"I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
You're a canary
I'm a coal mine
'Cause sorrow is just all the rage
Take one for the team
You all know what I mean

And I'm so sorry
But not really
Tell the boys where to find my body
New York eyes
Chicago thighs
Pushed up the window to kiss you off

The truth hurts worse than anything I could bring myself to do to you
The truth hurts worse than anything I could bring myself to do to you

Do you remember the way I held your hand
Under the lamp post and ran home this way?
So many times I can close my eyes

The truth hurts worse than anything I could bring myself to do to you
The truth hurts worse than anything I could bring myself to do to you

(The truth hurts worse than anything I could bring myself to do)
The truth hurts worse than anything I could bring myself to do to you
The truth...
The truth...


Lyrics submitted by shrodes, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman, Andrew Hurley

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  • +2
    General CommentYou're a canary, I'm a coal mine
    (pretty self explanitory, he's slowly suffocating her).

    'Cause sorrow is just all the rage
    (but she's letting him, because she wants to feel something/ for attention).

    Take one for the team, You all know what I mean
    (bit iffy with this one, but to me the 'team' represents girls and how they sort of don't do the whole manwhore relationship thing, but he's asking her to please just do it).

    And I'm so sorry, but not really
    Tell the boys where to find my body
    (he's not really sorry that he's like this, but he's either trying to be or putting it on. And he's pretty much screwed, because this is geting to him).

    New York eyes, Chicago thighs
    Pushed up the window to kiss you, off
    (somehow i imagine the window as saying goodbye, like you know how you wave from a window in an airport or whatever? But he's not letting her, as new york eyes, chicago thighs is obviously himself. She's trying to go, but he's seducing her again. And dude, who could resist?)

    The truth hurts worse than anything
    I could bring myself to do, to you.
    (the truth that she succumbed, is worse than him telling everyone or whatever bad things he can do to exploit this. But he's still fighting with himself, hence the "anything I could bring myself to do".)

    Do you remember the way
    I held your hand under the lamp post and ran home?
    This way, so many times I could close my eyes
    (again, he's conflicted . he held her hand, but ran. Yet he remembers it later on.)


    I dunno. I have a weird outlook, but to me this seems like a manwhore (in a good way. like knows he's really very hot way) being conflicted with this girl who is pretty much suffocting because he's reverting to his tempting manwhorish ways to get her to stay, but she's starting to mean something. And he's a little confused as to what she really wants from him.

    oh and i love this song.
    :D
    ilyilyilyon February 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe part, "New York eyes, Chicago thighs," has always intrigued me. And lately, I've been thinking that the person they're singing about has big city dreams, but at the same time they savor the taste of their humble beginnings.

    I think this song is saying that the guy is the deathly part of the relationship and thinks he is going to exterminate the girl; because of this, he sacrifices himself in order for her to be happy. Especially when Patrick sings, "The truth hurts worse than anything I could bring myself to do, to you."
    "Pushed up the window to kiss you off," was an interesting part as well. I assume that Patrick, Pete, is the one pushing the window up and letting the girl go off. Or maybe it shows as well that they are accepting the end of their relationship, that they just want the best for the other person...
    battylasheson November 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"New York eyes, Chicago thighs
    Pushed up the window to kiss you off"
    to me this is about sneaking out with someone and opening your bedroom window tho give them a goodbye kiss
    jaser5000on May 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton the song title is it none or one?

    ive seen both...
    you_know_me_21on January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits none
    BulletproofScaleson January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do believe its

    "cause sorrow is just all the rage"
    not...
    "Cassarao is just all the rage"
    wendyclear-atticuson January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe truth hurts worse is the line throughout the chorus, not the truth is...

    i love the bit at the end "now press repeat". I wanna know who thought of that
    timmy_no7on January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe people who gave you corrections before me are how I hear the song as well.
    Also my song title says none, not one. Which makes sense since he's not married or engaged or anything.

    Haha I love the end too. Now which one thought of it..? haha.
    suchaxsuckeron January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for the corrections.

    suchaxsucker... my title says 'None' too, isn't that what it says here? I'm sure I submitted it like that.

    The end is brilliant, reminded me instantly of Fitter Happier by Radiohead
    shrodeson January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh stupid me, this song used to be called Truth Hurts Worse. Makes sense that that would be the chorus.
    shrodeson January 24, 2007   Link

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