Third Eye Blind, 1997

How's It Going to Be

i'm only pretty sure that i can't take anymore, before you take a swing, i wonder what are we fighting for? when i say out loud, i want to get out of this, i wonder is there anything i'm going to miss, i wonder how's it going to be, when you don't know me, how's it going to be, when you're sure i'm not there, how's it going to be, when there is no one there to talk to, between you and me, 'cause i don't care, how's it going to be,

where we used to laugh, there's a shouting match, sharp as a thumbnail scratch, a silence i can't ignore, like the hammock by the doorway we spent time in, swings empty, i don't see lightning like last fall when it was always about to hit me, i wonder how's it going to be when it goes down how's it going to be when you're not around how's it going to be when you found out there was nothing between you and me cuz i don't care how's it going to be

how's it going to be when you dont know me anymore how's it going to be wanna get myself back in again the soft dive of oblivion i wanna taste the salt of your skin the soft dive of oblivion..oblivion..

how's it going to be when you don't know me anymore? how's it going to be... how's it going to be

 
 
how’s it going to be’ started with an autoharp that kevin was playing. it’s an antique instrument, and it inspired a nostalgic, emotional condition in me. and the lyrics really came out of that very quickly. it deals with a question that we ask ourselves whenever a relationship ends: what does that mean? what it means is that you are no longer intimate, and the transition from friends to acquaintances is a brutal one. because it reminds us, i think, of all the things ending. ‘how’s it gonna be/when you don’t know me?’ there’s not an answer to that question.
— Stephan Jenkins