She left her books, her car, her clothes, and a note
But all she wrote was, "Tonight I'm leaving on a train."
She says she's headed west
To make it right for one more night
And, well, I don't blame her if she is

But he thinks it's just one more sunset
And after all, it's her fault
If she hasn't caught on yet

So why'd you have to go?
Is there something I could say
To make you turn around?
'Cause nights like these
I wish I'd said don't go
Is there anybody there?
Can anybody help to get me out of here?
'Cause you're walking down a road that I can't go

She says she's headed west
To make it right for one more night
And, well, I don't blame her if she is

But he thinks it's just one more sunset
And after all, it's her fault
If she hasn't caught on yet

So why'd you have to go?
Is there something I could say
To make you turn around?
'Cause nights like these
I wish I'd said don't go
Is there anybody there?
Can anybody help to get me out of here?
'Cause you're walking down a road that I can't go

Try as I might
I just can't handle this
I lost myself inside a drunken kiss
And I, all that I wanted was to walk you home
Save a sad song for the sing-along
Oh my God, I just can't handle this
I lost myself inside a drunken kiss
And I, all that I wanted was to walk you home
Save a sad song for the sing-along

And she sings, "he'll be my tourniquet,"
As the record on my stereo plays
Her favorite song for two whole days
And the track stretched out for miles and miles
And what she'd give for one more smile
And how she hoped he missed her
'Cause, God, she missed how he would kiss her

So why'd you have to go?
Is there something I could say
To make you turn around?
'Cause nights like these
I wish I'd said don't go
Is there anybody there?
Can anybody help to get me out of here?
'Cause you're walking down a road that I can't go

So why'd you have to go?
Is there something I could say
To make you turn around?
'Cause nights like these
I wish I'd said don't go
Is there anybody there?
Can anybody help to get me out of here?
'Cause you're walking down a road that I can't go
Yeah, you're walking down a road that I can't go
Yeah, you're walking down a road that I can't


Lyrics submitted by thoseguiltyeyes, edited by Maydayparadeisbeast

Champagne's for Celebrating (I'll Have a Martini) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThe meaning of this song seems to be right out there. Girl flat out leaves, and leaves a note. She's going west to make things right with another guy, because she misses this other guy. but the other guy doesnt feel anything for her, he just wants her for a one night stand. But she doesnt realize that.

    As for our friend here, hes wondering why she left, and what he could have done or said to stop her from going. But shes doing something that is unforgivable, and when she comes back he wont be there.

    great song. sounds very typical.. lol
    Gnarkill67on July 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningBasically, girl meets derek during a drunken kiss where Derek and girl fall in love, they date for a while then girl leaves a note that explains "im leaving for California (when MP makes reference to out west, its cali) to make up with an old boyfriend who she's in love with but the other guy just wants a physical relationship" she thinks he'll fix her (be her turniquet) girl leaves without even a goodbye leaving derek sad playing her song for 2 whole days, then he realizes he's got to get over her, he does, girl then realizes the guy out west is bad but Derek isn't there when she gets back.
    Maydayparadeisbeaston September 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit says
    "Try as I might
    I Just can't handle this
    I lost myself inside a drunken kiss" etc
    brittanynoeleon July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm hearing "and she sings you'll be my tourniquet, as the record on the stereo plays her favorite song for two whole days"
    kelliexoon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsame thing for me as with brittanynoele
    11:11pmon November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs the title from a quote from the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Because at this one part they were at a restaurant and Brad Pitt said those exact words in the title.
    RejoiceItsSusanon February 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRejoiceItsSusan I saw Mr and Mrs Smith last night and I actually realised thats right, after they realise they are both spies
    I dunno if that helps with working out what the song is about
    Eating_Stapleson March 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe only question I have, is in the verse that says

    "And she sings, "You'll be my tourniquet,"
    As the record on my stereo
    Plays her favorite song for two whole days
    And the track stretched out for miles and miles
    And what she'd give for one more smile
    And how she hoped he missed her
    Cause, God, she missed how he would kiss her"

    Is it about the guy she left, or the guy that she went back to out west?
    l77l Enderon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    Mayday Parade is amazing.
    break it downxon April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo just out of curiosity...
    Is the song that she's singing
    "You'll be my tourniquet"
    lyrics to an actual song?
    veggiestyleon April 21, 2008   Link

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