"Somebody Else's Arms" as written by Ben Jorgensen, Peter James Decicco, Anthony Diionno and Nash Breen....
Saw you laughing aloud to your friends
When I was across the room
I was across the room
I sick of standing alone when you're here
Who's good enough for you?
Who's good enough for you?

Well, it's only love
It's not real anyways
You're gonna die in somebody else's arms
And I have to live with that
You're gonna die in somebody else's arms
And I have to live with that
Well, I hope you have a good life
Hope you have a good life
Well, I hope you have a good life
Hope you have a good life

And I'll say send me a card when you can
To where you think you should be
Are where you think you should be?
Too bad, you're missing the boat and I'm gone
Call me when you come around
Will you call me when you come around?

Well, it's only love
It's not real anyways
It's only love
It's not real
You're gonna die in somebody else's arms
And I have to live with that
You're gonna die in somebody else's arms
And I have to live with that
Well, I hope you have a good life
Hope you have a good life
Well, I hope you have a good life
Hope you have a good life

I'll be happy to see you happy
If it's with me or without me around
I'll be happy to see you happy
If it's with me or without me around

There's too much, too much I know I'll never say
Please take me back, please take me back

But you're gonna die in somebody else's arms
And I have to live with that
You're gonna die in somebody else's arms
And I have to live with that
(I have to live)
Well, I hope you have a good life
Hope you have a good life
Well, I hope you have a good life
Hope you have a good life
Well, I hope you have a good life
Hope you have a good life
Well, I hope you have a good life
Hope you have a good life


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    General CommentThe girl he loves is never going to be with him, no matter what. When they're old she'll die in somebody else's arms. Despite this, he still hopes she has a good life and wants to see her happy. Pretty sad song but it's probably the best on the album. I love it.
    kjrpaton October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis whole album is so kickass, i love it. yeah, kjrpat pretty much nailed the meaning
    skate4life5464on October 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI disagree with KJR PAT. The narrator has not accepted anything. Yeah, he realizes he lost, but he is not 100% sincere, with wishing her a happy life. He realizes he can never love anyone else. That is why he downplays the idea of love saying, "It's only love it's not real anyway" While he wishes her happiness he faces the fact that he will never be happy without her. This could be the best AFS song ever.
    todoublemon October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song for one reason: the story teller is totally being a smart a$$. "Its only love its not real anyway" and "I hope you have a good life"... yeah This guy wants to be with this girl but she's not having it and he's to the point to where he has to accept it but he doesn't have to be nice about it. I love this song and this band and just about anything they do is amazing. I met them about a year ago and they were all really cool.
    lovemyletoon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is completely awesome. It makes me think of basically recent relationships and how its like well, ok, you dumped me, but I loved you, but hey! Love isnt real so HAH in your face, have a good life, b!etch. But at the same time, you know that you're thinking "please dont leave?" It makes me kind of sad but is totally amazing how you can get so much from one band.
    riotous_showstopperon January 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is completely awesome. It makes me think of basically recent relationships and how its like well, ok, you dumped me, but I loved you, but hey! Love isnt real so HAH in your face, have a good life, b!etch. But at the same time, you know that you're thinking "please dont leave?" It makes me kind of sad but is totally amazing how you can get so much from one band.
    riotous_showstopperon January 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree. It's about a relationship gone wrong. You two broke up, and now a part of you wants that person back but the other part is just saying, "We're over, great, I'm better off without you anyways, love's not real anyway...." {Basically agreeing 100% with riotous_showstopper} That's exactly how I feel right now.
    tearsofoldon March 26, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"it's only love, it's not real anyway"
    sometimes, i don't believe in love. i really don't. or that it exists. maybe infatuation with someone. because of society.. i've just.. it's hard to believe it really exists.

    i think he's confused. whether or not love is real. because he really loved her. but she isn't with him, and she said she loved him. but if she loved him why would they not be together.

    but because he loves her, he wants her to be happy. even if it's hard for him
    suupshelbyon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBasically a song about the guy who gets left for the asshole, but still wants her (and she'll never know because he'll never tell her)
    emoguy14on August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis person finally realized that they made a big misteke by letting this person go. And this person is tearing up inside because the person they let go is going to spend the rest of their lives with someone else and it could've been them that they spent their lives with. And they wish they could have that person they let go back just once more.
    Gonzo27on September 09, 2008   Link

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