Bowling For Soup - Catalyst Lyrics




I want you to sit and listen now
I know it's more like me to wanna make out
But I thought that we could try something new
I'm not perfect but you swear I am
Doing my best to be a better man
And I have to say it's all because of you

You are the catalyst
You make me the best me that I've ever been
You are the catalyst
You make me trust you and like myself again
Can you tell me
How in the world could I ever ask for more
You show me love I've never felt before
You are the catalyst

Up in lights but all alone in the crowd
You found me underneath the darkest cloud
And it's safe to say you saved me that day
I hope you know that you're my best friend
I've got your back until the very end
And together we will find our way

You are the catalyst
You make me the best me that I've ever been
You are the catalyst
You make me trust you and like myself again
Can you tell me
How in the world could I ever ask for more
You show me love I've never felt before
You are the catalyst

Remembering the first night we were drunk in the cab
I got so lost in you that I forgot where I lived
So you looked up my address on your phone

You are the catalyst
You make me the best me that I've ever been

You are the catalyst
You make me the best me that I've ever been
You are the catalyst
You make me trust you and like myself again
Can you tell me
How in the world could I ever ask for more
You show me love I've never felt before
You are the catalyst
(I wanna see you smile everyday)
You are the catalyst
(I hope you know you're my best friend)
You are the catalyst
(You are, you are)
You are, you are, you are the catalyst
You are...





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Bowling For Soup Catalyst Comments
  1. Jesse Bouchet

    Alright I'll admit aret has put on some weight and this is an old band....but there music and his voice are still good and punk rock is still alive. Maybe I'll be able to see these guys in concert one day. Lol

  2. Karekith

    jaret took tips from Axl obviously

  3. Berk47

    Jaret should be in the songwriters hall of fame. Real words for real people. Very loudon wainwright III. “Another song in “C”

  4. Nihilistic Atheist

    This band is older than me. 1994 this incredible band started and every single song is an amazing journey. So much respect for these. Keep doing what you love, guys.
    Hilarity and punk rock!

  5. Mark Wilko

    It would be great if you guys sold your music on BandCamp or similar.
    I went to buy it from your link but all the companies you use only offer the Song as MP3 or AAC.
    I prefer BandCamp because they offer lossless Flac as an option.

  6. R. D.E.

    Kudos and love

  7. bombahead 00

    pop punk taught me how to be happy even if I was a loser.

  8. Oliver French

    How is this not more viewed? It’s bowling for soup for fuck sakes

  9. ZmieniK

    I want you to sit and listen now
    I know it's more like me to wanna make out
    But I thought that we could try something new
    I'm not perfect but you swear I am
    Doing my best to be a better man
    And I have to say it's all because of you

    You are the catalyst
    You make me the best me that I've ever been
    You are the catalyst
    You make me trust you and like myself again
    Can you tell me
    How in the world could I ever ask for more
    You show me love I've never felt before
    You are the catalyst

    Up in lights but all alone in the crowd
    You found me underneath the darkest cloud
    And it's safe to say you saved me that day
    I hope you know that you're my best friend
    I've got your back until the very end
    And together we will find our way

    You are the catalyst
    You make me the best me that I've ever been
    You are the catalyst
    You make me trust you and like myself again
    Can you tell me
    How in the world could I ever ask for more
    You show me love I've never felt before
    You are the catalyst

    Remembering the first night we were drunk in the cab
    I got so lost in you that I forgot where I lived
    So you looked up my address on your phone

    You are the catalyst
    You make me the best me that I've ever been

    You are the catalyst
    You make me the best me that I've ever been
    You are the catalyst
    You make me trust you and like myself again
    Can you tell me
    How in the world could I ever ask for more
    You show me love I've never felt before
    You are the catalyst
    (I wanna see you smile everyday)
    You are the catalyst
    (I hope you know you're my best friend)
    You are the catalyst
    (You are, you are)
    You are, you are, you are the catalyst
    You are...

  10. Anthony Bryant

    Legitimately, I love this band.

  11. abdi sukma

    Hkhkhk
    Still funny...

  12. Jack R

    Damn Jaret really let himself go

    Master Ludo

    He struggled through depression a while ago, and he said he ate a shit ton because of it, and that's how he gained the weight.

  13. robin arriola

    Really?

  14. Norbert Mochnács

    FatsPunks!

  15. Olli Aulner

    They let themselves go

  16. Star Child

    Please dont grow old so fast 😢

  17. Edward Che

    They look different but still sound amazing. They somehow still sound like the early 21st century rock in today.

