"The Ransom" as written by and Pugh/pepper/roberts/sanders/lee....
He softly told her everything.
He never knew you didn't care.
Break his heart again.
Smile and prepare for all the words he screams.

Give him a reason
anything but silence or the truth.
He'll Hate you now.

Remember how he held you for all those lonely nights you know you shared
and remember how you never cared
about anything he said.
well now he's dead to you so bury him instead.

Word's out i'm not the man i used to be.
You knew it all along that i felt this way.
So i put in this song.
Tear me apart for pouring out my heart.
You know it wouldn't phase you in the least.
I hate you now.

Remember how i held you for all the lonely nights you know we shared
And remember how you never cared
about anything i said and now i'm dead to you.
So bury me instead.

So here's the one about every heart you stole.
And you're so sure that you're not a thief at all.
Cuz I'm the one who's stealing you and this ransom's overdue.
Everything that's in me says that i hate you now.

Remember how i held you for all the lonely nights you know we shared
And remember how you never cared
about anything i said and now i'm dead to you.
So bury me instead.


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    General Commentthey are AWESOME live!
    HELLOIMJVOon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti like this song a lot

    but the only part i didnt get was

    So here's the one about every heart you stole.
    And you're so sure that you're not a thief at all.
    Cuz I'm the one who's stealing you and this ransom's overdue.
    Everything that's in me says that i hate you now.


    anyone wanna clarify it?
    ianbrgson July 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmmm.. i think its like..
    a girl and i guy going out.. and she broke his heart, and so he doesn't care about her anymore.. but maybe she still likes him.. i dunno.

    "Cuz I'm the one who's stealing you and this ransom's overdue."

    i imagined the boy stealing her heart as well... i dunno... thats what i got from it.. maybe its just me.

    anywho.... great song.
    xxYoliexxon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is about a guy and a girl who broke up. I get the feeling that the girl dumped the guy. The guy is a wreck because he loved the girl so much, and she doesn't seem phased at all by the breakup. He probably poured his heart out to the girl about how much he loved her and missed her ('tear me apart for pouring out my heart') but she still seems really cold and apathetic ('it wouldn't phase you in the least'). And I think the girl ended up hooking up with another guy. So now the only way the guy can get over his heartbreak is to hate the girl for acting the way she did and not even caring about his own feelings. He wants her to feel bad about her actions.. and I think she does end up feeling bad towards the end. That's the whole ransom part.. he stole her heart back. But I think at that point the guy realizes that she wasn't worth it anyway.. and that's why he says 'everything that's in me says that i hate you now'. He wants her to feel the same misery he was and probably still is in.

    It's a really sad song, but extremely easy to relate to. When you really like someone and he/she dumps you for another person, sometimes it seems like the only way to move on with your life is to hate the person. You get to a point where you can't trust them anymore because of their actions, even if they do end up feeling bad for what they've done and want you back.
    carefreedudeon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentumm i kinda take that part

    So here's the one about every heart you stole. ("one" referring to this song, its saying heres the song about every guy you've ever hurt)
    And you're so sure that you're not a thief at all.(he's telling her you think you're doing nothing wrong. take a look at all the relationships you destroyed. how many "hearts you have stolen")
    Cuz I'm the one who's stealing you and this ransom's overdue. (now im getting you back, its my turn now)
    Everything that's in me says that i hate you now.(all of my emotions all of my feelings, everything hates you)


    thats what i think it is anyways...correct me if im wrong =]
    taylorkayon June 04, 2007   Link

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