"Roadside" as written by Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Brandon Barnes and Christopher Chasse....
Tell me what I'm supposed to do
With all these left over feelings of you
'Cause I don't know
And tell me how I'm supposed to feel
When all these nightmares become real
'Cause I don't know

And I don't think you see
The places inside me that I find
(together)
And I don't know how we
Separate the lies here from the truth
(time)
And I don't know how we
Woke up one day somehow thought we knew
Exactly what we're supposed to do

(together)
So leave me at the roadside
And hang me up and out to dry
So leave me at the roadside
And hang me up and out to dry

And I don't think you see
The places inside me that I find
(together)
And I don't know how we
Woke up one day somehow thought we knew
Exactly what were supposed to do

(together)
So leave me at the roadside
And hang me up and out to dry
So leave me at the roadside
And hang me up and out to dry

'Cause I don't think you see
The places inside me that I find
(together)
And I don't know how we
Woke up one day somehow thought we knew
Exactly what we're supposed to do
(tim)
...exactly what to do


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"Roadside" as written by Christopher Chasse Brandon Barnes

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  • +4
    General Comment"Tell me what I’m suppose to do
    With all these left over feelings of you Cause I don’t know"

    now that im not with you, i dont know what im supposed to do, i feel lost and empty

    "And tell me how
    I’m suppose to feel
    When all these nightmares
    Become real Cause I don’t know"

    ive been worrying about this day for a long time, and now that its here i dont know what to do or think

    "And I don’t think you see
    The places inside me
    That I found you"

    you really dont know how much you meant to me, you dont know how often i think about you. you dont what i wished for with us

    "And I don’t know how we
    Separate the lies here from the truth"

    i cant think straight and i dont know whats real or whats not

    "And I don’t know how we
    Woke up one day somehow thought we knew
    Exactly what we’re suppose to do"

    i dont know how i thought i knew what to do to make you mine or for you to be happy all the time

    "So leave me
    At the roadside
    And hang me
    Up and out to dry"

    just let me be alone, i need time to think and you need to move on



    ...thats just what i think
    thenewhobo31on February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song talks about some sort of relationship that has its trust broken

    The singer/whoever misses and still loves the other person but theres not much he can do about the situation, and then he realizes that its best to let go
    FalseIllusionon July 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has personal meaning to me, but it goes along with what I believe it is about.

    It is about a girlfriend/boyfriend thing, but like the girl broke up with the guy (Tim narrating) and he still loves her, but she doesn't want him back. And no matter how hard he tries, he just cant get over this girl.
    "Tell me what I'm supposed to do, with all these leftover feelings of you, cause I don't know"

    His nightmares becoming real are the fact that this girl he downright loves, has moved on, but he still hasn't, at a point believing there was still hope.

    He also doesn't think she gets how much he really loves or cares for her and that he thinks of her in daily things that probably shouldn't remind him of her and what they once had.
    "And I don't think, you see, the places inside me that i find you"

    "So leave me, by the roadside, and hang me out to dry" is a metaphor for just leaving him behind to move on with her life, because well if she left him at the roadside, she'd (assumingly) be in a car, able to speed off and get on with things quiker then him, who has to walk to the destination.

    "and I don't know, how we, woke up one day somehow thought we knew, exactly what we're supposed to do" This just applied to my situation, because we split up mutually, but we thought we knew exactly what we were doing, but I know now that I really didn't letting her go...sorry about personal ranting on a public website people, i know that's what myspace is for.
    Sabresareuson September 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me the song is:


    Tell me what I'm suppose to do
    With all these left over feelings of you

    Cause I don't know

    The guy wants to move on, but he's still hurting inside, and doesnt really know what to do with himself. He's alone, and heartbroken

    And tell me how
    I'm suppose to feel
    When all these nightmares
    Become real

    Cause I don't know

    He had fears that it would happen, but now that he has, he has no idea what to do or what to feel

    And I don't think you see
    The places inside me
    That I found

    Maybe he was immature or unprepared for the relationship, but now he is. unfortunatly, she hasn't relalised this.