  18. Hirotatsu Fujinami

    I feel I learned from their MV's that you should fully enjoy your own life.
    I look forward to watching the next one.

  19. YURIY OVSYANNIKOV

    Жирные клевые свины!!!

  20. Martin Rossi

    Women destroying men's cars... Always funny... Not... But it's Zeitgeist! 😒

  21. Brandon Wells

    Discovered this band 18 years ago. 25 years old now and still one of my go-tos. Never stop doing what you love

  22. Cak Redi

    Punk's not dead.
    *Diet is.*

  23. mark sharp

    Lay of the cheese burgers boys

  24. Darrianne Spires

    Been in love with this band since I was about 6 years old. I'll be 23 soon and I'm still obsessing over every song BFS makes.
    Love you, Jaret
    Love you all

    Nihilistic Atheist

    Darrianne Spires Snap!!!
    I’m almost 22 and I think this band is fucking A!
    Great taste!

  25. Kaylin Portillo

    His voice is still so damn good. It makes me happy to see him like that. He looks like Will Sasso when he would play Kenny Rogers on madtv

  26. ToxsicMike

    Fuck ... What a difference

  27. Ned Flanders

    Verga !!! Pero que viejos y gordos están jajaja cómo pasa el tiempo !!

  28. Pan Krzysztof

    Still listening guys great work dont stop and give us a pop punk diamonds 😁

  29. ELLY OLY

    *Fat Jared*

  30. Thomas Wade

    The fat jokes don't stop them from being more successful than you.
    Fuck you

  31. Rebecca Lodge

    This is why everyone’s been telling me bfs is the heaviest band

  32. Marcos Rai

    sou do brasil
    .escuto bowling for soup todos os dias letras legais
    aqui no brasil escutamos bastante ramones , mas agora uma droga de funk esta tomando conta punk rock forever

  33. Marcos Rai

    bowling for soup legal letters with lots of fun bowling brazil

  34. Taša Baukov

    Omg😿 I hate time.

  35. Donald Massey

    Still alive and well! Some great and die hard fans are on the "Bowling for Soup Fan Page" on Facebook! Members of the band are part of the group, and do chat in from time to time. Jaret especially, and all the guys are great. Members are from all over the world. One great BFS family. Should check it out. We have lots of fun. Oh, and I forgot Fiona is our fearless leader...lol. She started this fan page and makes it fun. Check it out!

  36. Tim Swayne

    This is just....🤢

  37. The Millie Vlong

    He still sexy after all these year

  38. おやすみ

    全盛期の彼らをこの目で目撃したかったな

  39. Kai Zo

    2019.. and best band all of time . ❤

  40. จตุรภัทร เฉลยปราชญ์

    ชอบมากครับ. I love

  41. Rasta Farai

    their music will never die
    i listen to you since i was 10 and now i am almost 20 thank you guys for your music
    it will always be in our hearts

  42. David J

    Love it!!!

  43. Dan's Creations

    Still making great music!!! You guys always make me happy with your songs. Can't wait to hear more. Thank you!!!

  44. ivan kutcher

    🙌❤️

  45. Ilia Ten

    wtf happened to Jaret

  46. David Harding

    Fuck jaret put some weight on since I last saw him

  47. Kiko Nagy

    They got bigger

  48. Red Onyx

    AM I the only one who wants to hear these guys sing the Jimmy Neutron theme song again?

  49. Tiffany's Circus

    Thank you guys for everything <3 Many many years of helping me get through life. I hope for many more years!

  50. Valentino Mahisa

    owh my God, my legends never die

  51. webofiron

    This is a great song! How about everyone stop making the same joke, and say something about the music? I don't care who you are, you cannot be in a bad mood when you listen to BFS, it's impossible. You will either laugh out loud, or smile, but then the hook will stay with you all day. These guys always deliver and I hope they keep at it because the world needs more Bowling For Soup. It's fun, enjoy it people!

  52. Joe Bloggs

    HI, BOWLING FOR SOUP? Do you guys get the time to read these comments? Hopefully you do! Fuck all these losers commenting with their fat jokes!!! The lyrics in CATALYST, HEY DIANE, LIFE AFTER LISA, TURBULENCE, WHEN WE DIE, EVERYTHING TO ME, SINCE WE BROKE UP, HOW FAR THIS CAN GO, I AM WAKING UP TODAY have guided me through this year and totally changed my life for the better. Especially "HEY DIANE LYRICS" that's the one song whose lyrics reached out to my soul and ended 18 years trapped in hell. Now I'm on top of the world all of a sudden ( better job, no anxiety, no depression, more money, more You Tube views etc") I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE'S A BAND WHO CAN CHANGE LIVES AND BOWLING FOR SOUP - YOU TRULY ARE THE CATALYST AND MAKE ME THE BEST ME I'VE EVER BEEN. OBVIOUSLY THE GREATEST THING I'VE EVER DISCOVERED IN MY LIFE... HOW IN THE WORLD COULD I EVER ASK FOR MORE???

