"Chop Chop" as written by Michael Guy Chislett, Andy Mrotek, Michael Carden and William Beckett....
I've got myself to blame for this
I've tried to compensate for everything I'm not,
And every face forgotten.
You felt the sun warming your bed
You looked so quintessential dressed against that cross,
In the face of what was lost.
Still I'm not asking much of me,
And you're ignoring the matter

You'll shut me up and bleed me dry.
Cheap champagne and a complicated lifestyle
If nothing else matters, then
I will die trying,
Thinking about you and I.

Three years on Friday since we met
You felt that existential kiss upon your neck.
How could we forget that?
Still I'm through acting like this feels right,
And that nothing else matters.

You'll shut me up and bleed me dry.
Cheap champagne and a complicated lifestyle
If nothing else matters, then
I will die trying,
Thinking about you and I.

It's on yourself and no one else.
But without hindsight
I guess it serves me right.

You'll shut me up and bleed me dry.
Cheap champagne and a disappearing lifeline.
If nothing else matters
Then I will die trying
Thinking about you and I.

Shut me up and bleed me dry
Its only a matter of time
Cheap champagne and a complicated lifestyle
It's only a matter of time.


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

"Chop Chop" as written by Michael Carden Andy Mrotek

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    General Commentomg, no one? NO ONE?

    cmon this song fucking rocks. barely know what its about though.
    Stewie840on April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdamn.
    Hardly any comments? wtf?

    Well. Not so sure on what the song is about so much...but I think that he messed something up somehow, and he is blaming himself, and remembering times, and how she is one of the only ones who can actually make himself feel right, and do right things.
    But hey, i'm not for sure. That is just what first came to mind.

    As for the song, I don't think it's the greatest on the new album, but I like it for the most part.
    drinkdownthatginon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah im really confused on the meaning but i absolutely love the part
    "Three years on Friday since we met
    You felt that existential kiss upon your neck
    How could we forget that
    Still I am through acting like this feels right
    And now that nothing else matters"

    im thinkin he feels kind of stuck.. but im not sure at all. :)
    kylee1003on April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song :) Anyway, this is what I think...

    "You'll shut me up and bleed me dry
    With cheap champagne and a complicated lifestyle
    But if nothing else matters
    Then I will die trying
    Thinking about you and I"

    Whenever he thinks and questions this relationship, that's what she does. Y'know, she doesn't want to face the reality that it just isn't working out.



    "Still I am through acting like this feels right
    And now that nothing else matters"

    He is sick of going through this. That part is kind of self-explanatory.

    "Saw yourself and no one else
    It's on yourself and no one else
    But with our hearts tied
    I guess it serves me right"

    Serves him right for not leaving and now both their hearts are broken because they just couldn't part and the strings are tied tight.

    ...and that's all I got :)
    justgottakillon April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgood song.

    i agree with justgottakill

    "You'll shut me up and bleed me dry
    With cheap champagne and a complicated lifestyle
    But if nothing else matters
    Then I will die trying
    Thinking about you and I"

    yeah the person qustions the relationship and she just shuts him up and wont answer him.....i dont know
    lostcause08on April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is awesome!!!

    Well, I guess this song throws the whole "just another generic pop-punk band" thing out the window. I mean, what "generic pop-punk band" uses the words "quintessential" and "existential "??

    And is it just me, or does the first verse sound like "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones??
    pilottogunner95on May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin my honest opinion.. this song sort of speaks for itself. i have been in this situation many times. it seems to me that he's in a relationship with someone who's very selfish. and he's stuck because he loves the person, but she's all tied up in herself. so he continues to allow himself to get hurt over & over because he loves her. he knows he's to blame because at ANY given time he could just end the relationship, but he keeps going with it and keeps getting hurt and doesn't know where to end it. this is a VERY powerful song and very true, because this sort of thing happens ALL the time... soo many people are driven to suicide over horrible relationships... especially mentally abusing ones... anyways, amazing song! william is AMAZING at writing lyrics....
    eveyon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this is my favorite song off the new album. or at least top 3.
    owowowon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm getting the killers mixed with alkaline trio.

    that's who made that song, really.
    smileforthecameraon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite song off of the album. Santi is amazing, and all of the songs blow my mind, wouldn't surprise me if they got alot of publicity. To me it sounds like William whispers "Santi" at 3:14, anyone else get that?
    dazeddevil4210on July 24, 2007   Link

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