And you’d better be yourself
yourself tastes better
better than pieces of your heart (x2)

Buy me some Indians
to oppose my bored dead cowboys
Buy me some time to spend
Staring into your eyes...

Caught sipping from
the cup of denial
your precious addiction
Your lies taste vile

And you’d better be yourself
yourself tastes better
better than pieces of your heart (x2)

Buy me some Indians
to oppose my bored dead cowboys
Buy me some time to spend
Staring into your eyes...

Caught sipping from
the cup of denial
your precious addiction
Your lies taste vile

And a nodding acquaintance
will be all that’s left for us
I’ll swear I used to know you
but obviously not enough? (x2)

a nodding acquaintance for me



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Nodding Acquaintance song meanings
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    General Commenti think these are the correct lyrics although some people i know think that the part about the cowboys and indians is slightly different.

    if you havent hear the song i recommend you do
    sunshinme_duston August 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a beautiful song and I do believe that the lyrics are correct =]
    Antagonismon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis this about being fake?:|
    duno! "better be yourself"
    lol
    Melissa&Ashleeon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentill see what i can make from it (if its about a relationship):

    And you’d better be yourself
    yourself tastes better
    better than pieces of your heart
    ^ obviously the other isnt being totally truthful

    Buy me some Indians
    to oppose my bored dead cowboys
    Buy me some time to spend
    Staring into your eyes...
    ^asking for a fighting chance

    Caught sipping from
    the cup of denial
    your precious addiction
    Your lies taste vile
    ^he knows whats happening and he is getting sick of the lies

    And a nodding acquaintance
    will be all that’s left for us
    I’ll swear I used to know you
    but obviously not enough?
    a nodding acquaintance for me
    ^they wont talk anymore, theyll only barely make contact by nodding their heads, but it just wont be enough (that one was self-explanatory)
    shinksteron June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song! :) im not sure what it means though? yeah i think the lyrics are correct! xXxSophiexXx
    EmoBear07on June 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm .. okay, well i think this song is about a guy who has just met/seen a girl he's interested in. he believes that she's lieing to him, and not being herself.
    "the cup of denial
    your precious addiction
    Your lies taste vile"
    then by the end of the night, he believes all the impact she's left on him was a nodding acquaintance, and everything she told him isn't the true story, which would lead him to believe that he never really knew her at all.
    yeaaah, just sort of rambling on here, so feel free to correct me if you think otherwise.
    aprilemayjuneon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.

    I think its about finding out someone he's interested in is lying.

    Awesome band, awesome song.
    Hayley141on August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere is what i think
    1)And you’d better be yourself
    yourself tastes better
    better than pieces of your heart

    Someone who has changed, being told it would be better to be thierself
    'and you'd better be yourself'

    A good person underneath
    'yourself tastes better'

    However accidicted possibly to liquor
    'tastes better'

    So they arn't being theirself as they have an alcahol or drug addiction
    'pieces of your heart'


    2)Buy me some Indians
    to oppose my bored dead cowboys
    Buy me some time to spend
    Staring into your eyes...

    they are being asked to start fighting for thierself
    'buy me some indians'

    as the person trying to help them is bored of their actions
    'to oppose my bored dead cowboys '

    3)Caught sipping from
    the cup of denial
    your precious addiction
    Your lies taste vile

    [this is where i get the feeling it is an alcahol addiction]

    the one addicted is caught again drinking
    'caught sipping from'

    they will not admit they they are addicted
    'the cup of denial'

    and someone says to them yes, you are addicted
    'your precious addiction'

    and the lies,
    the lies that they are not drinking (remember caught sipping from)
    are just wrong
    'your lies taste vile'

    4)And a nodding acquaintance
    will be all that’s left for us
    I’ll swear I used to know you
    but obviously not enough?

    The person trying to help finaly gives up after catching them at drinking again
    'and a nodding aquaintance will be all thats left for us'

    they simply say that they thought better of the person, that they thought they knew them
    but obvviously not enough
    'I’ll swear I used to know you
    but obviously not enough'
    Adieu_Xon September 20, 2007   Link

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