Spitting fire back and forth now
Times have changed in just a few months
Neighbors complaining from the fights
And why can't things be the same

And maybe I'm just a little bit cautious
Of what I'm gonna say
When I tell you I can't live this way
But I don't know what to expect
From someone who's so insane

Why can't I get through the night
Without another fight?
I'm tired of the hurting
Is it really worth it?
Am I all alone again?
'Cause I am kind of feeling
Like I'm screaming with my mouth shut
When it's really open

The only noises in my head
Are consumed of your voice
From all the pain and hatred
How long can you kick somebody down
Before a foot breaks?

Why can't I get through the night
Without another fight?
I'm tired of the hurting
Is it really worth it?
Am I all alone again?
'Cause I am kind of feeling
Like I'm screaming with my mouth shut
When it's really open

And I knew that you would fabricate
This situation just for the sake of
Your need for attention
And I'm sick of always being the one
To always break down
Always melt down in the end
And maybe this time
It's a sign that independence and I
Are finally catching on
I don't need you to rely on

Why can't I get through the night
Without another fight?
I'm tired of the hurting
Is it really worth it?
Am I all alone again?
'Cause I am kind of feeling
Like I'm screaming with my mouth shut
When it's really open

Spitting fire back and forth now
Times have changed in just a few months


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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think it's about her parents when they used to fight, and how she doesn't really like her dad:

    Spitting fire back and forth now
    Times have changed in just a few months
    Neighbors complaining from the fights
    And why can't things be the same

    (Her parents are fighting, and it's really loud, and she just wants things to be the same.)

    And maybe I'm just a little bit cautious
    Of what I'm gonna say
    When I tell you I can't live this way
    But I don't know what to expect
    From someone who's so insane

    (She doesn't wanna tell her parents that she can't take it so she just keeps quiet)

    Why can't I get through the night
    Without another fight?
    I'm tired of the hurting
    Is it really worth it?
    Am I all alone again?
    'Cause I am kind of feeling
    Like I'm screaming with my mouth shut
    When it's really open

    (She always hears her parents fighting and she's tired and feels like she's all alone, and she feels like when she says something, no one can hear her)

    The only noises in my head
    Are consumed of your voice
    From all the pain and hatred
    How long can you kick somebody down
    Before a foot breaks?

    (All she hears is her parents, and she's saying how long can her dad bully her mom before "a foot breaks)

    Why can't I get through the night
    Without another fight?
    I'm tired of the hurting
    Is it really worth it?
    Am I all alone again?
    'Cause I am kind of feeling
    Like I'm screaming with my mouth shut
    When it's really open

    (Same)

    And I knew that you would fabricate
    This situation just for the sake of
    Your need for attention
    And I'm sick of always being the one
    To always break down
    Always melt down in the end
    And maybe this time
    It's a sign that independence and I
    Are finally catching on
    I don't need you to rely on

    (Her dad makes up situations to make him seem like that bad guy, and she's sick of it and being the only one to break down.)

    Why can't I get through the night
    Without another fight?
    I'm tired of the hurting
    Is it really worth it?
    Am I all alone again?
    'Cause I am kind of feeling
    Like I'm screaming with my mouth shut
    When it's really open

    Spitting fire back and forth now
    Times have changed in just a few months
    liljojo204on December 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentaren't her parents divorced? that could be what this is about
    planetraincaron June 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite song of hers.
    XxHollyManiacxXon January 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see it as a song about an unheaelthy relationship. Basically, she's the one who is being kicked around- the one who keeps getting knocked down, and she's sick of it.

    I initially thought it was about child abuse at first, and it makes a lot of sense that that's what it could be.

    "Spitting fire back and forth now
    Times have changed in just a few months"

    Does that mean that she's done with the person?
    angill973on June 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is pretty deep for a 15 year old. As much as I'd like to think she's this lyrically talented, I hope it's not autobiographic.

    Does she write her own songs?

    Such a shame this will most likely not be on the record.
    massivetidalwaveon June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hope it's not autobiographical either, but if it is, hopefully it's exaggerated. These are amazing lyrics and I think she does write her own lyrics. She could have just written the song to write a song. That's what I do.

    It would be cool if it was on her album, but if Disney is the one producing it, then it probably won't be. I really hope that she breaks the Disney mold. There are some really cool Disney songs, but the majority of it is the same kind of songs with the same meaning.

    It was really cool when I was pretty much the only one who listened to her music, but hopefully now that she's big, more people will put their input on the song.
    angill973on June 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaren't her parents divorced? that could be what this is about
    planetraincaron June 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, I never thought about it that way. It makes a lot of sense for it to be about that. Good interpretation.

    =)
    angill973on June 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much!

    I can relate to the song in almost every line!
    Nikki--xoxoon June 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so deep! The first time I heard it, I thought it was about a parental divorce; that's what it sounds like. When I look at it another way though, it kind of makes me think of social issues like bullying or something. Demi herself said she was bullied pretty badly in school to the point she had to be homeschooled. The things they did are somewhat reflected in this song. So... I don't know... this song sort of reminds me of that. Maybe it was partially inspired by that?
    NightWriter554on August 19, 2008   Link

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