"Eloise" as written by and Maxim Bemis....
Laid out, puking in the back of a fancy bar
You and your friend in the front booth
Laughing at my sweet naïveté
And its awkward gravity

Three years, I saw the decimation of the world in you
Messiah complex lead a fickle flu
To see it's antidote and end in you
But now I'm gonna leave you

Eloise, Eloise
You never meant that much to me
Baby, please let go, my Eloise
Let it bleed, let it freeze and fall apart in front of me
My Eloise, you took the world from me

So beautiful, the ugliness within you
Last of three, baby of the family
Spoiled to bits and rotten to the shining core you
And mad with power I've seen corrupt
The leaders of a nation
Stricken with the sickly imitation of a love
The Lord would never stitch
You've got my cake. It's time to dine on the rich

Eloise, Eloise
You never meant that much to me
Baby, please let go, my Eloise
Let it bleed, let it freeze and fall apart in front of me
My Eloise

Band-Aid. Just a bloody Band-Aid.
That's all I ever really was to you, Eloise:
(You can't take when you gave it away.)
Just a solider with a syndrome and dreams of children's screams
You molded. You shaped like a god who loathes to create
(You can't take when you never want to give it away.)
Band-Aids. Two infected Band-Aids.
That's all we were to each other, Eloise
(You can't take it away.)
Just a couple of stupid kids throwing a ball back and forth
Just to see who drops it first
(So now I feel like a child again.)
Well, think fast, killer.

Eloise, Eloise
You never meant that much to me
Baby, please let go, my Eloise
Let it bleed, let it freeze and fall apart in front of me
My Eloise, you took the world from me
You took the world from me
You took the world from me
You took the world from me
You took the world from me


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"Eloise" as written by Maxim Bemis

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  • +4
    General Comment"This is a song I wrote at the tail-end of the relationship that was chronicled on our last record. This is the only song on this record that really references that time as the relationship was over and I began writing for this record. I was going through the stage with this person where you're trying to be cordial and be friends, but it's too weird and you both eventually just have to cut it off--or one person has to. In this particular instance, this relationship was really unhealthy and had a really negative effect on me and my self-worth. Cutting off this relationship was a spiritual act of self-empowerment. When you listen to In Defense Of The Genre, you can tell that there was more to it than just being someone's fault. It had to do with me placing myself in a situation because I felt bad about myself or felt bad about things in society. I wanted to solve the world's problems by trying to help this one person and help them overcome certain things that they just never would. The cool thing about "Eloise" is that it's not just a break-up song, but a getting-over-a-girl song. It talks a lot about why we even get into these types of relationships and why letting go of them is such a good idea in terms of the biggest scope of spirituality and society. This is kind of a running theme on the record. While most songs on the record can be explained simply, there's more to each song, and they talk about the grander issues in life. This was definitely my closure song as well as my new-beginning song. Because there has to be closure to the relationship before there can be a new beginning with someone else."



    this is from AP magazines website, max explains all the songs track by track.
    just taaa letcha know if your wondering about some of the song
    (:
    ohtess123on November 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure these are the correct lyrics... just wrote them out:

    Laid out, puking in the back of a fancy bar.
    You and your friends in the front booth,
    laughing at my sweet naivety; and its awkward gravity.
    Three years, saw the decimation of the world in you.
    Messiah complex led a fickle flu, to see its antidote and end in you...
    and now I’m gonna leave you.

    Eloise, Eloise,
    you never meant that much to me
    Baby please let go, my Eloise
    Let it breed, let it freeze and fall apart in front of me.
    My Eloise, you talk the world from me.

    So beautiful, the ugliness within you.
    Last of three, baby of the family;
    spoiled to bits, and rotten to the shining core of you.
    And mad with power I’ve seen corrupt, the leaders of this nation
    Stricken with, the sickly imitation of a love, the Lord would never stitch
    You’ve got my cake, it’s time to dine on the rich

    Eloise, Eloise,
    you never meant that much to me
    Baby please let go, my Eloise
    Let it breed, let it freeze and fall apart in front of me.
    My Eloise, you talk the world from me.

    [Spoke]
    Band-Aid, just a bloody Band-Aid. That’s all I ever really was to you Eloise.
    A soldier with a syndrome, the dreams of childrens’ screams.
    You molded, you shaped, like a god who loathed to create.
    Two Band-Aids, two infected Band-Aids, that’s all we really were to each other Eloise.
    A couple of stupid kids, throwing a ball back and forth, to see who drops it first!

    Eloise, Eloise, you never meant that much to me.
    Baby please let go, my Eloise
    Let it breed, let it freeze and fall apart in front of me.
    My Eloise, you talk the world from me.
    You talk the world from me
    You talk the world from me
    You talk the world from me
    You talk the world from me.
    musicool2on September 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Let it bleed,let it freeze
    and fall apart in front of me
    my Eloise,
    you took the world from me"

    <3
    I love this song.
    KittensClaw13on September 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, so let's clear this up. The song is not about a person who has done you wrong. It's about recovery. Eloise is a fill in the blank, whether it be alcohol, drugs, sex. basically it's about admitting your addiction and getting the courage to let go of it, and recover from the damage it has done to you and you're loved ones. "And mad with power I’ve seen corrupt, the leaders of this nation
    Stricken with, the sickly imitation of a love, the Lord would never stitch" one of my favorite lines. the sickly imitation of a love the lord would never stitch is a reference to the self-fabricated "love" of the thing you are addicted to. the power that has been seen corrupting leaders of the nation is the sense of invincibility that you get from your high, and i myself being an addict, can completely relate with this.
    crimsonsky39on October 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought he said "Laughing at my sweet nihility."
    JoshuaxDefendxon March 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrollingstone.com/videos/player/…
    He explains the meaning at the end of the song
    Bekah.on September 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song from the new album so far.
    i hope it stays acoustic.
    DarthFly0on September 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe ugliness w/in you

    does it really kill you to type out 2 more characters? you added a / so you only needed 2 more.
    ugh.

    I bet i'm going to be disappointed when these songs aren't acoustic anymore >.<
    nullityon September 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh the album verison is so amazing. i cant wait til nov 3. it needs to come quicker.!!!!

    its about a person that trys u wrong and trying to relize it finally
    JoeJonasJustBounceon October 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentahhh the album verison is so amazing. i cant wait til nov 3. it needs to come quicker.!!!!

    its about a person that trys u wrong and trying to relize it finally
    JoeJonasJustBounceon October 20, 2009   Link

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