three sleepless nights
this isn't how it's supposed to be
but you're so good at taking your time
to give back to me

I will wait for you forever
if you would just ask me
I thought that I could change you
but you changed me

but it doesn't feel right
holding someone else's hand
together on phone lines
and living at two opposite ends

it scares me to think that you could find takers
other than me and better than me
but your head is elsewhere
and I'm talking enough for both of us
when will you see it's not so easy for me

you careless and whispered
insulting and bruising
and I thought that you said
things were improving
these laces are untied
but my feet are walking away
(I fall from your eyes. Your eyes I trusted. You said forever)

I never thought you could say these words
is this really happening
(don't say that we can still be friends)

erase my name from this page
how can you take all these days
(what is inside me, what have I done)
and throw them away,
(is this the only way that you will notice me)
as I sit here waiting for you
(dead words for closed ears, all this is sung for you)
I stay up nights
(if you are still pretending this is what's right)
until stars leave the sky
(why can you look at me can you only see)
knowing what my dreams can take away
(sides, your side, can take away)

walk away from me
this night is done


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The Ponytail Parade song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Emery songs. when he sings:

    I never thought you could say these words
    is this really happening
    (don't say that we can still be friends)

    isn't that how it is though? you can not believe you are getting broken up with and just don't hurt me and tell me we can be friends....

    I think this song is talking about going through the stages of breakin up. The guy is just waiting till she comes to her senses and he just waits for her to realize and is losing sleep and such. she could find someone better then him and that scares him. they say everything is getting better but it doesn't it just gets worst. she is thinking of someone else or something else. she breaks up with him and he is just crushed and broken. and i could go on forever and ever about this song. here are some thoughts take it for what its worth.
    Nothing To Loseon June 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits seems that the first part of the song it is a guy yearning for his vermin to come back to him, but the last 2 lines are as though he realizes what will never be so he gives up. just like real life
    gmocoreon June 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy fav. lines are "it doesn't feel right holding someone else's hand" and "it scares me to think that you could find takers other than me better than me" and demnil your probably right. But I can't think of a better subject than the most amount of of pain most of us will ever feel. That is the loss of a loved one because sometimes even if they are still alive their dead to us and it hurts.
    farewellregreton November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. i can relate to it a lot
    Reasons_Left_Unsaidon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite emery song! such a good song
    Aobe27on April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is defianatly bout a girl. Its alright. Theres a ton of songs on girls though...
    denmil24on May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a good song... it goes into so many aspects of the pain of not being with someone.
    a11fornaughton May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible. Emery is a band of brillance.
    Note To Selfon September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm on a break with my boyfriend and this song seems to fit it almost perfectly.
    iappreciatebrandnewon September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentree sleepless nights
    this isn't how it's supposed to be
    but you're so good at taking your time
    to give back to me

    i LOVE the 1st verse...
    clairebabyon November 02, 2004   Link

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