"Walls" as written by and Alexander Gaskarth David Bendeth....
Hey there it's good to see you again,
It never felt right calling this "just friends".
I'm happy, if you're happy, with yourself.

Take off your shirt, your shoes,
those skinny jeans I bought for you.
We're diving in, there's nothing left to lose.

I'm gonna break down these walls, (down these walls) I built around myself.
I wanna fall so in love (so in love), with you, and no one else,
Could ever mean half as much, to me as you do now.
Together we'll move on, just don't turn around,
Let the walls break down.

I used to wear you like a ball and chain,
I'd run and hide at the call of my name.
It was obvious you were too much for me.
Oblivious, I was young and horny.

In retrospect, I wouldn't do it again.
Stop talking shit to every one of your friends
I'm not the same boy you knew back then...

'Cause I can break down these walls, I built around myself.
I wanna fall so in love, with you, and no one else,
Could ever mean half as much, to me as you do now.
Together we'll move on, just don't turn around,
Let the walls break

I can't breathe, my body's shaking.
You've got a way with the way you take me,
'Cause you break me down,
You know you break me down

I'm gonna break down these walls, (down these walls) I built around myself.
I wanna fall so in love, (so in love) with you, and no one else,
Could ever mean half as much, to me as you do now.
Together we'll move on, just don't turn around,
Let the walls break down.

Break down these walls, I built around myself.
Let the walls break down. (break down these walls)
'Cause you break me down, (cause you break me down, 'cause you break me down)
Let the walls break down.


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"Walls" as written by David Bendeth Alexander Gaskarth

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  • +1
    General Commenthahaha is this song about sex? wow typical all time low
    saniandnihaloveatlon June 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDef does seem like it's about Lisa.

    I'm happy if he's happy.
    Though I lust him.

    ... haha.
    xxmodernloveon July 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so cute!
    i think it is about lisa.
    @xxmodernlove i think we all kinda lust alex a bit!

    the lyrics make a lot of sense of what we know about their relationship.
    allxtimexlowon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti was afraid of the techno feel at the beginning part
    but the guitar just made me so happy
    my heart skipped when it came in =]
    lilbirdyfoofooon July 04, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningWell, when I first heard this song, I thought it was solely about sex. But I listened to it a little bit with earbleed until 0:19.

    I realized it was keeping a up close, personal relationship with somebody. More intimate, more emotional. I was scared this would be pop crap.
    misterchristeron June 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite on the new album. :]

    I think this might be about an old relationship...
    routinexrioton June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like it's about a past relationship where he
    broke the girls heart and just got into the whole
    relationship for sex because he wasn't mature enough
    to handle something more and now he wants something more
    and he realizes this one girl was the only one who
    he ever truly love.

    reminds me of ghosts of girlfriends past. xD haha.

    woo all time low <3
    ohsoretrohxon July 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentquite obviously about alex's girlfriend, lisa


    Hey there, it's good to see you again
    It never felt right, calling this just friends
    I'm happy if you're happy with yourself

    earlier on, they were on again/off again and it was an open relationship


    Take off your shirt, your shoes
    Those skinny jeans I bought for you
    We're diving in
    There's nothing left to lose

    this part seems like he's talking about when they decided to be together for real instead of open and they're diving into a relationship
    the taking off clothes part seems to add to the "diving" metaphor, like they're representing her inhibitions


    I'm gonna break down these walls
    (Down these walls)
    I built around myself
    I wanna fall so in love
    (So in love)
    With you and no one else
    Could ever mean half as much
    To me as you do now

    he wants to break down the walls he'd built up around his heart and finally let her in, so she's the only one, instead of the girls he'd been with before


    Together we'll move on
    Just don't turn around
    Let the walls break down

    he wants to move on from the open relationship, and he doesn't want to go back to what it was like before


    I used to wear you like a ball and chain
    I'd run and hide at the call of my name
    It was obvious
    You were too much for me
    Oblivious
    I was young and horny

    before, he felt like he was weighted down by her. he was "young and horny" and just wanted sex and not love


    In retrospect, I wouldn't do it again
    Stop talking shit to every one of your friends
    I'm not the same boy you knew back then

    looking back, he wouldn't have been in the open relationship or been a manwhore. she would tell all of her friends about that, but he's assuring her he's changed


    I can't breathe
    My body's shaking
    You got a way
    With the way you take me
    'Cause you break me down
    You know you break me down

    this is the only part that i think is about sex (other than the young and horny bit), but it can also be taken as the way she makes him feel and how much he loves her; she breaks down his walls
    -tear it up.on July 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove, love, love this song to pieces.
    Oktobyron July 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment-tear it up

    I think that this part

    I can't breathe
    My body's shaking
    You got a way
    With the way you take me
    'Cause you break me down
    You know you break me down

    Is not about sex.
    I think it is about the way that the person might make him feel, not even in a sexual way.
    I think that Alex is trying to say that the person can control him or "Break him down".
    Thats just my opinion though because thats the way I look at it
    alltimelowkevinon July 04, 2009   Link

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