"Perfect Fit" as written by Kianna Alarid, Neely Jenkins, Jamie L Williams, Derek Pressnall and Nicholas White....
One heart attack and you stumble lost into
A light you make so brightly false
And I watch as blood spills down your arm
And makes it's way to me

So here I stand puddle under me
I'm trying to believe you're nothing like you seem
I just don't know
By the kitchen sink you talked to me

Saying, "I don't remember"
And I knew right then it wasn't you just some weak imposter
Oh how could you my lovely friend get caught in their current?
No, No I don't believe no, no I won't believe, you will remember

I would hold your hand if you came to me
I would do anything to see you walk free
I just don't know
With these perfect tree branches

Oh there's bound to be a lynching
With a crowd one-sided screaming
Yeah, the sound gets overwhelming
And they want you to believe them

Yeah, they'd love to see you hanging
I know the noose is tempting and seems like a perfect fit
Don't go through with it
I just don't know


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"A Perfect Fit" as written by Jamie L Williams Derek Pressnall

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    General Commenti think this song is very ironic, for the mood it portrays with the rhythm is so happy, kind of childlike free. but the song, i think is about someone trying to commit suicide, but fails, and then the narrator deals with it, trying to deny it and deal with it. And the continuous repetition of this line:
    "I, I, I, I just don't know" just expresses the narrator's overwhelming confusion.
    copyhouse7on November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds so conor oberst-y
    constanton December 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti also think this song is about a friend who's commiting suicide, and the narrator is trying to deal with it, but also getting mad at the friend, and the narrarator just doesn't know what to do, hence the "i, i, i, i just don't know."
    ohh_recklesson January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirstly, it is emo, not emoe, since it comes from emotional which does not have an e in the middle of the word. I agree that this is about a friend watching someone they admire or respect going through changes; they don’t personally feel that these changes reflect the best values (or true values) of their friend. I disagree that it is strictly about someone becoming emo. I think this song is applicable to anyone that has chosen the aesthetic side of life. And you say that this is about a “dumb emoe kid” and their friend(s) “don’t want to acknowledge that their friend is like everyone else & has no individuality & soul & hopes”. This is ridiculous. In this statement you first make the claim that identifying oneself as emo means you have no soul, no individuality, and no hopes. But you don’t stop there. You claim that everyone else (that is, all people who disagree with the mourning friend) have no individuality, soul, nor hopes. Do you realize how ignorant that statement is? You continue on with your tirade against “emoes” and “emoeness”, but still fail to realize that the song is about conforming to something but not necessarily some specific group. I agree that it is a mordant indictment of our society, of conformity; the message is be yourself, be an individual. Don’t be, as Dostoevsky calls it, “a piano key”.
    rogerafon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust so you know that comment made someone two steps closer to suicide. Oh, but it wasn't me or anything. I mean, some people can't even play nice on a songmeanings site & find it acceptable to bash a certain group of people. How ignorant indeed. I've obviously offended a member of that group & my sincerest apologies as it was meant to be meaningful in all its absurdity; but I can understand how a philistine might misinterpret it. Likewise, how ironic to bring up dostoevsky (who wasn't emoe in the slightest sense I'd like to point out). Yeah, disrespectful language & interpretations just don't have their place in a place like this. Then again, "talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms." But I couldn't tell you who said that one.
    ITookManhattanon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just think that this song is about someone who is being pressured into being with someone who seems perfect for them, but they're scared to try it. It sounds like the "perfect fit" is a really good friend of theirs.
    WiresAndWaveson July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEmo actually comes from emotive hardcore.
    And i don't reli think that just because someone is depressed or wants to kill themselves means they are "emo". But i love this song. And i think it is about someones friend or someone that they love trying to kill themselves, and he doesn't know how to deal with it, and it doesn't seem like the person
    badreliginbadon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, very much, though I'd have to agree in saying the beat is way deceiving. It reminds me of this friend I have( I know this isn't what it means to anyone else, but oh well) who always is happy and go-lucky and crap, but really, inside, this person is in the midst of such serious emotional termoil, and when they first came to me talking about how hurt and confused they were, I could hardly believe it. And even now, the more I think about it, I just honestly don't know what to do, because nothing I do or say will fix it, but I would do anything if I knew that it would.
    eye_hartyooon November 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti really like the "emo" take on this song, no matter how controversial it is becoming. hahah.
    i never thought of it that way, adn i don't think it is meant that way, i think it is meant just about a friend who commits suicide, and is on a major downwards spiral, i always thought maybe that had started using drugs or drinking really heavily. beucase of the reference to not remembering, this could also contribute to the depression.

    but yeah, GREAT SONG.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou know what this song means to me?

    this song has spent a good while in my music library and i never realized how much it meant to me until i found myself discussing with her the biggest inadequacy i've ever felt in my entire life. and you know, that little noose is always at the back of my mind, urging for that suicide attempt, but this song speaks of a friend trying to prevent that. someone so caring that their friend's inner struggle with discovering themself and who they really are simply brings them to tears because they can't understand how much they're really loved. my life's been caught up in drugs and alcohol and promiscuous relations with people who have done nothing but treat me like dirt and i've finally found myself debating how i treat myself and how i let my life be lived. i've been losing my respect for myself and i've been beginning to feel like i'm losing the respect of everyone around me because i can't control myself and i'm developing into a person that i don't want to be. i found myself that night in the car talking to her repeating to myself "i just don't know," and i eventually fell right in sync with this song playing through my stereo on a mix cd i made about a month before.

    right above me, discussing the major downward spiral, you've hit the nail on the head my dear.

    "they want you to believe them and they'd love to see you hanging."

    i, i, i, i just don't know/
    alexsosexyon October 02, 2007   Link

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