    And I don't know how we
    Separate the lies here from the truth

    Maybe the trust isn't 100%, so they cant really go on together

    And I don't know how we
    Woke up one day somehow thought we knew
    Exactly what we're suppose to do

    one day they woke up, and realised that it wasn';t really going to work out between them

    So leave me
    At the roadside
    And hang me
    Up and out to dry (2x)

    He wants her to leave him alone, and for her to move on

    And I don't think you see
    The places inside me
    That I found you

    And I don�t know how we
    Woke up one day somehow thought we knew
    Exactly what we're suppose to do

    So leave me
    At the roadside
    And hang me
    Up and out to dry (2x)

    Cause I don't think you see
    The places inside me
    That I found you

    And I don't know how we
    Separate the lies here from the truth

    And I don't know how we
    Woke up one day somehow thought we knew
    Exactly what we're suppose to do
    Exactly what to do.





    beautiful song :) i like it x
    VampiricPandoraon April 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow. This song definitly applys to me. Beautiful song, I agree with most of you on the whole relationship thing.

    I think it's about a guy or girl whos love left them.

    "Tell me what I'm suppose to do
    With all these left over feelings of you

    Cause I don't know"

    He still has feelings for her and doesn't know what to do with them.

    "And tell me how
    I'm suppose to feel
    When all these nightmares
    Become real

    Cause I don't know"

    He was always so afraid to loose her, and now that he has he doesn't know what to do.
    Overall, he's numb and doesn't know what to think of all this or how to react to it. Hes empty and confused.

    "And I don't know how we,
    Separate the lies here from the truth"

    I think that he is thinking back to all the things she said to him and promises she made and can't figure out which were truthful and which were lies that he believed.

    "And I don't know how we
    Woke up one day somehow thought we knew
    Exactly what we're suppose to do"

    They thought they were meant to be and understood it all, but now he realizes that they were wrong and doesn't know how or why they thought that in the first place.

    "So leave me
    At the roadside"

    This reminds me of a quote from a Meat Loaf song called if God Could Talk...
    "If God Could talk, would he tell you it's alright just leave, and don't look back at all the memories the best of times, the mess you made of me, walk on, if you think it's gonna make you strong."

    So basically he's just telling her to get on with her life and just leave him there to suffer the heartbreak. He also feels worthless and just wants to be left alone.

    "And hang me
    Up and out to dry"

    He's "wet" with his sorrow and sadness over it and he just want's to wait alone until he "drys" (feels better)but he knows only time and some "sunshine" (hope, good things, luck, optimism) will "dry" (heal) him.

    "And I don't think you see
    The places inside me
    That I found you"

    He doesn't think she realizes just how much she meant (and still means) to him. She was his everything, and now that shes gone he doesn't know what he has left.

    Thats just my interpretaion of this song, but we all have our own opinions. This song really speaks to me and alot of other people who have recently gone through a horrible breakup. But in reality (Gosh reality sucks don't it?) it will get better in time.

    XmeatXloafXfreakXon December 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinstead of

    "Woke up one day somehow thought how we knew"

    it's

    "Woke up one day somehow thought we knew"
    Pocketmoonlighton May 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think falseillusion has the right idea, great song though, i'd like to see a video for it.
    jprimeon July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is good, but does anyone know who the female vocalist is? i can hear her on a couple different songs in the background behind tim's voice, and me and a friend were wondering who she is. well if you know lemme know please
    Shane_Maseon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's Emily Schambra. She's the lead singer of a band called holy roman empire also from chitown.
    Pocketmoonlighton August 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song- rivals 'Swing Life Away' in my eyes. Tim constantly amazes me with the amount of emotion he can carry in his voice- "And hang me up and out to dry."

    I think it's almost definately sang from the point of view of someone in the aftermath of a relationship. The idea of being left "at the roadside" is so sad- it suggests he feels used up, torn up, discarded.

    Great song. There whole new album is fantastic I'm so impressed with it.
    fearon October 26, 2006   Link

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