Step one: light me on fire
Step two: walk clean away
I won't burn long
And evidence of your done wrong will be gone
In seconds I swear
But if you got time anyway
Why not watch me hurt?
And nothing is sweeter than needed revenge
Oh that's right
I did nothing
And you were the mean one
In fact, you even broke my good tape deck
In fact, don't wanna be friends

But if you got time anyway
Why not watch me hurt?
And nothing is sweeter than needed revenge
Oh that's right
I did nothing
And you were the mean one
In fact, you even broke my good tape deck
In fact, don't wanna be friends


Lyrics submitted by nervous tic, edited by Stockholm

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    General Commentshe was hurt by a man...he hurt her and just walked away, but she's telling him not to worry because soon enough, she won't care and she will forget about him, or at least she is trying to convince herself of this. she's finding his flaws - he broke her tape deck. she hates him for hurting her and treating her like dirt, but she loves him at the same time, even though she is trying to rid herself of that feeling. she doesn't say she loves him, but it's obvious from how she speaks of him.
    megn412on March 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'infact, you even broke my good tape deck'
    Could this song get any cuter?
    fastmotion123on January 10, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationimo this song gives of the vibe of someone who was abused and tried to repress the memory. she obviously holds all this bitterness and resentment towards the subject ("memory of your done wrong", "needed revenge" etc.) and yet when she tries to explain what the subject actually DID, she only says "you even broke my good tape deck". this gives me the feeling that maybe she knows deep down that the subject is a bad person who has hurt her, and yet she can't bring herself to admit what truly happened/ is happening.
    gaymeron February 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think she is trying to find out what she has done wrong in the realtionship. She knows she will be ok, but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt.
    Jacccckon April 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with megn, he hurt her and walked away. shes really vulnerable so pretends like she doesnt care and that shes fine, but inside what he did is killing her.
    dotheycollideon August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteee i love this song!! so cutely bitter
    imgunnin4uon September 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood summary jacccck.
    saveyourlifeon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe start of this reminds me of Alk3 - This could be love lyrically. They're both about fire and the "step one:"
    Love this song.
    xKissxHerxBruisesxon November 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe carousel remix of this song is good
    kc_accidentalon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfor such a short song, it evolves so quickly.

    in the begining, she seems almost pathetic. hurt. torn apart. but when she says the 'oh that's right, i did nothing.' it's almost as if everything before it was bitter sarcasm. she points out that he did wrong, not her. with the childish line 'you even broke my good tape deck.' shows that he was careless in everyway, and how bitter and over it she is. she clearly doesn't want him in her life any longer, and the last line being 'IN FACT, i don't wanna be friends.' is like a stab at his heart. (perhaps the way he stabbed hers?)

    that just my opinion.
    em.on November 19, 2007   Link

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