It's under shirt sleeves
Bare shoulders and now
Tattoos of the things we love the most
And it's retold with amazing success
And it seems so brave but it's just a sucker punch

And so I
I glower and plot
And I will wreck you

It's what we loved in this family
Only in my head
It's knees and elbows
Melted down instead

Groups of things you tell yourself
I'm solid it's just that nobody knows
It's replayed with precision and care
And why are you even talking
You weren't even there

So I
I glower and plot
I will wreck you

Chorus [x2]

And we're waiting, waiting, waiting
Are you done?

Do you wonder whatever became of us
Have you ever tried to call?
I would, I'd try, I'd give it a shot

We've grown, graduated and married
I would want to know these things
I would, I'd try, I'd give it a shot

So we ache to be different
Even though we don't really know how
I would, I'd try, I'd give it a shot

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Sucker Punch song meanings
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    General Commentdamn.
    klausisdeadon February 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttight song
    geoffkon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought the bridge ends with "I would, I'd try, I'd give it a shot" - almost as if to say that "I would have at least tried to stay in contact"

    For some reason this makes me think of a bad relationship with dad that seems to fade away after the son is out of school and moved on with his life.

    The tattoos are just a rough exterior to an issue that melts the inner self.

    This song is a strong statement of remorse that someone hasn't kept up with the songwriter.
    thehiredgunon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe says 'I will wreck you' following right into 'it's what we loved in this family'.
    also 'I'm solid it's just that nobody knows'.
    To me I relate this song to how I feel sometimes about being the only sane/functional person in my family. The end part would be about myself and my siblings wanting to break the cycle and learn to be better than what we have become but we grow apart and don't really have the skills to stop it.
    I like how it starts off all smooth and quiet and by the end he's pretty much yelling it. solid song.
    sunshine_umbrellaon September 27, 2008   Link

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