roads, the sleepless go
    _____________________________________________________

    And how long would it take me
    to walk across the united states - all alone
    _____________________________________________________

    I'm not alone 'cause the TV is on
    I'm not crazy 'cause I take the right pills everyday

    Can you still feel the butterflies ?
    - Jimmy Eat World
  • 'I blame it on my entrance.
    It may have seemed to much like confidence'

    and also

    'Hey now, The past is told by those who win, my darling
    What matters is what hasn't been'

    are some of my definite favourite lyrics

    • kausti said...
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    • 11 Jun 2007, 00:28
    Just love this part of "The middle":

    Hey, you know they're all the same
    You know you're doing better on your own
    So don't buy in.
    Live right now
    Yeah, just be yourself
    It doesn't matter if it's good enough
    For someone else...

  • So many, all the songs are great. Some of my favorites are:

    "I fall asleep with my friends around me
    only place I know, I feel safe
    I'm gonna call this home" - The World You Love

    "How long would it take me to walk across the United States all alone?
    The West coast has been traumatized and I think I'm the only one still alive." - Blister

    "Dancing in plastic, shake-up snow.
    Do you believe in what you want?" - Believe in What You Want

    "Can you still feel the butterflies?
    Can you still hear the last goodnight?" - For Me This Is Heaven

    • ckONE22 said...
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    • 25 Jun 2007, 22:15
    I agree the_kostya, the passage of For Me This Is Heaven is beautful...

    another part from this song:
    "If I don't let myself be happy now then when?"

    more lyrics, I like:

    "let's disappear, we'll take a trip of no return to outer space.
    and swim in pools which keep us warm, cleaned off the sand from off your feet.
    we'll dance off time to the songs we've never liked.
    and sing off key thinking it sounds all right."
    Episode IV

    "So go on love
    Leave while there's still hope for escape
    Gotta take what you can these days
    There's so much ahead
    So much regret
    I know what you want to say
    (Know what you want to say)
    I know people can't help feeling differently
    I loved you, and I should have said it
    Tell me just what has it ever meant?"
    Kill
    (Combined with this wonderful melody the most beautiful part on Futures)

    Complete Hear You Me and complete Goodbye Sky Harbor

    • Galinor said...
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    • 5 Jul 2007, 20:11
    I like the lyrics of "Drugs or Me"
    Very touching...

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 14 Jul 2007, 12:30
    I see it around me, I see it in everything.
    I could be so much more than this.
    I said my goodbye's this is my sundown.
    I'm gonna be so much more than this.
    With one hand high, you'll show them your progress.
    You'll take your time, but no one cares.
    No one cares.
    I need you to show me the way from crazy.
    I wanna be so much more than this.
    With one hand high, you'll show them your progress.
    You'll take your time, but no one cares.
    With one hand high, you'll show them your progress.
    You'll take your time, but no one cares.
    No one cares.

    Good goodbye lovely time.
    Good goodbye tin sunshine.
    Good goodbye I'll be fine.
    Good goodbye, good goodnight.
    -My sundown


    I feel that when I'm old...I'll look at you and know
    The world was beautiful.
    -Polaris

    Keep my heart
    Somewhere drugs don't go
    Where the sunshine slows
    Always keep me close

    If only you could see
    The stranger next to me
    You promise you promise that you're done
    But i cant tell you from the drugs

    Don't let go
    Well dig a great big hole
    Down an endless hole
    We'll both go

    You're so blind!
    You can't save me this time
    -Drugs or me

    I won't always love these selfish things
    I won't always live...
    Not stopping...
    What are you hoping for?
    Don't give away the end
    The one thing that stays mine

    Amazing still it seems
    I'll be 23
    I won't always love what I'll never have
    I won't always live in my regrets
    -23

    I've always been the easy kill
    I guess I always will

    So go on love
    Leave while there's still hope for escape
    Got to take what you can these days
    There's so much ahead
    So much regret
    I know what you want to say
    I know it but can't help feeling differently
    I loved you, and I should have said it
    But tell me just what has it ever meant
    -Kill

    Amazing.

    • mk00 said...
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    • 1 Aug 2007, 17:41
    i'm not crazy coz i take the right pills... everyday.

    • Galinor said...
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    • 4 Oct 2007, 17:36
    Current top lyrics: "Drugs Or Me" and "My Sundown"

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 7 Oct 2007, 10:25
    23...

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 7 Oct 2007, 10:58
    hear you me.

    Edited by a deleted user on 21 Oct 2007, 15:59
    • bluey18 said...
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    • 17 Oct 2007, 23:52
    Simply "Kiss me with your cherry lipstick" from Night Drive. I'm not really sure why but it's a lyric that's always stood out. Of course they have many many more deep and meaningful ones, just pick apart Hear You Me (that whole song si full of favourite lyrics for me) but that's my choice.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 21 Oct 2007, 14:02
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    It was my turn to decide.I knew this was our time.
    No one else will have me like you do, no one else will have me, only you...
    Fantastic lyrics!

    and also from Kill

    I can't help it, Baby
    this is who I am (am)
    but sorry but I can't just go turn off how I feel (feel)
    you kill me
    you build me up but just to watch me break (hey hey hey)
    I know what I should do but I just can't walk away

    Wonderful.

  • The lyrics were what sold me on JEW oh so long ago. It was not my style of music at all..and they still remain my favorite band ever. Like everyone else..i have so many favorites..

    -Polaris-
    They say that love goes anywhere
    In your darkest time, it's just enough to know its there

    -Just Watch the Fireworks-
    Here, you can be anything
    and I think that scares you
    I think that scares you

    -Futures-
    Hey now, the past is told by those who win
    My darling, what matters is what hasn't been

    -23-
    No one else will know these lonely dreams
    No one else will know that part of me
    -
    I won't always love what I'll never have
    I won't always live in my regrets
    -
    You'll sit alone forever
    if you wait for the right time
    What are you hoping for?
    I'm here, I'm now, I'm ready
    Holding on tight
    Don't give away the end
    One thing that stays mine

    -The World You Love-
    Our time is borrowed
    It's spent too freely
    Every minute I had needs to be made up
    But how?

  • Favorite Lyrics per album:

    Digits from Static Prevails
    For Me This Is Heaven from Clarity
    If You Don't, Don't from Bleed American
    Just Tonight from Futures

    The jury's out on Chase This Light

    • Laur000 said...
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    • 22 Dec 2007, 03:13
    I have way too many favs. But one that hasnt been said is:

    'You'll change your mind come Monday,
    and turn your back on me.
    You'll take your steps away with hesitance,
    Take your steps away from me.'
    -Cautioners


    Man I love that song.

  • I LOVE pretty much all of these lyrics, especially ckONE22 choices Kill and Episode IV.

    ALL of 23...

    "You're not bigger than this, not better why can't you learn?" Lucky Denver Mint

  • Picking a favorite lyric?! Too hard.

    All their lyrics are brilliant.

    'When you go, I'll let you be. But you're killing everything in me.' -Polaris , sticks in my head though.

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