"Finders Keepers" as written by and Ronald/porter Miller....
You've got a nerve giving me the cold shoulder
Giving me the twice over, that's not deserved
And we'll talk again when you're sober
You said that I've got cold and our heat has gone

I wanna be your eyes
So you can see what you've done
I wanna be your ears
So you can hear everything that's been missing

Finders keepers
Will you keep me in mind?
I like secrets
Cause they keep me in line
Old habits die hard
But I'm too young to die

I guess it's a mess if you make your bed
So why are we still laying in it?
And I could barely sleep, I could barely eat
And it's been three whole weeks
Since I heard you speak

So hard to take
That eighteen months was built to break
Oh, I love mistakes
Especially ones you've made
I bet you're sorry

Finders keepers
Will you keep me in mind?
I like secrets
Cause they keep me in line
Old habits die hard
But I'm too young to die

Finders keepers
The whole thing is a lie
You won't find her
Cause she's too hard to find
Take my advice and boy, run a mile

And have another drink
And then think this one over
You dig yourself a grave everyday you're sober
Do you see what I mean?
Have your best interest written all over me
I could never be what you need

Finders keepers
Will you keep me in mind?
I like secrets
Cause they keep me in line
Old habits die hard
But I'm too young to die

Finders keepers
The whole thing is a lie
You won't find her
Cause she's too hard to find
Take my advice and boy, run a mile

And I bet you guess me right
(You guess me yes, you guessed me right)
I bet you guess me right


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"Finders Keepers" as written by Ronald/porter Miller

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    General CommentIm not sure if these lyrics are right
    Just what I thought was being sung
    so tell me if theres any mistakes :)
    TakeOffYourColourson April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis girl has left him and he wants her to see the mistake shes made. How the way she treated him was totally out of line, and she drowns herself in alcohol to block out reality and then makes these mistakes, so when shes sober shes to face all the shit shes done. She only wants him when she needs him and the rest of the time she jsut drops him, and everything their relashionship is based on is a lie, lies she leads him with. He feels like noone will ever be able to change her and shes just a let down so save yourself the trouble and dont get involved with her. As shes lying sober in her mistakes she realises what shes done and everything shes lost, "I bet your sorry."

    When it goes 'I bet you guess me right' im not too sure what that means so if anyone has a prefrence then that would be fab!!

    Hope this is almost correct.. goes well to my ex :D
    BeaBumon April 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWOOOOP! Awesome song! I think it's about a alcholic partner? Dunno. :/
    lilybet29993on April 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song.
    This sounds different to their other stuff, it's cool how they can keep coming up with original songs.
    And of course Josh's voice is as brillant as ever.
    withoutyouimjustmeon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti guess it means she knows he's right
    but she wont admit it
    BeaBumon April 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthese arent quite right. im working on corrections atm - im just about done, its just the bit after 'do you see what i mean...' (in the middle eight)thats giving me hassle. any help would be appreciated, lol.

    as for a meaning, josh recently broke up with his girlfriend, so yeahh...
    babsxoon May 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentif this is my corrected version, ive realised that its eighteen months, not eight months, in the second verse.
    and i think its 'you guess, guess, me right' at the end.
    babsxoon May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song. It's soo different from their other songs. The melody and the lyrics are perfect. Totally describes how it feels when a relationship goes wrong. You Me At Six are my favorite band. So mad that I missed them when the came to Pittsburgh.
    iheartmusic43on November 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite YM@6 song. I love Josh's voice and the lyrics. I think the lyrics in the second verse are:

    Well I guess it's a mess
    That you may confess...
    iheartmusic43on November 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentback to the meaning:
    i think it's about a relationship that broke (obviously) after eighteen months. the girl is always drunk and that upsets the guy. maybe she drowns her feelings and sorrows in alcohol. the guy thinks that it's the girls fault and vice versa (You said I've got cold and our heat has gone. I wanna be your eyes so you can see what you've done. I wanna be your ears so you can hear everything that's been missing).
    the saying finders keepers is a lie, because he found her and kept her for 18 months but wasn't able to keep her forever.
    i think the line "old habits die hard and im too young to die" refers to him being her "old habit" because they were dating for such a long time and now she wants him gone. he on the other hand doesnt want to leave because hes "too young to die", which means he does not really want this relationship to end (which makes me think that the girl broke up with him). also the second verse points in that direction.
    later in the song he turns to be rather mad than sad... he warns the other boys to stay away from her because shes not a good match and he warns her that she will be sorry and will understand what she lost someday...

    thats only my interpretation, but i think it totally fits the lyrics^^
    stjession February 24, 2010   Link

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