"Miss Delaney" as written by and Andrew Mcmahon....
Finally, I'm letting go
Of all my downer thoughts
In no time there'll be
One less sad robot
Looking for a chance to be
Something more than just metal
Now I'm going part time
With a film projectionist
And she's the vinyl queen
From my surfer dream
She likes the beach boys
More than radio metal
And she's so good
But, she's no good for me

Oh, Miss Delaney
What's the matter?
You waited by the window
(You waited by the window)
I waited by the door
Oh, Miss Delaney
Where's your boyfriend?
He isn't up in heaven, so
Why treat him like he's dead

It's not that everyday
Everyday is coming up
With the green grass
But the times pass, when
I think of you
Whenever I'm at dinner

Finally I've found someone
To duel this lonely sea
I don't spend my nights
Searching for earthquakes
Though it's biblical
How fucked my sleep can be
But she won't sleep with me

Oh, Miss Delaney
What's the matter?
You waited by the window
I waited by the door
Oh, Miss Delaney
Where's your boyfriend?
He isn't up in heaven, so
Why treat him like he's dead
Like he's dead, like he's dead

From here you can't find everything
Erin, I would never lie to you

Oh, Miss Delaney (Miss Delaney)
Whatcha sad for?
You waited by the window
And I was kicking down your door
Oh, Miss Delaney
Where's your boyfriend?
(Where's your boyfriend)
He isn't up in heaven, so
Why treat him like he's dead

Oh, Miss Delaney


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"Miss Delaney" as written by Andrew Ross Mcmahon

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is a really great song....gives me chills.
    Love_Is_Famous16on January 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazing

    I'm pretty sure the meaning has to do with his ex, as do most of the songs on everything in transit. During his time with SoCo, his girlfriend treated him like shit, so he wrote up this song

    "Where's your boyfriend?
    He isn't up in heaven, so why treat him like he's dead?"

    I'm not 100% sure, but it's pretty likely
    astereoon September 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentArin Delaney is Andrew McMahon's ex-girlfriend. He thanks her in the booklet of his CD.
    sweetflourescenton December 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCurrent favorite. Kudos, Andrew.
    xxmodernloveon January 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's absolutely amazing. It's about finding someone that seems perfect for you - someone that makes things seem okay, that makes you actually FEEL - only to realize that they're caught up on someone else and can't let you in.

    I'm absolutely in love with this song.
    marehon July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, I have a feeling this could be about an old teacher of Andrew's. I agree with mareh that he found someone who is caught up with someone else. Maybe he's just dreaming of what could happen, and that she'd leave her boyfriend for him
    Kifon July 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ or dnt! jack's mannequin/soco - rock!
    Andyrewldnon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok, my take on it is a little different - im not saying its right at all, but when i heard it this is what i thought.

    i thought when he refers to Miss Deleaneys BF he was talkign about his self. Like the first veres he is saying 'he met this chick who lets him feel alive and makes him happy (letting go of downer thoughts) but who isnt good for him' (cos she worries about him)... then the chourus i took it as 'Miss D is acting like somethign bad has happened, and they are in 2 different places like in their view of something (she is by the window he is by the door) both waiting for each other to come to the others point of view. then the second half he is kinda saying 'where is ur bf ('where am i, i am here and fine') - I am ok, dont act liek somethign is wrong' like i thought it was about him either getting sick or his laringitis even, and miss D gets upset over it but he isnt worried about it.

    the bit about the green grass and dinner im not to sure about, but i htink the bit after that is just reiterating that 'he has found somone who gives his life somethign better than 'searchign for earthquakes' which to me says he was depressed and lookign for things to go wrong, which explains why his sleep is fuck and i even took it to incinuate that if she slept with him his sleep wouldnt be fucked anymore. (tho thats just what i thought it incinuated) ...

    also its ARIN not ERIN.. sounds similar but it slightly different. and the fact that he wont lie to her is just letting her kno that she can trust him when he says he is ok.

    anyways, this song might have been written b4 he ever got sick so my take might be way off the actual meaning but its what i thought it meant.
    _somethingpretty_on September 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm pretty sure all the songs were written before he was sick.
    astereoon November 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy would it be Arin and not Erin?
    winterberry88on December 10, 2005   Link

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