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11:58 PM on 09/15/10
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This was supposed to be up at midnight and I've been having problems uploading it for hours. Thanks to Adam for helping me! Song rules, band rules, re-release rules, everything is awesome.

I think if this song was originally on the record it would have been at least my third favorite.
12:19 AM on 09/16/10
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"she watches Breakfast At Tiffany's, it calms her completely. I guess Sarah Marshall does the same thing for me."
Brilliant.
My favorite line. I saw them play this live at one of the NFG shows....I've had the reissue for a while so me and this girl I was with were the only one who knew the words. People gave us dirty looks haha. But it was awesome, I lost it at that part. He writes more personal lyrics than anyone else around.
12:27 AM on 09/16/10
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Fuck, I'm so happy we got to put this up as an exclusive. I've been wanting to let every person I know hear this song since I first heard it. Reissue was a great idea.
12:31 AM on 09/16/10
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I agree with this part.
I think it would have fit in pretty well. Like, a lot of it, well at least part, is about his reaction to the record leaking (I think)..."I finally broke on Christmas Eve / In an Outback Steakhouse bathroom / While my family ordered for me." Pretty sure that's about the leak of the record cause that happened on Christmas Eve and he told me a similar story the first time I interviewed him. And the rest is lyrics just like the rest of The Upsides. I don't know, I think it fits in with the realist pop punk theme perfectly.
12:31 AM on 09/16/10
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haha i saw your post in TWY thread that it leaked or something, glad that i didn't get out to a lot of people before you got to put it up
Haha it didn't leak!
12:44 AM on 09/16/10
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I'm with you on there, it definitely fits lyrically. But the song brings back the keys and that's where I don't think it fits, haha.
True. I really like the sound they add though. So excited for them to have that back....he plays it live on some of the upsides songs and it sounds great.
12:49 AM on 09/16/10
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Glad people like the song. As I've been saying in interviews, etc, this song and the others on the re-release don't really fit the record and that's on purpose. The idea of a re-release gave us the chance to do things we wouldn't normally do. I don't think they represent a "direction" we're going or anything to that effect. It was an opportunity to try our hand at something we wouldn't on an album. I really like this song and it meant a lot to me to write.
Thanks for letting us have the exclusive man, I was so stoked on that. People at Hopeless are really cool to work with.
10:15 AM on 09/16/10
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Was the inclusion of the word "hopeless" a coincidence or deliberate?
I've wondered this since the first time I heard it haha
10:19 AM on 09/16/10
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Response to this song is overwhelmingly positive, this is awesome!
05:57 PM on 09/16/10
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Dude, not to be a dick or anything, but if you can't learn that album by ear you must be super new at guitar or something.
I can't learn it either. I'm a fine guitar player but I've always had problems learning by ear. It's harder for some than it is for others.

Also someone post after me to get this thread to 100!
06:30 PM on 09/16/10
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I'm relatively good at guitar but trying to figure out the intricacies of Washington Square Park has been killing me. I'm begining to suspect that theyre playing a 1/2 step down
It definitely is. I tried to figure it out with my friend a week after they put it up on their Myspace in December...pretty sure the entire thing is 1/2 step down and I think I had most of the intro down. But I haven't really tried in months...it's lame if there isn't a good ultimate-guitar tab of that up by now.
12:39 AM on 09/17/10
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The ADTR rerelease was a label thing where Victory just wanted to make more off of it. In this case, they were literally running out of physical copies of The Upsides....so instead of making more of those, why not do this instead? It's in the interview I did with them in July.
09:43 AM on 09/17/10
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That makes sense. I picked up the upsides when I saw it at my local hot topic and right after I picked it up I found out about the re release so it kind of bummed me out haha.
Nah if you're going to buy a record twice it should be this one. I own one physical CD, two different colors of the vinyl, and Hopeless sent me the re-release a couple months ago...didn't buy that one but it still counts haha. Four copies also my sister has two copies now even though she literally never ever buys CDs. This record is just different.
10:20 AM on 09/17/10
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I agree. The rerelease will be my third copy. This band takes all my money.
Lol mine too. I haven't paid for any shows since I've become a staff member except for Wonder Years show. I don't ask these guys for guest spots.
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