And you said it would be funny
to keep me hanging in suspense,
then I'd run over to your house
and I'd scale the chain link fence
that, borders your back yard
and that I'd climb through your window
and I'd whisper that I love you
as you fall out of your clothes

And we'd lay there in the darkness
like the dream of you I had
where we captured all the fireflies
and we knew what time we had
could be counted on our finger tips
that almost made you cry
you let me hold you tightly
as we said all our goodbyes

may I say I loved you more
may I say I loved you more

and It must have been an hour
that I clutched you in my arms
and I must of said the the right things
because you instantly felt warm
and you heard my heart stop beating
and you wanted not to cry
as your sympathetic whispers
they told a tale of bad goodbyes

and you swore you say me laughing
and I swore I saw you smile
and this time we spent together
has got to last us quite awhile
as I take this piece of you with me
I'll carry it to my grave
knowing that for someone you're an angel sent to save

(Keep breathing my angel, if you go down I go down with you)
may I say I loved you more
(keep breathing, just keep breathing)
may I say I loved you more

lets drink to the memorys that we shared
down one to all the hopes and cares
heres too for being unaware, that your gone
because before too long you'll be a memory

lets drink to the memories that we shared
(before too long you'll be a memory)
down one to all the hopes and cares
(because before too long you'll be a memory)
heres too for being unaware
(I said before too long you'll be a memory)
that your gone
I said before too long you'll be a memory


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  • +4
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful.
    holyshit.
    SideVwitha3on May 22, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentok,
    this is just my take on it
    cause when i apply a recent relatioship to this it makes sense

    i think the song is talking about a couple that really loved each other, but somethign happened, maybe rust was lost or something, idk... but they had to break up and neither of them wanted to...they just knew they had to.... so theyre kind of like, spending their last night together... and like, having a happy tiem ONE last time before its all over, and hes saying that hes upset but he knows he has to go....and hes saying that he knows that shes going to be someone esles true love someday.....but hes still mad at her for having to do it... and hes trying to forget about it... probably gettin drunk, as he thinks about the last happy memory they had
    c-man1590on November 03, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne Man Drinking Games? This song;amazing; it has true deep meanings.

    I think...

    The boy sneaks to the girls house to have sex and spend time together because they know its going to be the last and they want it to be the best. The boy gets drunk because the girl is going to die and he doesn't want it to be real? (Keep breathing, my angel, if you go down I go down with you. & Before too long you'll be a memory. ) Not positive about that but thats just my thoughts. They really and truly loved eachother. Their time together was treasured and it had to last the boy awhile.
    xox Ashley xoon December 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyou guys are all looking at the song as if its happening as he writes it..but everything he does is in pass-tense

    personally, i think him and his girlfriend just broke up (obviously) but its not their last night together hes writing about..he's reminiscing on the nights he spent with her..and what she put him through, "keep me hanging in suspence". so he remembers what he would do just to see her and be with her for the time he could. but hes coming to the fact that shes just a memory and as his thinking of her and drinking away the memorys.. he hopes shes doing the same

    and i honestly, i relate to this song 100% so thats where i get my views from =/
    nickartzon January 14, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningIt's actually about the drummers girlfriend who was killed because some asshole decided to drink and drive.
    breaaahon February 24, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThey have talked about this before, im surprised since so many of you guys claim to be die hard mayday fans that none of you know the true answer. They even have a few video's on youtube explaining it.

    First its fictional, it is not about any of the band members, as they have said over and over almost all their songs are fictional they just express the emotions given in this fictional event.

    Second I would like to add that the song is amazingly beautiful and for all those that stated this was a song about the last time 2 people got to have sex should just be hit by a truck you never actually must have listened to the song.

    The true meaning is about feelings expressed for a love one that died in a car accident and that boyfriend/girlfriend being there to hold the person as they pass the the feeling shared in that moment. If you actually listen to the song its spot on. Nothing more, nothing less. Its about having to say goodbye when it wasn't supposed to be done.

