In the summer of '07 I was sure I'd go to heaven But I was hedging my bets at VBS The preacher in a t-shirt told me I could be a leader Taught me how to build a fire and to spread the word
In the evening everybody went to worship and weep Hands above our heads, reaching for God Back in the cabin, snorting nutmeg in your bunk bed You were waiting for a revelation of your own
Sedentary secrets like peach pits in your gut Locked away like jam jars in the cellar of your heart Waiting to be tasted and ultimately wasted You were gonna win me over from the start
Your poetry was so bad It took a lot to not laugh You said that I showed you the light But all it did in the end Was make the dark feel darker than before
Your dad keeps his sleeves down through the summer for a reason Your mother wears her makeup extra thick for a reason When I tell you you were born and you are here for a reason You are not convinced the reason is a good one
While you're going to sleep your mind keeps you awake And it makes your heart beat fast and loud There's nothing you can do but the only thing you found Playing Slayer at full volume helps to block it out
Poetry was so bad It took a lot to not laugh You said that I showed you the light But all it did in the end Was make the dark feel darker than before Dark feel darker than before Dark feel darker than before
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.