  53. julio valenzuela

    Like si lo vez en el 2027

  54. E C

    The singer become so fucking fat! He's fat just like the other member of the group.

  55. julio valenzuela

    :) :) esto es musica

  56. sXe_92

    Punk goes Fat)

  57. Dm Kanz

    Awesome!!!!!

  58. Charisma Haditya

    Pop Punk Never Die,Salute And Respect \m/

  59. Abel Moreno

    this song is supreme

  60. DS Rai

    A great band and also the heaviest. Keep rocking guys.

  61. jackrichmen

    This sounds GREAT I LOVE IT I LOVE U BFS!!!!!!!!

  62. YEHYEHYEHYEHYEH

    Fat or old, this song still rocks! I'm fatter too, and proud!

  63. Catho Police

    ジャレットさんめちゃ太ったやん

  64. zz_ hub

    I been listening to BFS since I was 15 or 16 and finally this summer im gonna see them at warped tour as a 21 bday gift 😀
    I love this band!!!!!

  65. Poetofscars

    You guys make me feel so old in a good way and I love you guys so much !! ♥️♥️♥️

  66. HeavilyArmedGoy

    You guys still fucking rock!!!!!!!!

  67. Irma Smith

    And yes Chris Burney his use to wear a glasses

  68. Irma Smith

    Chris Barney have a guitar in 2000 Gibson Les Paul and Jarret Reddick his guitar in 2002 and Erik his spare bass guitar 2005 but and his black and white 2002 and when he. did punk rock 101 his other spare bass guitar 2003 for version Drunk Enough To Dance and I am not sure what happens their old guitar from Let's Do It For Johnny a nd some peoples didn't know they have a first drummer his is Lance Morrill and second drummer Gary Wiseman

  69. Irma Smith

    I know these guitar will never gets old

  70. anonymous k

    they still have the same guitars😁

  71. ELLY OLY

    Fat like Tom Delonge

  72. Elver Galarga

    A great song but is so underrated bfs deserves more views :(

  73. keroroslayer

    VERY HOOOT GURLSS in the car;3 *w* tell me where I can match with one :))

  74. Sean Wayne

    Woah. Dude, what had just happened to, Jaret?😅
    Well, they’re still great though. 👍🏻

  75. Travis Toler

    Love this song-played it for my wife so many times

  76. Daniel Bienapfl

    Holy fuck they old

  77. Elias 8i

    i love bfs <3 i wish i can go to a live show :(

  78. Michal Fleischer

    BFS forever...yeeees 🤘❤

  79. Ancient Darkness

    probably the heaviest band in the world

  80. James Schumann

    That awkward moment when the fat bassist from Bowling for Soup isn't even the fattest band member anymore...

  81. O_o

    Wow they look so old :(

  82. Peter Mooney Downes

    Fuck must of dun a lot of bowling over the years

  83. Soporte Dyst

    Great job ;)

  84. Moncho Vlog TM

    3 Doritos After

  85. DER KAISER

    Marie Schrader's car

  86. Shane Wiggins

    Why did they destroy that car?

  87. Jeremy Perdomenico

    Bowling for diabetes

  88. Starkiller -86

    Damm jaret calm down on the beers and take away food,still got that wicked voice tho

  89. Dorsal Phinn

    If your going to look like Chris Farley, you should capitalize on it with your classic sense of humor.

  90. Dorsal Phinn

    I love that sound. Good job guys.

  91. stutchy19

    should have gone bowling for salad

  92. PBS Funding Addict

    Damn! Y'all are now my #1 favorite punk rock band on top of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones & Sum 41! Also, my #1 favorite rock band out of all rock bands in history! Don't stop now, keep recording for me!

  93. Adsila Kimi LucyFer

    Small o large size... what is the thing most important? The music... damn it is the really Music!!! Fuck all the rest

  94. Nameless & Almost Famous

    Bowling for diabeetus?

  95. Ishan B. Pradhan

    Frontman used to be handsome, others were ugly anyway.

  96. Davis Salcedo

    I love it you still dress like early 00s

  97. ahriiko

    I know its been a while so they're a lot older now but they're definitely a lot different now, It's hard for me to recognize them. Did they lose and gain band members? lol either way I love the song, they haven't lost their touch at all <3