    The huge rumor that did circulate was that Jake Bundrick ( he is the drummer since most of you obviously aren't mayday fans and just trolling ) wrote this song due to a long time highschool girlfriend died in a drunk driving accident and this was a tribute, if that is true or not will never be known as the band has stated multiple times its a fictional song.

    Now for the trolling people that want to argue this u can fine it on youtube, specifically I remember an interview with Alex Garcia ( again he is the lead guitar ) talking about this.

    Sorry if I sound angry only because this song has done alot for alot of people that have had this happen to them and half these responses were unbelievably insulting, you all have your own opinions sure but use so kind of god damn logic.
    horan116on May 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. I think that this song means something different to everyone who hears it. To me this song is about a teen couple, and the girls dying, because they knew what time they had left together. And when she dies hes going to in a sense die with her.
    J720on January 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about a dude and his g/f is dying


    And I thought it would be funny to leave you hanging in suspense
    Then I'd run over to your house and I'd scale the chainlink fence
    That borders your back yard and then I'd climb through your window
    And I'd whisper that I love you as you fall out of your clothes
    And we'd lay there in the darkness like this dream of you I had
    Where we captured all the fireflies and knew what time we had
    Could be counted on our fingertips and that almost made you cry
    But you let me hold you tightly as we said all our goodbyes
    May I say I loved you more
    And it must of been and hour that I clutched you in my arms
    And I must have said the right things because you instantly felt warm
    And you heard my heart stop beating but you watned not to cry
    As your sympathetic whispers told a tale of bad goodbyes
    You swore you heard me laughing and I swore I saw you smile
    AS the time we've spent together was meant to last us quite a while
    As I take this piece of you with me I'll carry to my grave
    And knowing that for someone you're an angel sent to save
    (Keep Breathing my angel, if you go down I go with you)
    May I saw I loved you more
    So let's drink to memories we shared
    Down one for all the hopes and cares
    Here's too for being unaware that you're gone
    Because before too long you'll be a memory
    thesocalledemoon January 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think she moved, and they lost contact. Then he tries to regain it and finds out she's died.

    "And you said it would be funny
    to keep me hanging in suspense,
    then I'd run over to your house
    and I'd scale the chain link fence
    that, borders your back yard
    and that I'd climb through your window
    and I'd whisper that I love you
    as you fall out of your clothes."

    He's remembering how it was BEFORE she moved.


    "And we'd lay there in the darkness
    like the dream of you I had
    where we captured all the fireflies
    and we knew what time we had
    could be counted on our finger tips
    that almost made you cry
    you let me hold you tightly
    as we said all our goodbyes."

    What's happening as she's telling him she has to move far away, and their reaction.


    "may I say I loved you more
    may I say I loved you more"

    Their only words, that they want to make sure the other knows how much they care about them.


    "and It must have been an hour
    that I clutched you in my arms
    and I must of said the the right things
    because you instantly felt warm"

    He's trying to make her feel better, and reassure her they'll still be together if they can.


    "and you heard my heart stop beating
    and you wanted not to cry
    as your sympathetic whispers
    they told a tale of bad goodbyes"

    His 'heart stopped' as in it broke. He knows that by telling her they'll be together he's lying and she knows it, but they're hoping that by believing it, it'll be true.



    "and you swore you say me laughing
    and I swore I saw you smile
    and this time we spent together
    has got to last us quite awhile"

    Their last moments have got to last them quite a while, so they'll be happy even apart. And after she moves, it has tp last forever, as she dies.


