"Never Treat Others" as written by and Matthew Pryor....
You can run from the sorrow
And all that you lose
Is the chance to make peace
With the path that you choose

Little apple, I'm sure
Is as small as you think
Bitter reminder the drown
Is in the drink

I admit, I regret
That I'm needing you
I'm depressed, you're the mess
That I looked up to

I retract every word that I say
I swear, I'll never treat others
I swear, I'll never treat others that way

Maybe this isn't anything
Like it should be
You'd be humble and famous
It falls perfectly

I have made some decisions
Choices you make
But I see to my error
I've made a mistake

I admit, I regret
That I'm needing you
I'm depressed, you're the mess
That I looked up to

I retract every word that I say
I swear, I'll never treat others
I swear, I'll never treat others
Swear, I will never treat others

Don't open your mouth
Don't worry about it
I'm in your place, never allow it

I admit, I regret
That I'm needing you
I'm depressed, you're the mess
That I looked up to

I retract every word that I say
I swear, I'll never treat others
I swear, I'll never treat others
Swear, I will never treat others that way



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"Never Treat Others" as written by Richard Mccollum Greg Dulli

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    General Commentawe....
    EmothicAon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is good
    Sofarbutnowereon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLyrics are great, this song has a deep meaning, new amsterdams is a solid band
    Jonoon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe is apologizing for the way that he is, how he looked up to her and he is sorry for needing her the way he does. This song is extremely touching and makes me think of all those mistakes that I've made and say that I'll never make them again, although I probably will.
    ChaosFluro24on August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:::the following is based on how i once felt and could relate to it:::

    “You can run from the sorrow and all that you lose, is the chance to make peace with the path that you choose.” This line states that running away from your depression is just making it worse. How the only way to even start to overcome it is to realize that it’s there, and that it has to be dealt with. It also seems to be hinting that everyone is sad (not depressed, but sad) to an extent, but just act happy, which slowly crumbles them more and more.

    “Little apple, I'm sure, is as small as you think, bitter reminder the drown is in the drink.” This line, through sketchy, can pretty much be interpreted into the idea of your depression being as small as you think it is, and it only seems larger because you refuse to cope with it.

    “I admit, I regret, that I'm needing you.” He seems to not want to admit that he needs someone to help him out of his depression, because he’s too deep in it to pull himself out. “I'm depressed, you're the mess, that I looked up to.” He’s seems to, at this point, start to realize that the person he looked up to for help out of depression is more of a mess than himself.

    …Therefore he feels as though he should take back every time he asked for help… “I retract every word that I say.” He then states “I swear, I'll never treat others that way.” By stating that, he shows that this person obviously did little to help them out of the depression, despite whatever efforts they may have tried.

    “Maybe this isn't anything like it should be” seems to be when he realizes that he shouldn’t be looking to others for help. “You'd be humble and famous, it falls perfectly.” He notices that if he gets better, that this person would believe it was because of them, when it wasn’t.

    “I have made some decisions, choices you make, then I see, to my error, I've made a mistake.” This seems to be when he realizes that what he was doing to ‘help himself’ is really what the other person told him to do to make things better, which really didn’t help him.

    “Don't open your mouth, don't worry about it.” Seems to be him stating that either he doesn’t want to talk to the person anymore, or that he doesn’t want them to feel as though they have to help him anymore, or apologize.

    “If I was in your place I'd never allow it.” States how he feels about this person, how he finally realizes that he shouldn’t have looked up to them because they don’t help.

    :::diveinpuddles8:::
    diveinpuddles8on May 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI remember reading Matt (Pryor)'s post about this song on the new ams message board...

    He said it was about meeting his idol (I don't remember who it was specifically, but it was someone in the music industry) and this guy was a total jerk, so this song is about matt vowing to never be the idol that turns out to be total scum when people meet him. =)

    I think this song has some incorrect lyrics as well:

    "I admit i regret that i'm meeting you "
    "When I'm in your place I'll never allow it "
    " I have made some decisions, on choices you made but i see, to my error, i've made a mistake "
    fading_shadowson April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentahhhh the guitar part at the end melts my heart!
    sammmieon January 08, 2009   Link

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