Another lonely night in Amersterdam
The stars are coming out in waves
And I miss my Miss America from Park Hotel
But I'm too stoned to call it a day

When everything you wanted
Is hard to hide behind your eyes
And I'm locked in my hotel room
Turning over our goodbyes

I will write this down for you
So you can read this
I will hold my breath for you
Till I can't feel it

Another lonely night in Amsterdam
And water moving through the sound
The blood is boiling in my veins
And the food I can't keep down

And I don't care if you don't love me
And I don't care if you don't change
I could live inside the shadow that I cast for you
If it meant that you would stay

And I'll be home before the morning comes,
You won't have to be alone

I will write this down for you
So you can read it
I will hold my breath for you
Till I can't feel it
You don't have to see me this way,
Cause this way I'm okay

I will write this down, I will write this down

Oh love, I'm tangled up again
Oh love, when does this twisting end?
When does this twisting end?

I will write this down for you
So you can read it
I will hold my breath for you
Till I can't feel it
You won't have to see me this way
Cause this way I'm okay

I will write this down for you,
So you can read it...

Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84

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    General Commentbeing in love, but not being able to say what you want to say to the other person... the distance idea can be either interpreted as actual, or as a metaphor for the lover being so distant with you...
    thewhitepony33on April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA gentle person, well studied in literature, and abiding by the rules of ritual, will not go very wrong.
    BrandNewBoardshortson April 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a guy and a girl meeting, and the guy falls hard on the girl, but the girl doesn't feel the same say. the girl is leaving, but the guy is devestated. he's saying he's gonna write a note to her so she'll remember him
    andysgurl14on May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking this song is about being away from home touring, maybe actually being in Amsterdam at the time. "Miss America" could stand for his girlfriend, his family, or even America itself if he's actually out of the country. He misses his beloved and everything about her, and he's afraid the distance is tearing them apart a little. Maybe, if it is about his girlfriend, they had a fight before he left (possibly about the fact that he had to leave) and so now he's "turning over [their] goodbyes".
    ThinkingOfTheSummeron May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard this was kind of a sequel to "Globes and Maps" Any thoughts?
    prayingmantis84on June 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i especially like the lyrics "I don't care if you don't love me
    I don't care if you don't change.
    I will live inside this shadow that i cast for you
    If it meant that you would stay" oh, and also "You don't have to see me this way, cause this way i'm okay" simply a beautiful song. as for the meaning... hrm... so he's in love with this girl that he met. and she doesnt feel the same way. she's all "i'm sorry but i dont like you like that" and he gets upset and gets stoned in his hotel room. and maybe he gets this idea to write her a letter hoping she'll change her mind, and give him another chance... and he tells her that he'll wait forever ("i'll hold my breath for you") and that he doesnt care if she doesnt love him or doesnt really change her mind about him just so long as she stays with him... really sad if you think about it.

    DAMMIT i love this band!!
    Desaparecidaon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis was taken from a MSN chat back when the album first came out:

    EchoInEmptiness in Onstage1 asks: What's the meaning behind "miss america"? its a beautiful of my favorites. is it about being alone?

    Something_Corporate says: Andrew: Yeah, it was written while we were on tour with Newfound Glory in Amsterdam and had a wild evening, that's the only way to describe it. After leaving Amsterdam makes me miss home, that song was about the idea of being far from home and missing it. And you have this catharsis, do you want to be home or do you want to be in this crazy place where we were like Amsterdam.
    nikki_is_shorton November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMiss America, favorite song from the north album, possibly because i can personally relate to it. Its about love of course. A love that was hard and difficult. Now its over, and he is left still loving this person. He made a mistake, she made a mistake. And its too little too late. He can't talk to her. So he writes. Thats love, and its life. And sometimes, things happen we can't change, no matter how hard we want, or try to. The end.
    luvlycrashdownon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdoes andrew have an AIM sn?
    *~PunkySkunky~*on January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this song is being neglected considering the fact it's awesome.
    tlsx0227on January 25, 2005   Link

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