"What This Means To Me" as written by and Andrew Oliver....
Between you and me
I think it's pretty sad
How we're singing the same song
Humming the same songs
Oh wah oh, oh wah oh oh
Don't you see what this meant to me

These are the hard times here to inspire
Convenient how it always works out this way
The message you'll find, heart on a wire
It'll make you say, it'll make you say

"Oh my God, there must be something left to write
The two best words to sum up my whole life."

This is the story of our lives
From the road we sit and watch it pass by
Is this the best use of my time?
Don't worry my love, everything's alright
I'd give just about anything to know she's waiting for me
An eye for an eye, a dream for a dream

The life that I am force fed
I'm scared of the road ahead
Have you listened to a word I've said?
The big picture is my dream is dead

These are the hard times here to inspire
Convenient how it always works out this way
The message you'll find, heart on a wire
Don't you see what this meant

Between you and me
I think it's pretty sad
How we're singing the same song
Humming the same songs
Oh wah oh, oh wah oh oh
Don't you see what this meant to me

(I'd give just about anything to know she's waiting for me)
(An eye for an eye, a dream for a dream)

It'll make you say "oh God, why was I wrong?
I missed all the meaning while it was spelled out all along."


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"What This Means to Me" as written by Andrew Oliver

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  • +2
    General Comment"Between you and me
    I think its
    pretty sad how we're singing the
    same songs, humming the same
    songs."
    -The two people have alot in common and think of alot of the same things even if they aren't together.

    "Don't you see what this means
    to me?"
    -He's in love with her.

    "This is the
    story of our lives
    from the road
    we sit and watch it pass by.
    Is
    this the best use of my
    time?
    Don't worry my love
    everything's alright.
    I'd give
    just about anything
    to know shes
    waiting for me
    an eye for an eye
    a dream for a dream"
    -He thinks that time is wasted without her with him, and wonders if she still cares for him.

    "The Life
    that i am force fed
    I'm scared of
    he road ahead
    have you listen to
    a word i've sad?
    the big picture
    is my dream is dead"
    -He is afraid of whether or not she will be with him in the future, and he hopes she will still be there.

    "It will
    make you say o god
    why was i
    wrong
    i missed all the meaning
    when it was spelled out all along."
    -He didn't understand what she meant until it was too late.



    RyanMcConnellon June 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that's what it is about too,

    "This is the
    story of our lives
    from the road
    we sit and watch it pass by."
    -he is on the road touring all the time

    "Is
    this the best use of my
    time?"
    -is he sure he really wants to live this way, being away from her for so long

    "Don't worry my love
    everything's alright.
    I'd give
    just about anything
    to know shes
    waiting for me"
    -everything will be ok, and he hopes she is waiting and thinking about him as much as he is her.

    "Between you and me
    I think its
    pretty sad how we're singing the
    same songs, humming the same
    songs."
    -they are the same and are thinking about the same things and each other even when they are not together.


    that's what i got out of it.
    hollymcdadeon February 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoo i love this band soo much! im hopefully seeing them the 11th with our last night and before their eyes. i really wanna see them live!
    annnd
    can someone please explain to me what this song means!!
    i absolutely love it especially the ending..but i have no idea what it means.
    is it like about a long distance relationship?? cause that's all i can get out of it.

    peekaboodo17on February 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally i think it is about his relationship with God and the environment around him. "Between you and me, I think it's pretty sad that were singing the same songs, humming the same songs." - So many people just think that they are Christians because they go to church and follow all the other Christians, branch out and be your own person in Christ

    "Don't you see what this means
    to me?" - He's telling people to stop messing with religion and stop playing games with God because it means so much to him and to Him.

    "Oh my god
    there must be something left to
    write.
    The two best words to sum
    up my whole life." - He is crying out to God, there must be something else not so cliche and not so overused to say to You to let you know i love You, and the two words are love and sacrifice."

    "This is the story of our lives from the road we sit and watch it pass by. Is this the best use of my
    time? Don't worry my love everything's alright.I'd give just about anything to know shes
    waiting for me." - He is kinda comparing his beliefs to something that just passes by slowly without being able to do anything about it. He is questioning why he is a Christian in the first place and if it really is true that Jesus loves him. He just hopes that one day God will be waiting for him in Heaven to say "Well done, good and faithful servant."

    "It will make you say o God why was i wrong i missed all the meaning when
    it was spelled out all along." - This is from the perspective of other people who don't believe in God, they are saying, How could I have missed Him and His love when it was right in front of my face this whole time?

    ballstothewall31on May 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lead singer is fucking hot.
    scriptmylifeon June 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdevin is kind of a cocky asshole.
    but yea, he is fucking hot.
    sowrongitsmorganon August 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol devin
    kennysavesthedayon August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly because I'm picky and want things my way. A better formation of the lyrics with minor changes.

    Between you and me,
    I think its pretty sad how
    we're singing the same songs,
    humming the same songs.

    Oh Woah
    Oh Woah

    Don't you see what this means to me?

    These are the hard times,
    here to inspire
    convenient how it always works out this way.
    The message you'll find
    heart on a wire
    it will make you say

    It will make you say

    Oh my god there must be
    something left to write.
    The two best words
    to sum up my whole life.

    This is the story of our lives
    From the road we sit and watch it pass by.
    Is this the best use of my time?
    Don't worry my love everything's alright.
    I'd give just about anything
    to know shes waiting for me
    An eye for an eye a dream for a dream

    The Life that I am force fed
    I'm scared of the road ahead
    Have you listen to a word I've sad?
    The big picture is my dream is dead

    These are the hard times,
    here to inspire,
    convenient how it always works out this way.
    The message you'll find
    heart on a wire
    Don't you see what this means?

    Between you and me,
    I think its pretty sad how
    we're singing the same songs,
    humming the same songs.

    Oh Woah
    Oh Woah

    Don't you see what this meant to me?
    (I'd give just about anything
    to know shes waiting for me
    An eye for an eye a dream for a dream)

    It will make you say oh God
    Why was I wrong?
    I missed all the meaning
    When it was spelled out all along.
    Dani3lBr00talityon November 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweeettttt songgggg
    great voiceee
    :D
    jessX3babyon January 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would have to agree with the original idea posted that it is about a long distance relationship (in a sense) and that people seem to read too much into it. I don't think that he is still with the girl who is the antecedent for "she". I'm thinking they probably broke up because he's always gone. "I think it's pretty sad how we're singing the same songs, humming the same songs." This is referring to that well-known cliche that loved ones are united by certain things, like "we're both looking at the same moon right now", for example. "I'd do anything to know she's waiting for me." She's not waiting for him but he feels like she should be because they're supposed to be together. I agree with the rest of the arguments though, such as "From the road we sit and watch it pass by" being that they are on tour and such.
    Kabooseon June 10, 2011   Link

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