"Stockholm Syndrome" as written by Thomas Delonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis L. Barker....
This is the first (tehing I remember)
Now it's the last (thing left on my mind)
Afraid of the dark (do you hear me whisper)
An empty heart (replaced with paranoia)
Where do we go (life's temporary)
After we're gone (like new years resolutions)
Why is this hard (do you recognize me)
I know I'm wrong (but I can't help believing)

I'm so lost
I'm barely here
I wish I could explain myself
But words escape me
It's too late
To save me
You're too late
You're too late

You're cold with disappointment
While I'm drowning in the next room
The last contagious victim of this plague between us
I'm sick with apprehension
I'm crippled from exhaustion
And I dread the moment when you finally come to kill me

This is the first (thing I remember)
Now it's the last (thing left on my mind)
Afraid of the dark (do you hear me whisper)
An empty heart (replaced with paranoia)
Where do we go (life's temporary)
After we're gone (like new years resolutions)
Why is this hard (do you recognize me)
I know I'm wrong (but I can't help believing)


Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208

"Stockholm Syndrome" as written by Tom De Longe Travis Barker

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  • +4
    My InterpretationTo me this is about love.

    the good and bad of love how love affects some of us the different forms

    love being the first thing we remember the last thing on our mind
    if you afraid of something the one you love helps keep you safe

    when love hurts us or break our heart we become paranoid
    love is hard and sometime when we know we are wrong love still is to hard to ignore.

    Some times love maes us feel lost and it hard to discribe your self when you in love, once you fall in love its very hard to fall out of love make it difficult to be saved, love can be cold we can drown in it and it will disappoint us

    "The last contagious victim of this plague between us" i think this refers to the other person

    loves can make us anxious and is very exhausting and love can kill us

    When you are in love with some one it can be a stockholm syndrome of love and how we get stuck in love

    im not good with words but hopefully this can explain this song
    andrewjayon July 06, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this is about a guy in love with a girl is in no way in love with him.. Perhaps, she is cold after falling out of love with him.

    Her love is the first thing he remembered and is not the last thing left on him mind. Now he is afraid of the dark ( not knowing ) and wants to know if she hears him whisper ( telling her how he feels). An empty heart ( pointing out that he felt nothing for her), replaced with paranoia ( now he is scared that he lost her completely). In the next line he reiterates this idea as he says that he is lost without her because he thinks they had something. This is hard for him, and he feels like she doesnt recognize him because she no longer gives him the attention she used to. To her he feels like he doesnt exist (he is dead her). He knows he is wrong, but he cant help but believing.

    at this point I start to think that this boy also hurt the girl, as he wants to explain himself, pointing out that he was lost, but he doesnt know what to say.

    After that, he takes the point of view of of the girl. She is cold because she is disappointed by him... and he hates himself for messing up. He is the last contagious victim between them.. meaning that First she hates him for hurting her, and now he hates himself. He is angry with himself, he wants to be in pain, and he wants to be hurt. He is exhausted mentally and just wants this to be over, and he is dreading for the moment where his love completely cuts him out of her life ( death= loss) because at that point he has no hope of being with his love..
    jbsadelskion September 04, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI really relate this song to anxiety and panic disorders. I think anyone with paranoiac, bizarre, weird or strange thoughts and feelings can relate to this song. It perfectly describes how I feel like when I'm having a panic attack - both lyrically and musically.

    The strongest line, to me, is "and I dread the moment when you finally come to kill me", because it just describes having panic disorder so well. The "you" is referring to the panic disorder, because you really think dread it's gonna kill you.
    lina182on December 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin the beginning i couldn't stand blink...sure i would listen to whatever singles they put out on the radio and on rare occasions something incredible like adam's song or stay together for the kids would come out...

    but then i heard this song (which kicks ass), and made me get the entire album. it totally destroys for me whatever they did before... i don't kno why it took them this long.
    pardonmeon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!Its so powerful(to me) it seems like its about a guy who's paranoid, and thinks everyone is looking/laughing at him, I should buy this cd sometime...
    jlo05476on April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou should
    Randyon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about paranoia
    strungagnstthricon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis cd is the best ..im still listening to it ... when they were making the albulm on blink 182.com they had videos of them making the albulm and i heard mark talking about this song he said its about someone whos drowning and cant get out so the lyric that came out of that i guess was the
    "You're cold with disappointment
    While I'm drowning in the next room "
    Avert Disasteron April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song off of their new CD right now. It feels really genuine. I don't know if the spoken sequence that goes on before this song has anything to do with the actual song or not. It's a really cool way to build up to it though. That Mark screaming thing...usually I'd agree with you vonni, but I think he does it well on this one.
    jumpsundayon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStockholm syndrome is when you are kidnapped or taken hostage and you begin to have feelings for the person taking you hostage. yahoodi.com/peace/…
    stacked_upon April 14, 2004   Link

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