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►What’s in the Playlist: Pain by Jimmy Eat World

Posted by Mercenary Spark on July 26, 2008

This week’s featured song is Pain by Jimmy Eat World from their album Futures. The song’s about a guy in love with someone, but that someone doesn’t love him back and he has to let her go so she doesn’t bother him anymore. The video shows again inflicting pain upon himself (letting twins hit him with bats, covering himself with meat so a dog attacks him, throwing himself on the stairs, hitting his head on the wall) for no apparent reason until a girl comes by and “takes his pain away” (he gets a crush on her), and they go and take a walk. This song is what many might call emo for the theme. It has a guitar solo before the last chorus. The sound is the reason why I have it in my playlist and listen to it often.

Rating: 7/10 – A good Jimmy Eat World song. The music is good, the lyrics not that good. The song is available In the Corner. The Middle, their most succesful single, is also available there. I’ll probably review some of their better songs another day (like Sweetness, 23, Futures or A Praise Chorus).

Lyrics and Video: [Warning: Do not attempt the things the guy on the video does or you’ll feel more pain than the stuntman.]

I don’t feel the way I’ve ever felt,
I know.
I’m gonna smile and not get worried,
I try but it shows.

Anyone can make what I have built,
And better now.
Anyone can find the same white pills.•
It takes my pain away.

It’s a lie. A kiss with open eyes,
And she’s not breathing back.
Anything but bother me.
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are hurried times,
Ho oh oh,
I can’t let it bother me.

I never thought I’d walk away from you.
I did.
But it’s a false sense of accomplishment,
Everytime I quit.

Anyone can see my every flaw,
It isn’t hard.
Anyone can say they’re above this all.
It takes my pain away.

It’s a lie. A kiss with open eyes,
And she’s not breathing back.
Anything but bother me.
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are hurried times,
Ho oh oh,
I can’t let it bother me.

I can’t let it bother me.

It takes my pain away.

It’s a lie. A kiss with open eyes,
And she’s not breathing back.
Anything but bother me.
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are hurried times,
Ho oh oh,
I can’t let it bother me.

•aspirin (a pain reliever)

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