Really wish i could find a good live clip of this song.

Listened to their live CD, “Guster on Ice” today when it came up on my shuffle. That’s why I love shuffle sometimes–i’ll come across an album I haven’t played in awhile. I love re-experiencing an album–remembering what i liked about, seeing if any of my tastes have changed. You notice different elements. But live Guster sounds damn good to me.

I love how uplifting/moving this song sounds, even though the lyrics can be read as pessimistic and rather victimized. The whole album is a bit like that–I have a huge attachment to “Lost and Gone Forever.” I think it’s a really really cohesive album, all the songs have a similar message and theme and it’s just so consistent.

If that’s all you will be
You’ll be a waste of time
You’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
None seem to stick in your mind

Two points for honesty
It must make you sad to know that
Nobody cares at all

I want to be where I’ve never been before
I want to be there and then I’d understand
Know I’m right and do it right
Could I get to be like that
How to know what I don’t know
Nothing more to gain

Will I get better or stay the same?
I find I always move too slowly
Can’t lift a finger
Can’t change my mind
I never knew till someone told me that

If that’s all you will be
You’ll be a waste of time
You’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
None seem to stick in your mind

Two points for honesty
It must make you sad to know that
Nobody cares at all

–Guster, Two Points for Honesty
Lost and Gone Forever