I've been waiting for years for this to end
But now you're gone and I don't know where I am
Put my head in the books I burned for you
They'll revive me, that's what they'll do

I'll silence you with sex and drugs and education
Murder you in mind and heart for all you've put me through.
This is my last song for you
I will not be your number two.

And I ate poison growth with my new friends
And it was awkward to watch the colors bend
As I layed on the ground and drooled and sighed
I thought of you, love.
And how hard I tried

To silence you with sex and drugs and education
Murder you in mind and heart for all you've put me through
This is my last song for you
I will not be your number two

Silence you with sex and drugs and education
Murder you in mind and heart for all you've put my through
This is my last song for you X3
Maybe I won't be your number two


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    General CommentA girl who he really likes but she likes someone more than him...?

    "I ate poision growth with my new friends
    And it was awkward to watch the colors bend
    As I layed on the ground and drooled and sighed
    I thought of you, love.
    And how hard I tried"

    Wow...amazing lyrics. So..this girl rejected him & he got so depressed that he turned to drugs.
    ceb291on February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually think it's about a girl he loved in high school. He goes away to college and does the college thing to forget about her. He goes away and parties, tries to focus on school and his new life "and how hard he tried" to silence her. I think this is him saying he's finally getting over her.

    Edited by oofus on April 17 2006, at 09:58AM

    oofuson April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song. any thoughts on who he's writing the song to?
    oofuson January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite Say Anything songs. Such beautiful sadness.
    rocksolidgurlon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is about a mushroom trip (poison growth=psilocybin mushrooms)...during the trip he reminisces back to the girl in high school and realizing he doesn't want to be her backup plan, he doesn't want to follow her anymore when she obviously rejected him...this is the last song he will write her after this enlightening experience (it is quite enlightening)
    drew8486on June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, its about the girl in high school who broke his heart and different ways to cope with depression.

    sex with anyone to make you feel needed. drugs to make the feelings different or go away. school because apparently learning helps you deal with real life issues.. "[the books]'ll revive me..".

    i really like this song. i bet a lot of people can relate to doing something thats not really advisable to get over something that sucked.

    something else that i think is interesting is that he's silencing his own thoughs of her. hes not doing anything related directly to her liking talking to her..

    sorry, i rambled
    jjduffy333on January 15, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationbad shroom trip after not being able to be with the girl he wants
    bcfirst46on May 12, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationeveryone's talking about a girl..
    but to me it seems he's talking about God.

    "Put my head in the books I burned for you
    They'll revive me, that's what they'll do"

    burning books.. why would he burn books for a girl?
    people burn books in the name of god all the time.

    "I'll silence you with sex and drugs and education"
    sex and drugs are very ungodlike things,
    and many concepts in education counter religion (like evolution)

    he obviously feels betrayed by God for making his life
    shitty, hence the
    "i will not be your number two" line.

    "And I ate poison growth with my new friends
    And it was awkward to watch the colors bend
    As I layed on the ground and drooled and sighed
    I thought of you, love.
    And how hard I tried"

    talking about a mushroom trip, obviously..
    they are supposed to be very "spiritual" experiences.
    many claim to have religious experiences during them.
    so that explains the "thought of you, love/ how hard i tried"
    andrewdossmusicon December 29, 2009   Link

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