"No It Isn't" as written by Mark Hoppus and Travis L. Barker....
Please understand
This isn't just goodbye
This is I can't stand you
This is where the road crashed into the ocean,
It rises all around me and now we're barely breathing
A thousand faces we'll choose to ignore

Curse my enemies forever
Let's slit our wrists and burn down something beautiful
This desperation leaves me overjoyed
With fading lights that lead us past the lives that we destroy

I listen to you cry
A cry for less attention
But both my hands are tied
And I'm pushed into the deep end

I listen to you talk
But talk is cheap
And my mouth is filled with blood
From trying not to speak

So search for an excuse
And someone to believe you
In foreign dressing rooms
I'm empty with the need to

Curse my enemies forever
Let's slit our wrists and burn down something beautiful
This desperation leaves me overjoyed
With fading lights that lead us past the lives that we destroy
Please understand

I lay rotting where I fall. I'm dead from bad intentions
Suffocated and enbalmed, and now all our dreams are chased in
You swore you wouldn't lose, then lost your brain
You make a sound that feels like pain

So please understand
This isn't just goodbye
This is I can't stand you


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"No, It Isn't" as written by Travis L Barker Travis Barker

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    General CommentTo me, it's pretty obvious this was about Tom....

    "Please understand, this isn't just goodbye. This is I can't stand you."
    Mark never wants to see Tom again.

    "This is where the road crashed into the ocean
    It rises all around me
    And now we're barely breathing"
    The road blink was going down could have been great, but now it's over and Mark is overwhelmed with thoughts of how much greater blink could have been if they had just stayed together. And now they have their own projects, but none of it will ever be as incredible as blink.


    "A thousand faces [we'll?] choose to ignore"
    I'm pretty sure it's "we'll"........This line is my favorite. Mark is saying that him and Tom are ignoring all the die-hard blink fans by breaking up, and it's just wrong.

    "Curse my enemies forever"
    He won't ever forgive Tom.

    "Let's slit our wrists and burn down something beautiful"
    It's like they're slitting their wrists, because they're only causing unnecessary pain by splitting up. And they've destroyed something amazing by splitting up, too.

    "This desperation leaves me overjoyed
    With fading lights that lead us past the lives that we destroyed"
    He's desperate to create something as great as blink, but the new side projects are just "fading lights" compared to their lives when blink was together.


    "I listen to you cry
    I cry for less attention"
    He thinks Tom's new music is too emotional, and not like the old Tom. And he's sick of everyone making a big deal about the blink breakup.

    "But both my hands are tied
    And I'm pushed into the deep end"
    He feels like it's expected of him to create something on the same level as blink, or maybe something better than AvA....

    "I listen to you talk, but talk is cheap"
    He's pissed off about how Tom was being so cocky over AvA. Kind of like he's saying "Oh really, AvA is going to be that great? Prove it."

    "My mouth is filled with blood from trying not to speak"
    Mark wants all the bullshit with him an Tom to stop, and he just wants to apologize, but he knows he shouldn't because Tom is just being an asshole.


    "So search for an excuse, and someone to believe you"
    He's talking about how Tom is blaming Mark and making up excuses for being a dick, and trying to make everyone believe him & be on his side.

    "And for interesting moves I'm empty with the need to
    Curse my enemies forever".....
    I'm not totally sure what this means, but maybe he's saying that he doesn't know what else to do but hate Tom for everything he's done.


    "Lay rotting where I fall
    I'm dead from bad intentions
    Suffocated and embalmed"
    Not sure exactly what this means either, but maybe he's just saying how terrible he feels about the blink breakup, and how he wished it hadn't gone down like that, or at all.

    "And now all our dreams are cashed in"
    They were fulfilling their dreams by being in blink, and now that's all over.

    "You swore you wouldn't lose then lost your brain"
    He thought that Tom wouldn't ever become what he did, but there he was.

    "You make a sound that feels like pain"
    Maybe it means Tom's words are hurting him, or maybe it's just s stab at how much Mark hates AvA. xD



    ....But that's just what it means to me. :P Hey, maybe it's not about Tom at all. It just really, really, really seems like it is.
    Maybe they made the title "No, It Isn't" as an answer to the question "Is this about Tom?" and it's just a sarcastic answer, or Mark denying it even though it really is.



    iswearillactenthusedon February 05, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis isn't just good bye, this is I can't stand you.

    great
    mochi_keion February 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA thousand faces we’ll choose to ignore
    Could they be talkibng about the fans?

    I curse my enemies forever
    It almost sounds like he's threatening Tom

    burn down something beautiful
    Talking about them messing up their relationship

    I listen to you talk... But talk is cheap
    Sound like Tom tried to make amends

    And my mouth is filled with blood... From trying not to speak
    I think he bit his tounge or lip and is trying not to make amends or diss Tom

    So search for an excuse
    Sounds like Tom is avioding Mark and their problems together

    Please understand,
    don't rub salt on the wound - just take this as my final word and leave me alone.

    This isn’t just goodbye
    It's more than that...

    This is I can’t stand you
    Sounds like Mark is blaming Tom

    Happy 30th birthday Tom.
    dreamer38457on December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. i think its about tom actually.. and the relationship they had. hence the "burn down something beautiful"
    Avert Disasteron December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat melodies with Mark...definitely sounds like it could be about Tom

    "I listen to you talk
    But talk is cheap
    And my mouth is filled with blood
    From trying not to speak
    So search for an excuse
    And someone to believe you"

    Could be a reference to Tom telling his side of the blink breakup in interviews and making Mark and Travis look bad and maybe how hard it is for Mark and Travis to keep quiet about the details.
    followtheformaton December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song.
    WarpedBeliefon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is called "No It Isn't".

    I don't think its about Tom, and if it is..well then the rift is deeper than we thought it was.
    frozenphoenix32on December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinetly "No It Isn't", and I'll tell you this much... the song is amazing. Personally I've always enjoyed Mark's voice and lyrics over Tom's, so I've been looking forward to Plus 44 over Angels and Airwaves. This song did not dissapoint, and in my opinion it is definetly about Tom:

    I listen to you talk
    But talk is cheap
    And my mouth is filled with blood
    From trying not to speak

    So true, "A&A will change the world" ??? C'mon Tom.
    Foundation4lifeon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment_IF_ mark's song is about tom, that's very harsh. i wouldn't even say that to anyone! especially someone who used to be a best friend, no matter what happened between us (and i do have experience in that)
    "this isn't just goodbye; this is "i can't stand you"". very ouch.

    and i think it was a little mean (and immature) to release the plus 44 song the same day tom had been planning to release his stuff for over a month. i mean, its an awesome song, but they coulda released it a different time
    someone is being shitty and they could at least be mature and not make it into this huge thing and cause a bigger rift between the two (or three). i hope they're better than that

    I love blink, and the guys, and what they do, but someone needs to grow the fuck up!
    I'm sorry, I'm just venting.
    blinxbcron December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely about the break up of Blink and I think it's sad cause they were one of my favorite bands and now Mark is releasing hateful songs to Tom on TOM'S BIRTHDAY! If I had to interpret the song and their relationship, I think the blame rests squarely on Tom's shoulders from the way he is talking. He talks as if he is too musically good for Blink now and that their music is meaningless. Watch the videos on angelandairwaves.com and read the interview on MTV.com.
    thekyleon December 14, 2005   Link

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