I'm only waiting to get out of the way
I know that the check in
before it's the pain
and I'm only lying to the ones that suggest it
if ever I was missed
you know that I caved
but all I know is you came
to quickly
and left the same
I couldn't believe it when you stayed
i just knew you were leaving soon
i just knew you were leaving soon
nothing so anxious
there in the breaking news(noose?)
now the sun goes down to soon
and I will be staring at your eyes dear
to think of a reason
one might cry
I wanna get you back
so I can give you away
head filled with ego
heart filled with vain
and all I know is you came
to quickly
and left the same
I couldn't beleive it when you stayed
I just knew you were leaving soon
I just knew you were leaving soon
nothing so anxious
hanging on the breaking news(noose?)
and now the sun goes down to soon
and I wonder
Who you're hanging tonight


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    General CommentThe lyrics aren't anywhere on the net, and I really can't tell if he says news or noose in that one part. But if he says news I think it's a guy saying good bye to the person he loves before he hangs. If you read the lyrics it all makes sense with that theory too. But I could just be wrong and he is saying "news".
    billimeandannyon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have a hard time understand all the lines because i just learned english at school, so i hope you can help me a bit. I think you didnt get all the lines right:
    i dont think its "I'm only waiting to get out of the way" but something like waving, but i dont know what its about anyway. "I know its the check in before its the pain" what is the meaning of this? And i think its not "before" but some word i dont understand :-)
    Would be nice if you could help me out, i love this song (but the Bad Astronaut version)
    desensitizedon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou're right, I think he is saying "waving". If he isn't saying before, then he is saying warrant I guess, but it sounds like before. I'm not sure what the line means either, sorry.
    billimeandannyon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou dont have to be sure, i'm happy when i know what it possibly means.
    I agree with you that its about someone who is about to hang himself. I wasn't sure, too, but i think "The sun goes down too soon" is symbolic for his early death, so it makes perfect sense with the suicide theory. But I'm not sure what their relationship was like. It was short (You came to quickly and left the same (quickly)|i hope i got it right|) and he was surprised because she stayed. Perhaps she was (in his eyes) too beautiful/'good' for a guy like him. But he knew she will leave soon, but still he falls in love with her, even wants to kill/kills himself because he lost her. He knows this suicide doesn't change her, he even wonders who she will kill tonight with her behavior. But I wonder why he's still after the girl, why "he wants her back, only to give her away", he knows that she is 'evil', and not too blind to see it, even saying it...

    I'm still looking for a hint what the first 5 lines mean, and if its possible to figure out if its news or noose. I think its news in the first part and noose in the seconds, but just because i dont know if "hanging on the breaking news" has a meaning.
    desensitizedon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's "I'm only waving to get out of the way, you know that the chicken avoids the pain." I believe that it is also noose and not news. The line "I want to get you back, so I can give you away" is the old get the guy/girl friend back and then break up with them instead, to ease the pain. It's easier to be the dumper than the dumpee.
    kielbasaon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes it really sounds like that. The song also makes more sense that way
    desensitizedon July 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its waving at the start like saying his final goodbye to everyone and how he says im only lying to the ones who suggest it he keeps saying he is fine to all these people who are fake. i think basically he is suicidal his girlfriend dumped him and he wants to get her back. I think he wants her back so he can kill himself and make her feel bad cause she kills boys hearts or something
    rbfboy212on July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYea you guys are right about the lyrics, sorry about that but I was going by the Bad Astronaut song(the actual song is sung slower i believe which would make the lyrics more coherant) and Joey Cape has a tendency to pronounce things odd being from Texas and all. Sorry, is there anyway to change the lyrics?
    billimeandannyon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere is a way and when you submitted the lyrics you should see it i think, but perhaps the coder of this page forgot to put the buttons on this page ;) but i never posted songs here, cant help you

    is it lying from to lie or from to lay? (perhaps he wants to show that he fell in love because she suggested it) and is there a chance that its "I feel so anxious, hanging on the breaking noose"? :)
    desensitizedon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti found the lyrics in the War of the Worlds Split EP. Here they are:

    I'm only waving to get out of the way.
    I know that the check in avoids the pain.
    And I'm only lying to the one's that suggest it.
    If ever i was missed, you know that i caved
    And all I know is you came
    too quickly and left the same
    I couldn't believe it when you stayed.
    I just knew you were leavin' soon (Repeat).
    enough you're so anxious,
    praying on the breaking news.
    and now the sun goes down too soon.
    I'm only staring at your eyes dear
    to think of a reason why mine cry.
    I wanna get you back
    so I can give you away.
    Head filled with ego
    heart filled with fame
    (Repeat Chorus)
    Enough you're so anxious,
    hangin' on the breaking nuse.
    And now the sun goes down too soon
    and I wonder
    who you're hanging tonight.
    desensitizedon August 19, 2002   Link

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