"Say Anything (Else)" as written by William Pugh, Joseph Pepper, Ryan Roberts, Kevin Sanders and Nicolas Hudson....
And baby don't follow their lead
'Cause you'll never know
Just how the story ends, or how the story goes
And you are so confused
And baby it's just like you
to say anything else

Whenever you get this way
Just getting up for the let down,
Mmm here they come and they're here to stay
Just getting up for the let down

Oh I'm here to say that you're the star you want to be
Just open up and look inside and you will see, yeah

Someday you'll sing it out loud
One day this will make you proud
Whoa oh, "I know..."
Whoa oh

And baby don't follow their lead
'cause you never know
Just how the story ends, or how the story goes
And you are so confused,
And baby its just like you
to say anything else

It's time for you to understand
Stop getting up for the let down
Oh, who you want is not up to them
Stop getting up for the let down

And I'm here to say that you're the star you want to be
Just open up and look inside, you will see

Someday you'll sing it out loud
One day this will make you proud
Whoa oh, "I know..."
Whoa oh

Someday you'll sing it out loud
One day this will make you proud
Whoa oh, "I know..."
Whoa oh

So say what you want
(You know I'm wasting all my time)
Gotta mean it when you say what you want
(You're only safe when you're alone)
And everybody's on your mind
Saying anything to get you by

And so to get what you want
(You know I'm wasting all my time)
You gotta mean it
(You're only safe when you're alone)
And when you say what you want
Your wasting everybody's time
Your saying anything that gets you by

It's not, not, not gonna get you,
gonna get you by

Some day you'll sing it out loud
One day this will make you proud
Whoa oh, "I know..."
"I know..." is never good enough

Someday you'll sing it out loud
One day this will make you proud
Whoa oh, "I know..."
Whoa oh
Whoa oh, "I Know..."
"I know..." is never good enough


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"Say Anything (Else)" as written by Kevin Sanders Joseph Pepper

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    General Commentawesome.
    simply awesome.
    where do you think i got my name from?
    i love cartel.
    sayanythingelseon May 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about being yourself and not allowing anyone to bring you down...so "just getting up for the let down" is basically saying expect them to not like you for who you are but dont let it bother you. I love this song...Cartel is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I love them!
    Bria07on January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdefinatley about being yourself and not changing for "them". great song. great band. im pretty much in love with these guys.
    "stop getting up for the letdown". truly genius
    Jackeetbson February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentughhh so i spent the last 10 minutes typing this amazing analysis for this song and when i went to add it, my internet connection got disconnected and it deleted the whole comment, so ill try to rewrite it as well as i can.

    i really like how the whole album starts off as a record playing. and even throughout the album there are bits where you can hear it and i think it even switches of onto another record, and then ends as a record. i think that resembles life, and the fact that life is an ongoing circle. the fact that it switches records in the middle, i think, resembles how even though life always is the same rutine, you have the ability to change it. you have the ability to lead different paths and to i guess turn over a new leaf. and i think that the whole album is almost like a journey of how you started off as one person, and then ended up as a whole new person, and that whole new person is your true self.

    the first song definatly does have a very strong "being yourself" message being expressed. i think the first verse can be translated as "don't let everybody influence you and don't let people pressure you into doing things just because everybody else does them because then you'll never find out who you really are." and then i think it goes on to say that, there will always be those people who are going to try and use you and pressure you and let you down, but you just have to somehow trust yourself and trust the fact that who you are, is who you need to be. not what everyone tells you who you need to be, but you need to trust your individuality and resist the pressure of everyone else.


    And when you say what you want
    Your wasting everybody's time
    Your saying anything that gets you by

    It's not, not, not gonna get you,
    gonna get you by

    i think this part means that, by just saying "i'm going to be this person" or "i'm going to do this and i'm going to make this happen" does nothing for you. nobody is going to listen to you or care unless you actually stand up for yourself and really do something, then people will notice.

    this really is an amazing song, probably one of my favorites off of this record.
    writethisdownon April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's about being yourself, and staying true to yourself.
    mrchinkyon January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCause that will make you the hapierst in the end.

    I like this song
    CAMeyeon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"And baby don't follow their lead
    'cause you'll never know
    Just how the story ends, or how the story goes
    (...)
    And I'm here to say that you're the star you wanna be
    Just open up and look inside, you will see"

    fav parts.

    love this song.
    Narayanon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti prefer the acoustic version of this song off of their 2004 demos.
    Avert Disasteron March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust getting up for the let down...

    true that.
    xLucyInTheSkyx3on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love how the beginning sounds like a record player

    "and you are sooo confused"-best part
    xdani961on April 30, 2006   Link

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