"A Shot in the Dark" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Joshua Steven Woodard, Neil S Westfall, Thomas H Denney Jr. and Alexander Thomas Shelnutt....
Lets take them back to the days
When we were family
My breath was your breath, when we were young
I think it's funny how the times have changed
Throw being jealous in the mix
And now all I know of you is a name
Couldn't have came at a better time
This ends right now

We gave all of ourselves
To entertain you
Were only hurting us

We gave all of ourselves
To entertain you
We're only hurting ourselves

I'm a god amongst the ants and your girlfriends
And you act like you don't even know
'Cause you haven't been here for too long
I called this right from the start
I turn my back for one second now all I hear is a shot in the dark
Use my name like you know me
You're all the same

Keep running your mouth (x2)


We gave all of ourselves
To entertain you
We're only hurting us

We gave all of ourselves
To entertain you
We're only hurting ourselves

(Hurting ourselves, hurting ourselves, hurting ourselves)

Mark my words, we're taking over the world (x4)


Lyrics submitted by CKwillburn, edited by Mellow_Harsher, xSpringx

"A Shot in the Dark" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Joshua Steven Woodard, Neil S Westfall, Thomas H Denney Jr., Alexander Thomas Shelnutt

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  • +1
    General Commentthe band mates childhood friends turning their backs and become jealous of their success

    "MARK MY WORDS WERE TAKING OVER THE WORLD! "

    love that shit!!! and its all true =D
    CKwillburnon February 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I called it right from the start
    I turn my back for one secon, now all I hear's a shot in the dark"

    story of my life
    this is my favourite ADTR song by far
    BulletproofScaleson July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCh-ch-ch-ch-ch-POW!! Now that is the best beginning ever haha.
    Hardcore_Slackeron August 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy Interpreatation:

    Intro:
    "Let's take them back to the days when we were family
    My breath was your breath
    at least when we were young
    I think it's funny how the times have changed
    Throw being jealous in the mix and now all I know of you is a name
    This couldn't have came at a better time
    This ends right now"

    He loses a lover to someone else that is close in family (brother) or friends.
    He was very close to this person and now hates them.



    2nd Verse:
    "We gave all of ourselves to entertain you
    You're only hurting us
    We gave all of ourselves to entertain you
    We're only hurting ourselves"


    He tries to go along with it and stay fine but he cant put on an act anymore.



    3rd Verse:
    "I'm a god amongst the ants and your girlfriends and you act like you don't even know
    it's cause you haven't been here for too long"


    He cant go along with everyone else he knows how his friend/family member really feels about this person and doesnt accualy love them like he did. He wants to tell them but knows that would screw everything up.



    "I called this right from the start
    I turn my back for one second now all I hear is a shot in the dark
    Use my name like you know me
    You're all the same"

    He knew it wouldnt go well and wanted to stop it before it started, he turned his back and they are together. His friends tried to act like nothing was wrong but they knew he wasnt ok, no one really tried to help him or give him a chance to talk.

    Outro:
    "Keep running your mouth":
    No one knows so they can try and help but they will never understand




    This is my interpretation cause this is how I fell about the song and this is how my life is right now :\

    Amazing song though :]



    mcmcmcon March 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis Song is about shit talking to people over the internet, watched the live vids he sais it before they play it most of the time...
    kennyisETFon September 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe breakdowns in this song are so damn heavy
    RattyTexason June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you're into soft stuff. But it's a good song none the less.
    TheDownSyndromeon June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it could be a life long friend turning their back but also to me it kinda sounds like the fans "we gave all of ourselves to entertain you" and i know the part where it says "my breath was your breath" like the words they sang you held just as true as they did. And they are saying fine turn your backs on us because we are still takeing over the world.
    bombgoesboomon July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about shit talking on the internet.

    Search the song on youtube, he says it right before the song starts.
    jasonarp1on October 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite adtr song
    the breakdowns are just the best!
    cant get enough of them
    and the lyrics at the end
    MARK MY WORDS WE'RE TAKING OVER THE WORLD!
    amazing
    willgeezon October 27, 2007   Link

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