"It's Not What They Said" as written by and Jonathan Luke/nixon Mcduffee....
Like a foggy mirror,
Where receptions blurred
And things could stand to be clearer.
Sometimes it's hard to look you in the eye.

[Chorus]
If I could be the man on your shoulder
A God as you grow older.
I'd sleep so much easier tonight.
Close your eyes, they'll tell a story,
Of happy endings.
Close your eyes, re-write the story,
A new beginning.
It's not what they said, and it's not what we read
And all the promises they made us,
Are all shattered on the ground.

Your defense,
You've done no wrong
And live life in innocence,
So how could they have looked you in the eye?

[Chorus]

It's on the ground.
And when the cards are down,
It's safe to say that all bets are off.
It's on the ground.
And when the cards are down,
Well it's time to play, it's hard to say.
So bet all call.

It's not what they said, and it's not what we read
And all the promises they made us,
Are all shattered on the ground.
It's not what they said, and it's not what we read
And all the promises they made us,
Are all shattered on the ground.

Shattered on the ground,
All the cards are down
Everything they told us
Has always been so wrong,
So wrong, so wrong.
So wrong


Lyrics submitted by xoEmergencyTDM

"It's Not What They Said" as written by Jonathan Luke Mcduffee Brandon Christopher Wootten

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think the song is about how when your a child people always tell you some sort of fairytale and it always end with a "happily ever after", but in reality its not like that and its more complicated than that.
    Luzeron March 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's basically talking about living life the way you want to. Being with who makes you happy, not who everyone else wants to see you with. Write the story your way. Choose your own "prince charming" and your own "fairy tale." Re-write the script. Live happily the way you want to. Don't let others see your eyes, because they'll try to change the story. Your eyes give things away that you don't want others to know.
    tyggzzon December 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's saying, to me, that if you help yourself be happy, you can make your own life, you can control your own life. Make it what you want it to be. And how no matter what people say or what you read, you know the truth, you know what's real. And how you don't have to take peoples promises.
    KayleeKittyon March 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure what this is about ]:
    I wish I could interpret it. I like this song quite a bit.
    stagnateon December 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmmm I think what it means is that when the drummers fiance died everyone was saying it was going to be alright, yet she had already died. But that's just my opinion you don't have to go with my story, other than that I love this song
    Juancho21on September 21, 2009   Link

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