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Futures Album Cover
Released: 2004-10-19
Length: 3:48
Label: Interscope Records
Writer: Jimmy Eat World
Producer: Gil Norton

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[Verse 1]

Well you're just across the street

Looks a mile to my feet

I want to go to you

Funny how I'm nervous still

I've always been the easy kill

I guess I always will

[Chorus 1]

Could it be that everything goes round by chance?

Or only one way that it was always meant to be

You kill me, you always know the perfect thing to say

Hey hey, hey hey

I know what I should do but I just can't walk away

[Verse 2]

I can picture your face well from the bar in my hotel

I wish I'd go to you

I'll pick up, put down the phone

Like your favorite Heatmiser song goes

"It's just like being alone."

[Chorus 2]

Oh god, please don't tell me this has been in vain

I need answers for what all the waiting I've done means

You kill me, you've got some nerve but can't face your mistakes

Hey hey, hey hey

I know what I should do but I just can't turn away

[Bridge] So go on, love Leave while there's still hope for escape You gotta take what you can these days There's so much ahead and 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? [Chorus 3]

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

Recording Details

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Other Versions

Gil Norton Demo Version

The Gil Norton Demo can be heard here the Demo Disc from the Deluxe version of Futures or on various International Versions of the album, e.g. the Futures Japanese Deluxe version. This version is slightly shorter at 3:35.

See Also


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