"Secondary" as written by Jesse Lacey, Brian Lane, Garrett Tierney and Vincent Accardi....
And it comes down to you
Never and ever, wrecked his day
Looks and flirts and noontime in your shortest skirt
Past the point of trying, I'm a dying breed
Thank you for reminding me of all the things I've done completely wrong

Stop these looks and letters
This isn't for the better,
You've stripped me down
It's for the worse
You're not my girl
(can't recall, I can't recall all the times)
I can't recall all the times
That she talked down to you
Letter's come again

Stop the circulation
To my legs and break my bones
Dateless and late
I'm better by myself at home
Past the point of trying and I'm dying here
Secondary laughs at every word
I know came out completely wrong

Stop these looks and letters
This isn't for the better,
You've stripped me down
It's for the worse
You're not my girl
(can't recall, I can't recall all the times)
I can't recall all the times
That she talked down to you
Letter's come again

And it's my last semester
And brothers always come first
It's my last semester (it's my last semester)
At least until next winter (at least until next winter)
But I'm sure that I'll be over this by then
Better scenes, I wish you'd seen me
Better off if I just let it be
Better pretend it don't matter
Better of if I could have her
Better days since the day I met her
I'd better hope she got my letters
Better off in two year stretches


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"Secondary" as written by Garrett Tierney Brian Lane

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentAn interesting spin on the subject is that the word "secondary" is a term in the polyamorous community. A primary partner is your priority, your main boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband, and a secondary partner is the partner who you have "on the side", who is not your main squeeze. From a polyamorous view, this song could be about what it's like to *be* the secondary, the one that isn't as important as the "real" boyfriend, and how much that can hurt.
    Erinkyanon August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrand new is awesome, as is this song

    waaahooooo
    save_my_dayon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks major ass. i can definately relate.
    literate_and_stylishon August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a jam
    xxbrybryxxon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrand new rules. whooohooo!
    dontmakemecryon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is quite similar to "the last chance to lose your keys" like..the whole plot of it and then "im better by myself at home"..."im better off home on a saturday night.." similaaarrr..still good song though
    ivorywallson September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Looks and flirts and MIDNIGHT in your shortest skirts"
    not
    "Looks and flirts and noontime in your shortest skirt "
    mr_goat02on March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno it is noontime...read the lyrics in the cd book
    maybethebeston April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey never play this live
    smalltownhopeon May 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok so to the meaning.. i dunno i think he's flirting/ having a thing with his friend's crush/ girlfriend? i dunno he seems like he's reluctant to like this girl even tho he already does...
    crashintomeon June 05, 2003   Link

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