"Taking Chances" as written by and Maike Haini/climer Maile....
I knew it would be so simple
To never count the things you had
You traded all your memories to
Appreciate it all without your mind just feeling trapped

I hope it's not the last

Don't take your chances
With circumstances
I know you're better than that

The thought of being so alone
Takes away from what you swore you could've known
I can't hear you speaking
I'm still not competing with you

Oh, how I hope you don't

Take your chances
With circumstances
I know you're better than that
I thought you would take advantage
I know you're much better than that

So keep your mind from feeling trapped

I hope it's not the last

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"Taking Chances" as written by Christopher Joseph Kamrada Christian Alan Climer

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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on the whole freakin ep and i cannot believe it has no comments! it's a great song and tft is fucking amazing.

    i really am not 100% sure what its about, all i know is that it has to do with taking chances [: i came on here to see what you guys thought, lol.
    emma1014on April 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually emma, its about NOT taking chances with the way the current situation is. ;p

    I'm guessing its about a guy and a girl (or other way round, whatever floats your boat), they could be best friends, whatever, and the guy is advising the girl not to fall for another guy who is a complete tool. The girls friends are all telling her to give it a go, but above all, the guy remains skeptical about it all.
    simply__meon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorites on the ep too (:

    i actually hadn't thought about it that way..
    i interpretted it as being about drugs or something..
    like the friend is experimenting with drugs to get away from problems and he's trying to warn the friend.

    but then again that's coming from a teenager's eyes so i guess i would see it in a different way.
    sowrongitsjaimeon July 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about not making stupid mistakes. While it's usually a good thing to take chances, sometimes it's not worth the fall if you lose something valuable in the process. In the case of this song, I think the guy is warning a girl he's either friends with or in a relationship with not to take a chance on something that probably will only come back to bite her
    serenity23on December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy thinking about a girl that he used to like, but the relationship didn't work out and now he isn't going to fight for friendship- "i'm not competing with you". He knows it would be easy to forget about her and all her problems, but he still cares about her and doesn't want her to flood her mind with bad memories- "mind feeling trapped." He wants her to forget everything that went wrong and only remember the good things. He isn't going to fight with her, but knows she is better than than wasting her life away and she can move on.
    scarredroseson June 21, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationi sgree with jaimie i also think its about drugs. especially the lines "dont take you chances with circumstances i know you're better than that" and "You traded all your memories to
    Appreciate it all without your mind just feeling trapped."

    what i hate how even if the meaning is so obvious that its not about a girl or relationships someone always has to think about it in that way.
    escapeyourselfon October 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it is mainly about drugs. Taking chances with your life by doing the drugs, knowing better than that. You trap yourself away in a box when you use, trap your mind, and it keeps you from everything.

    But in some ways, it could be about relationships, to some people. The best friend comment makes alot of sense and that is very possible, another one could be that there are 2 guys or girls than someone has to make a choice between and they know the right one is, the chance would be to keep debating, or to try the one who is the wrong choice.
    embraceitall0524on August 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is a really good song..i love the singer (no homo). he's really amazing
    Jake94on July 29, 2011   Link

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