If we've got something going, tell me why is he here?
You leave me hanging by a thread when the lion is near

I'm not about to drop the ball
You clearly cannot stay

Why can't you see with my hands holding your eyes open
It's hard for me to think straight when your mouth is moving?

Well you could have been all I wanted and all that I need
But you had to leave 'cause it's easy to fall in love with machines

I'm not about to drop the ball
You clearly cannot stay

Why can't you see with my hands holding your eyes open
It's hard for me to think straight when your mouth is moving?
Why can't you see with my hands holding your eyes open
It's hard for me to think straight when your mouth is moving?

Go away, no, please stay
Go away, you'll stay, stay away
Go away, no, please stay
Go away, you'll stay, stay

Why can't you see with my hands holding your eyes open
It's hard for me to think straight when your mouth is moving?
Shut up, sit down, but you're way out, just leave me alone
You can't make me believe that you have changed at all


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    Song MeaningI think the song means that some guy is in a relationship that has been broken up because of another guy. Now the girl is saying all this good stuff about how she wants him back so he takes her back. But now everytime the other guy comes around she's not the same.
    "If we've got something going tell me why is he here?
    You leave me hanging by the thread when the lion is near."
    The guy is just saying that he loves he to death and that he's been there even when she left him, but now he realizes that he can't be hurt anymore. She hasn't changed. She just feeds him lines.
    "Why can't you see with my hands holding your eyes open
    It's hard for me to think when your mouth is always moving.
    Shut up sit down but your way out just leave me alone.
    You cant make me belive that you have changed at all."
    stinkybalamookaon November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFAV on the EP
    <3
    thrwmyhrtawy.on December 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with stinkybalamooka.

    It can mean the same thing to a guy just as it would with a girl.

    This would be a great song to hear ADTR cover or a grunge or punk band to cover.
    CoolKat88on February 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about my cousin Emily. She was dating Anthony at the time. Her & best friend (now husband) Chrisopher were inseparable & Anthony started getting extremely jealous. This song is a horrible telling of what happened. Anthony was a heroin addict & treated Emily like shittt. So when she started getting close to Chris, Anthony wrote & played this song for her; with Chris present. " If we have something going on, then why is he here? " Not gonnna lie though , I liked her bettter with Anthony cause " it's so easy to fall in love with machines. " Chris being a boring machine.
    AnywhereButHere951on May 19, 2010   Link

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