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Top 10 The Menzingers Songs

being them tonight. I thought this list would be a good way to get me in the mood.

Top 10 The Menzingers Songs
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    1. I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore

    Yeah!
    Last Friday night I wasn't me
    I was a still life trapped in eternity
    I was the focal point; out of focus, out of ink

    And I've been wandering nightly
    Through the garden of your heartache
    Always making a mess, always stumbling out the door

    But I don't wanna be an asshole anymore

    Baby, baby I'll be good to you
    I don't wanna be an asshole anymore
    Baby, baby I'll be good to you
    Baby, baby I'll be good to you

    Another night, I devoured the sun
    And plunged myself into the depths of oblivion
    Yeah somewhere along the way I found why
    It feels damn good just to bleed sometimes
    All I ever wanted was to make things right
    The years of idleness and spite
    Have pushed my emotions off a bridge
    After taking them hostage with a shotgun

    Now they're somewhere treading water
    Somewhere lost inside the man that I'm not
    But I don't wanna be an asshole anymore

    Baby, baby I'll be good to you
    I don't wanna be an asshole anymore
    Baby, baby I'll be good to you
    I'll be good to you
    I'll be good, I'll be good, I'll be good

    I won't lie no more
    About where I've been
    And I won't pry no more
    Over the people that you're hanging with
    You're the only lover that I ever missed
    Ever been hopelessly in love with
    Look at this tangle of thorns
    I don't wanna be an asshole anymore

    Yeah, I don't wanna be an asshole anymore
    Oh no, no, no

    2. I Know Where your heartache exists

    My girl she's a good one,
    she's always on my mind,
    she is a rose and I am a stone,
    she's always poking her head out
    and striking a pose,
    I'm always plucking her petals,
    and some nights we fall out of love,
    some nights I sleep in her arms,
    some nights I sleep on the couch.

    Well I spent that night in our past life,
    wringing out the years from our shoes,
    in the distance yo lived with my signature
    penned on a treaty that kept our armies at rest,
    but I was a pushy little one,
    when you tried to find someone new,
    I just kind of waited around for you,
    because what else was I suppose to do?

    I know where your heartache exists,
    it's when you are alone and when you're around me.

    I saw it in your face the day we parked your car
    on the shoulder by the reservoir,
    and in my mouth my words did hide
    for fear of being recognized.

    I know where your heartache exists
    Its when you are alone and when you're around me
    I know where your heartache exists
    Its when you are alone and when you're around me

    I know where your heartache exists

    3. Lookers

    Lost in a picture frame
    The way our bodies used to behave
    The way they smiled in the moment
    Before they permanently froze
    But that was the old me and you
    When we were both lookers

    Lost in a picture frame
    The way my body used to behave
    The way it smiled in the moment
    Before it permanently froze
    But that was the old me
    I was such a looker in the old days

    You little Kerouac
    Always running like Dean and Sal
    Always waiting on a freight train
    Always looking for a story to tell
    But that was the old you
    You were such a looker in the old days

    Yeah we were both lookers

    Sha la la la Jersey girls
    Are always total heartbreakers
    Julie from the Wonder Bar
    I still wonder where you are
    Cause I know the old you
    And you know the old me

    I was certain that I'd find her
    In the back of the diner
    In a cloud full of nicotine
    In a teenage memory
    That I hold till eternity
    Cause the future ain't coming for it

    Yeah we were both lookers

    Sha la la la Jersey girls
    Are always total heartbreakers
    Julie from the Wonder Bar
    I still wonder where you are
    Oh, sha la la la Jersey girls
    Are always total heartbreakers
    Julie from the Wonder Bar
    I still wonder where you are
    Cause I know the old you
    And you know the old me
    When we were both lookers

    In a 5" by 8" black and white
    On the nightstand of my mind
    From a time I hardly recognize

    Sha la la la Jersey girls
    Are always total heartbreakers
    Julie from the Wonder Bar
    I still wonder where you are
    Oh, sha la la la Jersey girls
    Are always total heartbreakers
    Julie from the Wonder Bar
    I still wonder where you are
    Cause I know the old you
    And you know the old me
    When we were both lookers

    4. Bad Catholics

    We should have never thought that we could get stoned
    And drive around with just a half a pack of smokes
    A bottle of clear eyes, an appetite, we were
    Pillaging the Turkey Hill on Main Ave in West Side

    Wouldn't you guess the only thing we had to fear would be
    Flashing their lights in our rear view mirror
    This time they got us it's all over now,
    You were praying Hail Mary's for an escape route.

