"Twenty Three" as written by Benjamin Eric Harper, William Ryan Key, Peter Michael Mosely, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons and Sean Michael Wellman-mackin....
I got to tell you that he waited all his life
For someone like you to come make the wrong things right
I know he didn't have the answers all the time
But you can't tell me that you've never told a lie

We're almost twenty-three and you're still mad at me
So much that I said to you and I want to take it back now
Twenty-three and it's so sad to me
You tell the world I'm dead to you
But I know you want me back now

Was it fun for you to watch him fall apart? (Watch me fall)
And suffocate him while you held him in your arms (in your arms)
I swear to God I wish he never let you in (let you in)
And I just hope we never hear from you again

We're almost twenty-three and you're still mad at me
So much that I said to you and I want to take it back now
Twenty-three and it's so sad to me
you tell the world I'm dead to you
But I know you want me back

Wasted on you (wasted on you)
Wasted on you (so much time I've)
Wasted on you (wasted on you)
Wasted on you
On you
On you

Twenty-three and you're still mad at me
So much that I said to you and I want to take it back now
Twenty-three and it's so sad to me
You tell the world I'm dead to you
But I know you want me back now


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"Twentythree" as written by Longineu Warren Iii Parsons Benjamin Eric Harper

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentno one has commented on this song...
    and it rocks?
    Rocklovinggirlon April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsurprised no comments..


    GREAT song none-the-less
    soad127on May 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i love it, sean(violin)'s voice is pretty cool and i sweare i heard tom delonge in the background...

    but thats just me.
    tommyhaychon May 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBecause nobody else has explained it, and I know I can get annoyed if there's no explanation, I'll go for this one.

    Basically, it's about a girl that hurt Ryan [lead singer]. You can pretty much tell that from the lyrics. However, Sean [violinist] sings lead on this one, which is why it says lines such as, "Was it fun for you to watch HIM fall apart?" This song is sung to that girl, and the "him" in question is Ryan. So the backing vocals for that example being, "Watch me fall" is Ryan singing to that girl. Cool concept, I think.

    *blinks* Wow, I so cannot explain. I tried.
    StarCounteron June 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i always liked...lOvEd this song..i couldnt stop listening to it before because i could just totally relate to it..'so much that i said to you and i want to take it back now'
    .dashed.forever.on June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyep, StarCounter pretty much got it right. <3 this song.
    musickid07on November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great and 1 of the first that i liked from the album when i first heard it... now i love all songs :)
    starcounter your explanation seems pretty correct, or at least i can't find other :)
    RDurikon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, especially the contrast between the verses where sean's is telling the person to stay away and the chorus where you can tell that there is some remorse in the whole situation
    rockyc11on November 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti wish one of my friends would have said that to kayla.
    savestheday1389on November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and it is so catchy, I am quite surprised that not many people commented on it... well, here is my input, Sean Mackin has a genuinely nice vioce, he honestly sounds better during live performances that Ryan Key does (if you don't know what the live performances sound like, check out their DVD, Beyond Ocean Avenue) and I like how they do use the kind of contrast that they do, but the one thing that I really don't care for much is the fact that Sean keeps on talking about William, then it seems like he talks about himself, so was he in love with her also?? (or is it subliminal messages... watch out William, Seany-boy is trying to steal your ex...)

    although I must admit, I do find this song quite vein... 'But I know you want me back ' but as I keep on stating, I do quite like this song.

    ~Lliby Lyn

    complaints? comments? refutation to my entry? complain, b!tch, and moan here: Jack_skellington@thegardenexotica.com
    violin_speech_nazion March 29, 2005   Link

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