I must admit, its quite a shame
I didn't even know her name
but really what's a boy to do?
a rooftop party, billed for two

so listen closely, if you please
'twould help to put my mind at ease
I should recall most everything
but the last thing I'm remembering

I found: the rain's coming down, no one's making a sound
Dear me. There's hundreds of people just staring at me.

we only met an hour ago
the circumstance I do not know.
she told me she could use a talk
and asked me if I'd take a walk

Up the stairs -
she told me there's something to show me up there
I'm confused,
nobody's winning, we're both being used.

And what'll I say when I get home?
"it was nice"
but really I feel more alone
everyone makes mistakes but this one's not right.

Up the stairs -
she told me there's something to show me up there
I'm confused,
nobody's winning, we're both being used.
And what'll I say when I get home?
"it was nice"
but really I feel more alone
everyone makes mistakes, but this one was right.



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    General CommentWell, I think the meaning if this song is clear. The singer hooks up with a girl he doesn't know, and feels bad about it later. I suppose having the artificial closeness of casual sex just re-emphasized how lonely he was already feeling.

    It seems to be implied she might have played him a little "Nobody winning, we're both being used," as such, whatever she wanted to talk about may have just be a ruse. Who knows?
    Perhaps its a matter of perspective, and the singer is just being selfish. But I think he seems genuinely upset, imply that the song isn't just about trying to get into some hot girls pants.
    TheSilverNobleon March 14, 2008   Link

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