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Jimmy Eat World Christie Front Drive Split Cover
Written: 1994
Released: 1995
Length: 7:29
Label: Capitol, Big Wheel Recreation
Writer: Jimmy Eat World
Producer: Mark Trombino

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Pay attention

Stop paying for regret

Fossil resources all used up

Make the best use of your time

You could be on to something

Too skeptic, too tired to care

When they all seem to know at once

Sweet muse left me all alone

There's only my weight left

Euthanasia could be the greatest gift

It's all the same

So let me know

It's never changed

So let it go

(Wait outside your house to come back out)

It's all the same

So let it go

It's just what you...

Save the long car ride home

Don't leave your house today

Nothing lost but still nothing gained

No possibilities

All wasted, world gone under

Life means I hear my ears ring one more day

And you will see it through at once

Sweet muse, she won't be around today

Things that I could not say

Are we through yet?

Are you gone yet?

You're on and off

Phase in, phase out

Cross your heart

Crash, burn and fall

Under cushions hide the change

So no one knows

Just be careful who you tell

I really want to care when you say, "I'll change that."

I just don't feel a thing when you say, "We'll get there, someday."

Recording Details

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Other Versions


A demo for this track can be heard on the Static Prevails Demos This version is much shorter at 4:30.

See Also


  1. https://www.jimmyeatworldtourdates.com/biography/, 2001, Jimmy Eat World Tour Dates, Jimmy Eat World Tour Dates, 2021-08-24,
  2. http://www.jimmyeatworld.co.uk/, JimmyEatWorld.co.uk, https://web.archive.org/web/20160110161234/http://www.jimmyeatworld.co.uk/, 2015-01-10
  3. https://music.avclub.com/how-jimmy-eat-world-s-the-middle-became-the-best-song-1798233196, How Jimmy Eat World's 'The Middle' Became the Best Song for a Bad Time", Heller, Jason, 2012-09-14, The A.V. Club, The A.V. Club, 2021-02-25, It was no surprise that Drive Like Jehu’s Mark Trombino produced Jimmy Eat World’s 1996 major-label debut, Static Prevails, or that Christie Front Drive’s Eric Richter sang backup on it.,

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