"Hangnail" as written by and Chad/kroeger Kroeger....
My hopes just fell, and I can't see
The reason why, why there is blood on my sleeve
And all this time, I thought it mine
But it's not, it's yours and

It's not worth it for me, gets harder every time call you
This life you lead, like swimming in a shiny ballroom
Next time you bleed, right about this time tomorrow
Next time you steal, better ask before you borrow

And I don't see too well, don't sing too well
And I settle to scream
Just grab your shit, and leave with it
They won't make no statues of you

It's not worth it for me, gets harder every time call you
This life you lead, like swimming in a shiny ballroom
Next time you bleed, right about this time tomorrow
Next time you steal, better ask before you borrow
This label "thief", find a better title suited for you
This tidal wave, is coming down upon you

This time I've forgotten
I swear this shit was rotten
This time, I believe it
'Cause I've seen the shit you're needin'

It's not worth it for me, gets harder every time call you
This life you lead, like swimming in a shiny ballroom
Next time you bleed, right about this time tomorrow
Next time you steal, better ask before you borrow
This label "thief", find a better title suited for you
This tidal wave, is coming down upon you


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"Hangnail" as written by Michael Kroeger Chad Kroeger

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    General Commenti think this song is about drug abuse. his friend uses drugs and it's not worth it to him to remain friends with this guy and watch him slowly kill himself.
    ShiverForMeon January 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song..............one of the best on the album. and i also think this is about drug abuse
    sugarpopon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentme2 its bril
    roxydudette13on August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too. But I think its about a woman he just can't handle anymore. And all this time he thought he was the problem, that he could fix it, but now he realizes it's her that is so difficult and he's tired of playing her game. Especially the part where he says "next time you bleed" I think he's referring to next time you try this *hit you will be the one that hurts. I also think it's about a woman because of the reference to "label theif, find a better title suited for you." She's doesn't have the right to call herself a "girlfriend" because she doesn't treat him nice.
    jadamscarrollon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis one a friends drug abuse.It's hard to watch someone throw their life down the drain, hence gets harder everytime I call you. Bleeding same time tomorrow shows habit and reference to theft is just the type of behavior for someone about to hit bottom.
    ozonethiefon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt does sound to me like this is about a friend who has a drug problem, but I also think that he is the one who got his friend started on it, or vice versa. "My hopes just fell...and I can't see...the reason why...why there is blood on my sleeve...and all this time, I thought it mine, but it's not it's yours" And although this guy is doing drugs, he must be making some money or living the high life. "This life you lead, like swimming in a shiny ballroom." But obviously, this guy's been stealing from his friend, after he tried to help him with his problem. "This label 'thief' find a better title suited for you". Also, "this title wave, is coming down upon you" this easy life this guy's been living, is about to go down the drain "this life you leave like SWIMMING in a shiny ballroom" and he's about to send this guy packing "just pack your shit and leave with it".
    mb20rox111on November 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentheehee,jadamscarroll , did you see what the song was about on a msn group??
    i luv this song, i remember listening this song every time!!!!
    ANTWANmyMANon July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. Brilliant. About (in my personal opinion anyway) someone with depression and a drug addiction and hes stealing from his friend. His friend knew but didnt do anything because, obviously, hes his friend but he just couldnt take it anymore. Or if you want to put a deeper meaning to it he could be emotionally stealing things. Depends what an individual thinks it is though
    syko_braton October 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song about his gf who has a drug addiction and he wants her to stop
    Silversideon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe actual lyrics are "gets harder everytime I call you" ...
    SoYouSailedAwayxon July 21, 2006   Link

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