"A Manner To Act" as written by Wes Miles, Alexandra Nicole Lawn, Mathieu Jordan Santos, Milo A Bonacci and Rebecca Alexandra Zeller....
baby don't touch me like you did in the summer
when i woke up just to hear
speakers made of tin cans piercing through my window
like a cold breeze on my ears
sitting on a stoop in the autumn
look so tired, i could tell that it's under your nose
oh it's much too far to be walking all night myself

would it matter to act like a heart attack?
because looking back, it would have worked out like this

nine o'clock is late for the sun
but the subway's only seven blocks away
and i'll be there soon
but walking through the boulevard
it never seemed as bad as any other time passing through
keep on looking down at the paper with hope, addressed:
no one can hear your pocket full of keys
oh and pain, feel the skin that's calloused on my feet

would it matter to act like a heart attack?
because looking back, it would have worked out like this
i got your sisters in my eyes
and there are too many things that I feel like no one's talking about


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    General Commentsome of these lyrics are really hard to discern, so some suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
    equivalenceon March 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlittle corrections:

    "a manner to act like a heart attack"

    "the subway's only seven blocks away and it'll be there soon..."
    "keep on looking down at the paper with hope addressed..." ??

    "i got two stitches in my eye"
    ap0theosizeon April 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's hard to make out, but I'm not sure about the "a manner to act..." correction, even though that IS the track title, lol. "Would it matter.." makes more sense and it sounds like it to me, but who knows?

    The rest of the song is a bit cryptic anyway, any ideas about what it means?
    musicalcureon November 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt does seem really difficult, but i think its about young love. Maybe like describing their relationship that they had one year that ended because they were just too young. now they are looking back trying to figure out what the hell happened.
    janiezon November 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about growing up, one summer you "fall in love" and shortly thereafter despise that person for either what they did to you or just how they are. The two people have changed dramatically.
    "baby don't touch me like you did in the summer"
    ^sounds slightly angry or bitter to me
    songgwiseon February 12, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionMajor Corrections:

    "baby, oh, touch me like you did in the summer"

    "sittin' on a stoop in the yard
    i looked so tired, i could tell that it's early you know
    oh, it's much to far to be walking all by myself"

    "Keep on looking down at the pavement with hope
    that there's no one who can hear your pocket full of keys"
    acharonon December 15, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaningi feel like this song talks about being mugged on the way to the subway D:
    acharonon December 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCome again?
    wanderloveon December 22, 2012   Link

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