"Cheerleader" as written by Christopher Robert Bear, Daniel Raphael Rossen, Christopher M. Taylor and Edward Droste....
Mention a name, we know (we know)
Appear tame, it shows (it shows)
Please don't feign, the ropes (the ropes)
Always the same, I know (I know)

(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)
(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)

(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)
Go on, let it go, it doesn't mean a thing
(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)
Chance is on nothing changing

There's no time, to go (to go)
Through the designs, we know (we know)
Never mind, although (although)
Maybe this time, we'll grow (we'll grow)

(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)
(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)

(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)
Go on, let it go, it doesn't mean a thing
(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)
Chance is on nothing changing

(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)
Go on, let it go, it doesn't mean a thing
(I'm cheerleading myself, I shouldn't really matter)
Chance is on nothing changing


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"Cheerleader" as written by Edward Droste Christopher Bear

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  • +4
    General CommentNo. It's "I'm Cheerleading myself/ I shouldn't really matter." The name of the song is Cheerleader.
    peoplehavebadearson August 19, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI just saw them live. He definitely says:

    "I'm cheerleading myself,
    I shouldn't really matter".
    Download-Thison August 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is about relationships, self-sabatouge....how putting rules on love only kills it. Or just about life in general...trying to predict the future/control it/plan it...and how the more you try to control life, the more you miss the point, and the more miserably you live...because the only thing you can control in life is yourself.

    The first verse reminds me of how we attempt to pretend that everything is perfect even if it is not, and the monotony of that. "Mention a name, appear tame, please don't feign (fake it), always the same..."

    "Chance and sow" are the two ways that anything occurs. Either by chance, or by planning...or "sowing" seeds...but even through what might seem like change, it all ends up the same... "Nothing changing" (different people or situations, but the same inherent patterns/habits/feelings).

    The next verse makes me think of the emphasis so many put on time "There's no time, to go. Through the designs, we know"...deadlines...etc...instead of letting something naturally take its course. Trying to force something before it is ready. In the end realizing it is not the way to go about it and hoping to remember and learn for next time...."Never mind, although. Maybe this time, we'll grow"

    "I'm shooting them myself, I should've made it matter" This to me is regret for going about it all wrong. "Shooting" or basically ruining something pure by putting societies pressures on it...and realizing that to just "Let it go" would have been more successful.

    I think it's called Cheerleader, to remind us all to just let go and live life...to cheer us along in not making the mistakes mentioned in the song.
    hr626on January 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionFavorite song from the new album. Totally dreamy.
    Nimbus the Kittenon March 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis songs about regret.
    oh_somedayon November 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI agree with the user said it was about a guy trying to make it work but failing. I don't know what "shooting them myself" means though. I guess sense he made it sound like "I'm cheerleading them myself" it's talking about how he is trying to push himself to work on the relationship but she is essentially making himself more miserable by trying to keep a relationship that will never work out.
    Aenema91on September 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know the correct lyrics are up now, but I'm curious if anyone besides me heard it this way:

    I should've known myself/I should've made it better.
    charlottewrobotson June 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcuse me, maybe because I'm not an English speaker, I can't understand this song's meaning, could anybody help me? In my opinion Cheerleading can't be part of the text, I'm quite sure I'm hearing "shoot" or something similar... On the other hand I don't know what "shoot them myself" means... The same about "chance and sow", I read in a dictionary that sow means a female pig O_o?? What has it to do with chance? Thanks :)
    julychang89on August 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion"I'm cheerleading myself,
    I should've made it matter"

    is how it sounds to me.
    bbro25on August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone love this song as much as i do??
    kidfortoday70on September 02, 2009   Link

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