You play this game so well
So well in fact that they can tell
But we're on to you (lets go)
Cause your act is nothing new
And we can see right through it now
But that gets old, we're warning you

So if you (swallow your pride)
Should decide to (spill your insides)
Take your time, find your spine
I swear you'll be just fine
If your backbone should find its way home
Through the whole above your neck (is where the trap is set)

You look so obvious...predictable..
And some day your games will catch up to you
So obvious...
And we all know
That some day your games will catch up to
(right now)

You thought I'd fall for your lies
You thought I'd cut off all ties
And if we'd regret this we'd we dead

You show me yours, I'll show you mine
You know sincerity grows in time
Sing it with me if you can

So if you (swallow your pride)
Should decide to (spill your insides)
Take your time, find your spine
I swear you'll be just fine
If your backbone should find its way home
Through the whole above your neck (is where the trap is set)

You look so obvious...predictable..
And some day your games will catch up to you
So obvious...
And we all know
That some day your games will catch up

So cut the apologies in your wrist
And the guilt trip from fingertips
I'm on to you, we're on to you
Now wear this excuse around your neck
I'll kick the chair out from your legs
I'm on to you, we're on to you

You look so obvious...predictable..
And some day your games will catch up to you
So obvious...
And we all know
That some day your games will catch up...
Right now


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    General Commentto the shit "friends" everyone has had at some point:


    Take your time, find your spine
    I swear you'll be just fine
    If your backbone should find its way home
    Through the whole above your neck (is where the trap is set)
    shejustwantstorockon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a conflict between HTL and The Academy Is... . The Academy wanted certain members of HTL to join the band and HTL felt a different member was more suited for the position. Academy felt their (HTL's) choice of member didn't fit their image; they also told HTL they wouldn't get very far in the music world (which couldn't be more off). And actually, one of the lines in this song, I believe "if your backbone should find it's way home", is in reference to one of the Academy's song from their first EP.
    HeartsOnStatelineson July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust looked it up and it's in reference to TAI's song In Our Defense on the first EP. It's in the last verse of the song:

    Show a litte backbone.
    In this hole we've dug, you're never crawling out alive.
    You won't make it too far, you won't get too far.
    In this home we've made, you're never welcome again.
    You wont make it too far.
    Place your bets son, pay your ransom.
    You don't know what it is to regret.
    laurentertainingon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAHHHHHH!!!! mistakes galore

    mistake:But that gets old, we're warning you
    correction: Your method's old, worn and used

    mistake:And if we'd regret this we'd we dead
    correction: anymore gutless and you'd be dead

    mistake: So cut the apologies in your wrist And the guilt trip from fingertips
    correction: So carve the apologies in your wrist and let the guilt drip from your fingertips

    mistake:Now wear this excuse around your neck
    correction: now wrap this excuse around your neck
    Punk_rocker_24on December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood job at catching those mistakes their punk_rocker_24...i was about to list those!
    Jmenz223on May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love hit the lights! THEY ARE BUMTING! saw them in birmingham at give it a name, they abso brought th house down and...I TOUCHED OMARS LEG! this song in particular is one of ma faves, their songs all really remind me of a certain spineless Ex of mine and during the time we went out i repeatedly sang "any more gutless youd be dead" in his face! I know its twisted but i love the anger that pours out of these guys in their songs, however they seem happy as larry on stage! I BUM the bitter/anger in this song, and YEAH suck on that The audition, id rather rag HTL anyday so write a come back song better than this losers!
    JimiCardTrioon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoops i meant the academy is in ma comment! i was jus lisnin 2 the audition! oops! anywhoo peace out!
    JimiCardTrioon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is insane! so many powerful lines, which relate to many poeple when you get stabbed in the back by freinds or a girl freind.. LOVE HIT THE LIGHTS!
    indie-hateron June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfucking good music. hit the lights are amazing.
    emoTizzleon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo CARVE YOUR* apologies in your wrist
    And the guilt DRIP from fingertips
    I'm on to you, we're on to you
    Now wear this excuse around your neck
    I'll kick the chair out from your legs...
    So many wrong lyrics loll but this is one of the best lines ive ever heard in any song
    HitTheLights321on August 23, 2007   Link

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