Tell me what you wanted to hear
Let me do the right thing
Let me do the wrong thing
And if it's ever this clear

I will only say it once
So turn the amps way up
So you can hear nothing
And if I die tonight then I guess I die tonight

Let me go one
Just say what you wanted to say
I cannot stand these talks dear
They only get us nowhere

It's never resolved
We only run around
You always say that anyone could be just like me
If it was a different time and a different place to be
You would go on


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  • +1
    General Comment"and if i die tonight then i guess i die tonight" my life philosiphy. bah..relationships blow. we all know that. but conor is amazing, every song that he churns out is just phenomenal.
    .bright.eyed.girl.on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of conor's more obvious songs when it comes to meaning, i think. take the title very literal. "falling out of love at this volume". i think this song is about how he gets in fights with a girl and tunes her out by turning up the music. he just doesnt care what she has to say because hes not in love with her anymore.
    burntcigaretteon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto a person below...

    bright eyes isn't an "emo" band. i'm sorry i just get really annoyed when people refer to the great and talented conor oberst as emo.
    molly2191on August 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about verbal fighting in a relationship. in a way, this song applies to most relationships. i can relate to it in a way... when my girlfriend starts bitching about something that i don't want to hear, i tend to find something to tune her out. she does the same with me too. although this song goes a little more in depth. i can just see conor playing his guitar and some girl yelling "you're worthless... i wish you would die" or "i could always be with someone else". to me, it seems like it's about participating in a relationship because you don't know how else to live. i could be way off base here and probably am. oh well.
    another lonely dayon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood stuff.
    ifitkillsyou_xoon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhhh...Bright Eyes. Such a good emo band. =) Modest Mouse and Bright Eyes have to be my favs, and I love this song. ^^ Makes me wanna dance.
    Spork_Girlieon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds so different from most other Bright Eyes songs. I really like it.
    Xweezerkidon October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is like one of my top songs in the entire world. so sad and happy. i love conor.
    adroitgoldfishon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite Bright Eyes song. Just something about the beat and his voice together... its just amazing.
    with_paper_wingson March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti just got into bright eyes, and they are truely amazeing...this song is my favorite as of now
    air-rickon April 11, 2003   Link

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