You don’t listen when he says,
That you don’t love him for his brain but for his head,
So pretty and so safe and so misread,
You don’t need this kid,
Could it be this kid?,
And when all the hate you throw,
Is all you really need to cut him from below,
Seems like everyone got tickets to the show,
To watch your cheeks go red,
Could it be this kid?

But the girl you speak, so goddamn dangerous,
Could it be you’re just like the rest of us?
And though you try you know you can’t escape from us,
When all he hears is the curse of what you did,
And all he knows is the need to keep you hid.

Could it be this kid?

And when all your nights have come,
Each as gallant and as faithless as this one.
He be nothing more than just another one,
Another past you hid.
You hid it from this kid.

And as the wind instains your face,
You know there’s no-one but yourself who’s out of place.
So fearful and so lost in his embrace.
You don’t need this kid.
Could it be this kid?

But the girl you speak, so goddamn dangerous,
Could it be you’re just like the rest of us?
And though you try you know you can’t escape from us,
When all he hears is the curse of what you did,
And all he knows is the need to keep you hid.

Could it be this kid?

“It’s hard” she said “my fortune’s been quite hard”
“It’s hard” she said “my fortune’s been quite hard”
“this card” he said “don’t play that victim card”
“this card” he said “don’t play that victim card”
“stars” she said “this fate is crossed with stars”
“it’s god” he said “it’s that I’ll disregard”
“this jar” he said “I’ll leave the door ajar”
“this car” he said “cos you should drive my car”

“has this gone much too far?” she said
“has this gone much too far?”
“I don’t know who you are”
“I don’t know who you are”

just before you break in two, one last thing he’ll say to you.
one last thing that’s ??? unheard, should it be unsaid?

I gave you more than you could take,
All that ??? was more at stake.
You keep your trophies on the wall,
Well I’ll take the door instead,
Cos you don’t need this kid.

But the girl you speak, so goddamn dangerous,
Could it be you’re just like the rest of us?
And though you try you know you can’t escape from us,
When all he hears is the curse of what you did,
And all he knows is the need to keep you hid.

Could it be this kid?



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    General CommentThese are what should go in the question marks:
    one last thing that’s "best" unheard, should it be unsaid?
    All that "put" was more at stake.

    Two Gallants is wonderful! Every part of this song is great, I especially like: "Could it be you’re just like the rest of us? And though you try you know you can’t escape from us,"
    cannedgizm0son January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthum.. well... i got a question. what do you think the real message of this story is?
    i think i'm not really getting it.
    please help me out. i really wanna knwo.
    unluckystuntmanon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first Two Gallants song I heard more than a year ago now. I was hooked. Instantly.

    As far as meaning goes, its about relationships (like 98% of all songs ever written). And an apparent bad one. The girl is playing the 'pity me' part (ie.“It’s hard” she said “my fortune’s been quite hard”
    “It’s hard” she said “my fortune’s been quite hard”
    “this card” he said “don’t play that victim card”
    “this card” he said “don’t play that victim card”).

    The girl is in the relationship, he feels, for more of a physical nature ("You don’t listen when he says,
    That you don’t love him for his brain but for his head-") Penis, not intellect...She abuses verbally, emotionally ("And when all the hate you throw, is all you really need to but him from below") and it seems like she does this in public to demean him ("everyone got ticketst to the show to watch your cheeks go red-"). Plus, he feels like everyone else knows how bad the situation is too which drives his embarassment of the situation ("When all he hears is the curse of what you did, and all he knows is the need to keep you hid.") Then he finally tells her off and htis the road ("I'll take the door instead.")

    Oh and by the way, this song describes my ex-wife perfectly.
    pithyon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPithy's got it head on, had an ex like this too!
    captainloveon October 26, 2008   Link

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