"The Other Side" as written by Devin Lee Parker, David Linden Zand and Sarah Meister....
I walk into the room
You don't have to scream I can hear you
Bad trip, the needle sticks
You get your kicks from confrontation
I try to make it past
I don't want to get into it right now
Can't this family have one day
To get away from all the pain

And through the night I see the light
Shining from the neighbor's windows
I dream of life where I'm safe
In a home where I am not alone
Some day I will lay me down
On the grass where everything is greener
It always seems so good on the other side

I'm sick of all the heat
You can taste the hate in the air
Running through this family, uncomfortably
It's burning me
Is anybody there
In your eyes there's nothing to see
Just because your dreams have died
Don't drag me down, I've still got mine

[Chorus]

Neighbor boy runs up to me, his eyes all black and blue
I say what happened to you boy, he said my daddy flew
Off the hook 'cause I was playin too loud
I guess he couldn't hear the tv
He said son I'm a teach you a lesson
And then he and then he

Maybe it's not so good on the other side
Maybe it's not so good on the other side
But it always seems so good, on the other side
It always looks so good it always seems so good


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"The Other Side" as written by J Martin Randy Vanwarmer

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song has MANY meanings...my fave part is:
    neighbor boy runs up to me, his eyes all black and blue
    i say what happened to you boy, he said my daddy flew off the hook cos i was playin too loud i guess he couldn't hear the tv he said son i'm a teach you a lesson and then he .... and then he.... "
    and how sean screamed made it great!...in a sad way! rock on!
    BRITEDARKNESSon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this song all too much ...
    Aerionon June 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat i get from it in parts is you want something u dont have or want something different then how it is but when you realize it, you dont have it bad and its better then u think. and what you think is "perfect" isnt so good. but i dont know...thats me.

    "maybe it's not so good on the other side
    maybe it's not so good on the other side
    but it always seems so good, on the other side
    it always looks so good .... it always seems so good"
    BRITEDARKNESSon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits pretty easy song to get its saying the grass isnt always greener on the other side and that you shouldnt take anything you have for granted because most of the time someone has it worse than
    wiredmonkiekilleron July 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with wiredmonkiekiller.

    This song is awesome.
    runawayintheendon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much! This is my favorite Smile Empty Soul song. I think its about sometimes you see something and it looks so wonderful, but upon closer inspection, its just as shitty as the one u have. Maybe even shittier. lol. But yah, i agree with WiredMonKieKiller. lol. i like thier sn, too.

    -Anna-
    thewrongwayon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. You can tell Sean really puts a lot of emotion in it. The first time I heard it I cried..it gave me a vision of the little boy being beat by his father.
    BoTkInon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song sounds like every night somebody looks at their neighbors house with their lights on and he dreams about having someone and not being alone but then later when the little boy runs up to him, he realizes its not as godd as it really seemed to be. and just because you have someone doesnt mean you have it good
    squirt33on May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree its about the whole grass is greener on the other side thing, but the fact that its about your abusive family makes it so much easier to learn that lesson though. Also I love this song and it has inspired a few of my short stories.
    bloodyrevengeon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think he talking from a family view. But you could also add way more meaning to this. But manily a family i mean come on who doesn't wish for a better family?
    Music_Freak19on July 22, 2005   Link

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