So Marigold, my love, you've had too much to drink
And I need not remind you, our discount tickets for this sinking ship
Take-backs and sweet regrets, that's all that we have left
No one is looking out for anyone but number one
One to one, two to dance, we all get our sweet romance
Though sour grapes will turn to wine its all just vinegar with time
And oh, I want to know, we all want to know
How can anybody treat somebody so?

*
She said it hurts too much
I said it will never hurt enough
No one will ever see these cuts
No one will ever call this bluff
But that's just the way that it goes
And when he left us he said, "It's not so bad"
That motherfucker he took everything we had
And when I'm thinking back, I'm counting all the ways
Nobody helped us so we dreamt of better days
And we sang: "Yeah that's just the way that it goes"

Yeah, we used to be in love (my love!), but now we're just in like
And we broke all our promises and baby that ain't right
Because you don't know what it's like to lose it all
Take it back, take it back because you don't know what it's like to be on the receiving end of it all

No! no! You were not on the receiving end of it all
You beg and plead, but no one here can save you
Why would they try when they can't quite save themselves?

So Marigold, someday we'll have to write a script
But I won't stop denying ashamed of all the selfish things we did
Dropped out of every single friendship that you had
They nearly loved you, but you never could have loved somebody back
Tell me of your sorrows; tell me everything from the start.
I'd like to do my part to help a friend in need,
I said you could come to me, but when you needed someone most, I wasn't there,

I wasn't even...

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    Song MeaningMe and my friend have been thinking about this song lately, and we have come to the theory that it is a second part to point/counterpoint. They have various, lyrical connections. We believe that it is about a guy and a girl in a relation-ship, who have a mutual friend. In point/counterpoint this friend commits suicide. In recieving end of it all, it is all about the after math of the suicide, and how it is destroying the lives of this couple.

    "So Marigold, my love, you've had too much to drink" - implying that marigold is dealing with trauma via alcohal.

    "Though sour grapes will turn to wine its all just vinegar with time
    And oh, I want to know, we all want to know
    How can anybody treat somebody so?" - talking about the pain that this man left when he killed himself.

    "She said it hurts too much
    I said it will never hurt enough"
    - saying that no pain is worth ending your life

    "No one will ever see these cuts
    No one will ever call this bluff"
    - Trying to hide the pain they are suffering

    "But that's just the way that it goes"
    -allusion to point/counterpoint

    "And when he left us he said, "It's not so bad"
    That motherfucker he took everything we had
    And when I'm thinking back, I'm counting all the ways
    Nobody helped us so we dreamt of better days
    And we sang: "Yeah that's just the way that it goes""

    -obvious

    Bassically every line in this song could be used to support this theory, but then again, it is just that.. a theory. Maybe we are over analyzing it.








    zell911on April 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song says "F*** you, you f***ing bitch, you broke my f***ing heart". I love it.
    StrikerObion October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel this song is about both a failing relationship that was interupted with another guy and a girlfriend who didnt love her first lover.

    It focuses on the girl not caring as much for the guy as he did to her. which is why he feels more pain than her. "You dont know what its like to be on the receiving end of it all" throughout the relationship he felt more than her.
    xJavix333on January 16, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis is my current favorite song and it probably will be for a long time but yet i have no clue what it means
    Truncaleon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems to me to be about how no matter what happens it could always be worse... that shit happening is the way of life, and everyone always has some sad tale to tell, because life shits on everyone.

    "And we broke all our promises and baby that ain't right"
    "I'd like to do my part to help a friend in need,
    I said you could come to me, but when you needed someone most, I wasn't there,"

    I think these parts of the song refer to regret- how there's always someone you want to be around for, if they need someone, but sometimes you can't be... and how relationships decay,. I guess...
    MaianMaguson October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Though sour grapes will turn to wine its all just vinegar with time"

    Yes, this song is definitely about decay of relationships.
    adsfkahsdfon October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about leaving someone in a crappy relationship. You want to help them and do the best that you can but sometimes it's just impossible to salvage anything anymore.

    She said it hurts too much
    I said it will never hurt enough
    No one will ever see these cuts
    No one will ever call this bluff

    In this part I think it's like a conversation: She says "It hurts too much" as in life is too painful and thus she wants to end it. But he responds "It will never hurt enough" as in in life there is nothing soo emotinally scarring that you should take your life, that there is never a reason for suicide. Then she trys to say that she will simply cover it up and no one will ever "Call her bluff" as in see under the mask that she is making, pretending she is happy all of the time.

    "Yeah, we used to be in love (my love!), but now we're just in like
    And we broke all our promises and baby that ain't right
    Because you don't know what it's like to lose it all
    Take it back, take it back because you don't know what it's like to be on the receiving end of it all

    No! no! You were not on the receiving end of it all
    You beg and plead, but no one here can save you
    Why would they try when they can't quite save themselves?"

    This part just kind of came to me because I've been in this sort of relationship before. This is another kind of conversation part: He says that they use to be in love but when they broke up, they broke all of their promises to each other and he feels bad for that. Then he challenges her saying that she has never felt real pain and sorrow, saying again that she shouldn't be thinking of killing herself. So yeah, some parts are fuzzy but I think thats what it's about really.
    lordlemmingon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol i agree with striker obi... right on.
    penguinman17on November 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with lordlemming on this one, it seems this song is about dealing with your emotions after a relationship that breaks your heart. and i also think that it is an anti-suicide song, in certain ways, almost in the vein of "heres to life", and "a better place a better time". idk for sure though this song seems to touch on a lot of the issues of a tough break up, or just a relationship in general, and in ways it seems to move forward chronologically in order from the first bad emotions, to the over the top rebound feelings a few weeks or months after the relationship ends. anyway thats my view hope it helps.
    majorpayne401on November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Magus that this song is generally about how things could always be worse. I.E. You could be in a failing relationship, but then there's someone else who who's worse off because he just got all his shit stolen (that motherfucker he took everything we have). And then you can't expect help from anyone, because everyone has their own problems that they think are the worst in the world.
    SGTepidon November 18, 2007   Link

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