    But thank God for your father's last name
    And all the connections that he's made
    To everyone you're such a sweet church girl,
    But I know your secret.

    Bad Catholics weren't we darling?
    Always dipping out before communion started.
    Bad Catholics weren't we darling?
    Always dipping out before communion started.

    Another summer and another church picnic,
    I watch a mother run around in a panic
    Chasing her kid with his orange soda mustache,
    While his fathers by the gambling wheel

    There I saw you in the beer tent hanging
    With your new husband and your baby on the way
    Oh it's kinda strange how it made me miss something,
    Long lost in the both of us now.

    You thanked God that I found my way
    And introduced me to oh what's his name
    To everyone you're such a sweet church girl,
    But I know your secret, yeah I know your secret.

    Bad Catholics weren't we darling?
    Always dipping out before communion started.
    Bad Catholics weren't we darling?
    Always dipping out before communion started.
    Bad Catholics weren't we darling?
    Always dipping out before communion started.
    Bad Catholics weren't we darling?
    Always dipping out before communion started

    5. After The Party

    It's the little things my mind commits
    To etch behind my eyelids
    Like getting stoned when we wake up
    Coffee grounds in coffee cups
    Your silhouette in high top sneakers
    And hardcore from laptop speakers
    The classics to the more obscure
    From Minor Threat to your old roommate's band

    Like a kaleidoscope in vibrant hues
    I navigate 'round your tattoos
    Said you got that one on a whim
    When you were breaking up with him
    And that Matryoshka Russian doll
    That lines your shelf from big to small
    What a way to start anew
    To shed your skin and find the old you

    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

    With a new outlook on everything we see
    From high up on this rooftop over South Philly
    To the nights we lose all self control
    From the sex, from the drugs, from the rock and roll

    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

    6. America You're Freaking Me Out

    On the lonely end of history
    Swingin' and swayin' to the murder mystery
    Rhyme and reason fled the crime scene
    Of new penthouses next to tents in the streets

    Oh, how do I steer my early 30's
    Before I shipwreck, before im 40
    Oh, ain't it a shame what we choose to ignore
    What kind of monsters did our parents vote for?

    Lately I feel like I'm in puppet vichy, france tryin' to teach the devil how to dance

    To these sing-alongs of siren songs
    To ooh's to ahh's
    To big applause
    With all of my anger I scream and shout
    America, I love you but you're freaking me out
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh

    Driving through the Bible Belt
    Billboards claiming how Jesus felt
    Oh, how'd his words confuse themselves?
    With cranks for christians in powerful positions

    I've always felt like all their pomp and circumstance is just cover for the devil to dance

    To these sing-alongs of siren songs
    To ooh's to ahh's
    To big applause
    With all of my anger I scream and shout
    America, I love you but you're freaking me out

    America, you're freaking me out
    With all my anger I shout
    Can't you recognize truth from clever lies?

    To these sing-alongs of siren songs
    To ooh's to ahh's
    To big applause
    With all of my anger I scream and shout
    America, I love you but you're freaking me out

    To these sing-alongs of siren songs
    To ooh's to ahh's
    To big applause
    With all of my anger I scream and shout
    America, I love you but you're freaking me out
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh

    7. Strangers Forever

    My inner monologue is writing
    S.O.S on deserted islands
    And there's no one out there to read the signs
    Just distant oceans and great blue skies

    But my miserable memory is making me more miserable
    My mundane mind is waiting on some kind of miracle

    Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever
    Maybe it's for the best we pretend like we never met
    Forget everything that we've ever known
    Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever

