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Less Than Jake lyrics

Album: Borders and Boundaries [2000]

Tracks15
 01  Magnetic North
 02  Kenhoe
 03  Suburban Myth
 04  Look What Happened
 05  Hell Looks a Lot Like L.A.
 06  Mr. Chevy Celebrity
 07  Gainesville Rock City
 08  Malt Liquor Tastes Better
 09  Bad Scene and a Basement Show
 10  Is This Thing On?
 11  Pete Jackson Is Getting Married
 12  1989
 13  Last Hour of the Last Day of Work
 14  Bigger Picture
 15  Faction
all Less Than Jake lyrics



Magnetic North
Magnetic North
There's been borders and there'll be boundaries
and there's been times misidirection's found me
There's been clear heads and there'll be clean slates
and times we'd find we'd pass the night away thinking
Everyone here hates everyone here
for doing the same thing that they do
There's been new starts and they'll be no sleep
and there's been times when inspiration's found me
and there's been walls built and there's been worse days
and times we'd find we spent the night awake thinking
all those people they keep watching me
all those people that hate me
all those people they watch me
all those people are just like meback to top
Kenhoe
Ideals are like opinions and beliefs just like tradition
Sometimes both are not enough
Faded stickers and crumpled flyers
They've become the reminder
that there's an anthem in us that fits
the flag we've flown for years
I've always had this same old song
Stuck in my head for so damn long
A soundtrack to whether I'm right or wrong
Ideals are like opinions beliefs just like tradition
Sometimes both are not enough
faded pictures and yellowed flyers
and memories so far behind us
there's an anthem in us that fits
the flag we've flown for years
Ideals and its actions
Beliefs and convictions
Faith and tradition
The flags we've flown for yearsback to top
Suburban Myth
Suburban Myth
So let's hit the streets tonight
And I'll show you where I lost my job
and where I got chased by cops
so we'll jump the fence at 13th and 10th
to see where we played our first show
I told you everybody loses sight of
All the how it's been and never was
So let's hit the streets tonight
And I'll show you where I drank on the job
and hung out In that parking lot
left at the light there's park 16th on the right
and that's the place that we called home
That place you'll never get a chance to know
and all the people through the years you could've known
it makes me wonder what your seeing is almost "home"back to top
Look What Happened
And I swear it's the last time and I swear it's my last try
And we'll walk in circles around this whole block
Walk on the cracks on the same old sidewalks
And we'll talk about leaving town
Yeah we'll talk about leaving
I swear it's the last time I swear it's my last try
We rode across that bridge all night
We talked our way through city lights
Traced all the lines we're killing time
Under those buzzing signs
From downtown to anywhere but here
Tonight yeah I swear to these rooftops
And just hoped that car would never stop
We drove around this place all night
Past closed signs and familiar sights
We're moving by passing time
Counting those center lines
With 20,000 lines left to go
That lead to somewhere I don't know
It might be the time tha twe leave this all behind
There's been a few times
That we thought it felt right
To take all the westbound signs
And just leave town tonightback to top
Hell Looks a Lot Like L.A.
Hell Looks A Lot Like L.A.
He got in his car and told himself to drive
gotta leave it all behind if he wants to feel alive
19 and lost and never thought he'd ever leave this place
vacant mind from endless grind so what's to lose anyways
Another fast food job?
Another 8 to 5 day?
Ten minutes and two miles is just a mile too many today
and you can see why it's easy to say
y'know that hell looks a lot like L.A.
six months ago was the last she felt alive
moved down from the north and told herself she'd try
18 and lost and never thought this place would change
ignored and bored the same feelings as yesterday
she said it's way too much more than she could take
it's one less car that's in the way
y'know that hell looks a lot like L.A.



