I am the best of all supporting actors
The lead role can go just right upon my shoulders
I can be the back story, chalk full of backbone and literary prowess

Shot and clever in all the right places
Putting all the right looks on all the right faces
See this through and through and through and through
Hold your breath, take a rest, I'll conduct you

A-woah-oh, a-woah-oh, a-woah-oh-oh
A-woah-oh, a-woah-oh, a-woah-oh-oh

You, yeah, you, you're breaking the hearts of honest men
You, yeah, you, you're breaking the hearts of honest men
Oh, you, yeah, you, you're breaking the hearts of honest men
Oh, you, yeah, you, you're breaking the hearts of honest men, of honest men

It's cute how you try
To rebuild your life
It's cute how you try
To rebuild your life
It's cute how you try
To rebuild your life
It's cute how you try
To rebuild your life
A-woah-oh, a-woah-oh, a-woah-oh-oh
To rebuild your life
A-woah-oh, a-woah-oh, a-woah-oh-oh
To rebuild your life
It's cute how you try
To rebuild your life
It's cute how you try
A-woah-oh, a-woah-oh, a-woah-oh-oh
A-woah-oh, a-woah-oh, a-woah-oh-oh


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    General CommentI have no idea about the meaning, if there really is one, but it's a fun song anyway. I like it!

    Here's a couple divergent anaylsis:

    At first I thought "I am the best of all supporting actors" is kind of a backhanded self-compliment, like, "I'm such a wonderful waterboy" or "I'm really good at catching that wedding bouquet over and over and over."

    After all, the lead supporting actor tends to be a cheerleader for the hero, and he's also the comic relief. He does not usually get the girl nor is he all that popular in and of himself. Usually, he gets saved or sacrificed; he does not take center stage.

    What confused me is when the chorus shifted to "you": "It's cute how you try to rebuild your life."

    But then I realized I was so, so, so wrong. "I am the best of all supporting actors" means the guy is dating a woman who can't get her life righted. He's "supporting" her through crisis and mishap and possibly even infidelity: "You, you're breaking the hearts of honest men" implies she's not so honest herself.

    He's doing this supporting to a fault; she can't get it right nor set things right -- "It's cute how you try to rebuild your life."

    Eureka! I'm golden.

    FunkyFastFreddyon March 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat an excellent band, it's like Tilly & The Wall, mixed with Tegan & Sara, An Horse, The Submarines and everything good about indie rock.
    This song to me is about someone who is looking at a girl or guy trying to right all the wrongs they did, and failing.
    frontman17on January 11, 2009   Link

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