You took her down to the basement
Seventeen, but I was your friend
You think I never ever knew
I knew what happened

Ten years go by but I'm still a child
You can not look me in the eye
When you cross my path from time to time
My eyes are open

So pathetic now
What you do with your life
I'd let you drown in a minute
Serves you right

You turned out just like I hoped you would
Still time it jokes in every passing word
And you live in the same stupid neighborhood
We grew up in

When I see you now I think of that night
Nothing changed in my whole life
I'd love to watch your inside fight its way out

So pathetic now
You better not ask for help
I'd let you drown in a minute
Serves you right
Serves you right

Fuck this game
I have had enough
You talk so cool
Oh you talk so tough

Nothing's done until you've had too much
So out of touch

So pathetic now
The things you do with your life
I'd let you drown in a minute
I'd let you drown in a minute
Serves you right
Serves you right


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    General Commentsuch harsh words... almost feels like a rejected song. feels as if i'm looking back through my past at someone who left me who i ran into and had a chance to see what they've done with their life... which is nothing. and also letting them know that they did me wrong and because of that they had not better ask for anything.
    shelby_nubon May 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was about a guy he knew from the neighbourhood, who maybe had been abusing/raping a girl downstairs in a basement (during a party maybe) and howie was one of the few (or maybe even the only one) who knew about it.

    well howie has actually commented on that song during gigs, saying it's about "a guy that i grew up with, who was basically just an asshole. and when i ran into him years later, it turned out that he was still an asshole." he actually even described him as a friend, saying "sometimes you have friends who are assholes, because it's better than having no friends"
    rubioon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about a guy who raped a girl, like someone else said, or a guy slept with/fooled around with his girlfriend at the time...
    wooitsmollyon December 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentby the way, the 2nd verse contains some mistakes here, most significantly the 2nd line... since i can't edit gabby's lyrics, i'll just post them as a comment: the lyrics go "you turned out just like i thought you would, silk tie that chokes every passing word"...
    rubioon February 27, 2009   Link

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