"How Long Is Too Long" as written by and Ryan Pope James Suptic....
You keep hanging on for more
Building walls around the words around the world
I keep tripping over hints
I keep spilling every secret
Without spilling any secrets at all

Don't you know?
Of course you don't
Of course you don't
The words might choke
How long is too long when you're waiting by the phone?

Did the issue go this far?
Did you set this higher standard for yourself?
I know it's not a fault
Though I really have to wonder
If you'd ever set the standard without help

Don't you know?
Of course you don't
Of course you don't
The words might choke
How long is too long when you're waiting by the phone?

Made up
You win
I'm lost
Give in
To each
Their own
With all their sins

You keep hanging on for more
Building walls around the words around the world

Don't you know?
Of course you don't
Of course you don't
The words might choke
This small town takes every ounce to build its smoke
How long is too long when you're waiting by the phone?


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"How Long Is Too Long" as written by James Matthew Dewees James Suptic

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    General CommentMy new favorite Get Up Kids song. Musically perfect.
    verbson April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenteasily one of my favorites as well.
    foreversendon May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment2 weeks, 4 days, and 1 hour.
    davidecoyoteon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome.
    Kabala33on May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTotally feel this song. *sigh* Rock.
    aPart0fmedieson May 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcan some one help me with this meaning?

    evan
    konfusion89on January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think song has something to do, at least in part, with an argument. Two people are refusing to call each other to resolve the problem.... He's approaching the situation with common-sense saying, ok we've waited long enough... He asks her "how long is too long", but she doesn't answer because "the words might _show_" just how petty she really is. I think the first verse might have something to do with him not wanting to show how he really feels about the argument, but his words and actions give him away.
    openczunon August 25, 2005   Link

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