I just became a member of a club known as the bumbling fools
Botching the game and the best things in life is the motto and the rule
So if you can open up your heart and hear me out just for the night
Baby I got something to prove to you
I've gotta show you I can do it right

Get out
Don't want to see you again
Maybe we can still be friends
I know that I'm gonna go and screw it up in the end
But that's okay cause I'm your average man

So I turned tail and ran
And I know you're not my biggest fan
But whatever you want me to
You know that I'm gonna do it now or do the best that I can
So if you can open up your heart and hear me out just one more time
Baby I've got something to say to you
I was wrong and the fault is mine

Baby you could do a whole lot better
But you could definitely do a whole lot worse
How can I even try to do better
If you won't give me a chance to be better first

Lyrics submitted by ShesMyAlcatraz

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me, it's about a guy trying to explain himself because he's done something wrong. No matter what he does, he's wrong, not because he's an idiot, but because he's just average. Look at the lines

    "Baby I've got something to say to you
    I was wrong and the fault is mine"

    The first line ("Baby I've got...") indicates that he's going to stand up for himself and maybe tell his girl off, but follows this gusto with the sheepish "I was wrong and the fault is mine."

    Then again, maybe I'm putting too much thought into this.
    superkrautdogon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis guy has screwed up pretty badly, but he wants to fix things. He's asking for second chance, but she's not having it at all.
    Awesomely catchy. I love this song.
    FilibusterManon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this and it just makes me think of me. because I think the song is about "hey, I know I messed up, all because I'm an average man" and then it's put into the format of a "take me back baby" kind of song just to catch peoples attention
    thor123abcon May 19, 2010   Link

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