"Lillian" as written by and Travis L/hoppus Barker....
The place I used to live made me feel like a tourist
I couldn't co-exist with the cold and suspicious
When the last remaining light was starting to filter,
It seemed the perfect time to step into the future.

[Chorus]
Your heart is a grave to be perfectly honest
Your mouth's a smoking gun
And you smile while you're twisting the knife in my stomach,
'Til everything is gone.

Take all you can from me
I've got weak constitution
I'm led so easily, so easily.

I left it all behind in the dead of last winter
I left it all behind, but the question still lingers
So long forgotten friends. No you don't know the difference,
Between love and submission, and I'm not that obedient.

[Chorus]

Take all you can from me
I've got weak constitution
I'm led so easily, so easily.

And she's trying to sleep it off with her head on my shoulder
And I'm trying to keep it out of my thoughts when I hold her
And she's trying to sleep it off with her head on my shoulder (take all you can from me)
And I'm trying to keep it out of my thoughts when I hold her (I'm led so easily)

[Chorus]

Take all you can from me
I've got weak constitution
I'm led so easily, so easily.


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"Lillian" as written by Travis L Barker Travis Barker

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    General CommentOkay, a lot to address on this song.

    The name comes from the lady from the homeowner's association in Mark's old community when he lived in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California.

    Now, the band has given two meanings: one is the blink breakup, and one is just how while his community was beautiful, all the people were assholes around him.

    as for the breakup, It can't get more literal.

    The first verse:

    The place I used to live made me feel like a tourist
    I couldn't coexist with the cold and suspicious
    When the last remaining light was starting to filter
    It seemed the perfect time to step into the future

    It's basically saying that blink started to turn into something it wasn't, and Tom was taking too much control. As the band fizzled out, it seemed the right time to start something new.

    The chorus is basically addressing Tom, just as No It Isn't does.


    Your heart is a grave to be perfectly honest
    Your mouth's a smoking gun
    And you smile while you're twisting the knife in my stomach
    Until everything is gone
    Take all you can from me
    I've got weak constitution
    I'm led so easily
    So easily

    The first part is just talking about Tom being an ass and just the way he handled the whole breakup. The second part seems to be Mark kind of regretting not addressing the truth about the breakup (that Tom quit the band) and how he allowed Tom to go out and lie to the media and the fans, and walk around eveyr question.

    I left it all behind in the dead of last winter
    I left it all behind but the question still lingers
    So long, forgotten friends
    No you don't know the difference
    Between love and submission
    And I'm not that obedient

    This next verse is saying that he left the band the last winter, he left it all behind, but the possibility of reuniting is always there. Goodbye Tom, you're not my friend anymore, because you can't distinguish control from a democracy, and I can't take it.

    Then the last part, with the outro "And she's trying to sleep it off" seems like his Wife trying to console him and he's just trying not to think about it.
    frozenphoenix32on November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe place I used to live, made me feel like a tourist*
    Brendan4130on October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe place I used to live, made me feel like a tourist*
    Brendan4130on October 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song kicks a million asses. it kicks a million asses hard.
    mystizo9on October 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthree posts? holy shit this song is by far the best song that has come out in the past 10 years or longer!
    piper_at_the_gateson October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod Who posted these lyrics...so wrong
    delvec19on October 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its "your heart IS a grave" not "is no"
    myherson October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCorrect Lyrics:
    The place I used to live, made me feel like a tourist
    I couldn't coexist with the cold and suspicious
    When the last remaining left was starting to filter
    It seemed the perfect time to step into the future

    Your heart is no grave to be perfectly honest
    Your mouth's a smoking gun
    And you smile while your twisting the knife in my stomach
    Until everything is gone
    Take all you can from me
    I've got weak constitution
    I'm led so easily
    So easily

    I left it all behind, in the dead of last winter
    I left it all behind, but the question still lingers
    So long forgotten friends, no, you don't know the difference
    Between love and submission, and I'm not that obedient

    Your heart is no grave, to be perfectly honest
    Your mouth's a smoking gun
    And you smile while your twisting the knife in my stomach
    Until everything is gone
    Take all you can from me
    I've got weak constitution
    I'm led so easily
    So easily

    And she's trying to sleep it off
    With her head on my shoulder
    And I'm trying to keep it out
    Of my thoughts when I hold her (Take all you can from me)
    And I'm trying to sleep it off
    With her head on my shoulder (I'm led so easily)
    And I'm trying to figure out
    Of my thoughts when I hold her

    Your heart is no grave, to be perfectly honest
    Your mouth's a smoking gun
    And you smile while your twisting the knife in my stomach
    Until everything is gone
    Take all you can from me
    I've got weak constitution
    I'm led so easily
    So easily
    delvec19on October 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentah didnt realize you corrected them...nevermind that last post then.
    delvec19on October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn this song he actually says "your heart is A grave to be perfectly honest"
    arussell15on November 09, 2006   Link

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