    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever

    Well I built a raft out of total desperation
    And I got kidnapped by a pirate nation
    Now somewhere out there I ramble and roar
    You wouldn't recognize me anymore

    But if I come into your periphery
    Please just act like you don't see me
    Out here looking for a glimpse of shore
    A mirage of the life that we had before

    Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever
    Maybe it's for the best we pretend like we never met
    Forget everything that we've ever known
    Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever

    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever

    8. London Drugs

    What's it gonna take to fix me up?
    I don't want your London drugs
    Every time I'm with you I take too much
    I don't want your London drugs
    Every once in a while when I'm in denial
    I wind up doing something I don't want to do
    What's it gonna take to fix me up?
    I don't want your London drugs

    On a rainy night in SoHo
    The wind was whistling all its charms
    I think we overstayed our welcome
    They're giving us the look at the argyle arms
    You happened to notice my anxious commotion
    As my heart bled through my shirt
    I've been a little heavy handed keeping it at work

    What's it gonna take to fix me up?
    I don't want your London drugs
    Every time I'm with you I take too much
    I don't want your London drugs
    Every once in a while when I'm in denial
    I wind up doing something I don't want to do
    What's it gonna take to fix me up?
    I don't want your London drugs

    My anxiety can sleep easy
    The show was everything I hoped it would be
    And now we're sitting in the back of the theater
    Binging everything that's left to drink
    'Cause in a moment it's over
    The high and the thrill
    Then I'm leaving here so unfulfilled
    Well if I don't change now I never will

    What's it gonna take to fix me up?
    I don't want your London drugs
    Every time I'm with you I take too much
    I don't want your London drugs
    Every once in a while when I'm in denial
    I wind up doing something I don't want to do
    What's it gonna take to fix me up?
    I don't want your London drugs

    What's it gonna take to fix me up?
    I don't want your London drugs
    'Cause every time I'm with you I take too much
    I don't want your London drugs
    What's it gonna take to fix me up?
    I don't want your London drugs

    9. Farewell Youth

    PA turnpike, northbound on a dark night
    Driving into Scranton for a difficult occasion
    When you first got your license we were nowhere to be found
    I was just a little kid back then but you let me hang around
    But we're older now

    Farewell youth, I'm afraid I hardly got to know you
    I was always hanging out with the older kids
    Always in a rush, but I was never sure from what
    I was always hanging out with the older kids

    The grief starts when bumping into friends turned acquaintances
    We stumble around the small talk
    We break the silence with Jameson
    But once we were inseparable
    We were the only punks in town
    We spent every weekend raisin' hell in the basement of your parents house
    But we're older now

    Farewell youth, I'm afraid I hardly got to know you
    I was always hanging out with the older kids
    Always in a rush, but I was never sure from what
    I was always hanging out with the older kids

    In someone's apartment, getting fucked up
    To all our favorite records, drinking the cheap stuff
    We couldn't get enough of growing up
    I saw my childhood flash before me in the death of your closed eyes
    At your Irish wake we celebrate by trying not to cry

    Farewell youth, I'm afraid I hardly got to know you
    I was always hanging out with the older kids
    Always in a rush, but I was never sure from what
    I was always hanging out with the older kids

    Farewell youth
    Farewell youth
    Farewell youth, I'm afraid I hardly got to know you
    Farewell youth
    Farewell youth
    Farewell youth, I'm afraid I hardly got to know you
    Because I was always hanging out with the older kids

    10. Irish Goodbyes

    When I get home, I'm not talking to anyone
    When I get home, I'm unplugging my telephone
    When I get home, I'll get high alone

    When I get home, I'm not talking to anyone
    When I get home, I'm unplugging my telephone
    When I get home, I'll get high alone

    And I'm going down to Brookfield and Holiday
    Oh and I'm going to find where they threw my body
    It was lost like all the others from when I was just a kid

    When I get home, I'm not talking to anyone
    When I get home, I'm unplugging my telephone
    When I get home, I'll get high alone

    When I get home,
    When I get home,
    When I get home,
    When I get home, I'll get high alone

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