Wake up, try on your disguise
Would they recognize you anyway?
Would they?
Dead leaves lie down beneath your feet
As you step into the street
And notice the distance between hearts and homes
But still, you know

It's all right
You're not looking back this time
You know it's all right
You're stepping on the cracks
And you feel fine

Don't waste your breath
You wouldn't want this anyway
If you did, I think I'd let you
Talk this to death
Or in circles, like we're in aeroplanes
And all along
I knew that we would sputter out
We would sputter

Outside, construction workers pour
A brand new basement floor
But then the ground starts shaking
Fault lines to your own front door
I looked at this and thought of you
And all that is and isn't true
And with the strength left in me
Walked on while the walls came down

It's all right
You're not looking back this time
You know it's all right
I'm stepping on the cracks
And I feel fine

Don't waste your breath
You wouldn't want this anyway
If you did, I think I'd let you
Talk this to death
Or in circles, like we're in aeroplanes
And all along
I knew that we would sputter out
We would sputter
We would sputter
We would sputter
We would sputter out

Don't waste your breath
You wouldn't want this anyway
'Cause if you did, I think I'd let you
Talk this to death
And circle like we're in aeroplanes
And all along
I knew that we would sputter out
(We would sputter)
And all along
I knew that we would sputter out
(We would sputter)
And all along
I knew that we would sputter out
We would sputter
We would sputter down


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Sputter (feat. Andrew McMahon) song meanings
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    General CommentLove this song.
    Where does Andrew come in? I can't hear him.
    auberginedreams09on September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAny song with Andrew McMahon in it is AMAZING!!!!!

    I think the piano and some 'sputter's towards the end are all andrew.
    xAshleyViciouson September 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHaha, the first verse was what Pete Wentz had on his envelope when he wore that gold mask.
    shpheebson September 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about something bad happening in a relationship or something and moving on with it and being okay.
    paintingflowersforyouon February 20, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Outside, construction workers pour
    A brand new basement floor
    But then the ground starts shaking
    Fault lines to your own front door"

    i think this is one of the most beautiful lyrics william has ever written. i feel like it's saying how you're trying to build a new foundation and start over, but something happens and you're just cracking all over again.
    musichighon August 24, 2010   Link

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