This is getting old
The way that you speak to me
Never could decide
How you wanted us to be
I never know when you're speaking sincerely
Why won't you show your intentions towards me?

You think you know the answers to everything
I want to go my own way this time
And when you show me that you can be trusted
Then I will show you truth in your lies

Chorus:
Past all the time we wasted
I saw the end
This wasn't what you said it would be when I...
Heard the words and they began
Past it all
This wasn't what you said it would be when I got there
When I got there

Why does it always have to be your way, your way?
I tried your way before
Don't want to try it anymore
Why can't you let me do this my way, my way?
I'm tired of the ends
The means are all pretend

Repeat Chorus

They didn't even recognize me
When I got there
When I got there
When I got...
When I got there
In the end
In the end
In the end

Repeat Chorus

Would be when I...
Would be when I...got there


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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this!! It's an incredible song, and the acoustic version after "REWARD" (track 13) is absolutely beautiful. He goes into this room, and you can hear the door squeak as he closes it. Then he picks up his guitar and his microphone...And he breathes into it once. Just this kind of (ahhhh) sound...And then he starts playing. Anyway, I would say that the song is a classic girlfriend. She wants him to change, do things her way, and he's saying that he's already tried that, and it didn't work. If you want a broader scope, I'd say that it's about any one that your in a relationship with...Mother, Father, etc...And their saying '"Well, let's fix the problem my way."' And you look at them and say, '"I can see right through you. Your fake, and you don't wanna fix shit! You just want me to keep doing what you want me to, to do things your way! And I'm telling you, I see right through it, and it doesn't work! So, I'm gonna do it my way!"' That's how it is with my mom. '"Oh, I really do love you girls, and I want a relationship..."' But she doesn't call, or visit us, and so Becca and I are like, '"Fuck you!! Your a liar, and a fake! You don't want anything, other then to have us at your beck and call! And it's not gonna happen, 'cause your a fake!"' So, that's my interps.
    MaggieMichelle
    MaggieMichelleon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an awesome song. This couldn't explain my situation with my ex an better. After she broke up with me she said that she still wanted to be friends. During the course of the break up she would send me messages asking me questions, and even saying that she had a few dreams about me. So I didn't know what to think. Even now. She broke up with the guy she left me for... and asked me to spend the night with her. She would then ask questions like "do you still miss me?" "Do you think you could fall for me again?" even said "No one has ever loved me like you did." But then when I followed my instincts to see if we may have a future together...I'm denied and she makes it seems like it's all me. so the first verse of the song makes perfect sense to me.
    earthboundmisfit98on February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song from Nonpoint and I also love that acoustic version :D i agree with what u guys say about the song its just a kik ass song
    powerpsion January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks. I have the whole discography and it plays on random but this one always sticks in my head the most because it is passionate.
    intercepton October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me so much of my boyfriend. He's not very trusting of me, and he has no reason to. I've done some fucked up things, most of them in account to me being 4 years younger and not seeing things fully. He once said to me "I'm just getting numb to everything". "Why wont oyu show your intentions towards me" speaks so loud. He loves this band and when he played this song for me I cried.
    Emily182345on November 16, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningElias has said the song is about someone promising you the world once you get to a certain place, and when you get there, you don't have the world, and said person leaves you there to deal with it.
    MetalheadMikeon April 04, 2017   Link

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