If you call me and ask for his name
Or if you call for his number,
Worst part of my existence
Is you're best friends forever
but you're in bands together.
and I'm not getting better,
I just feelin' sick.
So much time went on,
and I'm just finding out about this.

And if you see me looking bad,
Or if you see me better,
Worst part of my existence
Is you can call whenever,
but I can't wait forever.


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    Song MeaningThis song is about Adam from Tigers Jaw being in love with this chick and then she asks him for Leo from Captain We're Sinking's phone number and then Leo makes out with her or something and then Adam is sad. I know this because I know them well. Normally I wouldn't disclose personal information but there's a good reason why this personal information rules.
    Here's that reason:

    On Captain We're Sinking's first record they have a song called "Mediocrity Is Nothing To Brag About" and the chorus is "I can't wait, can't wait forever" Greg from The Menzinger's brother is also in Capt, and Greg (who was in a band with Adam from TJ, Leo from Capt, and i think bobby, his brother, from Capt called Kosmos before all these bands) says he wrote this chorus as "I can't wait, can't wait for dinnnneeeerrr" and Greg liked to jokingly give them shit for it.

    Then Adam from Tigers Jaw (likely) not-jokingly stole the line in this song (I Was Never Your Boyfriend) about this chick he was in love with or something.

    SO, then Greg jokingly retaliated in defense of his stance that he originally wrote this line: I can't wait forever/dinner. He did so by taking the line and using it in a Menziners song called 'Rivalries' and added a part to it " i can't wait for, live forever. i can't wait for, live forever, either".

    Adam then retaliated once more by using both of Greg's lines (wait forever, live forever) on the next TJ record in the song Buona Pizza (named after a Scranton pizza place which is just ok).

    THEN to retaliate once more Greg changed it up and used an entire verse from Buona Pizza in Mexican Guitars on the next Menzinger's Album "On The Impossible Past". This stolen verse is a bit reworked to fit his song, but basically the same. It does NOT use the line "I can't wait forever, but is from the previous TJ song in which Adam uses that line.

    Lastly (maybe, hopefully not), in the time I'm writing this the newest Captain record "The Future Is Cancelled" (which is incredible) is not currently released. However, there is a song on this record called Here's To Forever where Leo croons his very first sequel to this weird little saga. "I can't remember what I was looking for, but I did find something in myself that I despise, and I don't mind. I just remember when I'm bored. I can't remember what I swore we'd never wait forever for."

    So, now I suggest you make a playlist of these songs and bask in it's glory.

    Simpler put, it goes like this:

    Captain We're Sinking - Mediocrity Is Nothing To Brag About
    "i can't wait, can't wait forever"

    Tigers Jaw - I Was Never Your Boyfriend
    "I can't wait forever"
    The Menzingers - Rivalries
    "cause I can't wait for, live forever. no i can't wait for, live forever either"
    Tigers Jaw - Buona Pizza
    "i can't wait forever...I can't live forever" (repeated)
    The Menzingers - Mexican Guitars
    reworks but uses basically an entire verse from the previous TJ song but never uses the words "i can't wait forever"
    ........
    ----TJ lyrics:----
    I do what I can to get away from this.
    Everything that happened has been such a mess.
    In hoping I can see you more, I see you less.
    Everything that I've been doing is meaningless.
    ...
    Why cant they get it?
    I can't wait forever.
    Why can't they get it?
    I can't live forever.

    ---Menz lyrics:---
    I did what I did to get away from this
    Cause everything that's happened has left me a total wreck
    And everything that I do now is meaningless
    So I'm off to wander around the world for a little bit

    K. Sorry Adam, Greg, and Leo hope you're not mad. Love you, bye.
    bigmouth570on January 31, 2013   Link
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    General CommentLyrics are actually:

    If you call me and ask for his name
    Or if you call for his number,
    Worst part of my existence
    Is your best friends forever
    but you're in bands together.
    and I'm not getting better,
    I just feel like shit.
    So much time went on,
    and I'm just finding out about this.

    And if you see me looking bad,
    Or if you see me better,
    Worst part of my existence
    Is you can whenever,
    but I can't wait forever.
    noteventherainon April 25, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"But you're in bands together"

    I can't help but imagine this being about Brianna (the female in the band), but it wouldn't make much sense.

    Many guys (and girls too) have felt this though, where "best-friends forever" isn't exactly what you were hoping to be. You always will be there, because you love them, "Worst part of my existence, Is you can call whenever, but I can't wait forever."
    SeanZiiion July 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about, A guy liking a girl, but the girl is attracted to his bestfriend/bandmate. He gets stuck in the friendzone and becomes the bridge for the girl to get closer to his friend. Hes just stuck being caught up on a girl thats not gonna get any where "i cant wait forever".
    bobfrumaccton June 13, 2012   Link

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