Excuse me that could someone take this broken bottle
And explain to me, explain to me
All the reasons why we`ll come undone
And why the streetlight couldn`t harm anyone
There was reason and eternity
That all the forces in this place will bring me back to me

But if you see me coming up again
I will never spend
A day without you in my head, in my

But if we crawl into the morning
We will never see the light
And if we leave it up the fate then we could fall in love tonight
If we spend another minute
I can find out what it`s worth
You can sweep me off my feet and you could bring me down to earth

Now wait a minute here`s the punch line
And if you understood this passage then you better keep it to yourself,
yourself, yourself, yourself.
Now wait a minute here`s a second time
And if you understood this passage then you better keep it to yourself,
yourself, yourself and your head

But if you see me coming up again
I will never spend
A day without you in my head, in my head

But if we crawl into the morning
We will never see the light
And if we leave it up to fate then we could fall in love tonight
If we spend another minute
I can find out what it`s worth
You can sweep me off my feet and you could bring me down to earth

Oh, oh, oh
Yeah

Now wait a minute here`s the punch line
Now wait a minute here`s the punch line
Now wait a minute here`s the punch line
Now wait a minute here`s the PUNCH LINE!

But if you see me coming up again
I will never spend
A day without you in my head, in my

But if we crawl into the morning
We will never see the light
And if we leave it up to fate then we could fall in love tonight
If we spend another minute
I can find out what it`s worth
You can sweep me off my feet and you could bring me down to earth

Now wait a minute here`s the punch line, and we`re out of time, TIME!




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    General CommentAnother really cool Melb band!
    They really rock!!
    robletton February 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeh this song is so cool, when he screams punch line and then the tapping guitar solo comes in, love it!
    lennon18on March 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhee the getaway is my favourite band atm!

    Just as a sidnote, he actually screams 'breakdown!' not 'punchline'

    :)
    divicool72on April 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalso some of these lyrics are WRONG ><
    like "wait a minutes here's the punchline, and if you want this to be special then you better keep it to yourself" that's how it should be written.

    someone tell me what they think this is about aye?
    the_used_rokon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHow awesome is this song? VERY !
    I lalso just love the bit where he screams "Breakdown" (idk but to me it sounds a lot like "breakdown" than "punchline" at around 3.00 & the kickass guitar solo that comes in at 3.13 . .

    As for it's meaning, I'm not really sure, but here's my thoughts on it. I think "streetlight" symbolises something. Maybe it might symbolise some sort of significance to the person who wrote these lyrics. Maybe a "special moment" between him and his lover.
    But it seems to me, that he's no longer with that person, since he seems to be reflecting on the past (probably visiting that very spot that holds the significance of the "streetlight" reminding him of that special moment, espcially of her.
    He's wondering where the relationship went wrong or why she's no longer with him anymore.
    He's probably trying to keep a hold on his feelings and reminisces about her, in his mind, trying to amend the relationship and in the process he's trying to grasp onto what their relationship once meant to each other.
    But, he comes to his senses and realises that it can never happen and that it's over and the past is the past.

    "Wait and minute heres the punchline" makes me think of him snapping out of his thoughts, he's stopped drowning himself in his emotions thinking of what ifs and all the questions left unanswered . . and he's trying to remind himself that "oh wait, thats right it's over, who am I too think t's possible to get back what we once had" so he just keeps it all to himself and doesn't act upon what he really wants, which is he wants her back.

    but yeah . .I'm not entirely sure about it's meaning. But those are my thoughts for now lol.

    Here's the correct lyrics btw . .

    "Excuse me there, could someone take this broken bottle.
    And explain to me, explain to me
    All the reasons why we've come undone
    And why the streetlight couldn't hold anyone
    If there was reason in eternity
    Then all the forces in this place would bring you back to me.

    But if you see me coming up again
    I will never spend
    A day without you in my head, in my

    But if we crawl in to the morning we will never see the light
    And if we leave it up to fate then we could fall in love tonight
    And if you spend another minute trying to find out what it's worth
    You could sweep me off my feet and you could bring me down to earth

    Now wait a minute here's the punch line
    And if you want this to be special then you'd better keep it to yourself,
    Yourself, yourself, yourself
    Now wait a minute here's the second time
    And if you want this to be special then you'd better keep it to yourself,
    Yourself, yourself and your health

    But if you see me coming up again
    I will never spend
    A day without you in my head, in my head.

    But if we crawl in to the morning we will never see the light
    And if we leave it up to fate then we could fall in love tonight
    And if you spend another minute trying to find out what it's worth
    You could sweep me off my feet and you could bring me down to earth

    Oh oh oh, yeah.

    Now wait a minute here's the punch line
    Now wait a minute here's the punch line
    Now wait a minute here's the punch line
    Now wait a minute here's the breakdown!

    But if you see me coming up again
    I will never spend
    A day without you in my head, in my

    But if we crawl in to the morning we will never see the light
    And if we leave it up to fate then we could fall in love tonight
    And if you spend another minute trying to find out what it's worth
    You could sweep me off my feet and you could bring me down to earth

    Now wait a minute here's the punch line
    No we're out of time again.
    DreamersDiseaseon July 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think that the streetlight is associated with
    "But if we crawl in to the morning we will never see the light"
    perhaps light is used as a synonym for truth.
    if they crawl into the morning they will never see the truth.
    so they remain in the dark.
    maybe by using the dim streetlight they can live the way they want...
    ahottertouchabetterfuckon December 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIts about getting off your face and having no idea why you did it..
    Many states of loneliness and emotion that you go through also whilst you are inehbriated.
    xxbrokenimagexxon March 11, 2011   Link

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