Pinch Me

Album: Maroon (2000)
Charted: 15
  • It's the perfect time of year
    Somewhere far away from here
    I feel fine enough, I guess
    Considering everything's a mess
    There's a restaurant down the street
    Where hungry people like to eat
    I could walk but I'll just drive
    It's colder than it looks outside

    (Pinch me) Like a dream you try to remember but it's gone
    (Pinch me) Then you try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn
    (I'm still asleep) When you try to see the world, beyond your front door
    (Please God) Take your time, is the way I rhyme gonna make you smile
    (Tell me) When you realize that a guy my size might take a while
    (I'm still asleep) Just to try to figure out what all this is for

    It's the perfect time of day
    To throw all your cares away
    Put the sprinkler on the lawn
    And run through with my gym shorts on
    Take a drink right from the hose
    And change into some dryer clothes
    Climb the stairs up to my room
    Sleep away the afternoon

    (Pinch me) Like a dream you try to remember but it's gone
    (Pinch me) Then you try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn
    (I'm still asleep) When you try to see the world, beyond your front door
    (Please God) Take your time, is the way I rhyme gonna make you smile
    (Tell me) When you realize that a guy my size might take a while
    (I'm still asleep) Just to try to figure out what all this is for

    Pinch me, pinch me, cause I'm still asleep
    Please God tell me that I'm still asleep

    On an evening such as this
    It's hard to tell if I exist
    If I pack the car and leave this town
    Who'll notice that I'm not around
    I could hide out under there
    I just made you say "underwear"
    I could leave but I'll just stay
    All my stuff's here anyway

    (Pinch me) Like a dream you try to remember but it's gone
    (Pinch me) Then you try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn
    (I'm still asleep) When you try to see the world, beyond your front door
    (Please God) Take your time, is the way I rhyme gonna make you smile
    (Tell me) When you realize that a guy my size might take a while
    (I'm still asleep) Just to try to figure out what all this is for

    (Pinch me) (I'm still asleep) Try to figure out what all this is for
    (Pinch me) (I'm still asleep) Try to see the world beyond your front door
    (Pinch me) (I'm still asleep) Try to figure out what all this is for Writer/s: Ed Robertson, Steven Page
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Mary O. from Omaha, NeI had a totally different view of this song before I read this page. This song, along with the video, gave me the impression that the singer is a depressed loner. He's living the life of a fast-food employee, which pays squat and offers no future, surrounded by a world of unbelievably happy people. Specifically, the line, "Please God, tell me that I'm still asleep" gives me the impression of just how miserable he is. He wants to wake up to the happy life that everyone else has.
  • Sarah from Tiffin, OhThe guy who who plays Will on Will & Grace is in the music video
  • Don from B G, KyMany of the restaurant customers in the music video are dressed like the guy from the kid show Blue's Clues.
  • Don from B G, KyThe cars in the official music video are AMC Pacers.
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