I can't be more obvious
She's a pain
Won't even let me in
From the rain
All the windows are locked again
'Cause she's afraid
Of everything that I have to say
To her face

So try to look in my eyes
Tell me that you're not surprised
'Cause nothing is changing
Everyone has to lie sometimes
Do you know what it's like
To make up your mind?
Don't be alarmed when sinners stand
While the world is spinning

I can't be more obvious
I'm in pain
She won't even let me in
From the rain
All the pictures in the frames are cracked
'Cause she's afraid
Of everything they're gonna say
Behind her back

So try to look in my eyes
Tell me that you're not surprised, oh no
'Cause nothing is changing
Everyone has to lie sometimes
Do you know what it's like
To make up your mind?
Don't be alarmed when sinners stand
While the world is spinning (x2)

So look in my eyes
Tell me that you're not surprised
'Cause nothing is changing
Everyone has to lie sometimes
Do you know what it's like
To make up your mind?
Don't be alarmed when sinners stand
Don't be alarmed when sinners stand
While the world is spinning


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    General CommentIt seems Nick likes to use weather as metaphors and when talking about rain its like he is referring to heartbreak, "All the windows are locked again" kind of obvious its about someone shutting him out again therefore this isn't the first time, the first line shows she's in pain and then mentions "Of everything that I have to say To her face" In the next verse its obvious the other person can't make up their mind about something and has perhaps lied. Nick mentioned that this song is about human nature and when people do what people do, Its seems like the other person has sinned "Don't be alarmed when sinners stand" but maybe what he means by this is that he shouldn't be surprised that the girl in the song did whatever she did, when he says "All the pictures in the frame are cracked And she's afraid" its like she is ruining what they have because she won't let him in.
    gildedbutterflyon February 25, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think Nick is trying to get close to this person but won't let him in by putting her guard up or "locking the windows" and she has been pushing people away and ruining her relationships with people from "all the pictures in the frames are cracked" perhaps because she is afraid of what people have to say about her or what people will think. "cause she's afraid of everything I have to say to her face" and "cause she's afraid of everything they're gonna say behind her back"
    That's all I could really come up with.
    gwendolynxoon April 19, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionHe said he wrote this song in Canada while shooting Camp Rock 2 and he said in his concert that "this songs are all about things that real to me, that I wanna share with you tonight" and he sing this song. Maybe this song is about a friend in the Camp.

    I can't be more obvious
    She's a pain
    Won't even let me in
    From the rain

    I feel like he's having a trouble to this girl who's dealing with something and she wont let him share the pain with him. I feel like rain is CRY, she's in pain.

    All the windows are locked again
    'Cause she's afraid
    Of everything that I have to say
    To her face

    The girl is afraid of what he might say to her that's why she's shutting him out, again and again.

    So try to look in my eyes
    Tell me that you're not surprised
    'Cause nothing is changing
    Everyone has to lie sometimes

    You can tell if someone is lying if the person can't look to the eyes. So he want her to look in his eyes. He is like saying I understand you and don't be surprise about it because it's human nature that everyone has to lie sometimes.

    Do you know what it's like
    To make up your mind?
    Don't be alarmed when sinners stand
    While the world is spinning

    But the girl still wont speak up. He's so down about it and just say to his self "Don't be alarmed when sinners stand, while the world is spinning" because it's the reality.

    I can't be more obvious
    I'm in pain
    She won't even let me in
    From the rain

    He's in pain because maybe he's so close to this girl but wont tell him what's wrong.

    All the pictures in the frames are cracked
    'Cause she's afraid
    Of everything they're gonna say
    Behind her back

    Maybe this girl is having some issues or being paranoid, maybe she's doing something wrong or hiding something that she don't want people to know but she can't hide it because it's too obvious. Maybe she's mess up with something.

    Nick is so concern about this girl that he made this song. I felt like he's angry with this girl because she's lying to him. She might saying she's fine but she's not. I felt this song is for Demi Lovato. She's bipolar and she harmed herself and nobody knows about it until she went on rehab on 2010.
    jackylynon March 24, 2015   Link

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