"Therapy" as written by and David Jonathan Bendeth Alexander William Gaskarth....
My ship went down in a sea of sound
When I woke up alone, I had everything
A handful of moments, I wished I could change
And a tongue like a nightmare that cut like a blade

In a city of fools, I was careful and cool
But they tore me apart like a hurricane
A handful of moments, I wished I could change
But I was carried away

Give me a therapy, I'm a walking travesty
But I'm smiling at everything
Therapy, you were never a friend to me
And you can keep all your misery

My lungs gave out as I faced the crowd
I think that keeping this up could be dangerous
I'm flesh and bone, I'm a rolling stone
And the experts say I'm delirious

Give me a therapy, I'm a walking travesty
But I'm smiling at everything
Therapy, you were never a friend to me
You can take back your misery

Arrogant boy
Love yourself so no one has to
They're better off without you
(They're better off without you)

Arrogant boy
'Cause a scene like you're supposed to
They'll fall asleep without you
You're lucky if your memory remains

Give me a therapy, I'm a walking travesty
But I'm smiling at everything
Therapy, you were never a friend to me
You can take back your misery

Therapy, I'm a walking travesty
But I'm smiling at everything
Therapy, you were never a friend to me
And you can choke on your misery


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"Therapy" as written by David Jonathan Bendeth Alexander William Gaskarth

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  • +4
    General Comment"Therapy is about every kids nightmare, when people are telling you to get help, but all you really want it a hug" -Alex Gaskarth.

    I personally think this is his response to his brothers death. Its all about his feelings,

    My ship went down
    In a sea of sound
    (HIS BROTHER DIED, ITS A METAPHOR)
    When I woke up alone
    I had everything
    (HE HAD HIS PARENTS ATTENTION)

    A handful of moments
    I wished I could change
    And a tongue like a nightmare
    That cut like a blade
    (HE WISHES THING ABOUT HIS BROTHER, MAYBE CHANGING THINGS HE SAID OR DID)

    In a city of fools
    I was careful and cool
    But they tore me apart
    Like a hurricane
    (HIS FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS GOT THE BEST OF HIM)

    A handful of moments
    I wished I could change
    But I was carried away

    Give me therapy
    I'm a walking travesty
    But I'm smiling at everything
    Therapy, you were never a friend to me
    And you can keep all your misery
    (HES A MESS, HE HAS THERAPY TO HELP HIM COPE BUT HE DOESNT FEEL IT HELPS)

    My lungs gave out
    As I faced the crowd
    I think that keeping this up
    Could be dangerous
    (HE GETS ANGRY WITH HIMSELF AND EVERYONE BECAUSE OF WHATS HAPPENED)

    I'm flesh and bone
    I'm a rolling stone
    And the experts say I'm delirious
    (HE SAYS HE'S NOT PERFECT)

    Give me therapy
    I'm a walking travesty
    But I'm smiling at everything
    Therapy, you were never a friend to me
    You can take back your misery

    Arrogant boy
    Love yourself so no one has to
    They're better off without you
    (They're better off without you)
    Arrogant boy
    Cause a scene like you're supposed to
    They'll fall asleep without you
    You're lucky if your memory remains
    (THIS BIT IS ABOUT HIS BROTHER, THE ANGER HE FEELS TOWARDS WHAT HAPPENED, HE THINKS THESE THINGS BECAUSE HE FEELS HIS BROTHER IS SELFISH, I THINK HOWEVER HE DOESNT MEAN THEM)

    Give me therapy
    I'm a walking travesty
    But I'm smiling at everything
    Therapy, you were never a friend to me
    You can take back your misery

    Therapy, I'm a walking travesty
    But I'm smiling at everything
    Therapy, you were never a friend to me
    You can choke on your misery


    They are just my thoughts, if you have anything else to say, feel free to.
    Feezlayon July 30, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI heard this on leak, and it's been the best I've heard so far - I love it.
    xxmodernloveon June 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about his brother. He's reflecting back to what happened. The misery he's talking about is the suicide he committed. Also " Cause a scene like you're supposed to, They'll fall asleep without you, You're lucky if your memory remains". What hes trying to say is that the scene is the part where he took away his own life, whilst others just go to sleep and avoid him, and he could be one lucky person if people still remember him, as in if his memory still remains, which could be possible he had a lot of negative conflicts with others. This is kinda giving me the feeling they never got along well with each other, like any siblings. The therapy part means, he needs some sort of treatment to go through, because he couldn't take the fact his brother is gone, and still can't imagine it happened, and that it could have been all his fault due to bad imitation, where he says he's a walking travesty. " but i'm still smiling at everything ", he's trying to say, although his brother is gone, he's living his dream at the same time, being in a band, have great success and be happy that he made it in the music industry. I'm not trying to be a mean guy, i really love alex , he's awesome, but if this is about his brother, which is possible, then it means, his brother might have been a person who wasn't really gifted like alex, and might have not had many friends and was feeling down at times. I'm not sure if it is 100 percent about his brothers, it's just a thought. But this is still a song that really makes me wonder everyday, what the truth in it really is, if it's really about his brother, or someone else.
    heyho007on July 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is definitely my favorite of their new album.
    The lyrics are amazinggg.
    I love All Time Loww
    saniandnihaloveatlon June 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Arrogant boy, love yourself so no one has to
    They’re better off without you (They’re better off without you)
    Arrogant boy, cause a scene like you’re supposed to
    They’ll fall asleep without you
    You’re lucky if your memory remains"

    favorite part<3
    theycameforannahhon June 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song kinda brought me back to Lullabies... like Alex is writing about his brother.
    "Arrogant boy
    Love yourself so no one has to
    They're better off without you
    (They're better off without you)
    Arrogant boy
    Cause a scene like you're supposed to
    They'll fall asleep without you
    You're lucky if your memory remains"
    maybe he had to go to therapy after what happened, you know?
    like in Lullabies:
    "Dead - Like a candle you burned out;
    spill the wax over the spaces left in place of angry words.
    Scream - To be heard, like you needed any more attention;
    throw the bottle, break the door, and disappear."
    They seem to be about the same thing. I don't know though, that's just my opinion :) it's a great song
    iLuvJackBarakaton July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it means that one day he just woke up wishing he could change everything.
    He felt like everything he said was hurtful.
    No one knew he was a mess and sad/depressed.
    He played it off to his friends but by them not realizing he was sad made him even worse because even his closest friends didn't see.
    He thinks he needs therapy but he [possibly] had it before [when his brother died] and it didn't help.
    He thinks that facing his problems will just bring up all the misery and he wants to avoid that.
    He doesn't think he matters or made a difference in the world.
    That's pretty much what I gathered... but it could also be about his brother. I agree with whoever said that.
    extraordinaryevelynon July 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlex says it's about people telling you need Therapy when all you need is a hug:

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    xxmodernloveon July 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song.

    i was thinking it's about having to deal with people
    who have done nothing but be mean to him.
    he feels like he's a sham but he's trying to be
    happy and not let it get to him.
    and even if he were to cause a scene
    no one would care to remember it later.
    stunnuhhjesson July 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFirst off.. I just want to say I really love this song.
    It's beautiful and I think it has a beautiful meaning as well.

    I think it's more of s story about how far life can take you through ups and downs.
    We often lose track of the days and walk around like fools, "I'm a walking travesty, but i'm smiling at everything."
    Travesty means a fool.
    I think what Alex as trying to say is that we often find ourself in a bad spot in life, but we can always fake a smile to seem happy, even though nothing is right.
    I could be totally wrong.. but this just what I think when I hear this song.
    ilovealexandergaskarthon August 04, 2010   Link

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