"What Gets You Through the Night" as written by Seth James Johnson, Joseph Matthew Lussa, Ryan O'connor and Daniel James Stevens....
Tried to find both my life and my love
Took the time to write down my thoughts
Thought that I need to let go of these
(Let go, oh, let go)
All of my words, they seem to ?

Cause I've got the tendency
Of dancing away
At anything alarming

And so, can you, will you
At least attempt to stay now?
Just turn around
I'll make you breakthrough
Never betray you
And now, I know that I can't go back
On all those promises I shredded
But can you, will you
At least attempt to stay now?

Wonder why, why it's taken so long
To step back and admit all of my wrongs
Always gave everything you had to me
(Everything to me)
Tell me why I continue abusing

My insecurities
Have taken away
What I consider charming

And so, can you, will you
At least attempt to stay now?
Just turn around
I'll make you breakthrough
Never betray you
And now, I know that I can't go back
On all those promises I shredded
But can you, will you
At least attempt to stay now?

Whoa, oh
I'll never tell you why
I do those things I do
Whoa, oh
Oh, please just show me
Some understanding, baby
Whoa, oh
Just trust my soul that I, I'm trying
God, I'm trying
Oh, oh
To let you know that I
Have tried to tell you

That my insecurities
Have taken away
What I consider charming

And so, can you, will you
At least attempt to stay now?
Just turn around
I'll make you breakthrough
Never betray you
And now, I know that I can't go back
On all those promises I shredded
But can you, will you
At least attempt to stay now?


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"What Gets You Through the Night" as written by Joseph Matthew Lussa Daniel James Stevens

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    General Comment^Are you kidding me? This is probably the best song on the entire album. Absolutely beautiful.
    Riot!pmoreon January 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely one of the HIGH points on the album. slightly different sound for the audition, but nonetheless, still a wonderful display of lyrical perfection to say the least.

    while he could be apologizing for a love-related mistake, i think it may have something to do with drugs and responsibility. the chorus is asking someone to stay with him--maybe they have given up on him before and he needs them now. hes disappointed them before, but now he wants to "make a breakthrough" even though they have always given everything to him. he cant go back on promises he made to stop using, but he needs help/support. the reason why he "continues abusing" are due to his insecurities, perhaps drugs are an escape for him..."dancing away at anything alarming." he doesnt know why he keeps making these mistakes, so hes asking for understanding and forgiveness, but he needs someone to help him through.
    heavensent11on January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDoes Danny write the songs for the audition?
    ItsLoveMakeItHurt0on February 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti don't think its about drugs.
    i think he took her for granted, and he sees now what he did. and he's apologizing for it. And he wants her to forgive him and take him back.

    this song is real amazing btw
    lalaimhappyon February 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song is way amazing i cant wait til warped to see them again.
    tacademyis123on May 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis sound is amazing. i don't think it's about drugs either. it's simply about a guy who has messed up and now realized what he's lost.
    go0dbyekissxon June 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful
    taylorkayon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell it is about his ex girl friend deana. they were still dating when he made this song, but i think its about there relationship with him being gone the whole time he is touring. she thinks he is cheating on her because she is not with him the whole time and usually guys want to get down to. but there over now and daniel is single so this doesn't go for him now even though he kinda wants her back.but she is a whore so it is all good.!
    charlie|cheekson September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, from what I know Danny writes most of the music but Ryan and Joey write a lot too. Ryan did a lot of the last album but this album was a lot of Danny. This song is so meaningful and beautiful. The lyrics are so right for the melody and work so well w/ Danny's voice.
    -l_0/E-on October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the few low points on the album. It's ok but there are better songs on this album.
    I think it's pretty obvious. He screwed up somwhow and now he's wants forgivness.
    PLUR
    OXH
    afiloveon January 21, 2008   Link

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