Lauren, wait. Hey, wait. Lauren.

“Oh my god.”

Get in the car.

“No!”

Lauren, don’t walk- Hey! I really did try to kill myself! Just before I faked it.

“Wow. Shawn it’s over.”

No it’s not!

“Ya it is. I’m in love with somebody else.”

Who?

“My old boyfriend Victor, and that’s none of your fuckin’ business, actually!”

(scornful laugh) What? Fuckin’ Victor?

“Ya.”

(incomprehensible) What... the fuck are you write me letters?

“Wow. Deal with it Shawn. It’s over. Rock n’ roll.”

Lauren, I wanna know you.

“What does that mean? Know me. Know me. Nobody knows anyone else, ever!”


Lyrics submitted by Hayes21, edited by SchwarzMan

In Another Life, When We Were Both Cats song meanings
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    General CommentI can see it, the starting few lines of the song not only start the mood of the song, but it also gives us a perspective of the setting. There is obviously a man and a woman, and the 2 are having a little "discussion".

    Lauren, don't walk- Hey! I really did try to kill myself! Just before I faked it.
    "Wow. Shawn it's over."

    The man is telling this girl that he still loves her, but the inconvienent truth, is that she is in love with someone else. He is damanding, and hysterical, to cynical to be situated, and it appears that the girl is just telling him to forget about these memories of them in the past.

    What... the fuck are you write me letters?
    "Wow. Deal with it Shawn. It's over. Rock n' roll."

    All in all, the first few lines of the song, are a total oppisite of true love. True love is when 2 people are always happy with each other, when they both cross the "bridge", and meet at the middle. The feeling, is just, incredible. Sadly there is none of this here, and she shows it.

    Lauren, I wanna know you.
    "What does that mean? Know me. Know me. Nobody knows anyone else, ever!"

    NOW- This only starts the mood of the song, after the argument, I see the man leaving that particular scene, running, confused, and even insane. Running through a crowd of people, with their souls confound to what going on. The "slow" parts come in. The man is now somewhere, isolated, dazed and confused, trying to put this jigsaw together, into "finding out" what had really happened to them. He is having a palpitation, a type of heart problem. Things are getting dreary. He is remembering, the memories are agonizing. He 's putting salt in his own wounds, and as the song finishes, he falls to the floor of a heart attack, to symbolize his own broken heart.

    -Fin
    RazinRakunon May 19, 2010   Link
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    General Comment(incomprehensible) What... the fuck are you write me letters?

    This is

    "Then why the fuck did you write me letters?"


    There are more spoken words shortly after this bit ends.
    Mzyxptlkon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is correctly titled '...In Another Life, When We Were Both Cats...'

    It is a reference to the quote from Vanilla Sky, 'I will tell you in another life, when we are both cats' which basically translates to Never.

    The change in titles implies though it may seem like never, there in fact was a time (in this case where these two loved each other, and it was not so one sided). However, they might as well be one in the same thing, never and sometime in the past so long ago that nobody cares to remember. The only difference is it brings pain to the only person who does.

    Matched with the back and forth at the beginning I think its named quite well.
    SchwarzManon February 17, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe dialog is from the movie, "The Rules of Attraction".
    oddsockon January 28, 2014   Link

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