Last year's wishes are this year's apologies
Every last time I come home
I take my last chance to burn a bridge or two
I only keep myself this sick in the head
Cause I know how the words get you

We're the new face of failure
Prettier and younger but not any better off
Bulletproof loneliness at best, at best

Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you, if I woke up next to you
Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you, if I woke up next to you

Collect the bad habits that you couldn't bear to keep
Out of the woods but I love
A tree I used to lay beneath, kissed teeth stained red
From the sour bottle baby girl with eyes the size of baby worlds

We're the new face of failure
Prettier and younger but not any better off
Bulletproof loneliness at best, at best

Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you, if I woke up next to you
Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you, if I woke up next to you

Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you, if I woke up next to you
Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you, if I woke up next to you

The best way to make it through
With hearts and wrists intact
Is to realize two out of three ain't bad
Ain't bad!

Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you, if I woke up next to you
Me and you
(Honeymoon)
Setting in a honeymoon

Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you, if I woke up next to you
Me and you, setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you
(Honeymoon)



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"I'm Like a Lawyer With the Way I'm Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & Y" as written by Wentz/stump/trohman/hurley

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  • +2
    General Comment:this song is dope! the way patrick sings makes me wnana sing along!!
    youxknowiton January 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:OK the lyrics:
    "The best way to make it through
    with hearts and wrists intact
    Is to realize
    Two outta three ain’t bad, ain’t bad"

    "two outta three aint bad" refers to the oldie song where the lyrics go something like "honey, I want you and I need you, but i'll never love you. But two outta three aint bad"

    That's that Pete is referring to when he wrote this.

    The only reason I know that is because my dad told me, hah.

    Sweet.

    Aaron
    Paradox_Bandon February 21, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaning:I think the song has to do with all the bad memories/experiences he had, but at the end of the day, he still just wants that perfect romance.

    "Last year's wishes
    Are this year's apologies"

    I think this has something to do with every time the narrator tries to put his wishes/wants into action, he ends up apologizing for the outcome.

    "Every last time I come home
    I take my last chance
    To burn a bridge or two"

    Every time the narrator comes home, he expects it to be his last, and instead of fixing things, he makes them worse.

    "I only keep myself this sick in the head
    cause I know how the words get to you"

    He never talks about how this relationship is going to hell, because it only makes the person upset.


    "We're the new face of failure
    Prettier and younger but not any better off"

    Each generation, people who are getting divorces keep getting younger and younger, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a horrible experience.

    "Bulletproof loneliness
    at best, at best"

    Though he's with someone, he still feels lonely, so he's considering that no matter who he dates that's not going to change the feeling.


    "Me and you
    Setting in a honeymoon
    If I woke up next to you, If I woke up next to you"

    Even though all of this is happening, he's still wishing for that happy ending. Also, the "if I woke up to you," part could mean that they never sleep together, they always get in fights, or he's away, they always have somewhere to be, so he's saying that if he wakes up next to her, than the relationship must be serious.


    "Collect the bad habits
    That you couldn't bear to keep
    Out of the woods but I love-
    the tree I used to lay beneath
    kissed teeth stained red"

    Out of the woods is a phrase meaning you're out of trouble, so I think the narrator is saying that if the person got rid of all their bad habits, maybe they'd be in a better relationship. But at the same time he has a nostalgia for trouble because all the relationships he had were bad.

    "From sour bottled baby girl
    with eyes the size of baby worlds "

    The narrator is saying the girl was raised "wrong," and she never really looks outside of her own little world.

    "The best way to make it through
    with hearts and wrists intact
    Is to realize
    Two outta three ain't bad, ain't bad"

    He's telling himself any relationship is not going to be perfect, so he has to sort of suck it up.
    IAmSundanceKidon February 11, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correction:The tree I used to lay beneath
    Kissed teeth stained red...*
    cooter420on February 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:^^ there is no way in hell it's 'sailing in our honeymoon'. it might not be 'setting in a honeymoon', but there's a clear t sound.
    nimbostratuson February 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:well, i think this song is about getting divorced, like the 'last years wishes are this years apologies' line is about their marriage last year, and this year they're divorced. they've already had a 'sour bottled baby girl' but everything went a lil bit crazy so they decided to divorce. i dunno, maybe it's only in my head...
    evil.girlon September 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"The best way to make it through
    with hearts and wrists intact
    is to realize
    that two out of three ain't bad"

    This is in reference to a Meatloaf song "Two outta Three Ain't Bad", as Paradox band said. The chorus in that song says "I want you, I need you, but there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you. But honey don't be sad, two outta three aint bad."

    Knowing that about the last line, I think Pete is saying that the best way to make it throug relationships is to know that you will rarely have it all, so take what you have, otherwise you just end up with a broken heart and depressed (slitting your wrists).


    fatallyyours722on November 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:A past Wentz relationship?

    "The best way to make it through
    with hearts and wrists intact
    Is to realize
    Two outta three ain’t bad, ain’t bad"

    His wrists are still intact 9(the two) but his hearts broken?

    And i think tis about how wentz isnt married/or has a girlfriend at his age and how he wishes he was?
    wendyclear-atticuson January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Instead of "only proof of loneliness," it's "bulletproof and loneliness."
    Also, "Me and you, setting in a honeymoon", not sitting.

    And I agree with you, wendyclear-atticus. It's gotta be about a past Wentz relationship, maybe even about Jeanae (shocker!). Haha. I also agree with you on how he feels about his current status, relationshipwise.

    I also like your idea with the "the bast way to make it through.." line. I never interpreted it that way before.
    suchaxsuckeron January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"The best way to make it through
    with hearts and wrists intact
    Is to realize
    Two outta three ain’t bad, ain’t bad"

    On first listen I thought that meant two out of their three albums being successful. But I like wendyclear's meaning, it's good.

    Yeah I think he's dreaming about what it'd be like to be on a honeymoon. By far the weakest song on the album in my opinion.
    shrodeson January 24, 2007   Link

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