"Repeaterbeater" as written by and Silas Utke Graae Joergensen Bo Rune Madsen....
Sometimes I've got nothing to say.
Nothing to sing about,
That makes you lie awake.
Sometimes I've got nothing to do.
Nothing to signal out when I can't be with you.

How should I hold this girlfriend?
As tight as I ever could?
Now, why should I?
No reason why.
You wore me down worse.
Did I show?

Show me something good.
Show me something.

Sometimes I am nowhere to be found.
If it is just a bed, then why the ringing sound?
Sometimes we've got nowhere to be.
Nothing to talk about.
And nothing to agree on.

How should I hold this girlfriend?
As tight as I ever could?
Now, why should I?
No reason why.
You wore me down worse.
Did I show?

How should I hold this girlfriend?
As tight as I ever could?
Now, why should I?
No reason why.
You wore me down worse.
Did I show?


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"Repeaterbeater" as written by Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen

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    My InterpretationI think this song focuses on ending a relationship and of what you go through when you just think about breaking or not breaking up with a person for several reasons that, from your point of view, are affecting the relationship

    Sometimes I've got nothing to say.
    Nothing to sing about,
    That makes you lie awake.
    -As Ferzaer said before, I interpret this as the real meaning of saying that when you're with your girl, you can't come up with something that really interests her, and even she finds your words or talks (or songs) boring. This is annoying for both.

    Sometimes I've got nothing to do.
    Nothing to signal out when I can't be with you.
    -On the other hand, you find yourself bored, without anything special to do when you're not with her.


    How should I hold this girlfriend?
    As tight as I ever could?
    -You ask yourself what can you do to make her feel fine. You want to hold her and be with her, trying to avoid the fact that things aren't quite right. But you still have doubts:
    Now, why should I? No reason why.
    You wore me down.
    Worse, did I show.
    - Why should you still doing it when she's just not responding to your love as she used to. Instead, she makes you feel down. Hence, the possible ending of the relationship. The worst part is that you haven't show her how you feel.

    Show me something good- Now you're waiting her to give a sign that things can still go on, or any kind of sign about what she thinks, but somehow she doesn't do it. Maybe she isn't aware that she's doing you wrong.

    Sometimes I am nowhere to be found- She doesn't seek for you when you "get lost". So most of the time you must be the one who looks for her in order to talk.
    If it is just a bed, then why the ringing sound?- You can't stop thinking of what to do about the situation. You try to sleep, but your thoughts keep bothering you, like if they were ringing sounds that don't let you rest.

    Sometimes we've got nowhere to be.
    Nothing to talk about.
    And nothing to agree on
    -You and the girl don't see each other that often because you don't find the certain place or moment to do it, so you don't really talk about your situation. And if you do, there isn't an specific agreement of how to make things work

    Musically and lyrically, it's an amazing song. And It certainly describes the situation I'm having right now.
    andrws129on January 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this song may simply be a statement that living a single life is often preferable to having a partner, despite many people having a fear of being alone or believe they are missing out on being loved. "How should I hold this girlfriend, as I tight as I ever could, Now why should I? No reason why" could refer to the conflict people feel when trying to display affection and trying not to be 'overbearing'. Also, why not holding on as tight as he can, he doesn't fear losing this 'girlfriend', he accepts whatever. He states that 'sometimes I am nowhere to be found' this could mean that being an artistic person, he lives outside of the conventions of a lot of people, in terms of jobs, children etc. He is lost in his own creative world and this conflicts with many people. Also people encourage others to try their hardest to be interesting and romantic, even if it is a facade, 'sometimes I've got nothing to say, nothing to sing about to make you lie awake" "sometimes we've got nothing to talk about, nothing to agree on" simply means that people often have ridiculous notions of how to act in a relationship, why bother pretending to be something you are not? Why try hard to fulfill another person's expectation?
    Finally 'show me something good, show me something' could be a rhetorical question, as in 'prove to me why I shouldn't feel like this?' Sometimes it's best to leave some relationships as nothing more than fun, not to try and live by ridiculous rules.
    danelectro1on June 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear in the live version of this song Jonas sing "How should I hold this girlfriend" pretty clearly. Also, "You want me down" instead of "You are deep down." So perhaps it "You want me down worse. Did I show?" Other than that I think it's accurate. :)

    here's the video: vids.myspace.com/…
    LibbyMewon June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI personally think this song is about how we feel when everything is not like it use to be with our love ones, but we still try to hold on, but in the same time, we realize it’s nothing to hold on to.

