Call this a mess, call me strong.
Call me a mess, call me wrong.
'Cause sick hearts do fine with wasting their time.

Make up some words on the spot for the moment,
acting like its what you meant to say.
Calling true angels cause lonesome,
you don't believe they exist anyway.

I'd rather shut my eyes.

Call this a mess, call me strong.
Call me a mess, call me wrong.
'Cause sick hearts do fine with wasting their time.
(wasting their time, wasting their time)

Lifting my head like the weight of the world,
and it seems I forgot how to smile.
We've been friends with the devil, it's dangerous sad that I don't really have many friends.
(don't have a friend)

I'd rather shut my eyes.

Call this a mess, call me strong.
Call me a mess, call me wrong.
'Cause sick hearts do fine with wasting their time.
Call me a boy 'till I've learned.
Call me the bird or the worm.
'Cause sick hearts do fine with wasting their time.

There's so much left to see,
but I'd rather shut my eyes.
I don't know what's come over me,
but I'd rather shut my eyes.
There is so much that I could see,
but i'd rather shut my eyes,
I'd rather shut my eyes, I'd rather shut my eyes.

Call this a mess, call me strong.
Call me a mess, call me wrong.
'Cause sick hearts do fine with wasting their time.
Call me a boy 'till I've learned.
Call me the bird or the worm.
'Cause sick hearts do fine with wasting their time.
With wasting their time.


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    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong.
    Here's the right version.


    Call this a mask, call me strong;
    Call me a mess, call me wrong.
    'Cause sick hearts do fine
    With wasting their time.
    (Yeah!)

    Make up two words on the spot for the moment,
    Acting like it's what you meant to say.
    Calling to angels, that slow dance with you-
    You don't believe they exist anyway.

    I'd rather shut my eyes...
    Call this a mask, call me strong;
    Call me a mess, call me wrong.
    'Cause sick hearts do fine
    With wasting their time.

    (Wasting time, wasting time)

    Aching my head like it's the weight of the world,
    And it seems that I've forgot how to smile (Forgot how to..)
    Make friends with the devil, it's dangerous sad
    That I don't really have any friends
    (Don't have a friend)

    I'd rather shut my eyes...
    Call this a mask, call me strong;
    Call me a mess, call me wrong.
    'Cause sick hearts do fine
    With wasting their time.
    Call me a boy 'til I've learned ('til I've learned)
    Call me the bird or the worm.
    'Cause sick hearts do fine
    With wasting their...

    There's so much left to see,
    But I'd rather shut my eyes.
    I don't know what's going over me,
    But I'd rather shut my eyes.
    There's so much that I could see
    But I'd rather shut my eyes,
    I'd rather shut my eyes (Rather shut my...)
    I'd rather shut my eyes.

    Call this a mask, call me strong;
    Call me a mess, call me wrong.
    'Cause sick hearts do fine
    With wasting their time.
    Call me a boy 'til I've learned ('til I've learned)
    Call me the bird or the worm.
    'Cause sick hearts do fine with wasting their time (Wasting time)
    With wasting their time.
    prtylilnitemareon April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think some of the lyrics are wrong.
    call me a mess, call me wrong.
    not call me a mask.


    with that aside, i think the song is about being alone in lonely times and maybe even wanting to die.


    and great song.
    awesome_kamon February 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds terribly like "mask" to me...
    TerribleThings___xon February 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'that I don't really have any crimes.'
    I think its friends, not crimes. It fits better.
    its.not.meon February 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not in the right order!!!
    its.not.meon March 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is basically a fuck you to anyone who passes judgment on another...when Bert say's "call this a mess call me strong...call me a mess call me wrong" he's basically saying say what you want "sick hearts do fine with wasting their time". get it...got it...good...it sounds right to me...
    bighead1064on March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOMFG . . this song (= . .It's my theme song atm . .ironically I'm not sure what it's about but I'll give it a shot at picking it's brains .

    It's a def "F U" song to haters . .It makes me think of a person who doesn't give a rats ass of people's judgements and does what he/she whats in life . .they live in the moment and are spontaneous . .'sick hearts' possibly some sort of drug abuse . .love problems (lol) . .or maybe just a person who lives a life of sin that it's bad for their emotions and health . .

    "I'd rather shut my eyes" . .remain ignorant and blind to reality and/or how their lifestyle is effecting their overall health . .
    DreamersDiseaseon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove this song, and i pretty much agree with everyone here ... fuck you song - for sure.

    i love how they incorporate "the bird and the worm" into the lyrics

    saw them perform and met them 4/20, most amazing night of my life
    theusedfan85on April 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely a fuck you song(: i love itt.
    lyriclovee33on August 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about wasting your life and not knowing what to do with it, while being strong and surviving but still thinking in your head that you just want it to be over(basically figure it out)... i can explain further if anyone wants me to...
    Steelearth126on June 27, 2009   Link

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