    "as I take this piece of you with me
    I'll carry it to my grave
    knowing that for someone you're an angel sent to save
    (Keep breathing my angel, if you go down I go down with you)
    may I say I loved you more
    (keep breathing, just keep breathing)
    may I say I loved you more"

    He finds out shes died, and he keeps saying he loves her because he believe she can hear him, as shes an angel now. And that he'll be with her soon.


    lets drink to the memorys that we shared
    down one to all the hopes and cares
    heres too for being unaware, that your gone
    because before too long you'll be a memory

    lets drink to the memories that we shared
    (before too long you'll be a memory)
    down one to all the hopes and cares
    (because before too long you'll be a memory)
    heres too for being unaware
    (I said before too long you'll be a memory)
    that your gone
    I said before too long you'll be a memory"

    he's getting wasted because of guilt.
    LexxyThirteenon November 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning***Of course everyone interperts things according to what relates to them. I was in a long distance relationship and then she left, so this is basically how I relate to it. Even though in actuality she may have died, I don't choose to see it like that.***


    And you said it would be funny
    to keep me hanging in suspense,

    -- The girl is leaving him in suspence, by the fact that he's worried because he really loves her and he knows that she really loves him but he's so afraid of her leaving, but he knows she's going to eventually.

    then I'd run over to your house
    and I'd scale the chain link fence
    that, borders your back yard
    and that I'd climb through your window
    and I'd whisper that I love you
    as you fall out of your clothes

    -- This is the boy reminicing about how he used to have to go through so many obstacles just to try to see her. i.e. "Scale the chain link fence" and "Climb through your window" Those aren't easy things to do. But once he gets to her, they can spend that night together and be happy. This is all in past tense by the way, and these are just his memories with her.

    And we'd lay there in the darkness
    like the dream of you I had
    where we captured all the fireflies
    and we knew what time we had
    could be counted on our finger tips
    that almost made you cry
    you let me hold you tightly
    as we said all our goodbyes

    -- He's talking about laying with her, either while she's asleep or not, but he's thinking about the dreams he's had of her. But he also knows that they both don't have a lot of time together and it's keeping him awake. Since he could count the time on his fingers, he knew that there wasn't a lot of time left for them, and he held her because they were going to leave eachother soon. Still talking about the memory.

    may I say I loved you more
    may I say I loved you more

    -- They probably did the whole "I love you" "I love you more" Thing. So eventually when she left he's saying 'I guess I did love you more' or he's just playing on the fact that that's what they used to do.

    and It must have been an hour
    that I clutched you in my arms
    and I must of said the the right things
    because you instantly felt warm
    and you heard my heart stop beating
    and you wanted not to cry
    as your sympathetic whispers
    they told a tale of bad goodbyes

    -- So he's talking about anything with her, when they were running out of time, Note how he specificly puts the time in, because it's an important thing to them. They were just talking before he had to leave. They're talking to eachother and when 'his heart stopped beating' it was him starting to get really sad as they're saying goodbye. And they're both sorry that he has to leave.

    and you swore you say me laughing
    and I swore I saw you smile
    and this time we spent together
    has gone to last us quite awhile
    as I take this piece of you with me
    I'll carry it to my grave
    knowing that for someone you're an angel sent to save

    -- Now he's alone reminicing in the present talking about how he swore that they were happy together regardless of the distance. And the time they had together lasted them a long time, but now it's over for whatever reason, but he'll take whatever she gave him i.e. Memories, a physical item, or whatever and he'll have them until he dies. But he knows that she's 'an angel sent to save' so that's what he tells himself to help the pain of her not being able to see her anymore.

    (Keep breathing my angel, if you go down I go down with you)

    -- Even though they're not together anymore, he's just wants her to keep going, and trying to be happy but if she's going down, he's going down too. Self explanatory.

    may I say I loved you more
    (keep breathing, just keep breathing)
    may I say I loved you more

    --

    lets drink to the memorys that we shared
    down one to all the hopes and cares
    heres too for being unaware, that your gone
    because before too long you'll be a memory

    -- They're both starting to drink to all their memories and time they spent on eachother
    and he's still trying to understand that she's gone, and he's worried that all she'll ever be again is just a memory. /Before Too Long/ = She'll be a memory way before she was actually supposed to be one.

    lets drink to the memories that we shared
    (before too long you'll be a memory)
    down one to all the hopes and cares
    (because before too long you'll be a memory)
    heres too for being unaware
    (I said before too long you'll be a memory)
    that your gone
    I said before too long you'll be a memory

    sharkfang12on December 05, 2010   Link

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