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Smile like you've got nothing to prove
No matter what you might do
There's always someone out there
Cooler than you

I know that's hard to believe
But there are people you meet
They're into something
That is to big to be expressed
Through their clothes

And they'll put up
With all the poses you throw
And you won't even know

That they're not sizing you up
They know your ma fucked you up
Or maybe let you watch
Too much TV

But they'll still look in your eyes
To find the human inside
You know there's always something
In there to see

Beneath the veneer
Not everybody made the list this year
Have a beer

Make me feel tiny
If it makes you feel tall
But there's always someone
Cooler than you

Yeah, you're the shit
But you won't be it for long
Oh there's always someone
Cooler than you
Yeah, there's always someone
Cooler than you

Now that I've got the disease
In a way I'm relieved
'Cause I don't have to stress about it
Like you do

I might just get up and dance
Or buy some acid-washed pants
When you don't care
Then you've got nothing to lose

And I won't hesitate
'Cause every moment
Life is slipping away
S'okay

Make me feel tiny
If it makes you feel tall
But there's always someone
Cooler than you

Yeah, you're the shit
But you won't be it for long
Oh there's always someone
Cooler than you
Yeah, there's always someone
Cooler than you

Oh, there's always someone
Cooler than...

Life is wonderful
Life is beautiful
We're all children of
One big universe
So you don't have to be
A chump

And you know
(You know)
That I won't
(I won't)
Hesitate
(Hesitate)
'Cause every moment
Life is slipping away
(Away)
It's okay
(It's okay)

Make me feel tiny
If it makes you feel tall
Oh, 'cause there's always someone
Cooler than you

Yeah, you're the shit
But you won't be it for long
But there's always someone
Cooler than you
Oh yeah, there's always someone
Cooler than you

Because there's always someone
Cooler than you

Cooler than you

Nerds go wild...



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