Before you let me fall
Kill me so I don't feel it at all
Push my body up against the wall
And pick your poison
'Cause everything feels wrong
And I don't know where I belong

Take me for granted
Make me feel used
Leave me in pieces
Misery is company
'Cause I know that it's real
I've learned to love the pain
'Cause that's the only way that I know how to feel

Maybe it's a phase
Maybe I'll break out of it someday
Maybe this is just my twisted fate
I always feel like everything is wrong
And I don't know where I belong

Take me for granted
Make me feel used
Leave me in pieces
Misery is company
'Cause I know that it's real
I've learned to love the pain
'Cause that's the only way that I know how

To feel your arms around my neck
I'm suffocating with regret
From all the wasted hours spent
Believing I was never meant
To touch the face of something real
These so-called scars will never heal
But I put down a deal
'Cause that's only way that I know how to feel

Take me for granted
Make me feel used
Leave in pieces
Broken and bruised

Take me for granted
Make me
I promise that you'll
Never keep on fallin' to pieces
Misery is company
'Cause I know that it's real
I've learned to love the pain
'Cause that the only way that I know how to feel
I know how to feel
You're the only way that I know how to feel


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    General CommentI can't believe there aren't more comments on this song, this is definitely one of my favorite Boys Like Girls songs. I think the meaning of it is pretty obvious.
    LyricsAreHerStoryon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can totally relate to this song. Someone who's been hurt for so long that they don't know how to handle it when someone who won't hurt them comes along. I LOOOOOVE their older stuff!
    girlsdowhattheywanton July 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, and i cant believe more people don't like it, i can relate to this song, because like me, i think that his life used to be great, but then he realized that he had been blind to so many things, then it seemed that everything was going wrong, and just when he think he had narrowed down to the few friends he actually had, one of his closest only friends left, hurt him, and he's given up.

    P.S. check my journal for some lyrics i wrote and email me if you like it
    CutLooseByRealityon October 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am absolutely in love with this song. It's just like welcoming the pain and sadness because you can't remember what it was like before. The lyrics are great.
    alwayswonderingon December 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentILoveThisSong<3

    I Basically think its about someone whos been hurt for so long & the only thing they know if pain.So when someone who comes along who wont hurt them & actually cares for them,They dont know how to handle that.because they have never got that love before.... Thats just what I think.
    CandyThaBamfLovesYouon February 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe guy in the song obviously is crushed and hurt, he is unable to feel anything but pain, so to make life bearable he became tolerant to it and constantly adapts it as his persona. He meets a girl who he wants to change his life, the last 2 lines of the song "I know how to feel You're the only way that I know how to feel" is a turn around, he only feels anything but pain when ever she is there.
    LessThanPerfecton August 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCould it be that Martin was bullied when he was young? Maybe he wrote this song to express how he felt in his childhood.
    nickjonas2ndon November 02, 2010   Link

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