Don't say a word
Don't be grateful if I ever made you laugh
Let's make believe
What's at stake here is more than just your reputation
She's got the photos but no recollection
He's got the motive but no transportation

Purely courteous across her chest
Are you cutting me out now
After crawling inside

Turn away your head
What do I deserve
What do I deserve instead

It's a surprise you haven't caught on yet
It's nothing personal, you're an embarrassment

Don't cut me out

We're offering nothing but the best accommodations
Just tell us who you are
Just tell us who you are
We're offering nothing but the best accommodations
Just tell us who you are
Just tell us who you are

Turn away your head
What do I deserve
What do I deserve instead

It's a surprise you haven't caught on yet
It's nothing personal, you're an embarrassment

Don't cut me out

It's a surprise you haven't caught on yet
It's nothing personal, you're an embarrassment

Don't cut me out


Lyrics submitted by birdhouse978, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Holding Someone's Hair Back song meanings
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    General Commentraped? you guys are all off...this song is obviously about a travel agent trying to book a nice hotel room for someone who has a history of committing identity fraud. in the beginning its the guy who is saying he only likes to book hotels under other people's identities and now that he is caught, he doesn't want to do it anymore, doesn't want to remember the good ole times.
    but the travel agent comes back and says, come on we have really good rooms and rates, a plethora of amenities, we just need two forms of identification. the agent doesn't catch on that is no longer fun, and he is on to different types of fraud, such as insurance or something like that. i think it was inspired by the movie "Catch me if you can"
    duh!
    spexon February 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me I'd say this song was about an ex or girl he used to see, and now she wasn't interested in him anymore, but he still was in her. And that one time they would be drinking with freinds and she'd end up puking so he'd take care of her all night "holding her hair back" and making sure she's safe "we're offering nothing but the best accomodations" and not taking advantage of her while doing so "purely courteous across her chest"

    But then in the morning she had forgotten or didn't want to thank him for what he had done for her.

    Well that's what I'd say anyway, but the previous suggestions all make sense aswell.
    ShaneReidon May 17, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI definitely see how this relates to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. However we all relate to music differently and it's why we listen.

    I can almost see a kid or a guy who is probably not the "coolest" among his peers having a crush on a popular chick. They meet up at a party and he hooks up with her. She doesn't remember anything because she was too drunk and doesn't remember anything. The word maybe got out - hence the pictures that she doesn't remember. It didn't come from him because he doesn't have transportation - or drive or agenda.

    After talking to her after the incident she acts like she doesn't know him. She turns away instead and the guy doesn't know what he did wrong. He doesn't know why he should deserve this kind of resentment. You crawled into my heart and now you're ignoring me.

    "it's a surprise you haven't caught on yet
    it's nothing personal you're an embarassment."

    I can picture the girl literally saying this to him. As if he were quoting. Telling him that he's nobody and he should forget about the whole thing.

    Obviously he doesn't want to be cut out. He wants to know her. He wants to know who she really is as a person as he promises his love. The "best accommodation."
    nathanst67con July 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis there a girl messing with Anthony, I will yell at her if so!
    CanyonBehindHerXon April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment~~correct lyrics~~
    Don't say a word,
    Don't be grateful,
    If i ever made you laugh.
    Let's make believe,
    What's at stake here's more than just a reputation.
    She's got the photos but no recollection,
    He's got the motive but no transportation.

    The only cut is across my chest,
    Are you cutting me out now?
    I've been lonely inside

    Turn away your head
    What do i deserve, what do i deserve instead?

    It's a surprise you havn't caught on yet,
    It's nothing personal you're an embarassment.
    don't cut me out.

    We offer nothing but the best accomodations.
    Just tell us who you are, just tell us who you are.
    We offer nothing but the best accomodations.
    Just tell us who you are, just tell us who you are

    Turn away your head
    What do i deserve, what do i deserve instead?

    It's a surprise you havn't caught on yet,
    It's nothing personal you're an embarassment.
    Don't cut me out.
    It's a surprise you havn't caught on yet,
    It's nothing personal you're an embarassment.
    Don't cut me out.
    OkamaSphereon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe got raped?
    BreathOUTtheLieon July 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not
    The only cut is across my chest,
    Are you cutting me out now?
    I've been lonely inside

    it is
    purely courteous across her chest
    are you cutting me now
    after crawling inside

    the rest is correct
    i have the lyrics from the cd
    xxcameronxxon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about some one who has broken up wit anotehr person but he still wants 2 b friends but she doesnt want to, she's cutting him out and he's tellin her not 2 be greatfull for all the good times they have had, and anthony wants to know what he deserves instead of being a friend according 2 her...thats juss my opinon either way its a beautiful song
    big70duceon August 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fucking beautiful.
    But wait... he got raped?
    Alter-Egoon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanthony is def. not gay... i say this, because i know his on again, off again gf.
    ill fade with timeon September 09, 2005   Link

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