They take advantage of him all of the time
Their fingers rape his cavities
Proven for a hidden cliche'
He's a fruit that got in gravity's way
He's the first to tell you he's full of shit
Like that's half a compliment for men
Though hes waking up in puddles of piss
He marinates his metaphors in them

[Chorus]
And in this moment
La, lalaladada, lalaladada, lalaladada
They'll be falling in love
La, lalaladada, lalaladada, lalaladada

She takes photographs of people she knows
She brings out the best and worst in them
And God is buried deep in the folds
Of her fractured self and the lies that they've told
She used to laugh at everything old
It was a joke that never aged a bit
But when they robbed her of her infinite smile
She said maybe I'll just play dead for a while

[Chorus]

I'm right here and I must admit
I've been pining for you
Your my wish
When I touch my self I am conjuring you
From when we talk all night and the minutes are free
I just hope when I cast my spell you'll be falling for me

Because
Falling in love could be the first thing
Falling in love could be the worst thing
Falling in love there's no rehearsing
Retarded in love


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"Retarded in Love" as written by Max Bemis

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  • +2
    General Commenti might be way off, but it seems like they are both falling in love, but they are falling in love with a fake person. like they are both fake with each other. they are fucking retarded. hahaha.
    benfreckle916on October 27, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo Lag:

    Oh, I'm sorry. And when will your album be out?

    Kill yourself. You won't be missed.
    Nirvana9415on November 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about a dinosaur frozen in ice, and scientists unfreeze him, and he's still alive. They probe him and takes all kinds of tests, but he falls in love with a journalists that is covering the story - but it's forbidden/impossible love.
    Atfehon October 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song's about a crazy mixed-up love between two uncommon people. But in it, they lose their minds for each other [hence, "retarded"] but not in a completely bad way... they're just head over heels for each other :]
    jusgrimeyon October 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about a guy that is beyond crazy for this girl. and she just doesn't get it.


    story of my fucking life.
    LaGrassaon October 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe boy and the girl are decribed in a somewhat jaded tone.At least that's what I think.And it's like they've both gone through things that have made them like that.Sensitive,emotional, and introverted.But they have that bond where they want to take a chance with each other.Or one of them sounds like that in the last verse.It's a very familiar situation.And I every time I listen to it I can't help but cry.I love this song.
    Ghtronon April 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about, two people. who are, noticable different from society. maybe a little bit like outcasts. and they are friends, but obviously, have deeper feelings for eachother. when it says:
    "And in this moment...
    La, la da da da da da, la da da da
    Da da, la da da da da da
    They'll be fallin' in love..." i can picture the two of them standing next to eachother. and than, all of a sudden holding hands, and becoming open with the fact they are falling for eachother. and than, max, admitting his feelings and everything for her, and hoping that she feels the same. and they both do. and theyre excited about falling for eachother, but worried that it may be the worst thing for both of them
    thus making them retarded in love, because the relationship if weird, and confusing and quirky.
    thrasssshon June 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentim thinking its a follow up to skinny mean man..maybe..i just think that cause like..it seems the two people retarded in love get treated badly by other people..which we already know the girl in skinny mean man got treated badly. and then in this song they finally fall in love. but the part that really makes me think its a follow up it is when he says "from fresh dirt. when we talk all night and all the minutes are free." just cause he says fresh dirt.
    and in skinny mean man he says, "You awake from the dirt and the grime,
    stretch your fractured, pretzel spine,
    out to take your revenge for the crime,
    filled with fire and finally mine."

    idk. just kinda came to me.
    xxdarkxangelxxon September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation:

    It's about two people who are both outcasts and who don't get along well with other people because they're rejected. They realize their common characteristics and fall in love. The "retarded in love" line is meant two ways: retarded together because they're the "retards" of society, and retarded as in madly in love.

    This is such an excellent song. The first time I heard it, I chuckled at the line where he talks to the girl at night because the minutes are free, haha. That's so true, people talking at night for the free minutes.
    New York City...on November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom fresh [?]; it's 'fresh dirt'
    ____lavamonsteron October 24, 2007   Link

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