I had the whole world in my hands but I gave it away

I'm a half-wit boy
Cracking a smile and wearing it all on m ysleeve
So cool, so poised
It's true I'm just around to see
Where this thing goes, I'll never know
But all I know is packing bags is a remedy

[chorus]
This time I'll be nervous
'Cause I can't see your hands in front of me tonight
Let's forget all pretense of what they thought we should be
What liars we can be

I'm on my way to the top of the world
And I've got a feeling I'll give it away

She's a maverick, she's so smooth
If things go according to plan
I'll have her finished by five a.m.
There's no changing plans
There's no second chance
I've already got both feet through the door
And I can taste the air

[repeat chorus]

Make a sound, it's safe for you
To choke in here alone

Whatever I say goes
You're not here with me


Lyrics submitted by OnlyChasingSafety

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  • +2
    General CommentI had the whole world in my hands but i gave it away.
    I had the whole world in my hands but i gave it away.

    Make a sound, its safe for you

    choking here, alone
    myamericanhearton May 31, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti fucking love this song
    _Emogirl_on March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite song off the new cd.. just a great song
    blikstaon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoever put all the lyrics up on this site for the new album fucked up every single song in multiple parts..

    Is it really that difficult to understand what he's fucking singing?

    great song though. I guess it's mainly about manipulation
    redletterday21on October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"your not here with me" is right
    this song is about how-"Shes a maverick, shes so smooth
    if things go according to plan ill have her finished by the 5am
    theres no turning back theres no second chance,
    ive already got both feet thru the door
    and i can taste the air, i can taste the air"

    this part is saying shes not a christian but he is so when they have sex she has nothing to worry about, but him he will face the wrath of God...."what ever i say goes.......your not here with me"
    he is telling her to deny it for him
    the-orange-i-chokedon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShes a maverick, shes so smooth
    if things go according to plan ill have her finished by the 5am
    theres no turning back theres no second chance,
    ive already got both feet thru the door
    and i can taste the air, i can taste the air

    this is saying that she is not a christian so she has nothing to worry about but he does because he knows he'll face the wrath of his savior...
    "what ever i say goes......your not here with me!"

    that is saying he wants he to deny it for him


    good song.....underoath will rock out forever
    the-orange-i-chokedon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love underoath and this song but i wish i had the cd and lyrics because it would have saved me a broken heart so now the song just gets me really mad but i listen to it anyway
    yourarseniclipson January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay, first of all.. i don't think that at the end of the song, it says " you're not everything " i think it's just, you're not here with me. but anyways..


    it is truely a wonderful song, but i'm not 100% sure on what this song means. the last part "whatever i say goes.. you're not here with me " and so on, i think it's about like a breakup.. or him thinking that she really doesn't care about him.

    for example, i don't believe anyone cares about me, but everyone is always like "omg, i love you, why don't you see it? " so, like.. i'm bascilly saying " whatever i say goes. you DONT care, and i know it. you aren't here with me. "
    okay, now i sound like an idiot.
    ohmy_itsloveon February 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat the end it goes "you're not everything, youre not here with me".....retard.
    IfShadosRoteDiarieson March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy does it go for seven minutes?
    getfamouson March 12, 2005   Link

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