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Clumsy Lyric's


Our Lady Peace
1997 Sony Music Canada
all words by Raine Maida



1. Superman's Dead:

Do you worry that you're not liked
How long till you break
You're happy cause you smile
But how much can you fake
An ordinary boy an ordinary name
But ordinary's just not good enough today

Chorus:
Alone I'm thinking
Why is superman dead
Is it in my head
We'll just laugh instead
You worry about the weather and
Whether or not you should hate

Are you worried about your faith
Kneel down and obey
You're happy you're in love
You need someone to hate
An ordinary girl an ordinary waist
But ordinary's just not good enough today

(Chorus)

Doesn't anybody ever know that the world's a subway...


2. Automatic Flowers:

And Sara thinks she's died here once before
She's crazy
A pop-up book of flowers from grade 4
Are driving her insane
No-one knows why
She's sad tonight
No-one can help her find

Chorus:
Crying, she couldn't afford the view
Crying, these automatic flowers won't do

Another brick
Another window frames the confusion
Her garden blooms but Sara can't see straight
She's drinking herself blind
No-one knows why
She's stares outside
No-one can help her find

(Chorus)

She never admitted
She never considered
That she'd always be better
She's wasting all her time...

(Chorus)


3. Carnival:

You know you're not a strong man
And you're just about to cry
Hang on it's alright
You worry about the future
The sign said "yoga class for cats"
It's okay...

Chorus:
You're frustrated by the cracks in
The pavement
And every mother's back
Once again
The carnival closed down
But if this world ever turns around
You'll be there when everyone is sane

The dynamite is waiting
They bankrupted the sky
It's okay...

(Chorus)

Break your mother's back
If you step on the cracks
When everyone is...

(Chorus)


4. Big Dumb Rocket:

I've never seen your breath before
But I'm disgusted by the thought of
Waiting anymore
If I look up in your eyes
Will you notice me or notice it or
Fade into this accident

Chorus: I don't want to find
The big dumb rocket on your mind
It's mostly you and mostly me
And a tired gun that's not empty

I've never been this sad before
But I'm disgusted by my fingertips
And what they've done
If I look into your eyes
If it must be true you must believe
I've never held such violent things

(Chorus)

I've never talked to God before tonight
But I'm disgusted by...

(Chorus)


5. 4 am:

I walked around my good intentions
And found that there were none
I blame my father for the wasted years
We hardly talked
I never thought I would forget this hate
Then a phone call made me realize I'm wrong

Chorus: If I don't make it known that
I've loved you all along
Just like sunny days that
We ignore because
We're all dumb and jaded
And I hope to God I figure out what's wrong

I walked around my room not thinking
Just sinking in this box
I blame myself for being too much
Like somebody else
I never thought I would just bend this way

(Chorus)

And I hope to God I figure out what's wrong

(Chorus)


6. Shaking:

So... you fucked this up again
It's time for you to leave
You never had many friends
And you thought this was alright
You're rushing to meditate
You should eat but probably wait
You never thought of yourself

Chorus:
Why are you shaking
Why are you right
When I will be the only one who gives
And lets you in tonight

Walk you could never walk away
From this speedfreak collagen
Caffinated place
You were always reaching in
Looking for somewhere to go
Nobody needs to find out
Nobody needs to know what you know

(Chorus)

So you wonder about the past
When you know that its already been
Nothing seems to last
Can it last will it last

(Chorus)


7. Clumsy:

Throw away the radio 
suitcase keeps you awake
hide the telephone, telephone, telephone in case, 
you realize that sometimes you're just not okay
You level off level off you level off, but its not allright now
You need to understand
There's nothing strange about this
You need to know your friends
You need to know that:

Chorus:
I'll be waving my hand watching you drown
watching you scream, quiet or loud
and maybe you should sleep
and maybe aybe you just need a friend
As clumsy as you've been
There's no one laughing
You will be safe in here
You will be safe in here

Throw away this very old shoelace
tripped you again
Try and shrug it off shrug it off shrug it off
It's only skin now
You need to understand
There's nothing fake about this
You need to let me in
I'm watching you and

I'll be waving my hand watching you drown
watching you scream
no ones around
and maybe you should sleep
and maybe you just need a friend 
as clumsy as youve been.. 
with no one laughin..
you will be safe in here..  
you will be safe in.....

I'll be wavin my hand
watching you drown
watching you scream..
quiet or loud.. 
and maybe you should sleep 
and maybe you just need a friend
as clumsy as youve been..
and no ones laughing.. 
you will be safe in here.. 
you will be safe in here.. 
you will be safe in here.. 
ahnnd here....

8. Hello Oskar:

Over there well he's wandering
Is Oskar there is Oskar alright
Was never cool not allowed to fit
He never knew what he liked

Over there he's the rubberman
A rubber dress with Betty Page eyes
Was never cool he'll never settle down
He's not allowed to drive
He'll build a bridge then walk around
Don't ever call him dumb
He's not that bright
He's just not himself

Chorus:
I will take you somewhere
Somewhere to unwind
You're tangled up in all this shit
I will make you mine

Over there he's a superstar
A taximan and a young Einstein
Was never cool he'll never settle down
He's not allowed to drive
He'll build a bridge then walk around
Don't ever call him dumb
He's not that bright
He's just not himself

(Chorus)


9. Let You Down:

Hey what do you see
Its not me not me
Why won't you share
It's not fair
There's a bicycle show
Where the bicycle's float
And I wouldn't of cared

Chorus:
I won't be the one who bothers you
I won't be the one who lets you down

Now that you're there
You're not scared
Why would you care
It's your dream
Not theirs
There's a cigarette thief
Stealing cigarette disease
I wish I was there

(Chorus)

10. Story of 100 Aisles:

Help yourself
If you know why you came
Cause if you need help she says...
There's something I've got saved
This is not what you wanted
These candy coated fakes
This is not what you wanted
This is pain

Chorus:
Anacin, we're stumbling again
It's the story of 100 aisles

Walk away from simple on a tray
Cause if you need help she says...
These fancy pills don't rate
This is not what you wanted
A miracle today
This is not what you wanted
This is pain

(Chorus)

Time is not for sale today
Time seems so far away
You need more than this
Depressed come here try this

(Chorus)


11. Car Crash:

Tired & jaded
This road is unsafe
Have you been there
But time is on your side
You're too stubborn to wait
Are you listening
They want you to know
They want you to stay
But its too much to take
So you're running away

Chorus:
It's more than I can bear

Car crash
Ending your day
At the side of the road
Are you trembling
They'll wake up today
To the papers that say
"Oh well" it was too hard to tell
He was swerving they were swerving
Much too late

(Chorus)


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