"The Nerve" as written by and Kenneth Earl/mcgill Jankowski....
(Get up the nerve, get up the nerve)
'Cause really what's the worst thing that could happen?
Go make your move

There you are and here I am
I have to make that clear
In my own mind
So I know where to begin this
And I know you're leavin' soon
I'm busy as can be
So it wouldn't really make much sense to me

But your eyes are dumbin' me down
And I can't take mine off of you
So how's 'bout spendin' half a day
Underneath a tree losin' leaves
Who knows if they'll grow back again?

Say you will - or that you wish you could, convincingly
'Cause you're makin' me feel like I'm a real live human boy
And she said,
"What's that you got? Robotic insides?"
I know I'm not black blooded
So we should dance right now
And wisen up later

My view of you is cuttin' through
The bitter storms of the sea
Them clouds ain't strong now as they sounded
Let's just drive
I wanna see what the wind does to your hair
Would you take a drive, take a drive...

Say you will - or that you wish you could, convincingly
'Cause you're helpin' me remember what it's like
To have feelings like a normal human
She said,
"What's that you got? Robotic insides?"
I know I'm not black blooded
So we should dance right now
And wisen up a little later

My view of you is cuttin' through
The bitter storms of the sea
Your eyes are dumbin' me down
And I can't take mine off of you
Let's just drive
I wanna see what the wind does to your hair
Would you take a drive, take a drive...



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    General CommentIn my opinion this song is about two people who love eachother, but have obstacles keeping them from being together.

    "Get up the nerve, get up the nerve
    'Cause really what's the worst thing that could happen?
    Go make your move" -- He wants her to just go ahead and amit that she longs for him, and act upon it.

    "There you are and here I am
    I have to make that clear
    In my own mind"

    -There is something keeping the two apart, for example, maybe the girl has a boyfriend, who she wont leave, but maybe not.

    "So how's 'bout spendin' half a day
    Underneath a tree losin' leaves"

    --I love this lyric because I like to interpret it as the two spending half a day together, with what is left of the thier love (the tree losing leaves) which is slowly fading because, they know it has to.

    "Say you will - or that you wish you could, convincingly"

    He wants her to admit that she loves him and wants to be with him, or just fool him, because he cant bare thinking otherwise.

    "And she said,
    "What's that you got? Robotic insides?"
    I know I'm not black blooded

    -- This part I was always questionable, so I asked Kenn, and He said that Black Blood is oil. That the Robots have Oil for blood.
    I know that this part doesnt quite fit my interpretion, but that's what he intended it to mean.

    "So we should dance right now
    And wisen up later"

    --They should just enjoy themselves, and act on thier love for eachother
    Then worry about it later

    "Let's just drive
    I wanna see what the wind does to your hair
    Would you take a drive, take a drive..."

    -- "Test drive" the relationship and see what happens.














    littlerennieon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThat is a very good interpretation. I think i agree.
    The republic tigers rock.
    Salmonnerdzon December 22, 2009   Link

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