Didn't they teach you?
Everything's okay if you settle enough.
Forget your dreams.
Let's pretend I'm everything you want me to be.

Complicated breathing.
You never had the guts just to throw me away.
Life moves slow
when everything's a worse version of what you need.

And I'm just the ground
that you happened to fall on
when you lost your balance
walking around in the rain.

And you got to your feet
scratched your head
and started to gather
the life that you dropped
all around me.

I can't fight for a graveyard anymore.

Some people have their money
to keep their legs pumping away at the ground.
What moves me is fear,
that I'll always be alone at the end of the day.


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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs. :)


    but i think he's trying to say that he's in love with this person but they only seem to come back after things fail with someone else.

    "you never had the guts to just throw me away"

    she always comes back to him, cause its probably comfort in knowing he will always be there if it doesnt work out with someone else.

    but then even though he loves her, he finally says i can't fight for a graveyard anymore. meaning that he doesnt want to fight for someone who has no real feelings for him
    cannibalxsweetieon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about this guy that always seems to be the fall back guy to a girl. he loves her so he allows it to happen. but eventually he gets fed up with it, since the girl doesnt have real feelings for him "i cant fight for a graveyard anymore' = dead feelings? and even though he's letting it go, he's still afraid to be alone. or to be without her.
    speakingincursiveon September 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love love this song.
    so real
    taylor xon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish someone tell me what this means cuz its my fav song off the albumn it reminds me of some spoiled girl thats not gettin everythings she wants but he is still in love with her ug i dunno lol but i wanna no
    rockstarqueenon February 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think he's in love with a girl who isn't satisfied with just him. she's always needing more and he doesn't complete her. she puts other things before him and she basically doesn't feel the same way he does.
    caitlynnicoleeeon February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about a girl fucking with this guy, he's in love with her but she doesn't have any real feelings for him, but she still stays with him and It's killing him.
    pansyisdabombon March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've always took it as to be about a girl who just settles with a guy she's not completely interested in because she wants to spare his feelings. But he knows her feelings aren't as strong as his and that she wants to leave.

    "And I'm just the ground
    that you happened to fall on
    when you lost your balance
    walking around in the rain."

    I think that's saying she only got together with him in the first place because she just got out of a bad relationship and/or was going through a rough time, and he was there.

    "And you got to your feet
    scratched your head
    and started to gather
    the life that you dropped
    all around me."

    But after a while, she realizes she wants and needs more. But she doesn't want to hurt him, so instead she stays. Meanwhile, the guy knows all of this and, like pansyisdabomb said, it's killing him.
    jacklyn07on April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my life, compiled into a few paragraphs.

    "Didn't they teach you?
    Everything's okay if you settle enough.
    Forget your dreams.
    Let's pretend I'm everything you want me to be."
    She dreams of having the perfect boyfriend, but he wants her to settle for him.

    "Complicated breathing.
    You never had the guts just to throw me away."
    Despite his imperfections, she couldn't bring herself to say goodbye.

    "Life moves slow
    when everything's a worse version of what you need."
    The opposite of 'time flies when you're having fun'.

    "And I'm just the ground
    that you happened to fall on
    when you lost your balance
    walking around in the rain."
    She was lost and confused (hence 'the rain', because it's hard to see), and when she finally fell, he was there for her, even though he wasn't the person she needed then.

    "And you got to your feet
    scratched your head
    and started to gather
    the life that you dropped
    all around me."
    She dropped all her troubles at him, her life, in an attempt to make sense of it.

    "I can't fight for a graveyard anymore."
    He can't fight for something that's already dead (their relationship).

    "Some people have their money
    to keep their legs pumping away at the ground.
    What moves me is fear,
    that I'll always be alone at the end of the day."
    All some people want in life is money, but all he wants is someone to love, and that's what keeps him going.
    haleyxxon August 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about this guy that always seems to be the fall back guy to a girl. he loves her so he allows it to happen. but eventually he gets fed up with it, since the girl doesnt have real feelings for him "i cant fight for a graveyard anymore' = dead feelings? and even though he's letting it go, he's still afraid to be alone. or to be without her.
    speakingincursiveon September 26, 2008   Link
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    General Comment(Psst. This isn't the whole song.)

    It's about being the best friend when you really want to be so much more. You're there when she needs you and then when she's collected again, you're completely invisible. And eventually you just get tired for fighting for something that will never happen anyway.
    mistress.macabreon October 17, 2008   Link

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