i'm working on my backwards walk
walking with no shoes or socks
and the time rewinds to the end of may
i wish we'd never met then met today

i'm working on my faults and cracks
filling in the blanks and gaps
and when i write them out they don't make sense
i need you to pencil in the rest

i'm working on drawing a straight line
and i'll draw until i get one right
it's bold and dark girl, can't you see
i done drawn a line between you and me

i'm working on erasing you
just don't have the proper tools
i get hammered, forget that you exist
there's no way i'm forgetting this

i'm working hard on walking out
shoes keep sticking to the ground
my clothes won't let me close the door
these trousers seem to love your floor

i been working on my backwards walk
there's nowhere else for me to go
except back to you just one last time
say yes before i change my mind

say yes before i...
you're the shit and i'm knee-deep in it


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    General CommentYou have no idea how perfect this song is.
    chickenflickeron June 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"i'm working on erasing you
    just don't have the proper tools
    i get hammered, forget that you exist
    there's no way i'm forgetting this"

    It's crazy how much I can relate to this part. To me, it seems like he wants to forget someone but he can't bring himself to do it, like he doesn't "have the proper tools" to do so. So he turns to drinking to try to solve the problem, but he knows that won't work.
    iamthenightstarson May 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI know I say this whenever I post on this site ... but this is jst toooo spooky how I can soooo relate to this track .... knowing someone is wrong for u and being unable to leave him/her ..... u're the sh1t and I' m knee deep in it ... * sighs *
    loobiielooon July 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentClothes won't let me close the door - GENIUS!
    But yeah, when i heard this for the first time at the album launch I was just like "Wow, that's so true". "Say yes before I change my mind" sent chills down me. And "you're the shit and i'm knee deep in it" is ultimately heartbreaking but surprisingly bop-able at the same time! Perfect pop music!
    mushmanon August 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is the reason why I fell in love with Frightened Rabbit in the first place. Beautiful and simply perfect.
    etude2505on September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the end so much the whole song i'm just waiting for it haha
    juliaaon September 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe line is
    "i wish we'd never met that MAN today"!

    Its clearly saying she cheated on him and he wants to go back in time
    to before that happened,that would make things all good again right?

    Every song on the album has an underlying theme of cheating,
    as his girl cheated on him before he wrote the album.

    Heres an ironic point...
    In the second song on the album called "i feel better"
    he says "this the last song i write about you"
    Ironically there are 12 more songs after this one lol,
    i know this dont relate to this song i jus thought it was funny.
    beezybeaston October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about the subject having had a broken relationship, and walking backwards to where he came from, so he can start again with the person the relationship was broken from. He believes he has no other option as this is who he loves and where his heart lays. He wants a second chance, and to show this person that he is worth the time, with love prevailing over him.
    mistakenstrangerson November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my new favorite song by them.
    cubarichoon June 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah chickenflicker. AWESOME!
    Bovine Publicon July 05, 2008   Link

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