"Straightjacket Feeling" as written by Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler....
Back me down from backing up
Hold your breath now it's stacking up
Etched with marks, of my disdain
And you're the problem and you can't feel
Try this on, straight jacket feeling
so maybe I won't be alone
Take back now, my life you're stealing

Yesterday was hell
But today I'm fine without you
Runaway this time without you
And all I ever thought you'd be
That face is tearing holes in me again

Trust you is just one defense
off a list of others, you don't make sense
Beg me time and time again
to take you back now, but you can't win
Take back now, my life you're stealing

Yesterday was hell
But today I'm fine without you
Runaway this time without you
And all I ever thought you'd be
That face is tearing holes in me again,
but today I'm fine without you
Runaway this time without you
And all the things you put me through
I'm holding on by letting go of you

And when that memory slips away
There will be a better view from here
And only lonesome you remains
and just the thought of you I fear
it falls away

Yesterday was hell
Today I'm fine without you
Runaway this time without you
And all I ever thought you'd be
That face is tearing holes in me again,
but today I'm fine without you
Runaway this time without you
And all the things you put me through
I'm holding on by letting go of you


Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208

"Straitjacket Feeling" as written by Tyson Ritter Nick Wheeler

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's definitely 'yesterday was hell' I've listened to it twice now and there is now way he is saying yesterday was over.
    redallen32on May 24, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGod all you people don't know the meaning of this song -_-
    lovelessxon May 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyesterday was over? they wouldn't put that in one of their songs. first of all, yesterday IS over is grammatically correct, and yesterday WAS over doesn't make any sense. and if they did put it in there, it would run like this: "Yesterday was O..." and then blurring the second syllable into the next line "...VER. Today I'm fine."

    Also, if you imagine "...hell, but" in it's place, "but" is a more suitable word to blend into the next line subtly like that, and it makes more sense with the rest of the song, because he's comparing YESTERDAY and TODAY, and correct me if I'm wrong.... When I compare two things in a sentence, I usually put BUT in the middle....

    Plus, he does say "but today I'm fine" indefinitely later on in the song, when the chorus is extended with "and all the things you put me through, i'm holding on by letting go of you."

    So, if he said "but" there, he more than likely said it earlier at the beginning of the chorus, following the "Yesterday was hell"

    I rest my case. Now change the damn lyrics.
    eatyourcrackerson May 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentis it just me, or does it sound like he says 'bang me time and time again' in the second verse!? lol maybe im just twisted!
    tim1989sotyon July 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite from the new album! I think the lyrics are pretty blatant: he's finally moving on.
    annErocKson July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this song is really good.
    rbf737on July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with annErocks. most if not all of the songs on their previous cd was about his heart being broken by a girl and this song is just saying that he is moving on
    EmoKid707on July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir songs are just awesome!
    charmlesson July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuper song. i love 1-10 on their new album and still have yet to listen to 11 & 12. it [i]rocks![/i]
    yEllOwCaRdRoXmYsOxon July 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, definitely one of my favorites from the new cd.
    xLadYofSorrowZxon August 18, 2005   Link

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