'Cause I'm a mess and you know that I can't help it
The drive home never seemed this long before
We're killing time just a little bit faster
And I swear we'll make it

But I can't tell you what I don't know
(And be mine tonight, be mine tonight)
The simple things that make my heart go
(And be mine tonight, be mine tonight)
But I can't tell you what I don't know
You'll have to wait
You'll have to wait

Stay safe
(Stay strong)
And let me know
That you'll be here while I am gone
Because I'm coming home
Coming home tonight
Let's get this right
I said I'm coming home
Coming home tonight

You said it hurts and you know that I believe you
Searching every little thing to find a way
To tell your heart just to wait a little longer
I swear we'll make it

But I can't tell you what I don't know
(And be mine tonight, be mine tonight)
The simple things that make my heart go
(And be mine tonight, be mine tonight)
But I can't tell you what I don't know
You'll have to wait
You'll have to wait

Stay safe
(Stay strong)
And let me know
That you'll be here while I am gone
Because I'm coming home
Coming home tonight
Let's get this right
I said I'm coming home
Coming home tonight

One more night
And we'll go spinning around the room
And dance with our hearts on fire
Cause every song is ours tonight
And if you love me so
(And if you love me so)
I'm gonna tell the whole world
That it's the greatest thing that happened to me
I've finally found a good reason to come home

Stay safe
(Stay strong)
And let me know
That you'll be here while I am gone
Because I'm coming home
Coming home tonight
Let's get this right
I said I'm coming home
Coming home tonight


Lyrics submitted by thoseguiltyeyes

Take This to Heart song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI also thinks its about a couple who have had a long distance relationship for awhile.
    I think the guy has been on tour for awhile and the girl has been awaiting his arrival back home and its the last few days before he gets home and its hurting more than ever because they know how close they are to being with each other again.
    "the drive home never seemed this long before" is him saying I've driven down this road a million times before,come home after a dozen tours,but this time the trip is so much longer because I finally have something to look forward to.
    and he's telling her he doesn't know what will happen to them when he gets home,but he's hoping everything is like it was before he left.

    just my two cents(:
    trixxxiethereptileon February 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it says
    "And if you love me so, [If you love me so]
    I'm gonna tell the whole world
    That it's the greatest thing that happened to me"
    brittanynoeleon June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou *said it* hurts and you know that I believe you
    shrodeson July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare they completely amazing or what?
    agrhhh their new album is way to good. haha
    noodles342on July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "The drive home never seemed this long before"

    What is a Trihone?
    ultragabeon July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea. Someone submitted the lyrics to the correction thread and they had put 'Trihone.' But thanks for that.
    thoseguiltyeyeson July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere you put:

    "Stay strong
    (Be strong)"

    It's:

    "Stay safe
    (Stay strong)"
    merry981on July 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like he's been away for a certain amount of time. They have been away from eachother, and it hasn't been easy on the girl "You said it hurts and you know that I believe you". And it hasn't been easy on him either "Cause I'm a mess and you know that I can't help it".

    But he is coming home, and he hopes that she has held on to what they had. And he will make it right with her, and everything will be okay.
    Gnarkill67on July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor this line...

    "And only know that it'll be here while I am gone."

    I'm pretty sure that it's

    "And let me know that you'll be here when I am gone."
    TakeALookAtMe08on August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Gnarkill67,

    I think it sounds straight forward that this song is about a couple being away from each other for a long amount of time, and it's putting a strain on the relationship but he wants them to make it and for her to be waiting for him when he gets home. And he's hoping she waits on a little longer and is swearing to her that they can make it.

    Amazing song and lyrics, as usual from Mayday Parade :)
    lozziee_xon September 11, 2007   Link

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