"Part Of It" as written by and Thiessen Carlile....
I've been working with adhesives
Chains and locks and ropes and knots to tether.
But nothing's sticking to the pieces,
I can't seem to hold it all together.

But you should know
'Cause that explains why it all just fell apart.

It's not the end of the world,
Just you and me.
We're a part of it, everyone
We're a part of it, everything.
And if a nightmare ever does unfold,
Perspective is a lovely hand to hold.

Well I've been trying to ingest this
But everything to me just seems like nonsense.
And I was sure if I can get it
I guess it's time for me to grow a conscience
To combat the lapse
That explains why all of this simply collapsed.

It's not the end of the world,
Just you and me.
We're a part of it, everyone,
We're a part of it, everything.
And if a nightmare ever does unfold
Perspective is a lovely hand to hold.

It's been forever since I've gone
But I'm the Cusack on the lawn of your heart
Maybe forever 'til I go
But before then you should know
That I could tear that place apart,
I could tear that place apart.

I swear this to you,
I wish that this was not the truth
But it's something that you fell into
And crawling out is hard on you
I'm not sure it's what you want to do
Not convinced it's what you want to do.

It's just the weight of the world
Given out under the string.
And we're a part of it, everyone,
And we're a part of it, everything.
And when a nightmare finally does unfold
The nightmare finally shows
It's not the end of the world
Just a calamity,
And we're a part of it, everyone
And we're a part of it, everything.
And when a nightmare finally does unfold
Perspective is a lovely hand to hold.


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"Part of It" as written by Matthew Thiessen

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    General CommentI've been working with adhesives
    Chains and locks and ropes and knots to tether.
    But nothing's sticking to the pieces,
    I can't seem to hold it all together.
    But you should know
    'Cause that explains why it all just fell apart.


    "He is trying to keep them together but, he just couldn't."


    It's not the end of the world,
    Just you and me.

    "Says enough"

    We're a part of it, everyone
    We're a part of it, everything.

    "Literally, We are a part of the world and everything around us. How were molded etc..."

    And if a nightmare ever does unfold,
    Perspective is a lovely hand to hold.

    "Basically, if your in the darkness, then a glimmer of light is Nice."

    Well I've been trying to ingest this
    But everything to me just seems like nonsense.

    "Trying to take all this in, but just dosen't understand it all. He is in a state of confusion."

    And I was sure if I can get it
    I guess it's time for me to grow a conscience

    "If he can not understand this, then she should grow a conscience. Meaning understand why she has done what she has done."

    To combat the lapse
    That explains why all of this simply collapsed

    "To fight her slipping away from him, slipping away is why they fell apart."

    It's been forever since I've gone
    But I'm the Cusack on the lawn of your heart
    Maybe forever 'til I go
    But before then you should know
    That I could tear that place apart,
    I could tear that place apart.



    " In the movie "Say Anything", the character Lloyd Dobler (played by John Cusack) demonstrates his love for Diane Court by standing outside her window (on the lawn) and playing their song on a boombox he is holding over his head. It's an iconic scene. As far as where he has gone and the place he could tear apart I am lost."

    I swear this to you,
    I wish that this was not the truth
    But it's something that you fell into
    And crawling out is hard on you
    I'm not sure it's what you want to do
    Not convinced it's what you want to do.


    "He wish this were not happening, but it just did. He beleives she does not truly want to do this."

    It's just the weight of the world
    Given out under the string.
    And we're a part of it, everyone,
    And we're a part of it, everything.

    "She faces a burden as everyone dose, and the pressure has caused her to break, them to break up."

    And when a nightmare finally does unfold
    The nightmare finally shows
    It's not the end of the world
    Just a calamity,

    "When the worst he thought was possable, and they did break up, it was not the "End of the World," but he is forever scarred."






    Hope this helps!!!
    JudeBug191on January 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It's been forever since I've gone
    But I'm the [something, culdesac?] on the lawn of your heart"

    Pretty sure he says "Cusack on the lawn of your heart" as a reference to the scene in the movie Say Anything.
    KoonaTchutaSoloon October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the new album and just find it amazing how it comes out when i JUST come out of my first serious relationship... i feel this album shall be my theme album :P
    Saoirsefluffballon October 11, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI'm finding it terribly hard to understand what Part of it is about. Part of what? The break-up? The separation? Does this song confirm my theory that the loved one's about to die from a disease? Maybe the perspective is knowing that this world is temporary, and there's an afterlife.
    Jamnasticon October 11, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Its not the end of the world just you and me and we're part of it" its seem "Part of It" means the world?
    cheeseninjaon October 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe verses it seems that he's just talking about how their relationship fell apart and how that's a tragedy to them.

    And then in the chorus I guess what he's saying is that even though it's not really affecting everyone, it affects them (narrator and ex), and they are a part of everyone.

    Does that make sense? I clearly do not have the gift of communication that Thiessen does.
    iliketoeatappleson October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about the end of the world... XD
    Here2Helpon January 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta good song, but one of the weakest on the album
    irthesteveon January 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think he's saying that even though the end of this relationship is really tough on him, that there's more to life. He's saying there's a big world our there, and it doesn't revolve around him.
    AdamCaudleon September 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is clearly about his relationship with Shannon ending after she found out he had been cheating.

    "I've been working with adhesives
    Chains and locks and ropes and knots to tether.
    But nothing's sticking to the pieces,
    I can't seem to hold it all together."

    --> He's been doing everything in his power to keep them together after she found out, but it's not working.

    "It's not the end of the world,
    Just you and me.
    We're a part of it, everyone
    We're a part of it, everything.
    And if a nightmare ever does unfold,
    Perspective is a lovely hand to hold"

    --> The relationship ending isn't the end of the world. Everyone experiences this, and everything eventually ends. When something terrible like this happens (which feels like a nightmare), it's good to get some perspective and realize the world isn't coming to an end, they're just breaking up.

    "Well I've been trying to ingest this
    But everything to me just seems like nonsense.
    And I'm not sure if I can get it
    I guess it's time for me to grow a conscience
    To combat the lapse
    That explains why all of this simply collapsed."

    -->"Well I've been trying to ingest this, but everything to me just seems like nonsense" = I guess he didn't feel like his sleeping around a bit was such a big deal. (Or maybe looking back he realizes that his sleeping around was really really stupid and ended up costing him what he loved the most.)

    --> "And I'm not sure if I can get it. I guess it's time for me to grow a conscience" = This probably means that he realizes that if he doesn't understand this, he needs to grow a conscience, because it's clear what tore them apart, and it's clear it's all his fault

    --> "To combat the lapse that explains why all of this simply collapsed" = the lapse either being his cheating or his getting caught. Either way it makes sense.
    SleepySaraon May 03, 2013   Link

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