"Taken Aback" as written by and Stephen Bryce Avary....
It's been two whole years
Since you and I shared fears
2:30 am, talkin' 'till sleep inside that diner
And now in your eyes I can't find you

Sorry, that I'm taken aback
But how I am you never ask
And I don't need such sympathy
But a care would be so woah, woah

Nice to have once in a while
You mean more to me than I could ever tell
So sorry that I'm taken aback
But I just can't help it

Small tale be just right, holdin' onto what we have inside
But now it's never there so should I admit
Do I believe that your [Incomprehensible] the culprit
'Coz now in your eyes I can't find you

Sorry, that I'm taken aback
But how I am you never ask
And I don't need such sympathy
But a care would be so woah, woah

Nice to have once in a while
You mean more to me than I could ever tell
So sorry that I'm taken aback
But I just can't help it

Someday this will go away
And everythin' I am will just be and stay
And I hope then you will understand
It's not everythin' I am my dear don't regret

So sorry that I'm taken aback
But how I am you never ask
And I don't need such sympathy
But a care would be so woah, woah

Nice to have once in a while
You mean more to me than I could ever tell
So sorry that I'm taken aback
But I just can't help it


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"Taken Aback" as written by Stephen Bryce Avary Bryce Avary

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    General CommentThere are a couple lines in the second verse that I really just couldn't get a hold of, but give me your corrections and I'll make sure to fix them up.
    smileforthecameraon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have the lyrics in front of me from the cd.


    So should I admit
    Do I believe I, too, am the culprit?
    Because now in your eyes I can't find you.
    xmarvelouslightxon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's he talking about some ex girlfriend or something like this?
    xobsenityxon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI guess it could be about an ex, but I think it has to do with old friends. I'm given this idea because he mentions his small town, and so I feel like he's drawing back on old memories and how things aren't the same anymore. For a moment, he also wonders if he should take any of the blame for that.

    Also, he says, "It's not everything I am, my dear, only friend." The connection to a friend can be obviously drawn from this. Also, I think he might be talking about his career as a musical artist. Maybe that helped create distance between him and his friend and he wants the friend to know it will be over some day, that it's not everything, and he's still the same person.
    smileforthecameraon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti heard its about a father and son reunion. so maybe it relates to his dad
    jennnyon July 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti could be wrong, but to me it seems like this song's about seeing an ex a few years after sort of a complicated break-up..the kind of thing where there was something there, but for one reason or another they just couldn't make it work. that's probably taking it into the more concrete sense, but it matches up pretty well to me.
    emma4528on July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kinda get this feeling that its the ex that breaks up with him and he's taken aback. So he thinks and reminisces about the memories and experiences they shared and realizes it might not be that bad.
    smurfpisson August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSorry that I'm taken aback
    But, how I am
    You never ask
    And I don't need such sympathy
    But, a care would be so, woah, woah
    Nice to have once in awhile
    You mean more to me than I could ever tell
    So, sorry that I'm taken aback
    But, I just can't help it


    great lyrics
    rorygodwinon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell I think that he's talking about an old friend that he meets after not seeing him for a long time, obviously they have been really close back then. Now Bryce realized that things just aren't the same anymore and that the friend isn't really intrested in him anymore...(I don't need such sympathy)
    germanoon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!! I'm so excited to see them in concert tonight!! :D :D
    This song is so great. I think it's about a relationship that has failed and the other person doesn't care to know how you are, and you wish they did. I totally get that, it's happening to me right now.
    thingone89on November 14, 2007   Link

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