"Standard Lines" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
Which of the bold faced lies will we use?
I hope that you're happy, you really deserve it,
This will be the best for us both in the end.

But your taste still lingers on my lips
Like I just placed them upon yours
And I starve, I starve for you.
But this new diet's liquid
And dulling to the senses.
And it's crude but it will do.

Which of the standard lines will we use?
I've been meaning to call you, I've just been so busy.
We'll catch up soon.
Let's make it a point to.

But your taste still lingers on my lips
Like I just placed them upon yours
And I starve, I starve for you.
But this new diet's liquid
And dulling to the senses.
And it's crude but it will do.
(It will do. I hope it will do)


Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208

"Standard Lines" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General CommentIt is a wonderful story inside the sparkles of a tear.
    Shadow_Nagualon January 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love how all my posts are gone, since songmeanings, switched servers. anyway. to me, this song like many of dashboard's is about getting over a relationship with someone. his "new diet" is like his life without that person, and how hard it is for him to let go, the smallest things remind him of the one he lost, but he knows that he won't get them back, and has to deal with that.
    starvingforyouon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song

    it was on the first episode of clone high...i know that was on along time ago but i just watched it the other day so i thought i'd comment on this song :)
    piano_keyson April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti break down when i listen to this . what a poet.
    familiarwiththeflooron April 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow, this song brings back so many memories.

    All throughout high school i had a really attractive guy best friend, we were extremely close. He had dated a few girls and I dated here and there, nothing special though. A lot of times I was single while he had a girlfriend he really liked. Honestly, I really had no feelings for him at all in a love sense but the summer going into senior year (we had both been single for a while), our hangouts were becoming different. I don't know what it was exactly, just some sort of feeling was present that hadn't been there before, it's like there was something more. One day me, him, and a couple of other friends were hanging out at someone's house and me and him were in the kitchen alone chatting and there was a moment when we looked at each other and it was like something changed, i felt weird and excited at the same time. And then he leaned in and kissed me. I was surprised and felt odd because it had never been like this between us. I pulled away and told him I had to go. I walked out of the room before he could say anything and I made up some lame excuse to my other friends why I had to leave. I cried in my car the whole way home, I was so fucking confused. I had no idea why he did that, why i had left him hanging and pulled away, and how i felt about the kiss. Later that night he called me twice (I ignored both)so finally he texted me. I have the text he sent me saved in my phone to this day:
    "Since you're not answering I'll just text you what I want to say...Okay here it goes... For some reason it took me this long to realize how I really feel about you. Marisa and Nicole (two of the girls he dated) were great but it always ended because I noticed i never truly was satisfied and happy with them. I never felt anything amazing or special. When I'm with you, even just hanging out doing nothing is so much fun. I can tell you anything, I can be myself and be weird as shit around you and you won't make fun of me, every time I was sad with my parents divorce you always cheered me up, and its really fucking cute when you're annoyed. I don't know what made me finally admit it but I guess all along you were the one I loved. You've been my best friend, but i want to be more, so much more. I'm sorry if I startled you earlier at Casey's house but i just couldn't hold back anymore. Text me back if you want, you don't have to I understand, but I just thought I would let you know how I feel."

    And the fucking idiot I am, I sent back: "I don't feel that way about you, I'm sorry."
    THAT'S ALL I PUT. why? because I was scared and unbelievably embarrassed, confused, and immature. I didn't know what to do. When he sent that I didn't know if I really did have feelings for him and I wasn't sure what would happen to our relationship as friends because of all of this.

    That was 3 years ago. We both now go to different colleges in the city and the past 3 years I have missed him dearly. I can truthfully say that me holding back the night he told me everything was the biggest mistake of my life. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him and wonder what could have been between me and him if I had told him I loved him back. Senior year was the last time we hung out and even during that year I could feel us growing apart. Everything sort of changed between us after that night in the summer. And throughout our last year at high school I could feel a strong desire in me every time I was with him, though I never admitted it. He was trying to move on, and trying to date other girls.

    I haven't talked to him since senior year, but recently I saw him at a huge party at my friend's apartment. I was talking to one of my guy friends and I didn't even notice him across the room sitting down with a girl in his lap chatting with him. When I saw him my heart dropped. I wanted to go over to him and hug him and talk. Instead, I left the party like a wussy but as I was walking to my car with my friend he shouted my name. He ran to me and hugged me and told me how much he missed me and we both caught up quickly. I told him about my current boyfriend and he told me he was seeing this girl. He seemed happy and that made me happy. But part of me just wanted to scream at him how much I wanted him deep down and regretted that I didn't tell him how I felt all those years ago. But what was done was done, that was the past, he moved on and that's all there is to it. And I was moving on as well.

    To me this song is talking about two people who had a relationship or some sort of history & it ended and now one of them (or both) still linger over what they had: "i starve, i starve for you." And they also don't really communicate with each other anymore "I've been meaning to call you but I've just been so busy."
    EricaReneon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General Comment::tear:: amazing
    Enderon January 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIts correctness hurts...the pain inside a love lost is spelled out in all these words.
    EmoGRLon February 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment::sigh:: chris is rockin soso hard..
    pinksupermanon February 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    emopunkskafaceon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawe man. I love this song as much as i hate it. Brings back too many bad memories. but it's good to cry to.
    nerdypunkchickon April 26, 2002   Link

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