You want to talk tugging at my heart strings?

Jimmy Eat World is doing a ten-city tour for Clarity’s tenth anniversary, playing the album in full.

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!!!!!!!! ohmigod. I would love to hear that album live, I would sit in reverence and soak every second of it in. Such a beautiful, perfectly executed album–so, let’s hear it live. gah.

And of course this happens when I have NO money and NO available credit. Fuck. Finances. Here’s hoping tickets hold out.

Don’t bother going through your motions.
Nothing that makes sense ever works out.
Don’t kid yourself, you know they want money.
Nothing can be good on its own merit.
Put your trust in simple acts.
Make the flyers get them up all over town.
Don’t kid yourself, you know they want money.
Please keep in sight what makes you care.
You have it always.
Spinning and spinning.
Dancing in plastic, shake-up snow.
Do you believe in what you want?
Your camera flash.
On us, meaningless.
You cannot waste a single night.
What you ignore is priceless to me.

-Jimmy Eat World, Believe in What You Want
Clarity

Faintest snow keep falling.
Hands around your waist.
Nameless, standing cold.
Take in restraint like a breath.
My lungs are so numb from holding back.
Walk close to the fence.
Feel it hit your clothes.
Turn and smile nice.
Smile say goodnight.
Say goodnight in a breath.
Simple discourse breaks you clean in half.
Regret.
Do try it once and then you know.
Your move.
Settle for nothing less again.

-Jimmy Eat World, Crush
Clarity

The first star I see may not be a star.
We can’t do a thing but wait.
So let’s wait for one more.
The time such clumsy time in deciding if it’s time.
I’m careful but not sure how it goes.
You can loose yourself in your courage.
When the time we have now ends.
When the big hand goes round again.
Can you still feel the butterflies?
Can you still hear the last goodnight?

The mindless comfort grows when I’m alone with my ‘great’ plans.
This is what she says gets her through it:
“If I don’t let myself by happy now then when?”
If not now when?
When the time we have now ends.
When the big hand goes round again.
Can you still feel the butterflies?
Can you still hear the last goodnight?
Close my eyes and believe wherever you are, an angel for me.

-Jimmy Eat World, For Me This Is Heaven
Clarity