Burned out, still glowing
But I'm not worth knowing
Some sickened story that follows you
Becoming untrue
Where bright tomorrows
Give you comfort in sorrow
Go around taking back mistakes
Just to remake them
Now you want to show me
How you hate the side of me I want
You know I'm not your lover now
And I will never be, that's why
Now you want to show me
How you hate the side of me I want
You know I'm not your lover now
And I will never be
When I hear your footsteps
My lip slips, my feet trip
Washed out small talk, that's all I can do
To interact with you
Because no word of kindness
Puts the whole thing behind us
Do you think the time would stop for me and you?
Do you think I could make it?
Now you want to show me
How you hate the side of me I want
You know I'm not your lover now
And I will never be, that's why
Why you want to show me
How you hate the side of me I want?
You know I'm not your lover now
And I will never be
Got rid of me, got rid of me


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  • +1
    General Commentits about him and a girl breaking up with him and then her wanting to get back with him but calling him an asshole and tellling him that hes changed. but hes through with her and the things she did to him.
    tronistroyon June 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcrazy good song.
    the worst is overon June 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'go around taking back mistakes just to remake them'
    I think he's reflecting on the repition of this failed relationship and realizing that it was ridiculous and now he doesn't care what the girl think of him.
    rollercoastersonjaon January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's aboutinadequecy. I mean, if the only thing standing in the way of a better future is the fact that someone Does Not want to change that certain part of them that's keeping the other at bay,or upsetting them, or what they chooseto believe you can change about yourself..etc. Shit, you see he's staying around, but being driven away in the end by all the fucking complaints and, now you want to show me, how you hate the side of me i want. I'm not even your lover, and if that's it? I won't be. I want you. Goodbye. Maybe you expect too much, but I'm not about to say that
    nomshybrideson March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the lyric is "Now you wanna show me how you hate the sight of me 'oh why?'

    And I think this song is about a relationship that had something terrible happen in it, but the two people tried to get passed it and stay together, though there are only negative feelings from one of said people to the other. There is nothing to talk about because it is an old badly worn relationship.

    I think those two things because of the lines 'burned out, still glowing, but im not worth knowing' and 'Washed out small talk, that's all I can do To interact with you Because no word of kindness Puts the whole thing behind us.'
    Doctor_Ew420on April 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have listened to it over and over, and it is always like new.
    Birnstiehlon March 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't tell if it's:

    "Now you wanna show me how you hate the sight of me 'oh why?'

    OR

    "Now you wanna show me how you hate the side of me 'oh why?'

    But it is definitely 'oh why?' not 'i like'.

    Also I can't tell if it's:

    "Some sickened story that follows you"

    OR

    "Some second-hand story that follows you"

    frejaon June 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh Elliott. How many sentiments and moments you've captured in so many beautiful ways. RIP
    dredgfan77on September 30, 2010   Link

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