hold your knife against my throat, cut me deeper
feel the blood drip down your arm, darling
i paint this picture on the back of my mind,
but it's fading quickly like an eighth-grade summer romance

the sleeping pills are mixing nicely with red wine
catch them all, before panic hits monday
trapped like rats, and oh the water is rising
we'd use the life boat, but we gnawed through the tubing

you're a drug, like the gun inside my mouth
i know it's wrong but i just can't spit you out
happiness is a warm pun
and i love the taste of steel tonight
i know it happens for the rest of your life
not asking, just doing darling

i know it happens for the rest of your life

i paint this picture on the back of my mind,
but it's fading quickly like an eighth-grade summer romance


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Eighth-grade Summer Romance song meanings
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    General Commenti adore this song, love is something that will kill you but you just can't give up. Oh I know this feeling very very well. Its the temptation of suicide to a depressed person. Its the evil that will hurt but you have to do anyway.
    girlygirlyatherbeston June 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. it's catchy and i love the methaphors.
    deathmarkdon February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and I absolutely love Action Action. At first, I thought they were just a fun electronic/indie band, but I've really been listening to the lyrics, and they're so good.

    I like how he plays with the words in the chorus of this song..
    youaresweetinsanityon April 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song.
    a fond farewellon May 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe speaker of this song has this wonderful notion of having a great relationship only to see it crumble before their eyes, along with themself. Metaphors are great, really shows the deterioration of a love that they held so dearly into something thats just painful.

    Did I mention I dig this song?
    drza2000on July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah. Really great metaphors... love will kill you only to bring you back to life.
    Rachondalooseon January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you're a drug, like the gun inside my mouth
    i know it's wrong but i just can't spit you out"

    favorite line, ever
    its that feeling when you know the relationship is going anywhere, but you cant help but return their messages and call to see if they are going to show up
    hate to love it.
    jumping___fenceson May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentohhh i mean nowhere rather than anywhere.
    jumping___fenceson May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the ultimate anthem to my 2005 year.
    To me this song means being so involved with someone yet not knowing how to handle it because you're both growing up and dealing with issues you've had for awhile and nothing is going right and everything is going wrong but yet you cant fix it no matter what knowing what the problems are.
    muggon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what the backing vocals sing during the chorus?
    Nocturnon February 11, 2007   Link

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