"Great Romances of the 20th Century" as written by Adam Lazzara, Shaun Cooper, John Nolan, Mark O'connell and Edward Reyes....
September never stays this cold
Where I come from
And you know
I'm not one for complaining,
But I love the way you'd roll
Excuses off the tip of your tongue
As I slowly fall apart (slowly, quietly, slowly)
Fall apart

This won't mean a thing come tomorrow
And that's exactly how I'll make it seem
Cause I'm still not sleeping,
Thinking I've crawled home from worse than this

So please, please (please)
I'm running out of sympathy (I'm running out of sympathy!)
And I never said I'd take this
I never said I'd take this lying down

She says
"Come on, come on, let's just get this over with [Repeat x2]
(I never said I'd take this lying down, let's just get this over with,
And I've crawled home from worse than this)
She says
"Come on, come on, let's just get this over with
She says
"Come on, come on"

You always come close but this never comes easy,
I still know everything [Repeat x3]
You always come so close
I still know everything, I still know everything, I still know

You always come close but this never comes easy [Repeat x2]
You always come, you come in close

I never said I'd take this lying down [Repeat x3]
But I've crawled home from worse than this

If it's not keeping you up nights
Then what's the point [Repeat x4]

I'm in your room
Now is this turning you on
Am I turning you on?

I'm in your room
Are you turned on?

I'm on the corner of your bed,
I'm practically naked,
Are you turned on,
Are you turned on?


Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208, edited by glassjawpiano

"Great Romances of the 20th Century" as written by Edward Reyes Adam Lazzara

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    General Commentlets talk about how excellent the line is "This won’t mean a thing come tomorrow and that’s exactly how I’ll make it seem."
    tofucopon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentalright im not really sure if im right. but then again we all have our own interpretations... i can see it being about sex, and i can see it as a relationship type song.. whatever. it is what you want it to be. so for me, this is it.

    September never stays this cold
    where I come from, and you know
    I’m not one (I'm not one) for complainin' (for complainin'),
    But I love the way you roll
    excuses off the tip of your tongue
    as I'd slowly (slowly, quietly, slowly) fall apart (fall apart)

    I really just think that the guy is just being annoyed by the girl and is just taking it out on other things, like the way we all do. the last line is amazing in that the girl is just making excuses about why she isnt being a good gf i guess, or just excuses about anything thats not going right, and he's falling apart.

    I said, "this won’t mean a thing come tomorrow",
    and that’s exactly how I’ll make it seem
    'Cause I'm still not sleeping,
    thinking I’ve crawled home from worse than this

    to him, this fight that theyre having hurt him so much that hes gonna make it seem like it didnt phase him at all because it happens so many times, plus, she almost gets off at hurting him and fighting with him. like she likes it or something. to him, he's gone through worse fights with her.-- "ive crawled home from worse than this"

    So please, please (please)
    I’m runnin' out of sympathy (I'm runnin' out of sympathy!)
    and I never said I’d take this
    I never said I'd take this lying down

    He's finally had it. hes been taking all her stupid excuses and now hes standing up fo himself.

    She says
    "come on, come on, let’s just get this over with”
    She says
    "come on, come on, let’s just get this over with”
    (I never said I’d take this lying down, well I've crawled home from worse than this, worse than this)
    She says
    "come on, come on, let’s just get this over with”
    She says
    "come on, come on..."

    Theyre literally fighting in this verse.. she's saying come on lets just get this over with and break up already..and he's still standing up for himself "i never said id take this lying down" and yelling at her

    You always come close but this never comes easy,
    I still know everything
    You always come close but you never come easy,
    I still know everything
    This always come close but you never come easy,
    I still know everything
    Always come so close...
    I still know everything, I still know everything, I still know...

    he knows all the shit she's done behind his back. "you always come close" as in, youre always THIS close from me catching you, "but this never comes easy" means breaking up is still hard, even if i did catch you.

    If it's not keepin' you up nights
    then what’s the point,
    then what’s the point,
    then what’s the point,
    then what’s the point?

    im not really sure what this means...

    I'm in your room,
    is this turning you on,
    am I turning you on?

    I'm in your room,
    are you turned on?

    I'm on the corner of your bed,
    I'm thinkin' maybe,
    are you turned on,
    are you turned on?

    after all their fighting, this takes a quick turn and makes it seem like she's a sex freak that likes it when she gets a rise out of him. theyre just standing in his room and asking if shes turned on by him standing up for himself.
    perfectlyiimperfecton October 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI looooove this song. it's so so good.
    iheartmymomon April 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the BEST...i like the beginning especially, when the guy is talking, but it's not on these lyrics, so someone needs to post it.
    Brookee888on April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe beginning is part of a monolouge from the movie "Beautiful Girls" here are those:

    a beautiful girl can make you dizzy
    like you've been drinking jack and coke all morning
    she can make you feel high

    full of the single greatest commodity known to man --
    promise.
    promise of a better day.
    promise of a greater hope.
    promise of a new tomorrow.

    this particular aura...
    can be found in the gait of a beautiful girl.
    in her smile
    in her soul
    the way she makes every rotten little thing about life
    seem like it's gonna to be okay.
    iheartmymomon April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks ass
    XdrossXon April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful girl can make you feel dizzy like you have been drinking jack and coke all day. She can make u feel high. Full of the single greatest commodity known to man promise, promise of a better day, promise of a greater hope, promise of a new tomorrow. This particular ore can be found in the gate of a beautiful girl, in her smile, in her soul, in the way she makes every rotten little thing about life seem like its gonna be ok

    thats the intro :-) i love this song!
    nbk54321on April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol i guess im a little late on posting that
    nbk54321on April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hope this is ok. I tried my best.
    KPatrick16on May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat is just perfect... and this song Kicks ass... I love TBS... they are the greatest band out there right now... :):);):)
    AmericanBeauty84on May 03, 2002   Link

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