borders that we say are policing you back to their arms
tension to take pills that'll make you feel higher inside
do you often look back on us feeling confidently
would it make any difference if I wasn't late

or I've been to angry to show
the sovereign statements wrong
it's a bylaw and a value you want to honor hopeful thoughts
it's the talent, not the promotion

Story had shown
you all felt alone
Story had shown
you all felt alone

even if
if the sound it makes when it's tightening
sweet winding of
of a mandolin
hurts your fingers and
and you try to hold on but it's not quite working
this reminds me of the sound you make when we disagree

Story had shown
you all felt alone
Story had shown
you all felt alone

even if you've been so close you're not alone anymore
still we grow
still we grow
it reminds me of the sound you always used to make

Story had shown
you all felt alone
Story had shown
you all felt alone

even if you've been so close you're not alone anymore
still we grow
still we grow



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Always Getting What You Want song meanings
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  • +2
    My OpinionAnthony Green is very deep lyrically. If you understand poetry and read poetry or can analyze literature you'll have great respect for the man.
    Yes, you are opened to your opinion about saying AG isn't that great, but your most likely gonna be shot down by an extremely passionate circa fan.
    It's either you get it or you don't.
    I think he is very unique and courageous for stepping outside of the box and being passionate for what he loves which is music.
    No-one is musically retarded, they just don't understand or have "tuned in" to circa survive. It takes time to appreciate and understand this level of amazing music.

    "if the sound it makes when it's tightening
    sweet winding of
    of a mandolin
    hurts your fingers and
    and you try to hold on but it's not quite working"

    simply beautiful.
    I mean come on, most men can't pull lyrics like this out of their ass?
    AGaddictionon December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe says "promo-shots" not "promotions"
    sao-surviveon July 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Promo-Shot"
    circamysaosinon November 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.

    it's about a fight Anthony and the guitarist got in about a song.
    armytankson July 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe I heard Anthony wrong when I asked him??
    but it is about a fight he got in with someone else in the band.
    armytankson July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnthony Green has such a good voice... but most of his melodies are just aimless and generally not that great. Every once in a while he hits on something really good though. The same goes for his lyrics. His lyrics are decent at best throughout but every once in a while he comes out with a line like

    "this reminds me of the sound you make when we disagree"

    which is why I continue to listen to this band.
    sweatersdotcomon January 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have to agree to be honest. Sometimes his lyrics are great, but most of the time they're very average.
    Street Spiriton January 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes it about Anthony and fighting with a member of Saosin

    and there are still multiple lines dedicated to Eternal Sunshine
    Maccyon April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought this was about anthony leaving saosin, but i guess not. aha.
    purelycourteouson June 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not 'it's a bylaw and a value you want to honor hopeful thoughts'.
    The correct lyric is 'It's a bi-law and a valiant one'

    I have the lyric booklet directly from the CD in front of me. (:
    BETCHon July 08, 2008   Link

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