"Can't Do It Alone" as written by Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman....
Oh God, God, she's really done it now,
Coked up, her body's all spun around,
Oh yeah, yeah, she's really done it,
And seein' her just isn't something I can stomach,

Back it up, back it up,
If you talkin' shit to me,
Smack it up, smack it up,
If you act a bitch to me,
Stack it up, stack it up,
If you fuckin' rich as me,
My daddy owns a dealership,
The rest is fuckin' history

This ain't a love song (oh no),
This ain't a broken heart homie singin' only 'cause he's lonely,
This ain't a love song (oh, no, no, no),
This ain't a whiskey-drowned ballad,
There ain't nothing here that's valid,
So tell me baby, pretty baby, that this house is not a graveyard,
Tell me how to stay strong and carry you home,
Over corpses of her long-lost fathers and her unborn daughters,
Cause God dammit, I can't do it alone
I can't do it alone,
I can't do it alone,
No, I can't do it alone

Oh no, no, I'm not impressed with you,
Pink drinks that seem to get the best of you,
Rock late and sleep until the sun sets,
I'd talk but you took the tongue I talk with

Back it up, back it up,
If you talkin' shit to me,
Smack it up, smack it up,
If you act a bitch to me,
Stack it up, stack it up,
If you fuckin' rich as me,
My daddy owns a dealership,
The rest is fuckin' history

This ain't a love song (oh no),
This ain't a broken heart homie singin' only 'cause he's lonely,
This ain't a love song (oh, no, no, no),
This ain't a whiskey-drowned ballad,
There ain't nothing here that's valid,
So tell me baby, pretty baby, that this house is not a graveyard,
Tell me how to stay strong and carry you home,
Over corpses of her long-lost fathers and her unborn daughters,
Cause God dammit, I can't do it alone
I can't do it alone,
I can't do it alone,
No, I can't do it alone

I can call you out and complain the rain is worse,
But it's that much better if I did it in person,
I can call you out and complain the rain is worse,
But it's that much better if I did it in person

So tell me baby, pretty baby, that this house is not a graveyard,
Tell me how to stay strong and carry you home,
Over corpses of her long-lost fathers and her unborn daughters,
Cause God dammit, I can't do it alone
So tell me baby, pretty baby, that this house is not a graveyard,
Tell me how to stay strong and carry you home,
Over corpses of her long-lost fathers and her unborn daughters,
Cause God dammit, I can't do it alone


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"I Can't Do It Alone" as written by Sean Foreman Nathaniel Motte

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  • +1
    General Commenti think it's "but it's that much better if i did it all in person" instead of "if i blame it on a person".
    but...
    awesome song!
    singusasongon July 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgahh such a good song.
    3OH!3 is amazing and they're going to be huge.
    i've seen them twice and their shows are RIDICULOUS
    jenniferasdkjkon August 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm with singuaasong, it's did it all in person. And it's OUR long lost fathers and OUR unborn daughters.
    LordofDoom202on August 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    CAUSE God dammit, I can't do it alone

    and

    I can call you out and complain the rain is worse,
    But it's that much better if I did it ALL in person,
    I can call you out and complain the rain is worse,
    But it's that much better if I did it ALL in person
    Kareeeeeon May 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"our unborn daughters" nudges abortion (unwanted pregnancies) or miscarriages (drug use?)... hmm... maybe i'm just being weird
    Pavlovedon August 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a song about a girl that is always doing drugs and has a drinking problem (thus "pink drinks that seem to get the best of you") and this guy always ends up bringing her home with him when she's been drinking or using drugs ("Tell me how to stay strong and carry you home") and he is tired of seeing her that way ("And seein' her just isn't something I can stomach") and is sick of taking her to his place for all the wrong reasons but still ends up doing it every time and he is tired and thinks he can't keep doing it alone ("God dammit, I just can't do it alone")
    xXIzzieBeeXxon February 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationShe's dead. Or nearly dead.

    The fear and panic in that opening "oh god, oh god" wipes away any ideas that this might be a party anthem. In the beginning stanza the speaker opens the door and sees a girl overdosed, twisted grotesquely, laid out on the floor. This isn't the first time it's happened, but "she's really done it now."

    Then with the chorus "back it up, back it up" he takes us on a trip down memory lane. Their relationship was not a romantic affair: "There ain't nothing here that's valid." They were brought together because of their party lifestyles, riches, and daddy issues: "our long lost fathers." Despite petty bickering and abuse they've stayed together because she got pregnant.

    Even though he knows how shallow and how superficial their relationship was, gazing down at her corpse he realizes too late how much he needed her. In denial and cowardice he turns away and walks out the door moaning, "Tell me, baby, pretty baby, that this house is not a graveyard. Tell me how to stay strong."

    He walks into the rain, which is falling hard. He wants to call out to her, to yell, and to complain about something as stupid as bad weather, but decides, "it's that much better if I do it all in person." After standing there for a bit of time and letting the storm soak through him, he walks back inside and carries her body home.
    bertiebottbagon April 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti luv 3OH!3 they frekin rock
    dianebr25on April 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure he says "cause Got dammit"
    Great song ^.^
    wythe25on May 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment3OH!3 is so freaking awesome!!!!! I <3 THEM!!!!!!!
    KittyStaron May 12, 2009   Link

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