I remember thinking as I laid upon the floor
all of the lights off and listening to Sharp
I was afraid
I was afraid
but I'm not sure what of
and I would shut my eyes and turn on the tv
to people speaking in a language I can't speak
and I would say, how I would say
that I was being healthy
and nobody saw me at all
but sometimes you just gotta be alone
and if you can't be happy on your own
then how will you ever be happy with somebody else
think I was dancing when she walked into the room
next thing I know, we're sharing a cab home
I made her laugh
I made her laugh
but I should've left it alone
cause cut to two weeks later and I'm picking at a scab
when at a party her friend tells me "don't be mad"
'twas a mistake, a small mistake
and I was aware of that
but no, it don't hurt that bad
it's only a scratch
I'm not a train wreck for you
like they say
but sometimes you just gotta be alone
and if you can't be happy on your own
then how will you ever be happy with somebody else
well she was falling down the stairs, drunk and pathetic
it was so hard not to laugh, I won't ever forget
I was sitting on the floor, dressed up as batman
flicking people off and making fun of their accents
concluding to myself that I would always be alone
but it was premature, I was only nineteen years old.
but sometimes you just gotta be alone
and if you can't be happy on your own
then how will you ever be happy with somebody else...else
but sometimes you just gotta be alone
and if you can't be happy on your own
then how will you ever be happy with somebody else
but sometimes you just gotta be alone
and if you can't be happy on your own
then how will you ever be happy with somebody else


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    General CommentI just heard this live a few hours ago and it was absolutely amazing, and I think this song is just about being alone in general and being able to deal with it.
    Gates91on September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOhhhhhh, I've loved this song forever.
    I agree. It's about how you have to accept being alone sometimes.
    xxmodernloveon September 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe said at the show last night that it was about masturbation, haha.
    Rainclawon May 16, 2010   Link

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