watch your mouth
hold your tongue, boy
because you're running out of breath
running out of time
before every careless word that you utter
renders you utterly useless
now you're drowning in your own saliva
trying to speak yourself to the top of your hardcore world
well, keep on talking
just keep on rambling
you've got your mouth full

now listen, here's the pleasant part
you and i, we fell apart
now listen, here's the pleasant part
you and i, we fell apart

why can't you make up your mind?
why can't you make up your mind?

shut your mouth
burn your bridges

throw your words like an attack
stab me in the . . . wait a second
what's that i just heard?
never mind, it's obviously useless now

you're standing on your soapbox
yelling from the rooftops
everything you say is a lie
a lie, a lie lie lie, yeah

now listen, here's the clever one
who speaks before his thoughts are done
now listen, here's the clever one
who speaks before his thoughts are done

why can't you make up your mind?
why can't you make up your mind?

watch your mouth
hold your tongue
some things are better left unsaid
now i hope you're pleased
you let your pride stand tall
it danced within your words
right before your fall

why don't you
why don't you say that to my face?
i've had it ripped out, torn down
so many fakes
every thing you
every time you
every word you say

if i told you this was killing me
would you, would you stop?


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    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about butI love it
    alkalinegirlon January 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song does have a meaning... if you dont know what it is saying... let me explain it. it is about himself.... he cant control the stupid things he does and says... he wants to but he cant. and it makes things worse for him. he is downgrading himself so that he wont continue to do that.
    emocoreJAYon January 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey
    Are you sure this song has that meaning?? I mean it looks to me like hes telling someone he knows to stop and think b4 they speak and relize what they are doing to people and their surroundings. It sounds like the other persons actions are hurting him. **If I told you this was killing me would you stop** doesnt that sound like hes talking to someone else??
    EmoRockson April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOkay, I'm gonna take a crack at this. As someone whos been harassed and insulted my entire life I've found a very good interpretation through out the whole song. Listen to this song and think of it as someone singing it to someone who's insulting him repetitivly where it's driving him to the breaking point. Then alot of the song makes sense. The song seems like it's telling someone off who's been trying to offend him for along time.
    Creationon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI originally thought it was about somebody else, but looking back, it makes so much more sense for it to be about himself, even down to the title... Now the question is asked of whether he can stop being that part of himself that he so dislikes...
    truthsayeron April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who has a mouth with it's own mind. Basically what everyone else is saying. GREAT SONG! woo
    mellowyellowi1100on April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning this song has for me is similar to what some of the other ideas i've read. Basically what I derived from it (as a gurl...seeing if from my perspective) is that the song is about a relationship. One person doesnt realize that his/her actions and words are hurting their partner. Their words, although they dont realize are ruining the relationship *listen here's the pleasant part, you and i we fell apart....some things are better left unsaid*
    Anyway, so the realtionship is suffering and the person who is beng hurt wants desperately to end the pain *If I told you this was killing me would you stop?*
    Anyway, the first time I heard this song I was in a situation in which I was able to relate this song....you guys may not agree with it...but thats what makes this song so awesome!
    Dade322on April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDade322 is right. In my opinion anyway.
    NtoTheDrkon April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentwoOt...go me!! haha...and go NtotheDrk!! ::high Five::
    Dade322on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree wholeheartedly with Dade322, seeing as I'm in a similar situation currently myself.
    BlueAndStarryon April 28, 2002   Link

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