"Show 'Em the Ropes" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Joshua Steven Woodard, Neil S Westfall, Thomas H Denney Jr. and Alexander Thomas Shelnutt....
Just hold your breath to make sure you won't wake up again
'Cause you ruined my '04 and that's the best that I could hope for
To watch you fall apart from the inside
We're gonna spread it to the world about how you lied

A free lesson on growing up
Never trust anyone to the point where your back's exposed
Every person I've ever know was a fake
And you'll see your closest ones go first
Who needs enemies?
You've got friends

I'm a gentleman and you're a liar
I'll expect the best of you but it's so hard

Let's start over
When we reach the top we'll watch you bury yourself
This wasn't easy
It wasn't easy

A free lesson on growing up make the best of their worst
And never compromise what you feel is right
I make a point to be powerful when I speak
Be the one to give them nightmares when they sleep
Never back down from anyone

I'm a gentleman and you're a liar
I'll expect the best of you but it's so hard

Let's start over
When we reach the top we'll watch you bury yourself
This wasn't easy
It wasn't easy

I watched the weight of your world cave in to crush you


Lyrics submitted by CKwillburn, edited by Mellow_Harsher, xSpringx

"Show 'Em the Ropes" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon Thomas H Jr. Denney

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    General Commentpretty easy, its about friends that turn out to be fakes. and how they are burying themselves with all their lies.
    Elysiaon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fav by these guys!

    i agree with Elysia
    CKwillburnon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song has one hell of a heavy breakdown. i freaking love it =)
    BulletproofScaleson June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentugh... and its also describing my life right now =(
    BulletproofScaleson July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is not about ex-friends in general.

    I'm from Ocala, FL, where ADTR is from. So I know what this is about.

    This is about a specific person I need not mention. Just know this is someone they used to affiliate themselves with and no longer do. This song is a direct bash and insult to him. This song disgusts me entirely.

    ADTR has the attitude of 'never turn my back on my friends.' And the nature and origin of this song I can't bash because I've heard some details here and there. However, I am very upset at this song specifically. They choose to publicly humiliate this one person to Ocala, FL and to everyone who knows this situation. Its a public "Fuck You" to this person... which is against what they claim to stand for. This makes me feel like they are full of shit.
    AceIsGnarlyon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso you're saying they should stick to "never turn my back on my friends" when those friends betray them? ok yea next time your friends betray you, be sure to stay true to that saying, see where it gets you
    jamison1386on December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the two comments above me.
    AceIsGnarly:
    You're right, publicly humiliating someone isn't right, period, I don't care how you look at it or what the person did.
    But at the same time, they never turned their back on their friends. someone did something to lose that friendship, hence the public humiliation.
    But I would, however, like to know what the hell happened.
    so if anyone is interested in sharing this with me, it would be nice.
    GrindcorexLoveon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'd definately be pissed if someone wrote this about me. BUT if you were betrayed (as i know a lot of us have been) sometimes you just have to let a friend go. they are simply not worth your friendship.
    Having that said, artists write most lyrics based on the events in their life and what they are feeling. its really hard to pull some random subject out your ass and write about something you have no experience with. im sure some of us here write lyrics and/or music...and raise your hand if you've ever written about a situation, good or bad, in your life. they have every right to write about this subject...and it just so turns out it ended up on the record. so...basically what you're saying is any artist that writes a song publicly about a bad thing that happenned in there life that involved someone else is wrong for doing so.

    ok, im going to stop my rant. i think i made my point.
    SoCalKidon May 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow, AceIsGnarly big hot shot. Lol. I'm from Coral Springs, FL, and just because your from Ocala doesn't mean you know EVERYTHING about ADTR. Hell, if that was possible then I'd know everything about A New Found Glory. and I agree Elysia, the lyrics are pretty self explainatory.
    kvlton July 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLol wow i read like all those comments.
    Yeah just becuase you're from somewhere doesnt mean shit.
    But anyways.
    It's about exfriends.
    I guess however you take it
    but obviously its getting back at someone, revenge
    kcfreshhon September 03, 2008   Link

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