i've mistaken friends for lovers today
as if it was normal anyway
i fell for acting like she wanted to stay
turning love into hate but in a good way
you've been acting like a real person today
taking peoples hearts and throwing them away
you will tell me that you really wanted to stay but i
know you didn't thats what they all say

if this is the answer
what is the question
its getting faster
everyone's rushing

and when we sing this song
the whole world will sing along
we'll be singing
we are the answer and we're going nowhere

how crazy can crazy get when
there is nothing to call normal like before
maybe you should find what to believe in
hate isn't your true love anymore
i see the way you're acting lately
you'd never know it but you're standing at the door
you never trust enough to make your own mind
im not making it up for you make it up

now is not the time for old bad news
its almost over whats left to lose
by tomorrow we will be somewhere brand new
so just do what your music tells you to


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    General Comment"I've mistaken friends for lovers today
    As if it was normal anyway
    I fell for acting like she wanted to stay
    Turning love into hate, but in a good way"

    This seems to me to be about a guy who
    is upset about a girl who thinks they should
    just be friends, and they both know it, but she
    wont admit it. So her believed what she was saying
    instead of how she was acting.
    When she finally told him, she's really appologetic,
    and wants to stay close friends.
    aka:"Turning love into hate, but in a good way"

    "You've been acting like a real person today
    Taking peoples hearts and throwing them away
    You will tell me that you really wanted to stay but I
    Know you didn't that's what they all say"

    He's really upset by it because he let himself be
    fooled and fell for her. She probably told her she
    wished it was working between them, and she
    really wanted to stay, but knew it wasn't right.
    And he didn't beleive her, but just thought that she's just
    trying to be nice.

    "If this is the answer
    What is the question
    It's getting faster
    Everyone's rushing"

    And he's wondering what his is going to mean,
    he has a ton of thoughts in his mind

    "How crazy can crazy get when
    There is nothing to call normal like before
    Maybe you should find what to believe in
    Hate isn't your true love anymore"

    He wonders how they could ever just be friends and
    wishes she'd figure out what she believes because
    being friends isn't going to be ok with him.
    It's too hard and it would crush him more.
    "Hate isn't your true love anymore"
    is referring to earlier
    "Turning love into hate, but in a good way"

    "I see the way you're acting lately
    You'd never know it but you're standing at the door
    You never trust enough to make your own mind
    I'm not making it up for you make it up"

    He's frustrated because she wont say it outloud
    and he knows where she's headed, but is dragging
    it out instead of just being upfront and honest.

    "Now is not the time for old bad news
    It's almost over what's left to lose
    By tomorrow we will be somewhere brand new
    So just do what your music tells you to"

    He's tired of everything and wants her to make up
    her mind and tells her to just follow her heart.
    frankygrace1111on March 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you'd never know it but you're standing at the door
    you never trust enough to make your own mind"

    this reminds me of myself.

    "now is not the time for old bad news
    its almost over whats left to lose
    by tomorrow we will be somewhere brand new
    so just do what your music tells you to"

    & this is great advice.
    secondhandsmokeon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont really get what the friends for lovers thing is all about. maybe like how he realized he loved his friends more than he thought he did and he cared about them? idk. or maybe he's like referring to a girlfriend.
    anyways, i love this song. "the whole world will sing along" is such a great saying :)
    paramore_apartofmeon December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's where he likes this girl and he finally realizes she just wants to be friends. then he's all heart broken and he was putting together the pieces. and she was just playing him i guess. but i dunno, that's just me. :D
    sierraisthemusicon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is like a couple that broke up for reasons that weren't entirely solid. Like he's telling her to look at the situation. She wants to be friends, but he can't ever be friends as he loves her too much.

    Story of my life... lol
    CasanovaFrankensteinon December 19, 2009   Link

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