"You Should Have Killed Me When You Had the Chance" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Joshua Steven Woodard, Neil S Westfall, Thomas H Denney Jr. and Alexander Thomas Shelnutt....
So I say goodbye to a town that has ears and eyes
I can hear you whispering as I walk by
Familiar faces smiling back at me and I knew
This would make them change

The only thing that's going to bother me
Is that you'll all call yourselves my friends

Why can't you look me in the eyes one last time?

The writings on the wall, you've read that I'll be gone, but if you call my name
Just know that I'll come running, for one more night to spare with you
This is where I'm meant to be, please don't leave me

I've read these stories a thousand times, and now I'll rewrite them all
You're meddling in an anger you can't control
She means the world to me, so hold your serpent tongue
Is a whores lies worth dying for? I'll just take my time

The only thing that's going to bother me
Is that you'll all call yourselves my friends

Why can't you look me in the eyes one last time?

The writings on the wall, you've read that I'll be gone, but if you call my name
Just know that I'll come running, for one more night to spare with you
This is where I'm meant to be, please don't leave me

I walked into your house this morning
I brought the gun from our end table
Your blood was strewn across the walls
They'll find you on your bathroom floor when I'm done
But should I write it all off?

You should have killed me when you had the chance


Lyrics submitted by VerminElder, edited by xSpringx, xJacksonx

"You Should Have Killed Me When You Had the Chance" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon Thomas H Denney Jr.

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    General CommentYou're all kind of wrong. It's about all the familiar people (in Ocala?) that used to ignore them and now "this has made them change" their attitude. They all act like they "all call [them]selves [their] friends" even though they were barely so before they got famous. I'm sure everyone has had people tell them after school is over that they'll keep in touch and it's all just words. It's like that, but now these people come running back to congratulate them and act like they are close.



    However, he's leaving a girl behind and he's "meddling in an anger [he] can't control" (frustration of long distance relationship, jealousy to who he's talking to, etc.) but he's gonna "rewrite" all the stories about them and make it work. And if she needs him to be there, he will be, as fast as he can. When he says "This is where I'm meant to be, please don't leave me", he means he belongs on stage but he loves her, so he asks her to bare it. "She means the world to me, so hold your serpent tongue".

    "Why cant you look me in the eye one last time?" Everyone is being fake and can't conjure up enough courage to do so, or probably in the girl's case, she's really upset he's going. She might be cheating, but I don't see too many signs of that.



    The whole "I walked into your house this morning" sequence is probably a metaphor for the fact that when you get famous, it's like a rolling ball of power over other people. Like a monster, it grows and grows and grows til it can't be stopped and everyone is dead. Same with fame, it can change a person and make them do something they normally wouldn't do (such as shoot your pseudo-friends.)

    "You should have killed me when you had the chance" means someone should have stopped them in their tracks before they got all this power and unleashed it.
    Aonyxon September 01, 2009   Link

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