"On The Roof Again" as written by Max Collins, Jon Siebels and Tony Fagenson....
In the throws of young love Leroy
Didn't think to think and in the blink of an eye
Tied the knot not knowing how to not know
He was the prodigal son this girl had brought him home
He moved out of his step dad's apartment
He moved in with this cute Guatemalan
Things were copasetic 'til she caught him
Things were cool and collected 'til she found him erected with another

Shit went bad he's on the roof again
She flipped, he flipped the bird
And then he went to the roof where his threats ring loud and clear
Gonna jump gonna jump gonna die this year

Got screwed by the horse that he rode in on
Riding high on his whims had only gotten him down
He moved back to his step dad's apartment
Where he put himself back together 'til

She came back he's on the roof again
She flipped, he flipped the bird
And then he went to the roof where his threats ring loud and clear
Gonna jump gonna jump gonna die this year

Your heinous highness broke her hymen hey man try to quit your crying
I know she broke your heart but try to come try to come down

Shit went bad he's on the roof again
She flipped, he flipped the bird
And then he went to the roof where his threats ring loud and clear
Gonna jump gonna jump gonna die this year


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"On the Roof Again" as written by Max Collins Jon Siebels

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    General Commenti think i took this a little differently... going to the roof and screaming "i am going to jump" doesn't sound to me like an attempt to commit suicide: it sounds like me like he is trying to guilt her into forgiving him.

    the narrator seems to be a friend who is trying to convince him to come down and handle this in a rational way. he is aware his friend is likely not suicidal, but he is not going to call him out on it because his friend needs his support right now.
    verondaon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! its about being in love with someone but them being totally wrong for you. and just about letting go but you have this certain tie with them that you just can't get away from. also the line - tied the knot not knowing how to not know - is freakin amazing. i love it!
    .lbpoundon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has so much energy, i thought it was just about the complete craziness of relationships, the good, bad, cheating, making up etc.
    sundayon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, i love it. eve6 are ace :)
    mjstokes85on June 28, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Your heinous highness broke her hymen hey man try to quit your crying"

    One of the coolest sequence of words I've ever heard.
    Theo Reoon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Tied the knot not knowing how to not know."

    Right up there with the "heinous highness" line in terms of amazing word sequences.
    LadySublimeon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think in the first chorus, it says "fear went bad...". I love that they use the word "copasetic" in the lyrics.

    This is an amazing song. I love how many meanings Eve 6 is able to capture with just a single song. This song is primarily about love in conflict and about the guilt one suffers after betraying another's trust, but it's so much more than that.
    Da_Goaton December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a young guy who got married on a whim, but made a mistake by cheating on his new wife ("things were cool and collected till she found him erected with another") and when she broke up with him, he realized just how much he missed her and was attemptin suicide ("and then he went to the roof where his threats ring loud and clear - gonna jump, gonna jump, gonna die this year..."). But when they got back together again he just got screwed around by her, and it's his mate basically saying to him "hey wake up to yourself, yeah you stuffed up first time but you made up for it, and now she's screwing aronud with you, get on top of your life!"
    sunshine_arakhanon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYour heinous highness broke her hymen hey man try to quit your crying

    def the greatest line...Eve 6 has the uncanny ability to use words and evoke sooo many feelings...
    Rachondalooseon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA hypothetical scenario for a friend of the band who got married young. Like much of Horrorscope, this dwells in the surreal and a fantasy-world, not real experiences. The lyrics were actually rushed and written in the eleventh hour, with surprisingly good results. Also the last song played at their last concert, ever.
    Vervus22on February 18, 2006   Link

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