I've got a way with words and it's the cause of all my problems
I've got my mind set and that's the way it is
I never thought it could get this bad
When I had you in my pocket, everything was just fine

You've got a big mouth and the streets are talking
About the way you walk around like you own the place
You've got a big mouth and you should've shut it
Yeah, you should've shut it in the first place

Just take another look at the risks we took
And all the things I said, what were they really worth
You're all talk, you can't act like you're calling the shots
'Cause I'm the only thing that you've got

We don't have anywhere to go but up
So sit back and watch us walk
Take it back, don't react
Don't ever forget we'll make it by

And I can't take another second of the god damn town
It's getting harder to say
Doo doo doo doo doo do-do doo
These melodies of settling are starting to sting

And everybody's talking like they know it all
Conducting social symphonies
You're all talk, you can't act like you're calling the shots
'Cause I'm the only thing that you've got

We don't have anywhere to go but up
So sit back and watch us fall
Take it back, don't react
Don't ever forget we'll make it by

We don't have anywhere to go but up
So sit back and watch us walk
Take it back,don't react
Don't ever forget we'll make it by
This time

You've got a big mouth and the streets are talking
About the way you walk around like you own the place
You've got a big mouth and you should've shut it
Yeah, you should've shut it in the first place

Everybody's got me looking in the wrong direction
All eyes on you, they're looking out for me

We don't have anywhere to go but up
So sit back and watch us fall
Take it back, don't react
Don't ever forget we'll make it by
This time

We don't have anywhere to go but up
So sit back and watch us fall
Take it back, don't react
Don't ever forget we'll make it by

And I can't take another second of the god damn town
It's getting harder to say


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    General CommentTo me it sounds like a friend stabbing another friend in the back and spreading rumors about that friend. But that friend who got their backstabbed still wants to be friends with the backstabber but they're angry at teh backstabber. But, I could be completely off. Only WATIC can ever say the true meaning.

    I've got a way with words and it's the cause of all my problems
    I've got my mind set and that's the way it is

    Means that he could be telling the female vocalist's secrets to other people just to sound like he's better or he "has the latest".

    I never thought it could get this bad
    When I had you in my pocket, everything was just fine

    He didn't know that these rumors would snowball so fast.

    You've got a big mouth and the streets are talking
    About the way you walk around like you own the place
    You've got a big mouth and you should've shut it
    Yeah, you should've shut it in the first place

    The female vocalist found out and she's angry. She's telling him to shut his mouth because he doesn't "own the place" and he doesn't know it all.

    Just take another look at the risks we took
    And all the things I said, what were they really worth

    "And all the things I said what were they really worth?" could mean that all those things he said to make himself look better are worth nothing and they're just lies.

    You're all talk, you can't act like you're calling the shots
    'Cause I'm the only thing that you've got

    Means that the female vocalist and the guy were friends, and she might be his only friend so he shouldn't talk about her ("I'm the only thing left you've got")

    We don't have anywhere to go but up
    So sit back and watch us walk
    Take it back, don't react
    Don't ever forget we'll make it by

    To me the female vocalist is saying "you screwed me over but I'll still help you 'make it by'"

    And I can't take another second of the god damn town
    It's getting harder to say
    Doo doo doo doo doo do-do doo
    These melodies are settling and starting to sting

    Means that she can't take another second of all these rumors and lies and she's losing her happy spirit. "These melodies are settling and starting to sting" means that all these rumors are getting to her.

    And everybody's talking like they know it all
    Conducting social symphonies

    Means that everyone is talking like they think they know her. "Conducting social symphonies" means that they're all excluding her because of these rumors.

    You're all talk, you can't act like you're calling the shots
    'Cause I'm the only thing that you've got

    We don't have anywhere to go but up
    So sit back and watch us fall
    Take it back, don't react
    Don't ever forget we'll make it by

    We don't have anywhere to go but up
    So sit back and watch us walk
    Take it back,don't react
    Don't ever forget we'll make it by
    This time

    You've got a big mouth and the streets are talking
    About the way you walk around like you own the place
    You've got a big mouth and you should've shut it
    Yeah, you should've shut it in the first place

    Everybody's got me looking in the wrong direction
    All eyes on you, they're looking out for me

    "Everybody's got me looking in the wrong direction" means that everyone is just using her for more gossip and they got her "looking in the wrong direction". "All eyes on you, they're looking out for me" means that everyone is phishing for more information on her and the big gossipers of the school are looking out for the male vocalist to see if he gets "the latest" on the female vocalist again.

    We don't have anywhere to go but up
    So sit back and watch us fall
    Take it back, don't react
    Don't ever forget we'll make it by
    This time

    We don't have anywhere to go but up
    So sit back and watch us fall
    Take it back, don't react
    Don't ever forget we'll make it by

    And I can't take another second of the god damn town
    It's getting harder to say
    xxskullzH20xxon August 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI just have one correction (: where it says "These melodies are setting and are starting to sting" it's actually "These melodies of settling are starting to sting".
    sheebs173on November 15, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:D
    7alltimelow7on June 08, 2010   Link

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