"Company" as written by and Stephen Sondheim....
Please put on that record again
and I will put on that shirt you've been
wearing around
you've been wearing around
it’s times like this I think too much
it’s times like this I think too much
oh please don't think too much
oh please don't think too much

cause I can’t let you in
cause these walls have been built
no I can’t let you in
cause these wall have been built

but you said I’m out on a ledge
come stand with me
I need the company
I need the company

My face has turned red
But it’s not from something you just said
Oh I’m blushing on the inside
It’s those damn green eyes
And panel by panel and piece by piece this all fits together but its not what you think
Oh there I go again
Oh there I go again

You said I’m out on a ledge
Come stand with me
I need the company
I need the company and
I'm trying to get you in
I'm trying to get you over and
I'm trying to get you in
I'm trying to get you over and
I'm trying to be brave
I'm trying to be brave
I'm trying to be brave
I'm trying to be brave

But you’re listing to every word I say and I’m trying not to give it away
I like to keep my cards so close
You like to keep that console on
And all my broken hearts
and all my forgettable false starts
well you can have them right now
but you better not look away
You can have 'em right now but you better not look away
this me tying to be brave
You can have 'em right now but you better not look away
this is me tyring to be brave


Lyrics submitted by palindrome

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    General CommentI think this song is about someone you really like or even love but you cant show it to them for whatever reason. You're even starting to distance yourself from that person ("i cant let you in") because he or she's not giving you the affection you want them to give you.
    Hambaharion May 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh thanks swayness
    console makes more sence
    hilarious misheard lyric though.
    palindromeon May 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about trust issues, or at least that's what I get from it. It's about not being able to let anyone in because of those issues. ("'cause I can’t let you in/'cause these walls have been built")

    In the end of the song, though, these "walls" are being broken. They're letting someone in. ("And all my broken hearts/and all my forgettable false starts/well you can have them right now/but you better not look away/You can have 'em right now but you better not look away")


    This song is amazing.
    xtheDWARFon June 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. The "C" word sticks out like a sore thumb though, that could be tuned down a bit, haha.
    Technophobiaon April 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not the 'c word', its 'you like to keep that console on' according to kate cooper - the lead singer, so straight from the horse's mouth (yeah i went there).

    To me this song is about a person taking a chance on a dysfunctional relationship.
    swaynesson May 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI interpret this as that she's turning some one away despite having feelings for them for her own secret reasons.

    great song :)
    kat_o17on September 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its about bein in love with a really close friend, like an old friend, and having to keep the feelings hidden becuause letting them know could ruin the friendship. and hanging around as friends, trying to keep a distance and it being made harder cos the friend is oblivous and needs you just as a friend. trying to let them know but too subtley becuase of being careful not to risk the friendship....
    thats my guess anyway!! awesome song!!!
    happykidon January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh im blushing in the inside... it's those damn green eyes...
    <3 Amaazzing.
    SheLikesGiantson April 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe character of the song is in the beginning of a new relationship (the first verse). She's getting carried away and thinks it might be something big. However, she's been damaged by too many bad relationships in the past ("broken hearts/forgettable false starts") and is wary of jumping into this one ("It's times like these I think too much/please don't think too much").

    She tries to talk herself out of it, but she's hooked ("This all fits together but it's not what you think/Oh there I go again"). She sees something different in this person. It seems to her like they understand her ("but you're listening to every word I say and I'm trying not to give it all away").

    In the end she decided to go out on a ledge, to take the risk. She trusts this person but fears he may give up on her or hurt her like many have in the past ("You can have 'em right now but you better not look away/this is me trying to be brave").

    It's so common that we get caught up too quickly in relationships and open up only to have the door slammed in our face. I think this one might work...
    Pablohoney912on May 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song from a phenomenal band...im not going to lie i thought it was the 'c word' too, thats why i checked up on the lyrics..
    RattleandHumu2on December 30, 2009   Link

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