I never took you for a trick, but
Sometimes, I don't know what you want
I can take it if you need to,
Take this out on someone

That little bitch with her head held so high
Talking shit, and I
Cut myself so I could feel something
I know is not a lie

That one stings a little,
I'm always in the middle
I don't expect, but try me,
And you will always find me here

This is where I scream from

Yeah, you can take it all and work it out, yes
There's a little bit of you in all this
You can say the only thing you know, yeah
Please, there's a better bit of me to see yet,
'Cause you haven't see any of my best
Know I hate myself without you now, yeah

Hurts the same when nobody knows,
Guess that's just how it goes
And I, I won't say anything at all

I was taking on a dollar sign, anxious,
Scared of what you need
Everybody wants a piece of you,
Everyone takes a piece of me

That one stings a little,
I'm always in the middle
I don't expect, but try me,
And you will always find me here

This is where I scream from

Yeah, you can take it all and work it out, yes
There's a little bit of you in all this
You can say the only thing you know, yeah
oh, Please, there's a better bit of me to see yet,
'Cause you haven't see any of my best
Know I hate myself without you now, yeah

Hurts the same when nobody knows,
Guess that's just how it goes
And I, I won't say anything at all

(I-I-I-Iiii)
This is the hook, take it like I took
I'm shaking like I shook before
And I'm a little better off
I'm not the only one
This is where I stopped before
And now you have a piece of me
I always slip away from
I always slip away from

I won't say anything, but

Yeah, you can take it all and work it out, yes
There's a little bit of you in all this
You can say the only thing you know, yeah
Please, there's a better bit of me to see yet,
'Cause you haven't see any of my best
Know I hate myself

Hurts the same when nobody knows,
Guess that's just how it goes
And I, I won't say anything at all
I won't say anything at all
I won't say anything at all


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  • +3
    General Commenti talked to josh himself and its about when his girlfriend deserted him when he was going through a difficult time with depression! great song!
    QueenRocks505on October 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI could be totally off here...but does anyone think maybe in the first line he says "trick" and not "trip"

    "I never took you for a trick but sometimes I don't know what you want"

    Like, trick as in a tease, or a girl who fucks with your mind, as if she's teasing him and he doesnt know what she wants.

    Just a thought
    xalixoon May 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionIn the chorus it's "Yeah, you can take it all away and I'll miss"
    And in the first line he does say "trick," not "trip"
    fool4lyrixon September 18, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty good... i think it is... well what you guys have said. Basically this girl is really 'perfect' and everyone wants to get with her and she's actually evil. He still likes her, but he knows the truth about her and decides he's not going to tell anyone anything. Canadian bands rock HARDCORE! I'm Canadian too... but it sucks that this band isn't very big yet but I hope they will be because they're 3 songs I have heard are good. Canada produces a bunch of good bands think about it :P
    Fallen Leaveson May 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJosh Ramsay (lead singer of this sick band) says that he was an addict and he has insomnia. So then he said the thing that gets him through it is the serenity prayer, then he recited it. I was impressed that he was religious! (He's really sexy too... just thought I'd throw that in there.)

    aly.exoh is right, don't cut.

    This band is pretty sweet, I like them. Even though Shaketramp is so stupid, but funny, I still like it. Very good song. and band. and i agree with the girl pushing the dude around theory.
    Fallen Leaveson August 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow i love this song...actually it's pretty weird..this is the song that convinced me to break up with my boyfriend cause i realized that he wasn't treating me well :)
    toocrispyon February 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think many of the songs on the album match up with eachother. Random. Ha. Like, not necessarily the meanings or lyrics, but just the whole beat and sound of the song.

    Say Anything/September
    Decided To Break It/Shake Tramp
    Alibis/Skin and Bones (Definetly)
    Low/Vertigo
    Far From Here/Alive Again.

    Listen to the songs and you'll see what I mean.
    Fallen Leaveson February 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLeblanc... how immature. Cutting, yeah, some people use it for attention. And some cut for their own reasons. Grow up a bit. Thanks. =]

    I guess this song could be about a deadly secret.
    Fallen Leaveson May 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay lotsa these marianas trench lyrics are wrong - they is my fave band btw !! =D - can't u change em or sumin??
    wouldntuliiketoknowon January 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIt's "Yeah, you can take it all away and I'll miss"
    fool4lyrixon September 18, 2012   Link

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