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I promised Colin I’d keep writing, and
That’s the only promise I’ve kept, but
I have no regrets. Like,
Your empty mailbox?
It doesn’t bother me.
Not at all.

And I promised you I’d come visit soon.
Guess I should’ve made the trip, but
Money’s tight as rope and time too. And
You know how it goes better than anyone.
There isn’t ever much of anything we need or
Think we do.
So I don’t feel bad.
I don’t feel bad.

And somewhere you cut me out.
Fall in love to rinse your mouth,
But it doesn’t bother me at all.

I promised Colin I’d take off to you soon, on
An old deck in Louisville, KY.
Four stories up, Six AM and Ten deep
While they we’re sleeping, and I said,
“Keep me in check, friend.” And he tried.
But I couldn’t be.

And that small window closed, and I
Never really kept writing either, just
Stared downward at the page most times or
Thought about it real hard.
And there must be something missing in me
That she’s there and I’m still here because
That’s messed up.
But I don’t feel bad about it.

And somewhere you cut me out.
Fall in love to rinse your mouth,
But it doesn’t bother me at all.

I have tried hard to stay hopeful in the moments
They cut ropes to set you free.
I have always tried to point the finger elsewhere.
This time it points to me.

But it doesn’t bother me at all.

Each chance to lock arms, to lie long in locked eyes
And I failed to let go, to cut ties with my life.
But I’m torn, and reborn, see I died when you left.
But each word since that day was your name from my chest.

I am afraid.
But it doesn’t bother me at all.


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    General Commenti think he's trying to convince himself none of these things affect him, when they really do. like if he says 'it doesn't bother me at all' enough times, maybe one day it won't.
    charcoalsketchon July 22, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationWhenever he says, "It doesn't bother me at all," I just think about when you're genuinely upset. Trying to calm yourself down, rationalizing and making it seem like it's not a big deal, it doesn't bother me.
    And as always, with La Dispute the musicality of it just fits with the song perfectly, and when the guitar slowly starts to build, it's like the anxiety of it all.
    The tension building, the anxiety growing larger, swallowing you whole, and then it breaks- and the screaming in the background starts. Just like when you breakdown and you submit to your true feelings
    So here, in contrast to how he always says it doesn't bother me at all the lyrics
    "I have tried hard to stay hopeful in the moments
    They cut ropes to set you free.
    I have always tried to point the finger elsewhere.
    This time it points to me."
    Are words that are thought behind those closed doors, in the background of everything, so even while you outwardly say, "It doesn't bother me at all"
    In the background of it all, it's eating you from the inside, and there's only you to blame
    LCthuluon April 29, 2013   Link

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