so I'm saving all my secrets for a deaf man
blabber on I blabber on
stare empty at a wall
and make it try to sing along
carry on I carry on
you’re shackled all you pain is stiff
tattooed lovers they don't like to reminisce
keep pictures of the people you once loved
in a safe oh in a safe
oh no you lost the combination oh no you have the wrong address
scribble names unscramble names
oh you’re shackled all your pain is stiff
I know you’re planning your vengeance
tattooed lovers they don't like to reminisce
who knows what name they're screaming now
so I'm saving all my secrets for a deaf man
blabber on and on and on and on
oh no you lost the combination oh no you have the wrong address
scribble names unscramble names
see this world is not just a ball
of vagueness you can just bounce off
dear Jane, well I wrote this line to say
hope you still can recall my name
dear Jane, I wish everything is okay
oh Jane, forgive all they may say
dear Jane, well I wrote this line to say
hope you still can recall my name



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    General Commentim really surprised there are no comments on this song, i think its great. as for what it means to me well prob not what it means to anyone else but lyrics are usually subjective anyway.

    to me, so much has happened that you want to share and tell everything thats going on with someone so you can understand it but you know it cant be understood so you have to keep it secret, but you still hope something will tell you the sense in everything. and the person this song is singing to, is going through all of these hardships and you cant do anything to stop it, and the person is slipping away from you. your friend is beginning to let it all go, life in general, but you are trying to convince her she cant do that. she wishes she could make her friend be okay.

    sorry that was a lot lol.
    makeyourself x37on January 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song.....so calming.
    coviibluon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbeautttttifulll song!
    newmoneyon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh and i LOVE the guitar in the begining
    newmoneyon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about reminiscing of pass failed relationships. Maybe realizing that most, maybe all of the breakups were her fault. At least this is how I’m interpreting this song.

    "So I'm saving all my secrets for a deaf man
    blabber on I blabber on"

    - The song could be starting out with her realization of the things she did to ruin her past relationship (her Secrets).
    “Stare empty at a wall
    and make it try to sing along.
    Carry on I carry on”

    - This could be her trying to convince herself that she's not to blame for her history of bad relationship. So she carries on like she's innocent in all this, without openly acknowledging her role in it.

    “You’re shackled all you pain is stiff
    Tattooed lovers they don’t like to reminisce”

    -The tattooed lovers verse is a little tricky. When I think of a tattooed individual, I think of a rebel, a strong person, and outlaws. Well pretty much a tough individual that ideally should not be bothered by past lovers. But in this case, the hurt and/or remorse this person is feeling has them defeated (shackled).

    “keep pictures of the people you once loved
    in a safe oh in a safe
    oh no you lost the combination oh no you have the wrong address
    scribble names unscramble names”

    -This part continues with the reminiscing. A picture is painted of a person looking through memorabilia and photographs of past lovers, realizing that these lovers are no longer available and have moved on.

    “Oh you’re shackled all your pain is stiff
    I know you’re planning your vengeance
    tattooed lovers they don't like to reminisce
    who knows what name they're screaming now”

    -Continuing with the same theme, she makes a statement about karma. She acknowledges that someday life will get even with her. She goes on to wonder with who her former lovers are with at the moment.

    “So I'm saving all my secrets for a deaf man
    blabber on and on and on and on
    oh no you lost the combination oh no you have the wrong address
    scribble names unscramble names.”

    -Continues with the theme of the song

    “See this world is not just a ball
    of vagueness you can just bounce off.”

    -She pretty much saying that life does not have to be so obscured. One can just step aside and realize the error of their ways.

    “Dear Jane, well I wrote this line to say
    hope you still can recall my name
    Dear Jane, I wish everything is okay
    Oh Jane, forgive all they may say
    dear Jane, well I wrote this line to say
    hope you still can recall my name.”

    -The song is ended with a message to all of their past lovers. By reaching out to them with a “Dear John” letter. In this case a Dear Jane letter, being that two 3rds of the band are openly gay.


    I would like to someday ask the band about this song and a few others. I’m most likely way off but this is the fun part about trying to figure out the meanings of songs. “Girl In A Coma” Rulz!!!!
    Soulviveron August 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song can be taken more literally. I think it's about finding how to survive incarceration. You become alienated from the people you lived before, unable to reach them or for them to be able to relate to you anymore. You like ok for love and companionship elsewhere while imagining your love one with somebody else. "Who knows what name their screaming now." "Tattooed lovers don't like to reminisce."
    Jbo1978on April 30, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is, in general, about trying to avoid contradicting yourself( and being called out on it ).

    If you told your secrets to a deaf man, he couldn't call you out on those secrets a year later when you're doing the exact opposite.

    "Tattooed lovers they don't like to reminisce" is an important line.

    If you had your ex's name tattooed somewhere on you, would you want to sit there and remember/discuss whatever s--ty thing happened with them, while the proof is there on your body that you thought it would last forever?
    Jaexon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about trying to talk to someone, but they're just not listening.
    DeBernieGrron January 26, 2010   Link

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