it’s the calming before the storm
alcohol sits nicely in your stomach warm
when you wake up hungover
you wish you were sober
I dance with the devil and drink with the demons
that’ll sleep with death and fell short of breath
when you wake up hungover
you wish you were sober

just be pretty but naive
anything here is what you’ll believe
let the rhyme get stuck in your head
wish you had undressed me in your head
it’s the low before the high
it’s been so long, I thought you were dead
when you wake up hungover
you wish you were sober

and I’ll be counting the days that the sun goes past
with the clouds beneath my feet(?)
just be pretty but naive
anything you’ll hear is what you’ll believe
let the rhyme get stuck in your head
wish you had undressed me in your bed

‘cos we’ve been falling apart
built to crumble from the start
I’m a cold metal machine
and I’ll do things you’ve never seen

just be pretty but naive
anything you’ll hear is what you’ll believe
let the rhyme get stuck in your head
wish you had undressed me in your…

just be pretty but naive
anything you’ll hear is what you’ll believe
let the rhyme get stuck in your head
wish you had undressed me in your bed

‘cos we’ve been falling apart
built to crumble from the start
I’m a cold metal machine
and I’ll do things you’ve never seen

and what they don't tell you in church is saints are sinners too


Lyrics submitted by ImNotScaredAnymore

Passion For Publication song meanings
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    General Commentthis was done by ear, so it probably isn't completely correct. i couldn't get the last couple of sentences or what "just be pretty by nine" is, due to the fact i can't make out the singer's accent haha
    ImNotScaredAnymoreon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it is
    "just be pretty but naive"

    and
    "and what they dont tell you and judge is saints are sinners too"(?)
    NeverForget12on October 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti figured out the last line last night "and what they don't tell you in church is saints are sinners too"
    ImNotScaredAnymoreon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFavorite Anarbor song.
    dancegabbydanceon August 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo, the first time the line "Wish you had undressed me in your" is head, but the other times are bed? That's what I think I hear.
    wigwamgrlon December 17, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctionim pretty sure it's "dance with the evil and dream with the demons" and then "fell asleep with death and fell short of breath"
    prettyXbutXnaiveon October 17, 2010   Link
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    General Comment*dance with the devil
    prettyXbutXnaiveon October 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSooo whats this song mean exactly?
    BananaLiuon April 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI *think* the song is about a guy who is probably a bad boy, he dances with the devil and dreams with the demons. He's scorning this girl's naivety here, saying she'll believe anything she hears, and obviously it's not all true. When she wakes up hungover from her problems- and probably naive way of escaping the world through drinking and running the gossip mill, she wishes she were just sober. From her life and alcohol He's warning her; your naivety and passion for publication set us up to fall from the start. Now he's just saying to watch out. He's outing her and he'll hurt her and not think twice about it, he's emotionless now and he'll do things she never even thought he could ever do to hurt her.
    punchdrunkloveon June 19, 2011   Link

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