Pour yourself a drink, girl
Then make one for me
We haven't even met yet
And I'm sure that we won't
I'm right back where I started

The air in here is shaking every single nerve
I'm trying hard to let go
But my heart, it won't let me love you
I'm right back where I started
Right back, right back

Move it on up
We're walking on the edge
Everyone here has demons in their past now
Move it on up
You're walking on the edge
Everyone here has demons in their past now

The only thing worse for you than you is me
The only thing worse for you than you is me
The life that I've chosen to live
Will take your heart and swallow it
The only thing worse for you than you
Is to make you wait for me
That is why we will never meet


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    General CommentThey played the new full-band version of this live in Cinci. He opened it with "And here's a taste of what's to come for The Academy Is" so I'm assuming it'll be on the next album as a full-version.

    I love this song so much too. He sounds so hurt, and angry.
    hirotheavitaron March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm excited to hear it live at Warped now that hirotheavitar said they play it. This song had me completely hooked when I first heard it. I just couldn't keep it off repeat. I wonder what the full song sounds like, though.
    thexauthoron June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The only thing worse for you than you is me " I love this song. That's a great line. and i freakin worship bill beckett.
    Khounon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEveryone here has demons in their past
    true true
    I'm trying hard to let go, but my heart, it won't let me love you
    love this line
    iloveH.I.M.on November 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou know, this song deffinately reminds me a little bit of the book diary by chuck palahnuik .. idk it just does
    giveme_envyon December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about being on the road and not being able to be with anyone. no point in having someone, it will just hurt them.

    "its my sad reality..."
    neverinyourlifeon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWilliam likes writing about demons. O_O
    (i.e. "Down and Out" and then its here too. lol)
    korkheadon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think song might be about a boy-girl situation where the boy doesn't like the girl back.

    The two hang out a lot, but it's like they have never actually "met" each other. They have only seen each other. Talked. And that was it. No real connection was made. At least the boy had no connection.

    The boy in this song has never really had a grip on getting the girls he wanted, nay any girls. But then comes along a girl who likes him. He doesn't necessarily like her back, but he's sure as hell trying to.
    "I'm trying hard to let go
    But my heart, it won't let me love you"

    and the
    "I'm right back where I started"
    Is just saying he's right back at the beginning. The place where he has no chance at anything.

    And the last verse...
    Pretty much saying he doesn't want the girl to hurt herself by waiting for him to make a move towards a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship.



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    However, it could also have to do with cheating.
    "Pour yourself a drink, girl
    Then make one for me"
    The girl is depressed for what she has done, and the boy is sort of just careless .

    "We haven't even met yet
    And I'm sure that we won't"
    I think this has the same meaning as the "they've known each other, but didn't really know each other."

    And the 'right back where i started' in this one could mean that this was an on-and-off relationship.


    "The air in here is shaking every single nerve"
    The boy doesn't know what to do next. Or maybe he does, but he's just too scared.

    "I'm trying hard to let go
    But my heart, it won't let me love you"
    The boy is confused about the relationship now. More or less, though, he doesn't want to be with the girl anymore. But he's still trying to rekindle the flames, because he knew that there was SOMETHING there, some mutual attraction.


    "I'm right back where I started
    Right back, right back"
    This one could mean that he keeps thinking the situation through. Just before he gets the nerve to make the decision, he backs down. He's unsure as of yet.



    "Move it on up
    We're walking on the edge"

    I think this part means that although we're THIS close to breaking apart, let's try a little harder. Let's forget differences and just try.

    "Everyone here has demons in their past now"
    This is actually a pretty interesting point to be made. In retrospect, those times you spent in the house alone. You 'now' know why. The secret is out. But now that the secret is out, everything you've thought of as right is tainted.


    "Move it on up
    You're walking on the edge
    Everyone here has demons in their past now"
    The other person is now guilty of whatever happened, and everyone else knows about. Pretty much the same meaning.


    "The only thing worse for you than you is me
    The only thing worse for you than you is me"
    Although the girl has a bad life, she is much better off (mentally stable, healthier, etc...) being alone than with the boy.



    "The life that I've chosen to live
    Will take your heart and swallow it"
    pretty much means their lives can't collide gracefully. His schedule is no were near in sync with hers.


    "The only thing worse for you than you
    Is to make you wait for me"
    The boy is going to be gone, the girl is going to want him, the boy is going to say that he is going to come back and is saying, "everything will be alright, everything will be the same". But he knows that nothing will be the same.



    "That is why we will never meet"
    And yet still, their lives are so entirely different that they can be barely genuinely connect to each other.
    brianisboredon October 13, 2008   Link

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