"No One Understands" as written by Christopher John Guglielmo, Nick Ghanbarian, Jack A O'shea and Anthony S Raneri....
I've always played the fool around here
I'm starting to worry that
I rush through life forgetting to breathe
We all need some time to adapt
No one understands
No one understands what it's like

I had high hopes of silver and gold
I thought things could change for the best
My mom always said I was named for a saint
But I never felt I was blessed
No one understands
No one understands
No one understands what its like

I got your cure right here
Is that what you wanna hear?
I played the fool too many times
I've been catching up for all my lies
And it seems
It gets harder to believe
It gets harder but be honest
If the sun don't shine tomorrow,
We'll survive

I turn this up as loud as it goes
And it ain't too much for the pain
It's up to me and the heart on my sleeve
That hasn't quite been the same
No one understands
No one understands
No one understands what it's like

I got your cure right here
Is that what you wanna hear?
I played the fool too many times
I've been catching up for all my lies
And it seems
It gets harder to believe
It gets harder but be honest
If the sun don't shine tomorrow,
We'll survive

I'm in a field of land mines
A cruise ship, the hell oh
But I don't think about that
It's so hard to find help these days
When everyone's counting on me
But I'm burnt already

I got your cure right here
Is that what you wanna hear?
I played the fool too many times
I've been catching up for all my lies
And it seems
It gets harder to believe
It gets harder but be honest
If the sun don't shine tomorrow [Repeat: x3]
Then we'll survive


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"No One Understands" as written by Christopher John Guglielmo Anthony S Raneri

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThe song is amazing. The lyrics are amazing.

    I guess what it's trying to say is that, growing up or in life, it always feels like you're alone. People always want someone to give them a miracle cure to get past things; they feel as though the world is closing in on them.

    In the chorus, he's saying that, yeah, he's been there. He's "played the fool too many times," he's been this way a lot in the past, he's still trying to make up for the time he's lost dwelling on things that don't really matter, and although it seems like the end of the world, tomorrow always comes and none of it mattered.

    In the verse about "high hopes of silver and gold" he's saying that he always wished he's be taken away, like a poor person wishing for wealth, from his problems, that things would change and he'd be rid of all of it, but that doesn't happen--you just realize it's not worth the trouble you put into it.

    Finally, in the verse about being "in a field of land mines and cruise ships hell, oh, but i don't think about that" he's really saying, "yeah, i'm still in a bad place right now, but i ignore it, and it helps." Also, the next lines show that people think he's found a secret of life, and count on him for advice, but although he seems better off, he's just as bad off as they are.

    It's a great song. Essentially, it's saying "Yeah, life sucks. It always will, so get used to it, ignore it, and try to make the best of it." A truly important lesson.

    And the title/lines "No One Understands" seems more like he's taunting the people who think they're unique or the only people suffering. He's going for irony. I love it. Bayside is amazing.
    Kyhanon May 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think he's speaking from his perspective when he says "No one understands."
    I think its about teen angst or just over dramatic people. (Be honest, if the sun doesn't set tomorrow, we'll survive.)
    And the sarcasm of "I got your cure right here, is that what you want to hear?" really adds to the touch.

    I like this song, it's catchy, but its not their best. This album is not their best. That's my opinion though, no hissy fits please!
    frumstickon October 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just heard this song for the first time, and it srsly took my breath away. i'm so amped for this new album. =)
    onexthousandxtearsxon September 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs one of the biggest Bayside fans of all time, I think this is a perdy damn good song. It makes me all warm and fuzzeh on the inside. They're so cute and awesome and I can't wait for the new album, which I'm most likely going to pre-order cuz that's what good fans do. :D
    WhatNeverWason September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song because i can relate to it. It's pretty self-explanatory.

    it's different from their older stuff, but i know i'll like the new album. already have it pre-ordered! :D
    Oilsausageon September 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis album is def turning out different than past but thats what happens when bands are together for so long.... they grow up in a way ..... and did you just refer to bayside as "CUTE"??? wow.... hmm....

    but this song is amazing the entire album (what i've heard so far) is phenominal
    loverly0513on September 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShudder is the best album I have ever heard.
    Nightmare0088on February 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing.
    kitty14on March 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i agree with frumstick. this album while good doesnt have the same soul and integrity in the songs of their previous album. it is pretty good though and anyone who thinks its the best definitly neeeeds to check out their older stuff.especially their self titled album and the split-ep and walking wounded
    baysideandmoreon March 25, 2009   Link

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