if it all was a dream, then it was worth the memories.
if i don't make it out alive, then know that this got the best of me.
my knuckles are white, but i can't get a grip.
if there's still hearts on the line,
i'll make all the words
fit from the roof of this house,
i watch the sun go down
on the time that i've cursed since i turned 16.
a set of keys, i was california dreamin'.
drive. just drive.

and i've been saying that i changed my ways.
disharmony seems to be my favorite word lately.
and love had it's hand up, but i pushed it away.
and i'll tear myself from the words i didn't say
and all the things i said i wouldn't do.
i'm done when things get hard,
all i think to do is run.
but all i want is something to call my own.

i let my heart, woah, get the best of me this time.
i lost myself and all that matter most to me.
but one thing doesn't make a man.
but one thing doesn't make a man.

i can't believe all the things that i've seen.
i was moving so fast, forgot to take it all in.
it's the sad times and tears, and being alone
that makes you think of the times that matter most.
and now it's five years later, and i'm still all alone.
my closest thing to a friend,
girl, a dime in a payphone.
and now i'm feeling all the pain that i've caused
behind this broke down piano in the back of this bar.

so this is california, the sun still sets the exact same way as back home.
on that rooftop, the sun still sets the same.

i let my heart, woah, get the best of me this time.
i lost myself and all that matter most to me.
but one thing doesn't make a man.
but one thing doesn't make a man.

the lies i told, the hearts i broke.
the things i had, i never told.
the tip of my tongue, fingertips
turns at every word i must have missed
forgot to mention when i lived back home.
and now i'm going back to the only thing i ever knew.

woah, oh.. get the best of me this time.
i lost myself and all that matter most to me.
but one thing doesn't make a man.
i let my heart, woah, get the best of me this time.
i lost myself and all that matter most to me.
but one thing doesn't make a man.
but one thing doesn't make a man.


Lyrics submitted by kelly.

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    General Commentomg i cant believe nobody has commented this yet!
    this is by far my favorite Every Avenue song :)

    This songs about (in my mind), a person who leaves home to persue his dreams
    but, is starting to realizes he wasnt ready to leave home.
    hints: "i was moving so fast, forgot to take it all in",
    &"if it all was a dream, then it was worth the memories.
    if i don't make it out alive, then know that this got the best of me"

    And he misses everything he had back home but is trying to be responsible and stand on his own.
    hints: " let my heart, woah, get the best of me this time.
    i lost myself and all that matter most to me.
    but one thing doesn't make a man."
    jaseyraex3on July 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell also, look at the name of the song. i know a lot of times the song doesnt coinside with the name but this one does. "the hell back home." well, i agree with jaseyrae<3 completely, and i think the song name is a huge point to her position.
    beeee3691on September 30, 2009   Link

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