Through muffled screams and swollen eyes.
From loss and pills and alibis.
I always find my romance in the emergency room.
I remind you of everything you hate.
And your remind me, i'm the one to blame.

I fight with myself to get you out of my head
But i'm hangin' off of every word you said.
I fight with myself to get you out of my head
But i'm hangin' off of every word you said.

Forced heartbeat and broken mirrors.
Flaws and faults are held so dear.
My reflection makes me sick.
The pain we feel is nothing new.
Prescription drugs and photographs.
Love, loneliness and nervous laughs.
What you call "misery through anxious eyes" is something i can see.

I fight with myself to get you out of my head
But i'm hangin' off of every word you said.
I fight with myself to get you out of my head
and i'm screamin' loud enough to wake the dead.

I fight with myself to get you out of my head
But i'm hangin' off of every word you said.
I fight with myself to get you out of my head
But i'm hangin' off of every word you said.


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    General Commentthis song is amazing... i have a shirt with the lyrics on it too... so i should make it clear... that the line is:

    I'm fighting myself to get you out of my head

    yeah something minor- but w/e

    great band great band!

    PoLoDuCk05on June 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe more people haven't commented on this song! jamisonparker is an awesome band! this song is great, i think it's about a guy that knows that the breakup is his fault,and he's trying to get over it but it's hard.
    limonataon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHEE MOST AMAZZING JAMISONPARKER SONG.

    and exactlly how i feel at the moment.
    this one has always been my favorite.

    damn. it's amazzingg.
    xchristie3on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJamisonParker reminds me of Dashboard Confessional.
    Which isn't such a bad thing since Dashboard Confessional is fucking awesome.
    o_o
    The meaning is obviously some guy trying to get over his girlfriend but he's still remembering every word she said.
    "What you call "misery through anxious eyes"
    That probably means he's still anxious to talk to her but there will always be a certain misery in his eyes too.
    Hah.. that's what I think.
    Toodles.
    SunsetsxCarcrasheson April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure its about him trying to get over his girlfriend aswell.

    "Through muffled screams and swollen eyes.
    From loss and pills and alibis.
    I always find my romance in the emergency room."

    they probably met in a hospital, frankly i dont see how its that romantic, but anyways.

    "I remind you of everything you hate.
    And your remind me, i'm the one to blame"

    He probably did something wrong but regrets it now. She realises now that because of that thing she hates him and he knows hes the one to blame for it.

    "I fight with myself to get you out of my head
    But i'm hangin' off of every word you said."

    thats pretty straight forward. He loves her and cant stop thinking about her, but wants to leave her behind and move on but cant. He keeps thinking of all the things she said to him.

    "Forced heartbeat and broken mirrors."

    They probably forced on the relationship too fast or something.

    "Flaws and faults are held so dear.
    My reflection makes me sick."

    Again with his faults and flaws the thing he did wrong and now looking at himself reminds him of that.

    "The pain we feel is nothing new."

    "The pain we feel is nothing new."

    Maybe its not the first time theyve failed the relationship. so to them theyve felt this before.

    "Prescription drugs and photographs."

    maybe he is taking some sort of drug to foprget or help him forget or something. Hes looking at old photographs of them.

    "Love, loneliness and nervous laughs."

    the beggining of the relationship was like this. they loved eachother and they felt lonley wothout eachother. and nervous laughs well every new couple has those.

    "What you call "misery through anxious eyes" is something i can see."

    not too sure about this line maybe she once told him something like that. and now hes miserable, and anxious to see her.

    Well I dunno. thats was a quick guess. sorta
    MotionCitySianaon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not that black and white. The emergency room is not a place physically but a place in his heart. You go to the emergency room in times of crisis. He always finds romance when he is about to fall apart. Nothing is stable. It's all about the instability that he finds romance at.
    whiskeytown05on December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoookay, here's my breakdown of this amazing song:

    "Through muffled screams and swollen eyes.
    From loss and pills and alibis.
    I always find my romance in the emergency room."
    ^obviously talking about a fight, in a past tense. once more this guy find his heart in a state of distress, in a metaphorical "Emergency Room."

    "I remind you of everything you hate.
    And your remind me, i'm the one to blame."
    ^still talking about the fight, whatever it is, he knows it's his fault.

    "I fight with myself to get you out of my head
    But i'm hangin' off of every word you said."
    ^obvious meaning here. he loves her, but knows that nothing's bringing her back. *or perhaps* he is leaving her because he doesn't want to hurt her anymore. imagine a guy being torn between memories of something great and knowing that he has to end/leave it behind.

    "Forced heartbeat and broken mirrors.
    Flaws and faults are held so dear.
    My reflection makes me sick.
    The pain we feel is nothing new."
    ^going on along the same theme. the singer has been in this situation before, and every time he goes through this, he feels like he's seen it all happen before. this time is a reflection, different, but at the same time the exact same, as all the times before.

    "Prescription drugs and photographs.
    Love, loneliness and nervous laughs.
    ^drugs in this case, by context of his other songs, probably refers to anti-depressants. if i recall correctly, both of the band members were on antideps for a while. anyway, taking the pills, he reviews all the photographs he shared with this girl, reminding him of all the great times they had

    "What you call "misery through anxious eyes" is something i can see."
    ^first off, "misery through anxious eyes" describes a situation in which a person feeling pashionate for another, stares at them, so to speak. perhaps this girl has told him about how she looked at him in such a manner before they went out, but now it's his turn, after they broke up, to feel "misery through anxious eyes" directed back at her.

    that's my $0.02. this band is amazing, broke my heart when they broke up (the band, not the guy and the girl haha). check out their follow up projects, some good stuff on those too. cheers.
    shamu1001on February 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentum, so i just love this song. period.
    _headoverheelson March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the emergency room is what he calls the point when hes so degected and broken down. so when he says he always finds love there it means that when hes the worst off he can find someone to love. hes not only emotionally wounded but hes self hatred also has left him pretty beaten up. the girl that he is in love with doesnt want him anymore and he tries to get rid of the thoughts of her but all of the things that happened in the past and the pictures arent allowing him to. i think the line " love lonelyness and nervous laughs" is refering to how he handles her
    Konfusion28on June 04, 2008   Link

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