Stop acting like everything’s fine
We’re in for some trouble now
Just re-plan it
Don’t panic – yet
Listen for footsteps in the hall
She’s so unpredictable
Stop blushing
It’s nothing new
And I’m through with it

Is it over yet
A single cigarette
Desperately unaware
An unseen love affair
So cut me down again
We’ll call it perfect then
And you might know how it begins
But you’ll never guess just how this one ends

I’m not the one that set you off
Slow down a little bit
Just forget it
You’ll regret it soon
There’s only one way out of here
And I don’t think you’ll like it much
Stop Guessing
We’re regressing back
And I’m through with it

Is this what you wanted?
Well this is what you get


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    General CommentI know the song is about an affair, but I'm not sure if it's her boyfriend that had the affair and she saw the signs-"a single ciggerette"- or someone she know having an affair. Anyone wanna lend an idea?
    MetalFairy93on August 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOk. I think in the first verse her and possibly a friend are hiding and watching the friend's lover cheat on them. But she is sick of just watching. She wants to say something to them. So then in the second verse, her friend and her get into a fight while they are watching, and the friend wants to leave but the only way out is past the friend's cheating lover. But i'm not really sure how the chorus fits in. Maybe as they are watching she is having flashbacks of an affair someone had on her. Just a guess though.
    dylan7on August 21, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about the singer's affair with a person.

    "Stop acting like everything's fine
    We're in for some trouble now
    Just re-plan it
    Don't panic yet
    Listen for footsteps in the hall
    She's so unpredictable
    Stop blushing
    It's nothing new
    And I'm through with it"

    She's telling him to stop acting like what they're doing is fine when it's not, because maybe the singer is friends with the guy's wife. His wife, girlfriend or whatever is "so unpredictable" and could walk in on them any minute. She tells him how she feels about him, but he doesn't want to leave his wife "Stop blushing, It's nothing new," and now shes "through with it" meaning she wants the truth to come out and for him to leave his wife for her.

    "Is it over yet
    A single cigarette
    Desperately unaware
    An unseen love affair
    So cut me down again
    We'll call it perfect then
    And you might know how it begins
    But you'll never guess just how this one ends"

    Maybe she's saying that their affair is like a cigarette, and she's addicted to him, and every time they meet it's just like smoking a single one, when she wants to chain smoke. She wants all of him. She's carrying on "An unseen love affair" and every time they meet it's almost like a high for her, but then he leaves and "cuts" her down and they'll "call it perfect" because the wife never finds out. She goes on saying, you know how this affair begins, but you'll never guess how it will end, which might imply a lot of things, whether the wife will stay with him when the truth comes out or if he'll leave both of them or stay with the singer. None of them know how it will end, but they know it's coming.

    "I'm not the one that set you off
    Slow down a little bit
    Just forget it
    You'll regret it soon
    There's only one way out of here
    And I don't think you'll like it much
    Stop Guessing
    We're regressing back
    And I'm through with it"

    Now she's saying that she's not the one who started the affair, and he wants to quit it, but she might be threatening him; "Just forget it, you'll regret it soon" might mean that he needs to keep the affair going or she'll tell his wife and he'll regret it, or maybe it's something a little more sinester. She then says "There's only one way out of here, and I don't think you'll like it much," which could mean if she can't have him no one will which might imply her murdering him, but then again, the one way out could also mean that she'll reveal everything.

    She ends the song with:
    "Is this what you wanted
    Well this is what you get."

    Which I think could mean, whether you wanted it or not you're going to get it because she's calling the shots now.

    A really great song, I might be reading way too much into it, like I do everything else! LOL!





    dustinatoron October 27, 2009   Link

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