pleae rate my tabzback to top
Mr. Chevy Celebrity
Mr. Chevy Celebrity
Well I thought all my friends were sane
then I met this kid in the fourth grade
"let's go throw rocks through the neighbor's windows"
I never wanted to go but he would always make me
I wanna know what you were thinking
I wanna know what you were drinking
Mark Cruce
Have another drink Mark Cruce
He's the guy passing out and crashing on your couch
Mark Cruce Have another drink Mark Cruce
He's the guy pissing in the front yard of your house
Mark Cruce
Through all the years not a whole lot's changed
how 'bout that party where you stole the beer tap
off some burnout's keg
I really hope that you know
I almost got my ass beat
have another drink Mark Cruce
he's the guy with the bat that took your mailbox out
setting fire to bags of shit outside your neighbor's houseback to top
Gainesville Rock City
This map hung up on the truck stop hallway door
is looking worn and I can hardly read it anymore
I feel like I'm a speck thrown on the map
and I can't help my urge to laugh
I never used to feel like that
Well I'm half awake half a world away
all my past mistakes and every wasted day
I wouldn't have it any other way
I'll try through my haze and half shut eyes
to count up all the reasons why
I should be back at home tonight
Half awake half a world away
all my past mistakes and every wasted day
proves that I'll never change
I'll always stay the same
I wouldn't have it any other wayback to top
Malt Liquor Tastes Better
Malt Liquor Tastes Better When You've Got Problems
And I've been so busy trying
that I've only wound up living
weekend to weekend
getting by just simply "trying"
And I should be out looking for a job
but only wind up heading for a stiff drink
left with nothing else so I think
"it's time to stumble home"
So I say Hello to wasted hours
and I say bottoms up to better days
I've been so busy dying
that I've always wound up living
paycheck to paycheck
scraping by but hardly trying
what will it take to get me out of bed
when half the check goes to rent
the other half goes to debt
I should be out looking for another job
Instead I stumble home
Another day not trying
there's no one left to blame
it's just the routine and the repetition
I've spun out of controlback to top
Bad Scene and a Basement Show
Well the scene here he wants her back
he's trying to use the phone
she's hanging up he's given up
he should've known
looking lost then he wanders off
and tries to sing along to some song he's never heard
but just keeps mouthing all the words
It gets worse before it's all over
I know I'll get through this somehow
and nothing's gonna change her mind for now
Well the scene here he's still alone
another band goes on in this crowded basement
with too much small talk and lame inside jokes
feeling useless out of excuses
he should've known to let it go
she said "it's done"
second chances seem to never come
After all the bad endings and misunderstandings
and all of the late night last hopes and lost time
and all that she left for me was only a memory
all I can say is she don't understand meback to top
Is This Thing On?
Is This Thing On?
When all the things that you've been thinking
has you so confused and so unglued
your head is spinning
well we've all felt the same inside
I've been on that ledge countless times
and I know what that feels like
you've on your own can't make it through this world all alone
is this thing on at all?
when all your friends don't have the answers
and you're so convinced that inch by inch
they've turned to strangers
we've all seen the different sides
no one hears even though you've talked all night
and I know what you feel like
can we really measure if we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on forever on and on?back to top
Pete Jackson Is Getting Married
I can see it all right now
his mom and dad so proud of his son and his new found wife
and I wonder if after all these years
will his dad still give him a pep talk for his wedding night?
I can smell his cousin's polo mixing with his grandpa's old spice and the
Swedish meatballs look so tempting that his two fat aunts might even fight
and his uncles have all gone drinkin'
highballs and hamms light in the parking lot
while the rest of his relatives are busy just tearing up the Manville Elks Lodge
I can smell his cousin's polo mixing with his grandpa's old spice and the mashed
potatoes look so tasty that his two fat aunts might even fight
on that day what else could I say?
I'd say here's to you staying drunk
here's to all your good luck
you're gonna need itback to top
1989
1989
Let me give you some insight into my insides
I haven't been this confused in such a long time
you can't believe I've spent just losing my mind
I can't believe that 10 years have really gone by
it's been a long time
Had a plan for every year I've been alive
a million more I've built up inside of me
there's a million more that I have bottled up
and that I've fucked up
do you feel like the hard times are mountains you've climbed lying awake
it still feels like it's '89 it's been along time
those mindless days the plans that I've made
the countless mistakes all the times I've changed
through the years I faced all that's kept me sane
every single dayback to top
Last Hour of the Last Day of Work
I couldn't help but think back to the advice
That I got from my dad a few times
He said...time goes by so fast in a blink of an eye
So never close your eyes...
...i always wanted something more than 50 hours every week
And a paid vacation on the jersey shoreline
And he said
So when ambition turns into competition
I'll never be the better man
I can't help but think back to the time
He said life goes right by
And told me never think twice
You can't second guess how to live your life
All these years have been way too short
To be spent on some factory floor like me
I never went back again
I never looked back again
And he said
So when ambition turns into competition
I'll never be the better man
It's the last hour of the last day
Don't fall so far behind now
You'll be another nameless face
He saidback to top
Bigger Picture
Bigger Picture
Breaking down from every insult that you've taken
from one sided conversations
Burning out from all the minor misconceptions
that just play on your frustrations
your self doubt has your head so turned around
there's not a catch phrase that can save you
and it's not that hard to figure out
disappointment doesn't have to cut to a commercial now
I'm breaking down I'm burning out
and it's not funny like on television
when your self doubt turns you inside out
it's still not funny like on television
I'm passing time since I've been right
and it's not funny like on television
those times I've cracked with no laugh track
and it wasn't funny like on televisionback to top
Faction
Faction
And I
I wonder if you'd understand
if I said I'll never go never go along again
And if I told you all that I believe in
and gave you my reasons and always had an answer
an honest answer for all of them
sometimes you just want to belong
at any loss or any cost
yeah I've
I've made mistakes before
but I just can't seem to remember them anymore
and I've followed everyone's lead before
and I've made my own decisions
and I've never felt so strong before
I've never felt so strong before
sometimes you just want to belong
at any loss or any cost
sometimes your best defense is a good reminder
of your common sense
strike a match and hope it lasts
here's to following your own lead
it's the path that I have taken
after all the contemplation
it's the promise I have made
I hope it lastsback to top
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