"Tattered On My Sleeve" as written by and Oliver Herbert Michael Bartlett....
And how I love you I should let you go
Strike your name from my mind
Should I succeed empty space
Filled with might have been

Wronged and I foul
Never cared for might have been

Your name etched upon my finger
Under gold still lives in my dreams
To this day have I fallen away

Now my heart tattered on my sleeve and I
Hear your breath lying next to me
Now my heart tattered
On my sleeve will I see
Your name before mine

I am falling away
All my life
Is falling away
As time goes by


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"Tattered on My Sleeve" as written by Michael Bartlett Matthew Deis

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    General Commenthe sunk to much time and effort into a girl only for her not to give a shit about it...so she left and didnt give him a chance and now he feels like shit...and doesnt want to think about "what may have been" if she hadnt left
    faithrealmon June 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHim thinking about breaking off an engagment, thats what i think, as in under gold, and your name before mine, correct me if Im wrong
    Samkong73on July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that he feels like he isnt good enough that is why he breaks the engagement like Samkong said

    i love the ending of this song
    deathcloudon July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would assume that it's about him breaking up with his girlfriend and trying to forget her. But I think "Tattered on my Sleeve" is a reference to tattoos, so did he get a tattoo with her name on it?? Kick ass song, too.
    gastonreboredoon July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a fucking homerun! Fuck all dumb cunts!
    Iron Sheikon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Phils father, who died years ago. He has a tattoo that says "Rodney", which is his fathers name.

    "On my sleeve i will see, your name before mine"
    that describes that he sees "Rodney" on his sleeve and thinks of "Rodney Labonte" instead of "Phil Labonte"
    Ollo_AILDon August 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite songs...i cant describe the amazing epicness of this song. its on a whole new lvl. definately homerun.
    ChaDMcBaDDon August 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ huh... maybe that's it. Regardless, this song kicks so much ass. The way he sings the "Wronged, am I foul? Never cared for might have been" is so sick, he does some awesome vocal work in the song, and the rythm is just so awesome... this might be my favorite song by them, but it's hard to choose.
    slivaritoon October 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat i get off this song is he feels like he's gotta put on the bad ass attitude to protect himself from getting hurt, but feeling as if his girl is breaking that wall down.

    like... "Wronged, am I foul? Never cared for might have been"
    like maybe he pushes people away with his, "im rotton to the core" persona to protect himself.

    but then goes to sing "Now my heart tattered on my sleeve and I Hear your breath lying next to me. Now my heart tattered On my sleeve, will I see Your name before mine?"
    he's relizing he does have feelings for her, but he's just afraid he's gonna get hurt.
    Forever89on July 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNot to be that guy, but its "Wronged, am I foul?". :) The lyrics seem pretty straight forward, about how he isn't ready to get married, so he leaves here, and later regrets it and questions his decision.
    CannabisandTool16on March 07, 2012   Link

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