Temper, temper
I never wanted to be
Temper, temper
I never wanted to be
Mr., Mr.
I can't hold it in.
No...
Never, never
I had a feeling this would
Never, never
I had a feeling this would never leave,
I've got a wick to burn my skin.

Temper, temper
I never wanted to be
Temper, temper
I never wanted to be
Mr., Mr.
I can't hold it in.
No...
Never, never
I had a feeling this would
Never, never
I had a feeling this would never leave,
I've got a wick to burn my skin.
yeah

So I bottled it up and kept the words to myself
and let the anger collect for a better day.
When the words are aged,
The war is waged,
And you'll watch me blow.
I can be your powder keg.
If you can be my fuse.

Clever, clever
Give me a reason to be
Clever, clever
Give me a reason to be
Placing all my trust in your hands.
No...
Never, never
Don't even fuck with me,
Never, never
I tell myself that I know,
but I'll never know more than your name.

So I bottled it up and kept the words to myself
and let the anger collect for a better day.
When the words are aged,
The war is waged,
And you'll watch me blow.
I can be your powder keg.
If you can be my fuse.

Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't worry doll,
I only kill him in my sleep.
Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock at your door.
You know I will send him out to sea

So I bottled it up and kept the words to myself
and let the anger collect for a better day.
When the words are aged,
The war is waged,
And you'll watch me blow.
I can be your powder keg.
If you can be my fuse.

Temper, temper
I never wanted to be
Temper, temper
I never wanted to be
Mr., Mr.
I can't hold it in.


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  • +1
    General Commentto unwrittenx90:
    wft? thats so random & irrelevant.
    shotgunkaityon June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can be your powder keg.
    If you can be my fuse.

    classically original.
    envy on the coast is a great upcoming band.
    this particular song is obviously about being hurt, most likely cheated on.

    Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't worry doll,
    I only kill him in my sleep.

    but I'll never know more than your name.

    So I bottled it up and kept the words to myself
    and let the anger collect for a better day.
    When the words are aged,
    The war is waged,
    And you'll watch me blow.
    I can be your powder keg.
    If you can be my fuse.

    think about it and it all makes sense.-

    Clever, clever
    Give me a reason to be
    Clever, clever
    Give me a reason to be
    barrett.the.ferretton September 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbarret seems to be right buut i have to say thanx to marissa she told me about htis band and i lov them their from long island so hopefully ill see them live soon
    gdelia928on December 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREAT BAND BIG FUTURE
    these guys rule

    i love it hxc.
    epohonevahllitsewon January 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do think that it's about being cheated on.

    Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't worry doll,
    I only kill him in my sleep.

    Pretending not to care but you hate the guy who's cheating on your "doll" with everything inside of you.
    poisonson January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteotc fucking rules!!!!!!
    music_equals_life94on March 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song.


    I agree with poisons.
    But I don't think it's specific enough to determine wether or not this guy is watching his "doll" being cheated on and contains his anger to not get involved, or he knows his doll is cheating on him, but contains his anger because he doesn't want to end it.

    =/
    YourEuphoriaon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's kind of misleading because he says

    "place my trust in your hands"

    then

    "never know more than your name.




    I'm flip flopping between how well he knows this doll.

    =/
    YourEuphoriaon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe he doesn't even know how well he knows the "doll"
    aClusterSuicideon March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfrom Ryan Hunter of Envy on the Coast:
    "I developed a really bad anger problem in high school. Things got pretty bad at one point. Enough said for this one."
    runintoyougirlon April 09, 2007   Link

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