"Number Five with a Bullet" as written by and Matthew A./mascherino Rubano....
We're gonna die like this you know, miserable and old,
Really gotta hand it to you, really gotta hand it to you,
Are you positive, absolutely sure, well just get dressed don't do this,
Spending nights late listening to Miles Davis set that makes you want to fall in love,
Or be smart enough to keep your distance, you can't decide, you can't decide

We're gonna die like this you know, miserable and old,
Really gotta hand it to you, really gotta hand it to you,
(well just so you know) are you positive, (when we get home),
Absolutely sure, (whatever) just get dressed don't do this (whatever)
Just get dressed don't do this

Its a long way back south (and to where I belong),
Well yeah you've been there once or twice (and you still don't like it),
I say you just never gave it a chance (well give me a chance, give me a chance),
Besides did you ever stop to think that we can keep this up living like thieves
(but you can't decide) you can't decide (no you can't decide) well you can't decide

We're gonna die like this you know, miserable and old,
Really gotta hand it to you, really gotta hand it to you,
(well just so you know) are you positive, (when we get home),
Absolutely sure, (whatever) just get dressed don't do this (whatever)
Just get dressed don't do this, now.

Are you positive? Absolutely sure? Are you positive?

We're gonna die like this you know,
Miserable and oh, really gotta hand it to you, really gotta hand it to you,
(well just so you know) are you positive, (when we get home),
Absolutely sure, (whatever) just get dressed don't do this (whatever)
Just get dressed don't do this

(well just so you know) are you positive, (when we get home),
Absolutely sure, (whatever) just get dressed don't do this (whatever)
Just get dressed don't do this

(well just so you know) are you positive, (when we get home),
Absolutely sure, (whatever) just get dressed don't do this (whatever)
Just get dressed don't do this


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"Number Five with a Bullet" as written by Matthew A./mascherino Rubano

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    General CommentDude, has anybody had one of those girlfriends that gets "confused" all the time? They start liking other guys, or aren't sure if they want a serious relationship, or whatever their problem is. I had one like that recently, and I think that is what this song is about. For you consideration:

    He goes to this girl's house, to pick her up...
    She says, "Umm, I want to talk to you about something.."

    And this is where the song starts..

    "Were gonna die like this you know, miserable and old.."
    These are his thoughts as she starts talking.. here we go again this will go on forever.
    "Really got it hand it you"
    I've got to say, you are the record for this kind of stuff.
    "Are you positive? Absolutely sure?"
    Is this for REAL this time?
    "Just get dressed don't do this,"
    Come on this happens over and over again, let's go out already.

    They take off on the date, the next section is the conversation of the date.

    She says she was listening to Miles Davis before he came over, and his music is influencing her thoughts. She is confused, she doesn't know if she wants to get serious or bail out.

    He says, do we really need to talk about this, can't we enjoy what we have? And his attitude of here we go again, makes her decide to break it off, hence the addition of "When we get home we are through"

    I'm from the Carolinas, so I believe the next part is him talking about how he was engrained in his youth with certain traditions (as is common in the south) One such tradition is courtship, or the idea of dating a long time (2 years or more) before making any serious decisions about a relationship. Honestly, it's hard to adapt to other places, (Like utah where I am now) when people get engaged after a month. Her talking having "been there once ot twice" is her talking other relationships with southern boys. And he says, you never gave the long-term thing a chance. "Did you ever think we could keep living like thieves" is him saying, taking anything and running, like a relationshiip, doesn't work out in the end.

    The rest of the song is him and her going back and forth on the ride home.. are you sure? Yes. We're through. Great. Are you sure? and so on until the end where they both decide.. we're through. ok. that's it. it's not about sex.
    Revolution_Redon October 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou're probably right. It's probably more like.." Hey, If we end up together, I wanna be in the south, cause that's home" and she's like .. umm.. no..
    Revolution_Redon October 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Well just get dressed, don't do this" is the guy telling her that he's sick of waiting around for her and the get dressed part refers to sex rather than dressed to go out on a date or something. The guy is saying "just so you know when we get home we're through". He's just tired of playing around with her. Don't understand the title exactly, any thoughts?
    faketothelefton October 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is an obvious reference to the movie "high fidelity" with john cusack. The reference relates to John, in the movie, all time five greatest break up list... in chonological order. He states that "Number five with a bullet" is his recently ex-girlfriend linda. Because of this reference its obvious that the song is about a break up that he wasn't ready for.
    thehigherlifeon July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like some girl that wanted to lose her virginity to adam and he didn't want to... possibly mocking brand new's "sic transit gloria... glory fades"
    Dudahon June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like a radio hit. pft.
    constanton June 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy fave! great
    ADimeADexteron July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat romances of the 20th century part 2?
    GazaRaidon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's a long way back south
    Well yeah you've been there once or twice (and you still dont like it)
    I say you just never gave it a chance
    (well give me a chance, give me a chance)

    ^does anyone else get the feeling that hes trying to get her to give hima blowjob?

    Are you positive? Absolutely sure? Well just get dressed, don't do this just get dressed, don't do this.

    But she doesnt want to, so hes kind of upset? Yeah, this probably isnt the meaning of the song but it just comes to mind. Anyone?
    splitendson September 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahah yes, it's about sex.

    or seems to be, like greatromancesofthe20thcentury
    GazaRaidon September 22, 2004   Link

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