"drop out" as written by Kim Leith Salmon and James Lawrence Baker....
Amphetamine
Raised her since three
He was a hope to be gutter king
Both unraveled at their seams

That were never sewn
She never had a choice
They never had a chance
He never had a choice

They never had a chance
All their devils and all their demons
Walk with me as they walked with them
All their devils and all their demons

Haunting me as they haunted them
Giving out
Giving in


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"Drop Out" as written by James Lawrence Baker Kim Leith Salmon

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  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about a relationship that's doomed from the beginning. maybe not intentionally, but because of their collective flaws and doubts (devils & demons) they're just not able to move forward with it.
    femmesofrussiaon July 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is possibly my favorite off of You Fail Me, and I didn't know it until I saw them at the Stone Pony in Asbury park.
    To me, the song seems to be an observer's witness to two people's lives being ruined because they think they can survive if they have each other. But the cannot escape their demons, and watching them fail hurts just as much for the observer as it does the two people.
    Could be that the observer is one of the people, but the last few lines make me think not, unless he is looking back on his failure.

    Personally, the riff at the end, along with the lyrics that were left out above, "DROP OUT DROP OUT DROP OUT" raise the hair on the back of my neck everytime I listen to this song. Fuckin amazing
    I_Punch_Scenesterson December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Heroin, and 2 of Jake Bannons friends that died from it. I know because I heard it straight from his mouth when I saw them at Chain Reaction.
    CapnJazzon October 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant believe no one commented yet. does anyone know what it means?
    dylan617on March 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about a pair of street kids and how they were deserted by life. Hence, "Amphetamine raised her since three/he was a hope to be a gutter king/both unravelled at their seams/that were never sewn." Oh, the riff at the end of this RULES!
    jimmyfiston March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is one the few converge songs where the music has much impact on me as the lyrics, these ones aren't really appealing, even if we know that jacob can mean very much by expressing little (at least for him to understand), but like jimmyfist said, the end riff of the song is just crazy and takes you to a higher level of pain, and ending on it without the drums and the bass is a really good idea (which reminds me of an amazing song by Circle Takes The Square, the 5th song of the "As The Roots Undo" album, ending "a cappella") . the first song that hit me hard on "you fail me"
    TheAbysson October 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song does kinda remind me of as the roots undo now that you mention it. the riff at the end is fucking creepy as hell.
    dirty kurtyon April 03, 2006   Link

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