    Sometimes I've got nothing to say.
    Nothing to sing about,
    That makes you lie awake.
    Sometimes I've got nothing to do.
    Nothing to signal out when I can't be with you.

    This line, in my opinion shows that this guy have nothing left to share with his gf because he jus doesn’t know anything interesting that he can talk about because if he talk, then the gf would be boring, so he better don’t talk at all. He also don’t know how to show that he wants everything to be over.

    How should I hold this girlfriend?
    As tight as I ever could?
    Now, why should I?
    No reason why.
    You wore me down.
    Worse, did I show.

    Show me something good.
    Show me something.

    -he keep wondering how can he still be with the same person, but then, he think, ‘I actually don’t have to be with this girl anymore. There’s no reason to stay, she makes me sad anyway.’ Then, he beg to see something good, something hat can make him feel better.

    Sometimes I am nowhere to be found.
    If it is just a bed, then why the ringing sound?
    Sometimes we've got nowhere to be.
    Nothing to talk about.
    And nothing to agree on.

    He doaesnt see them both as a couple anymore in the future, they don’t have the similarities, theyre not on the same boat anymore.

    Basically, that’s my take for this song. I love it so much. It may be wrong, but that’s just my opinion.
    Ferzaeron October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoverall, this song is maybe about confusion.
    Ferzaeron October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't have any interpretations of this song, just that it's bloody addicting.
    someonesouveniron January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about moving on, emptiness and looking back at an old love.

    He's in a relationship, but remembers someone he loved before. Perhaps someone who inspired him, perhaps a volatile relationship. There's longing, he feels empty. Maybe he's unable to love someone after what happened to him before,
    'Nothing to signal out when I can't be with you'
    'You wore me down. Worse, did I show.'

    Now he's moved on into this new relationship but is struggling to 'find himself' in it. He's not with his old love and finds it hard to know what to do, how to act. This new person is just 'this girlfriend', another girl to him, not his old love. He finds it hard to feel things for this new person, it seems pointless, perhaps because of hurt he suffered in his old relationship or the longing he still feels
    'How should I hold this girlfriend? As tight as I ever could?
    Now, why should I?

    He lacks this connection with the new person, he isn't sure how he should feel, it doesn't come naturally,
    'Sometimes we've got nowhere to be.
    Nothing to talk about.
    And nothing to agree on.'

    He's longing for something real, something 'true', his old love, something to take him out of this apathy,

    'Show me something good.
    Show me something.'
    No reason why.'

    'If it is just a bed, then why the ringing sound?'
    This bit's kinda odd, I took it to mean that the bed he shares with his new 'love' is really 'just a bed', a piece if furniture. It's not a symbol of their relationship, their togetherness. But he's aware that this isn't right, he's hearing alarm bells.

    Did anyone get this feeling from the song?
    blackdublinskion February 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm thinking this person is talking directly to his heart during the chorus. The heart is something that beats repeatedly. He's using his brain over his heart instead. I've been in that relationship before where i want something good to happen, but my heart just doesn't agree with me. So there really is no use if that flame is gone. The relationship becomes annoying in a way.
    TheToolManRamZon April 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song may simply be a statement that living a single life is often preferable to having a partner, despite many people having a fear of being alone or believe they are missing out on being loved. "How should I hold this girlfriend, as I tight as I ever could, Now why should I? No reason why" could refer to the conflict people feel when trying to display affection and trying not to be 'overbearing'. Also, why not holding on as tight as he can, he doesn't fear losing this 'girlfriend', he accepts whatever. He states that 'sometimes I am nowhere to be found' this could mean that being an artistic person, he lives outside of the conventions of a lot of people, in terms of jobs, children etc. He is lost in his own creative world and this conflicts with many people. Also people encourage others to try their hardest to be interesting and romantic, even if it is a facade, 'sometimes I've got nothing to say, nothing to sing about to make you lie awake" "sometimes we've got nothing to talk about, nothing to agree on" simply means that people often have ridiculous notions of how to act in a relationship, why bother pretending to be something you are not? Why try hard to fulfill another person's expectation?
    Finally 'show me something good, show me something' could be a rhetorical question, as in 'prove to me why I shouldn't feel like this?' Sometimes it's best to leave some relationships as nothing more than fun, not to try and live by ridiculous rules.
    danelectro1on June 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the very first mew song i heard. i found weird online radio that i really liked at the first sight, so i started listening to it. and one day, this song was on.
    i was stunned. i've never heard anything like this song. i had it on repeat for days, i was like a lunatic at those days.
    mew has been my favorite band since then.
    i was 12. been frenger for nearly 2 years now. mew has changed everything.
    vintagebagon June 22, 2011   Link

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