"Cinco De Mayo" as written by and Heath Matthew Saraceno James Anthony Buddy Nielsen....
This town had sunk its teeth
Deep inside of me
And now I struggle just to breath

And this used to be my own safety
The side walks the doorknob
And the memories are gray
I'd rather keep them all that way

'Cuz I can't relive all of those nights
When I was afraid that I wouldn't ever be the same
When I was shaking in a cold sweat
Cursing all the pain I've had

I can't go back to all this
(The pain I've had)
I can't go back to all this now

Look at me, I'm a mess
A mess of everything
That I never wanted to be

I can't relive, I can't relive all of those nights
When I was afraid that I wouldn't ever be the same
When I was shaking in a cold sweat
Cursing all the pain I've had

I can't go back to all this
(The pain I've had)
I can't go back to all this
I can't go back to all this now

All of those nights
When I was afraid that I wouldn't ever be the same
When I was shaking in a cold sweat
Cursing all the pain I've had

I can't go back to all this
(The pain I've had)
I can't go back to all this
I can't go back to all this now




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"Cinco de Mayo" as written by Garrett Michael Zablocki Daniel Gerard Trapp

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    My InterpretationThis is one of my favorites from senses fail. This is my little interp

    Buddy is using a town to symbolize, in my opinion, alcohol addiction. By saying "This town has sunk it's teeth deep inside of me" I can sense buddy saying alcohol has a grip on him. Buddy says it in a way that implys he hasn't been around the drug for a while, or is just coming back to drug use.

    "And this used to be my own safety" This line makes me think the drug is alcohol, only because Senses fail's other songs refer to it so often. Buddy is saying that alcohol was his escape mechanism, and he is returning to it.

    the song has a feel of saying Buddy doesn't want to become the person he was, but in a sense already has. When he describes the nights of pain he's suffered because of the alcohol, there's a feel that he doesn't want to go back, but already made the steps towards returning.

    The other lines of this song speak for themselves, when buddy states "i'm a mess of everything that i never want to be"

    honestly, i think when buddy talks about those nights, he's just saying how lonely he was while drunk and how he felt like he'd stay that way his whole life. He also talks about the pain alcohol brings him and how he never wants to go back.

    One thing that's odd is the title, possibly the 5th of may has some significant date, like when he quit alcohol or returned, i don't think it's necessarily tied back to the spanish holiday.

    I have a tendency to over analyze, so if you don't agree, or find something flawed, please comment, i won't be offended. Thanks guys
    blacktygeron January 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentNever listined to this song but

    "Look at me, I'm a mess
    A mess of everything
    That I never wanted to be"

    Very true
    mhm itskoox3on August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, I think it's about dealing with an addiction, and never wanting to relive what they've gone through earlier.
    Silent Opinionon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDamn only 2 comments? this song is one of the best i have ever heard. I think he's being literal, like he is revisiting a place from his childhood, and his childhood was abusive or something. It would fit with the rest of the album. However, i don't know what the chorus means, but it's alot deeper.
    DOOMRPon July 08, 2011   Link

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