There's no talk of future plans
There's no romance
There's no good reason we should be in love
So I've been making shit up
We're even sleeping in different beds
Different schedules
But that's the best excuse you came up with
Good enough that it still sticks

Still, I'm not tired of you holding out
Theres nothing better to come along
I'm not tired of being let down
I'm tired of playing dumb

There's no talk of the way you've been
Though the evidence is creeping between
Into our happy home
I hardly notice anymore
Matchbooks from the other side of town
His long aching looks
It's in other people's yards
But that can't be what you want

I'm not tired of you coming home too late
But when you don't come home at all I can handle being alone

I'm just tired of playing dumb
I'm tired of playing dumb
I'm tired of playing dumb

There's no talk of how I am
I'm not complaining
But maybe a few kind words once in a while . . . .


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    General CommentSeems like both of them are fed up with the relationship, but the narrator is too needy to break things off. So he's just playing dumb.
    voddoon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the final line should be:

    "I'm not complaining, but maybe a few kinds words once in a while..."
    stopthebombon September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about a guy knowing that his old lady is cheating on him but he pretends like he doesn't know. Probably because he's a simp. Why a grown man would do this for a woman, I shall never know.
    Xothermicon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about a guy knowing that his old lady is cheating on him but he pretends like he doesn't know. Probably because he's a simp. Why a grown man would do this for a woman, I shall never know.
    Xothermicon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcuz he's EMO
    wei1on September 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentshould be

    "there's no talk of where you've been"
    inafutureageon January 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT EMO IS FOOL. PROBABLY NEVER EVEN HEARD OF SDRE OR PROMISE RING OR HOW ABOUT TIMS BETTER BAND CURSIVE?
    JTSwaggeron May 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFairly sure the lyrics actually say...

    Still I'm not tired of you holding out
    for something better to come along...

    Not - there's nothing better to come along.

    For something makes a lot more sense...
    Stellar1024on November 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentAnd this is a common situation in relationships that have passed the infatuation stage. The individuals stay together because of the security and the comfort of knowing you have someone, yet at least one of the two individuals will typically be unfaithful or in search for someone new. Until they've found that someone, they might as well not bother with ending the current relationship.

    I've been there. . am there...whateva
    Stellar1024on November 28, 2014   Link

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