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I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
But I have a light
The day is done
But I'm having fun
I think I'm dumb
Or maybe just happy

Think I'm just happy [x3]

My heart is broke
But I have some glue
Help me inhale


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    Jan 2nd, 2009 1:04pm report

    "The song is about a concussion" Kurt said. It was just about drugs that's all. :)


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    Dec 7th, 2008 12:06pm report

    This is one of my favorite songs...and I would have to say that the first person who sent there interpretation was exactly right, and listen to them!!!


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    Oct 19th, 2008 10:03pm report

    I think dumb is about how dumb people seem unphazed about the struggles of everyday life and can still have a smile. After all that life tries to get them with and still be praised by society, sort of like Frank Grimes about Homer Simpson in the episode "homers worse enemy". Look it up you'll see what I'm talking about.

    Also in school (especially in the 90's) kids with the bad grades were always the "cool ones" and popularized while peers with higher grades were outcasts and picked on.

    when Kurt says "we float around" he's saying he can get high to feel like dumb people but "then we come down and have a hang over" no matter how hard he tries to be careless the problems build on him and things get worse


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    Sep 17th, 2008 9:53am report

    To me this song is just talking about how he needs to not over think things and feel "dumb" in order to be happy. Have you noticed whenever you over think you feel kinda sad cause all of a sudden you see so much shit is wrong and your over criticizing things. well when your dumb, ull just feel more happy cause everything is simple and not thinking means not finding anything to be sad about. oh and hence the simple lyrics. I think he was trying to portray being just airy and aloof. just saying I'm doing downers and benzo drugs so I can have less thoughts and emotions. So I can know what happy feels like.

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