Life on the margins
Little looks we have to steal
I want to run like vagrants hand in hand across this field
But I know the way you are I could fall into the star

But it's not easy for everybody to fall in love

The city walls are reigning perilous and tall over dark chilling streets
It's not weakness when you fall
Oh it's just too much too fast
Crash that column into the wall

Don't let them tell you that there's a right way to fall in love

And she says

I want to live my life
Don't want to waste my time
I want a man who makes me feel like a woman

I used to be your biggest fan
I used to be your biggest fan
Now I find that you are slipping in my estimation

I used to be your biggest fan
I used to be your biggest fan
And now I know that you could never love someone like me

I used to run with my whiskers to the sun
I used to show my weakness like a bullet shakes a gun
But I say
Close in on me, my foundations came undone
I said, why oh why is there so much hate in this world

Belt out a song, some vicious call-to-arms gone wrong
But we've tended now we're going fifty thousand strong
This one's a dream so shut your mouth and sing along
Oh the science of music is all stupid and cruel

And I know I want to live my life
Don't want to waste my time
Trying to strike the right lyrical density

I used to be your biggest fan
I used to be your biggest fan
Now I find that you are slipping in my estimation

I used to be your biggest fan
I used to be your biggest fan
But now I know that you could never love someone like me

And I know I want to live my life
Don't want to waste my time
I want to be the toast of the shanty-town

You stick around a while
And you cut your teeth
You can't go home

I used to be
I used to be
I used to be
I used to be
I used to be
I used to be
I used to be
I used to be

I used to be your biggest fan
And then I saw you in a doorway
For a moment you looked tender and I know
That I could never ever ever ever ever touch you
Because you might touch back

Oh yes, you might, oh you might touch back

Well I made a mistake, well I made two
One for me and one for you
And then I knew

That I would measure everybody against you
Yes I would measure everybody against you

Well I used to be
I used to be
I used to be
I used to be

Your biggest fan



Lyrics submitted by thebaddoctor, edited by nettypovel

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  • +1
    General Commentit's actually 'i used to shed my weakness like a bullet sheds a gun'
    notkaliesmashon May 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOn June 3, 2010, during Voxtrot's farewell tour, the last line of the song was sang as, "Well I used to be / I used to be / I used to be / I used to be... In a band."
    mattpateon June 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe part marked indecipherable should be
    "I used to shine my weakness like a bullet shakes a gun"
    ZooTVPopmarton November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks, i had no idea what to make of that particular line... i just wanted to shore up a gap in the voxtrot catalogue.
    thebaddoctoron November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's 'shed my weakness like a bullet sheds a gun.'
    The Phizzyon March 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah the really should get that changed
    BrendanCharon March 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are a little ironic, its a relationship that falls apart because hes a musician. hes caught between pleasing his fans and his lover.

    "Don't let them tell you that there's a right way to fall in love"
    hes telling his lover he wants her to love him back/telling his fans to not let the music industry brainwash them into listening to selective music

    "I want a man who makes me feel like a woman"
    shes saying hes not fufilling her needs
    "But now I know that you could never love someone like me"
    she doesnt want to be with him because she thinks shes not good enough for him

    "Don't want to waste my time, Trying to strike the right lyrical density"
    he doesnt want to write music that has no meaning just to please people

    "This one's a dream so shut your mouth and sing along
    Oh the science of music is all stupid and cruel"
    hes telling his fans hes doing something he loves and just go with it and appreciate his music for what it is

    "That I would measure everybody against you
    Yes I would measure everybody against you"
    he realized he lost somebody hes still in love with and knows he cant fix it, kind of saying nobody can compare to her
    yourdeareston April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a guy dating a woman way out of his league but he slowly learns that she is not so great. It's hard to clearly lay out the quotes that prove it but read on and try to the big picture.

    First off he says "I used to be your biggest fan" so clearly he is fond of her. But he also says "used to" and "Now I find that you are slipping in my estimations" so now he has come to realize that she is not all she is cracked up to be.

    The line "I want to be the toast of the shanty-town" shows he is dating out of his league by saying that a lowly shanty-boy is receiving commendations for scoring such a great woman

    All his talk about being confident comes from his scoring such a hottie.

    "Cut your teeth" is an expression for making a vicious person more tame. So, I guess she can be cruel sometimes.

    “For a moment you looked tender and I know / That I could never ever ever ever ever touch you / Because you might touch back" This is where he realizes that can never be with her, no matter how much he may want to, because if he doesn't leave now than he never will.

    "But now I know that you could never love someone like me" shows that she is too good for him.

    "That I would measure everybody against you Yes I would measure everybody against you" Even despite her flaws on the simplest level she was to good for him and she will be the yard stick for which he measures all future lovers.
    atjones4on July 09, 2008   Link

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