"Pen & Paper" as written by and Ronnie Winter....
This whole routine is getting old
So am I
And so are you
My reputation lets me know
I can do whatever I want to
Though it seems that you believe
You can do whatever it is you please,
Not before, not before you wind up on your knees

[Chorus]
Don't cry to me no more
You like the way the people stare at you
And now you look so fake
Just thought that you should know
Your all the same
And when the curtain drops down
You'll be replaced by something typical

You set yourself up to be sold
And that's OK cause that's your role
Manipulation takes its toll
Will you do, no body wants you
Though it seems that you believe
You can do whatever it is you please,
Not before, not before you wind up on your knees

[Chorus]

I know I stood so long beside you
And I know I should have left you right where I had found you
I know I stood so long beside you
And I know I should have left you right where I had found you

[Chorus: x2]


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"Pen & Paper" as written by Ronnie Winter

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    General Commentamazing song. i think its about a person who changed ALOT. and everyone thinks theyre a joke. so, now hes saying; dont cry to me, anymore. i dont want you.

    or maybe a girl. who's left him. many times and keeps coming back everytime she has the tiniest problem with her new bfs and stuff. so, he's kind of like the rebound. so, he woke up and realized that. so he's telling her... go away. dont come crawling back to me.

    simple as that :]

    i think the song is pure genius :)
    xbrokensoundsxon October 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it better than the stuff off of the debut. :)
    minutemanon October 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree :]
    pureee genius!!!
    i'm soo excited for the album, i just hate knowing that it'll be overplayed on the radio way too quickly. it's just too ah-mazing to go unnoticed!
    confusedgirl16on October 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song
    is awesome
    =]
    i was getting disappointed with this album
    but hey this song is good
    =]
    aristuma21on January 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it might be about groupies of rock bands. That theme fits in with a lot of the lyrics, though not all of them so i may be wrong
    JezAlmightyon January 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI can relate this song to a close friend who has fall victim to peers by so-called "cool kids" and now the person's thinking of him as a fake.
    yrba1on February 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the lead singers past and present girlfriends, and how they think they're the greatest and so lucky when walking around with the lead singer on her arm. people stare now, but before they didn't cause she was just an ordinary girl.

    Like he says "this whole routine is getting old", and "you're all the same", so that's him thinking "this is happening too many times, all these girls are the same.

    "You like the way the people stare at you now, You look so fake..." is when he's talking about how the girls always get caught up in his fame, and are not dedicated to him as a person.

    "You set yourself up to be sold, And that's okay 'cause that's your role, Manipulation takes it toll, What will you do when nobody wants you?" is him saying how the girls are always trying to be "sold", like in a magazine, news article, interview or in photos taken by the paparazzi. And he's saying that it's okay and he's accepting it because that's just their role, because that's what they all do. And then he's saying the consequences of the gf's actions, like him dumping her, and he's just like asking 'what will they do when nobody wants you?', because nobody will even care about the girl now that she's not with someone in a famous band.

    "I know I stood so long beside you, And I know I should have left you right where I had found you" is where he's saying he regrets staying with her so long when he knew she wasn't in it for him but his status, and he's wishing he had never gotten into a relationship with her because this sort of thing always happens, and he's only wasting his time.

    MiSSAx0on May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningactually it is very well known that this song is about the band's past history with labels and getting shot down, and about people who just don't give a shit about anything, this is a song to send down their throats.
    salvagewhatslefton June 12, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI saw the band on a TV show [Can't remember what show, bad memory. heh.] and they said that its about removing something fake from your life, or something along those lines.
    xFictionalRealityon October 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like the new cd, especially this song.
    I saw these guys like 2 months after this album came out and ronnie was talking about Duke looking like Jesus lol
    They're good guys, but their cd is not Christian, Christian influenced, but they're still the same dudes....
    UOTDWP777on November 09, 2009   Link

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