Grab your flag
I know you’re sad
I know you've got the butterflies
They might stick for a little while
Retribution
Now it's time… for payback

(chorus)
Can't stand the look upon his face
He says one thing and does another
Meet me another time, another place
He'll do anything to run for cover

Control is what you have
I say you take it back
You've been victimized
And can't see eye to eye
And I don't wanna see you crying over him
I just want to see you hold it up to him
Yeah!

(chorus)

Now he's messed with that badass motherfucker
And his chain wallet
Wrap it ‘round his neck like a tourniquet
Twist it ‘til the pain is gone, is gone
You better run for cover
You better run for cover, cover
It's time for
Payback! (x 4)

(chorus)

You believe me when I say,
“I'll wrap it ‘round your head
And make it look like suicide”



Lyrics submitted by Later

Payback song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song that is based off of a relationship, and in the song he's talking to both people of the relationship.

    Here he is talking to the girl in the relationship.
    Grab your flag
    I know you’re sad
    I know you've got the butterflies
    They might stick for a little while
    Retribution
    Now it's time… for payback
    He's pretty much telling her to grab a flag and prepare to fight against her boyfriend/ex boyfriend. Even though she is upset and sad with the relationship, she can't just stay there and be the victim of whatever her ex/boyfriend is doing.

    Here, he's still talking to the girl.
    Can't stand the look upon his face
    He says one thing and does another
    Meet me another time, another place
    He'll do anything to run for cover
    Telling her that her boyfriend contradicts himself all the time. Actions speak louder than words and his actions are showing that he doesn't really care. he does everything to put the blame on the girl and take cover so he doesn't have to take the blame.

    He's talking to the girl again.
    Control is what you have
    I say you take it back
    You've been victimized
    And can't see eye to eye
    And I don't wanna see you crying over him
    I just want to see you hold it up to him
    Yeah!
    The girl usually has control over her relationships. She usually has herself composed and doesn't let people really get her down except her boyfriend gets her down. He makes her feel horrible and she becomes a victim and can't see the obvious. She cried over him and the singer of the song cares about her and doesn't want to see her cry, just to stand up to him and stand up for herself.

    And here he is talking about the boyfriend messing with a guy stronger than him and better than him.
    Now he's messed with that bad ass motherfucker
    And his chain wallet
    Wrap it ‘round his neck like a tourniquet
    Twist it ‘til the pain is gone, is gone
    pretty much the singer is just talking about the guy like everything is a story. The ex/boyfriend messed around with the wrong guy (singer) and the singer is making a confession of what he did.

    He's talking to the ex/boyfriend in this part.
    You better run for cover
    You better run for cover, cover
    It's time for
    Payback! (x 4)
    You believe me when I say,
    “I'll wrap it ‘round your head
    And make it look like suicide”
    Pretty obvious. The singer isn't afraid to stand up to the guy and will give the guy payback for what he did to the girl in the beginning of the song.

    Sorry if my comment is scattered all over the place. But that's what I get from the song.
    x_Panda_xon May 12, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain