"Pins And Needles" as written by Aaron Solowoniuk, Jon Gallant, Ian D'sa and Ben Kowalewicz....
Never understood how she could,
Mean so little to so many
Why does she mean everything to me?

Is it worth the pain, with no one to blame?
For all of my insecurities
How did I ever let you go?

Questioning her good intention
Jealousy's a bad invention
When you push on glass, it's bound to break

Even when she was defensive,
It just gave me more incentive
The more you squeeze, the more it slips away

I never walked so far on a lonely street
With no-one there for me
Is it worth the pain, with no one to blame?
For all of my insecurities
How did I ever let you go?

Accept this confession! I'm walking on pins and needles
You're not my possession! I'm walking on pins and needles
My conscience is vicious! I'm walking on pins and needles
And I'm begging forgiveness! I'm walking on pins and needles

I never walked so far on a lonely street,
With no one there for me
It took too long to see her in misery
And now it's clear to me

That it's worth the pain, always take the blame
For all your own insecurities
How did I ever let you go?


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"Pins and Needles" as written by Ben Kowalewicz Aaron Solowoniuk

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  • +1
    General Comment... I thought it was about something else until I read everyone else's comments.
    In one way, I agree with everyone else... with the whole jealousy for no reason thing... but I also see another meaning...
    Maybe the guy was trying to hold onto the girl too tightly, afraid he'd lose her when he had no reason to: "The more you squeeze, the more it slips away" - The more you try to hold onto something, the more you lose it. Also: "When you push on glass it's bound to break" - (The glass being the girl, represented as fragile/delicate)... he tried too hard to make her stay, she had to leave.
    So I think she could have left him...
    Tis all how you interpret it anyway. :)
    Jazz...on October 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd like to elaborate on this song because as I listened to it I came to a deep epiphony about myself. I'm the same way. This girl he is so deeply in love with, the one who is everything to him, whom he revolves his life around, is the very reason for his unhappiness. It isn't her fault, he doesn't see how controllign and possessive he is, he just assumes she should act the same way as him. He gets jealous over every little thing, but not over the actions, but the intentions, always doubting that she loves him. Always jealous, and always needing the reassurance that he is the one that's on her mind no matter what.... and she does all she can to try to compromise with him, because she thinks she's doing wrong... he does anything to try to figure out what the problem is, and ultimately points the finger at her, making these accusations borne of his own insecurities and inferiority complex.... I know this all too well... and I just wanna say thanks alot to this great band who's made me come to this realization :(
    Seize the day, because you don't know what you have until it's gone. *Calls Katie to apologize*
    Jinkiroon October 29, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionThis has never been my favourite BT song, but it's the only one that gives me goosebumps when I listen to it. White Sparrows, Nothing To Lose and Pins and Needles are so deep.
    sharkthinglikeringoon April 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsaddest ilove bt
    toitdudeon June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis guy who's kind of a loner begins to fall for this girl. But, because of his own trust issues and insecurities, he decides to let her go.

    Moral of the story is, don't fall for a loner. Loners are meant to be alone! Forever!

    Just a little bitter, because this guy reminds me of someone. Don't care to discuss it.

    Awesome song though! Another favorite!
    3wish3son June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA guy with deep trust issues falls deeply for a girl - and because he finds her so great is worried she'll end up leaving him or cheating on him.
    She tried to defend herself and it just spurred on his jealousy and suspicions, causing friction and in the end he dumped her because he felt he couldn't trust her.
    But in the end she was being truthful and hadn't done anything to abuse his trust and he's saying you shouldn't let your own lack of self confidence and trust destroy a relationship - and he now realises he has no one but himself for ruining with someone he held dear.
    Carniveanon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA guy with deep trust issues falls deeply for a girl - and because he finds her so great is worried she'll end up leaving him or cheating on him.
    She tried to defend herself and it just spurred on his jealousy and suspicions, causing friction and in the end he dumped her because he felt he couldn't trust her.
    But in the end she was being truthful and hadn't done anything to abuse his trust and he's saying you shouldn't let your own lack of self confidence and trust destroy a relationship - and he now realises he has no one but himself for ruining with someone he held dear.
    Carniveanon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentclearly about a guy who just can't seem to trust this girl that he loves so he dumps her. but then he realizes she never did anything to make him not trust her and that because he is paranoid he ruined what could have been a great relationship.
    ctrl-alt-deleteon July 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah!
    Probably my favourite off the album, it really grows on ya.
    The lyrics are very well done!
    -IheartBeanieBoy-on July 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe's a loser, loners are not meant to be left alone forever, people change you fucking moron. and 3wishes or whatever its probably yourself or someone who liked you that this song reminds you of. getting defensive is a good thing with girls they need to be or they arent gonna keep themselves or their partner in line,
    miserablefon September 22, 2006   Link

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