I'm out of faith
I'm in retrograde
A dizzy pattern in a cheap parade
And I'm losing touch but I'm I'm not ashamed
Of what I say or how nice I play
I'm a Trojan horse made of paper mâché,
What has been ever comes 'round again

And I'm under arrest
(I'm under arrest)
I'm shutting down
I'm unimpressed
(I'm not impressed)
But I've done my best
An undecided heart makes such a mess

I'm out of place
I'm a different state
A little scattered by a bitter fate
And I'm losing touch but I'm, I'm not afraid
I'll be okay just in a different way
I have no remorse I have no more shame
Oh nothing ever ends before it begins

And I'm under arrest
(I'm under arrest)
I'm shutting down
I'm unimpressed
(I'm not impressed)
But I've done my best
An undecided heart makes such a mess

Well I'll be going 'round and 'round this cycle won't slow down
I'm looking for the centre of this life I've found
What has been ever comes 'round again

And I'm under arrest
(I'm under arrest)
I'm shutting down
I'm unimpressed
(I'm not impressed)
But I've done my best
An undecided heart makes such a mess

And I'm under arrest
(I'm under arrest)
I'm shutting down
I'm unimpressed
(I'm not impressed)
I've done my best
(I've done my best)
An undecided heart makes such a mess


Lyrics submitted by aristuma21

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    General CommentBut I've done my best
    An undecided heart makes such a mess

    ha. story of my life.

    starts off a little slow, but i like it :) so happy they released some new stuff....
    jenshack21on October 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYes, jenshack21, great line there. This song is very Jimmy Eat World. drawing various aspects into relatability but remaining more vague like cartel always does.

    I love the chorus which is "I'm under arrest" not rain. and how it builds a foundation of failure before delivering the main line. "An undecided heart makes such a mess"

    Their undefined lyrics also let it be applied in other methods, try thinking of that line from the point of view of a relationship, a job search, a life purpose, a faith. Then apply to the rest of the song. I love it.

    Epetersoon November 30, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I'm out of faith
    I'm in retrograde"

    It sounds like it's "I'm out of phase"...anybody know?
    alainainthekeyofon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone losing faith with who they are because they can't find someone who likes them for who they are. They also can't decide between 2 or more people that they like. Its a really hard situation to be in. They might just be getting to know who they are and want to be with someone but their heart is getting in the way.
    allthingsmusicon December 12, 2009   Link

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