Please sing to me, I can see you open up to breathe.
Fast words make it easier on me, if the point's to never disappoint you, somebody's got to tell me what to do.
I just wish you could have seen me when it used to come so easy.
I'd like to say that it's easy to stay but it's not for me, because I'm barely here at all.

Just slow down now, the secrets out.
And I swear now everything is perfect.
What you want, what you need has been killing me.
Trying to be everything that you want me to be.
I'll say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less.
And I will change everything till it's perfect again.

Coming down, coming around, giving a frown to the sound when I hit ground.
I hate the way that I say I should stay when I know that I don't give a fuck about it anyway.
I shake hands and shoot smiles all around as I sell my body by the pound.
Sign my name on the dotted line for would be fate, do not resuscitate.

Slow down now, the secrets out.
And I swear now I'll still make this perfect.
What you want, what you need has been killing me.
Trying to be everything that you want me to be.
I'll say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less.
And l will change everything till it's perfect again.

I think it's better this way,
This is good in a bad way.
It's better this way.
I'll make this perfect again.
I'll make this perfect again.

What you want, what you need has been killing me.
And I will change everything you want me to be.
I'll say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less.
And I will change everything.
What you want, what you need has been killing me.
Trying to be everything that you want me to be.
I'll say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less.
And I will change everything, I'll make this perfect again.


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    General CommentProbably my fav song on the album. but i still love all the others

    as for the meaning.......im not really good at those... lol
    Matteuxon March 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really good song,its probably my second favorite on the masterpiece theatre album
    crazii-bout-musicon March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's
    "Shake hands, shoot smiles all around"

    and also,
    "I think it's better this way
    This is good in a bad way"
    xalixoon May 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is to people who expect everything about the band to be perfect, the way they want it to be, and Josh is kind of saying "I'm doing my best, we're doing our best, so just be happy that we're here at all and not just quitting." ... Yeah.
    kurichanon December 15, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about. hm, A boy and a girl that were in a relationship a long time ago, and The boy changes and, ever since he changed it hasnt been 'right' between them. So. This guy is just trying to do anything he can so that its perfect again.
    About the;
    'I say yes, I'll undress, I'll do more for less.
    Now I'll change everything until it's perfect again.'

    I THINK, that thats saying the skys the limit and if he has to undress for her he'll do it?
    But then again i could be wrong...
    Jazzyminon June 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSlow down now, the secrets out.
    And I swear now everything is perfect.

    i think that this part is referring to Josh's past. he used to be addicted to haroin, belemic, and self mutalation i think, but all thats over and done with. he's a new person and now he can be perfect, which was his goal all along. thats why he had his problems, because he felt he wasn't good enought, right? now he's healthy and he has no reason to not be perfect. everyone knows though, that he used to have all those problems, so he has to be even better, to rise above that.

    bacicaly i think this song is about Josh living his new life in the music idusry,trying to prove to everyone that hes not that punk kid anymore, and he will do anything to prove himself.
    MTrenchRoxon July 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment They r so great live!! I recorded this song and am going to put it on youtube... I will post the link soon so you guys can hear it live!! Josh signed my shirt <3 My heart melted when i saw him.
    NeonGreenEyeson July 13, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningSo, went to the Calgary Stampede got shiit signed and I really wanted to know what this song was about. While Josh was signing my shirt I asked him what it was about. This isn't specific but heres a rough understanding of what he said: "All it's basiclly about is the music industries trying to change us or other people into something that everyone wants or desires. It is just to say that some artists or bands will try to be 'perfect' for money and popularity but we hope and will try not to change just because critics say something is wrong about our image or music." I think they are Perfect they way they are in my opinion <3
    NeonGreenEyeson July 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCORRECTIONS:
    "if the point's to never disappoint you"
    "just to wish you could've seen me"
    "I'll give more for less"
    "Shake hands, SHOOT smiles all around"
    "for would be fate do not resuscitate"
    "I think it's better this way, this is good in a bad way."

    =) and the meaning has been said by Neon so yeeahaahaahahahaha.
    iPooOnYooon August 15, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about a boy and a girl in a relationship for awhile, and the boy changed, and is about to lose her, so the girl wanting this boy to be everything that's perfect to her, as in her idle partner. And this boy so in love with her, is trying his hardest to do so by saying "What you want, what you need, has been killing me.Trying to be everything that you want me to be"
    He will do anything for her and her affections, even if it's not him or what he's into, "I'll say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less, and I will change everything till it's perfect again."
    The boy then being so close to quitting and giving up on her, no longer caring just contradicts himself with "I hate the way that I say I should stay, when I know I don't give a fuck about it anyway"
    But then the girl pulls him right back in again, and he'll begin doing anything and everything for her again, to prove he's hers, and killing himself in the process "I shake hands, I shoot smiles all around as I sell my body by the pound. Sign my name on the dotted line for would be fate, do not resuscitate"

    also, absolutely in live with this song as I am the band :)
    ForeverMashtonxon April 11, 2015   Link

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