"Over My Head (Better Off Dead)" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley, Stephen Martin Jocz and Greig Andrew Nori....
What happened to you
You've played the victim for so long now in this game
What I thought was true
It's made of fiction and I'm following the same

But if I try
To make sense of this mess I'm in
I'm not sure where I should begin
I'm falling, I'm falling

[Chorus]
Now I'm in over my head, for something I said
Completely misread, I'm better off dead.
And now I can see, how fake you can be
This hypocracy's beginning to get to me.

It's none of my concern
Why look to me because I don't believe in fame
I guess you never heard I've met our makers
They don't even know your name

But if I had to say goodbye to leave this hell
I'd say my time has served me well
I'm falling
I'm falling

[Chorus]

This came long before those who suffer more
I'm too awake for this to be a nightmare
What's with my disgrace I lost the human race
No one plans for it to blow up in their face

Who said it was easy to put back all these pieces
Who said it was so easy to put back all of these pieces

[Chorus]

Over my head, better off dead
Over my head, better off dead

Alright!


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"Over My Head (Better Off Dead)" as written by Stephen Jocz, Deryck Jason Whibley, Greig Andrew Nori

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General CommentWell, tcpl, I guess you've never said anything and had it misinterpreted from a negative angle. It doens't exactly induce waves of pleasure through you. It can be difficult to change what people really think when something is interpreted wrong.

    I think this song is about someone that basically looks around at their life sees the complete disarray and the potential for sinking further. They seem to have a rather disillusioned view of life, and have thoughts of what life would be like if they simply weren't a part of it. I think that the main feeling that is expressed here is a very angry sadness. I think that it begins with frustration followed by desparation (to come up with a solution).
    SuZon September 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy best birthday was when i turned 15 nd my sisters bought me a ticket to see Sum 41. Best concert ever. This song was the one that really stuck with me and i listened to it almost every day until i got Chuck, then i fell in love with that album.
    COBHATEBREEDERon December 09, 2004   Link
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    My Interpretationactual lyrics


    What happened to you
    You've played the victim for so long now in this game
    What i thought was true
    It's made of fiction and I'm following the same

    But if I try
    To make sense of this mess I'm in
    I'm not sure where I should begin
    I'm falling, I'm falling

    Now I'm in over my head, for something i said
    Completely misread, I'm better off dead.
    And now I can see, how fake you can be
    This hypocrisy's beginning to get to me.

    It's none of my concern
    Why look to me because I don't believe in fame
    I guess you never heard I've met our makers
    They don't even know your name

    But if I had to say goodbye to leave this hell
    I'd say my time has served me well
    I'm falling
    I'm falling

    Now I'm in over my head, for something i said
    Completely misread, I'm better off dead
    And now I can see, how fake you can be
    This hypocrisy's beginning to get to

    This came long before those who suffer more
    I'm too awake for this to be a nightmare
    What's with my disgrace I lost the human race
    No one plans for it to blow up in their face

    Who said it was easy to put back all these pieces
    Who said it was so easy to put back all of these pieces

    Now I'm in over my head, with something I said
    Completely misread, I'm better off dead
    And now I can see, how fake you can be
    This hypocrisy's beginning to get to me

    Over my head, better off dead
    Over my head, better off dead
    Emotion?on December 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just plain sexy! Deryck sings the verses so hot that I am in love!
    Supersquadon October 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjeebus, super, isn't that kinda shallow? isn't that RIDDICULOUSLY shallow?
    I agree with SuZ.
    and tcpl, you're stupid. music is music, and no one type is better then any other. it's all in taste.
    Cristoss-on October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is when the stupid march in and say I'm wrong, and point fingers at bands like simple plan, and rap, and classical if they can think about it. and then somebody halfway through smart says I'm right.
    Cristoss-on October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song's awesome, try the acoustic version.

    mmmmmmmmm...............good times.
    Bertxxon December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, it means to me that hes done something which has fucked everything up, or said something and someones twisted his words (i can totaly relate atm!!)
    Phatyoon March 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm not sure what the over-all meaning of this song is but the line that sticks out to me is in the chorus. "Now I'm in over my head, with something i said, completely misread, im better off dead." This line to me, everyone can relate to. It saying that he has said things and somebody took it the wrong way and told everyone else about it and its so overwhelming on him. Thats just what I think though.
    Ezekiel8813on April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's said something to a chic, and she's interpreted it the wrong way. now he's saying she's always been fake and he's discovered her and now he's gonna break up with her and move on.. maybe? lol
    skate4lifeon July 12, 2005   Link

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