"See You Later" as written by Steven P. Smith and Neil Gust....
You got a choke chain
Made out of night train
To keep your memory down
In quicksand from the main man
To gel everything out
Always out on a joyride
Lay it out from insides
Always at a dead stall
From sticking pins into miniature men
Who can't feel it at all

See you later
See you later
If I see you at all
See you later

See you later
See you later
If I see you at all
See you later

Walk through thick mud
Looking for new blood
Thinking I heard your name
Cruel imagination is still giving me pain
Just to find you with the
Masterminder
Of one of your little affairs
Saying how he loves you now
Let me show you how much I care

See you later
See you later
If I see you at all

See you later
See you later
If I see you at all

See you later
See you later
If I see you at all
See you later


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"See You Later" as written by Steven P. Smith Neil Gust

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about heroin. Night Train is the name of a brand of stamp bag. quicksand from the main man clearly a drug reference. Sticking pins into miniature men is talking about shooting up. walked through thick mud looking for new blood. I think he is talking about the hassle you go through to find your next fix. It could of originally been about a girl but i think his addiction was on the forefront of his mind and dominates the subject matter
    knellershappycamperon December 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think he's talking about a girl that left him for a total asshole. He's trying to forget her, but he can't. He remembers being with her when they were both on drugs, feeling paranoid. He tries to concentrate on work ("main man" might be a reference to his manager or a record company), but no matter what, something always reminds him. The "thick mud" is his struggle to move on to somebody new(new blood). Both of them are clean for the time being, and don't want to go back to where they were. Elliott sees that he's better off without her, but he still misses her.
    dowhatisayon September 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA gigantic mixture of emotions. Possbily the drugs Elliot took or just life, watching someone slowly tear themselves away. When we give up we just walk away, give up. A reflection.
    Revealing_Too_Muchon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen it was a heatmiser song it wasnt about drugs it was about just an Ex whose showing off her new guy and elliotts like okay fuck you to.
    Just to find you with your masterminder
    Running your affairs,
    Saying how you're better now
    Since it killed all your other cares.

    Used to be

    Just to find you with the
    Masterminder
    Of one of your little affairs
    Saying how he loves you now
    Let me show you how much I care

    See you Later



    Just a brilliant fuck off song.

    See you later elliott.
    Jack_Smithon July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought the lyric was "I got a choke chain made out of nitrate". Anyone else hear that?

    I love this song. There's this sad kind of half-hopeful feeling in the chorus.
    Shock28on October 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was always sure it was "nitrate" too. seems to make more sense to me, though idk, i guess it could be "nightrain"... little pretentious though (and therefore unlike elliott).

    wallflower_punchon July 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs of Elliott's. I don't know why people think this about a relationship, I just can't see that. It actually is about Elliott's childhood pet, his dog, Luke. Luke ran away when he was thirteen, and a rudimentary version of this song was the first song he ever wrote. If you listen to it carefully you can easily hear why. He makes allusions to dogs/dog owning with such lines as "got a choke chain made out of night train..." (that line in particularly is very clever). Also he recalls searching for the dog with lines like "Walked through thick mud... thinking I heard your name" He threw in the line "looking for new blood" to throw off listeners, because the subject of Luke was just too painful for him.
    SongGuru777on August 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's kind of funny that it makes sense to be about his dog yet somehow that doesn't cheapen the song.
    oksokolon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNight Train refers to Night Train Express, an extremely cheap fortified wine, consumed for the sole purpose of getting drunk, 'to gel everything out'. Not sure why wallflower sees that as pretentious
    johnny_tsunamion October 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSheeeit, didn't see that that was already mentioned. No deleting?
    johnny_tsunamion October 10, 2012   Link

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