Scratched Out (Track 11) Lyrics - The Matches

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wake up and waste a day
chase away
a day at a time
and waste away
clean-faced today
clean taste of yay
toothpaste makes my
orange juice sour
waste an hour
or so
Rush hour*
is slow
the flowers
that grow
outside of my window
are blooming
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I'm assuming
that you're comin' over soon
it's almost half past four
and you called here at noon
'cause there's a picture
that you wanna see
now I'm not even good at
being me

She got nicotine-basted
wasted thumbs
and one of them asphalt
tastin' tongues
she wakes up
to alarm
her make-up
is still on
and she can't remember
why she set the damn thing
her heart is a machine
art is meant to be seen
not felt
not heard
it's just paint
they're just words
and fingers are for feeling
fists are for beating
scabs are for healing
and blood is for bleeding
that's just how
I used to be
but I'm not even good at
being me

I wake up and waste an hour
pace and glower
at the TV set wasting power
and aching in my head
I'm banking in the red
and compulsively charging cd's to my account
so come out
its getting late
you Jersey girls like to make boys wait
now it's too late
in the day
for a matinee
and I ain't got the
money to pay
for you anyway
what should I say?
I know it ain't how it
used to be
but I'm not good
at being me

[in first release of E.Von Dahl, instead of saying:
"so come out
its getting late
you Jersey girls like to make boys wait"
"so come out
dont make me wait
you Catholic girls start much to late"]

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Awesome! | Reviewer: Val-Val | 7/5/2008

I just love this song. For me, it's all about longing and being alone when you want to be with someone else. It's about anticipation and feeling anxious and needy, feeling like you love someone more than they love you. It's an awesome song, the vocals are just amazing, so many contrasts, so much imagination... And the guitar isn't bad at all. An excellent song, so go listen to it. Now xD

This song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/7/2008

This song just makes you smile no matter what mood you're in. It's comedic, and the way the vocals sound to stress it to make it sound like reality, like it's happening right now, or even happened a little while ago, it doesnt matter, it still can cheer you up no matter what.

Scratched out. | Reviewer: sarah__x | 9/27/2007

i really REALLY love this song.
just the lyrics and the way the singer sings.. it's just so interesting.. and i agree with leslie.. it is a good song for bad days...

This song... | Reviewer: Leslie | 8/10/2007

This song just... IDK what it is about it but it means so much to me and makes my darkest day feel a little better. I love it so much. The Matches are my favorite band, ever. This song's meaning to me only makes it more so.

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