I'm still standing here, awkward and unaware
As you scream the topic's closed, and slam down the telephone
You swear that you still care
But I'm still standing here confused and somewhat drawn
My head's lost but I'm heartstrong
(Yeah I'm heartstrong)

You said you've been trying to hold on
For oh so long I've been thinking that you might like to tag along
And you came off so smooth with all your character flaws
And I'm thinking about you and every night I call

(Back into no one's arms, how could you leave this way)

I'm still standing here, awkward and unaware
As you scream the topic's closed, and slam down the telephone
You swear that you still care
But I'm still standing here confused and somewhat drawn
My head's lost but I'm heartstrong
(Yeah I'm heartstrong)

And you've been trying to pick me up like a ghost from the past
But you found that it's hard with your blood stained hands
Yeah it's real hard to get a firm grip
And every single minute that you think that your heart's too broke
Then your mind kicks in and screams let 'em go 'cause I'm torn asunder with no hope
And every night I fall

(Back into no one's arms, how could you leave this way)

I'm still standing here, awkward and unaware
As you scream the topic's closed, and slam down the telephone
You swear that you still care
But I'm still standing here confused and somewhat drawn
My head's lost but I'm heartstrong
(Yeah I'm heartstrong)

I just can't stand to see you smile
From a picture frame
And all I wanna do is touch your face
And take you far away
I'll take you far away

I'm still standing here, awkward and unaware
As you scream the topic's closed, and slam down the telephone
You swear that you still care
But I'm still standing here confused and somewhat drawn
My head's lost but I'm heartstrong
(Yeah I'm heartstrong)

But I'm still standing here
Tell me why, and I'm still standing here
All this time I'm living a lie
And I'm still standing here
Tell me why
And I'm still standing here
And I'm heartstrong
Bye bye bye


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    General CommentGreat Song. I feel it's about a breakup and both people trying to move on but they still have feelings for one another. He wants to try it and see where it goes but she isn't sure.

    "You said you've been trying to hold on
    For oh so long I've been thinking that you might like to tag along
    And you came off so smooth with all your character flaws
    And I'm thinking about you and every night I call "

    The first two lines are about trying to get her to give the relationship a chance to succeed.
    The second two lines in the passage is about loving someone so much that even their tiny flaws make them more perfect for you because they are real.

    the Line "And you've been trying to pick me up like a ghost from the past/But you found that it's hard with your blood stained hands/Yeah it's real hard to get a firm grip" I think references that she can't trust the guy enough because she feels responsible for what happened before.

    "Then your mind kicks in and screams let 'em go 'cause I'm torn asunder with no hope "

    This is about her trying to give the perfect guy an honest shot but thinking that she is going to mess it up because she is a shell of herself. She comes up with rationalizations about it being bad timing, or if it only happened earlier, etc. These are excuses to give her an out on why she shouldn't give him a chance though because she is afraid that she will mess up something perfect for herself.
    au0614on November 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's too many underlying implications in this song to try and pick them apart. I boil the entire thing down to the surreal feeling you have after a rift in your life--that lonely floating feeling of disattachment and confusion.
    Likwuid_Iceon April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUmm some girl broke up with him and he doesn't understand why... and he misses her... but he is determined to move on and stay strong.
    mavrick480on June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all... this is an AMAZING song, and there should be far more comments. :-(
    Secondly... the acoustic version of this song is EVEN MORE AMAZING and there's an extra verse in there, somewhere, I do believe. It's hard to understand him tho, and I can't seem to find that section in lyrics anywhere online :-(
    Thirdly... my song interpretation O:-)

    I agree with mavrick, it seems there was a breakup, and obviously, he still misses her, and feels all awkward and confused as to 1) why she broke up with him, and 2)why she cant seem to be able to let him goand move on. It's evident she's still interested--- telling him she still cares, etc.

    I think she may even be taking him for granted. Here's why: "And you've been trying to pick me up like a ghost from the past/But you found that it's hard with your blood stained hands/Yeah it's real hard to get a firm grip"

    I get the impression that she calls him up, and thinks that he's just going to be this person that is always going to be there for her, this person she can fall back on whenever she pleases. But at the same time, she's finding that he's putting up a fight and resisting, that the process is harder than she expects... Her "bloodstained hands" tells me she's to blame for why they aren't together in the first place, and that he won't allow her to mistreat him again. He's confused by her actions... confused by the fact tha she won't let him go... confused by her slamming down the phone, yet telling him she still cares, and this is what I believe he means by "my head's lost". However despite being confused, he is trying to get over her, and is standing his ground, sticking to his guns... which is why, despite that fact that his head is lost... he is HEARTSTRONG!!!

    Phenomenal song!!!!!!!!!
    Heartstrongon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFuckin' amazing band. Show and Tell is one of my favorite albums. Its just. Woah.
    pretty-tied-upon July 16, 2007   Link

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