If I stand too close
I might fall in
But if I'm too far gone
I'll never win
And if you believe in me
I might just wanna spend some time with you again

I'm afraid I tend to disappear
Into an anxious state
When you draw near
There is no reasoning
It's quite a silly thing
But it's the way I've been for years

So I will understand if you don't stay
They say I'm great at first
But then the magic fades
Into an awful hue of dismal views
And pessimistic attitudes

All this distance...
Years of sweet resistance
Swirling overhead like angry clouds of discontent

I have apologized a billion times
When I've gone off the wall
Like Busta Rhymes
And pulled a stupid stunt
That left you thinking
There was something wrong with me
You've thrown a few choice phrases at my way
And I've ignored them all
As best I could
Except that tiny bit
How I just can't commit
There was some truth in what you say

All this distance...
Years of sweet resistance
Swirling overhead like angry clouds of disco

If I stand too close
I might fall in
But if I'm too far gone
I'll never win
And if you believe in me
I might just wanna spend some time with you again
I'll spend time with you again

If I stand too close
I might fall in
But if I'm too far gone
I'll never win
If you believe in me
I might just wanna spend some time with you again


Lyrics submitted by xxmodernlove

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThis sounds to me like a song about a man who has had a pretty bad past with his relationships, to the point where he doesn't trust his partners.

    He's too afraid of standing too close and he won't commit.
    SeanZiiion January 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the first "disco" is supposed to be discontent. The second time around he shortens it to disco
    2marinerssurviveon January 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And a sadistic attitude" is actually "and pessimistic attitudes"
    simply__meon January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Except that time you put"

    should be:

    "Except that tiny bit"
    War|ordon January 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song along with Disappear are the best songs on the record
    Bobinsonon January 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfrom the lyric book: (corrections bolded)

    Chunk 5:
    I have apologized a billion times
    When I've gone off the wall
    Like Busta Rhymes.

    Chunk 6:
    All this distance...
    Years of sweet resistance
    Swirling over my head like angry clouds of disco.


    not many changes, nice job :) and I know what you're thinking: "'angry clouds of disco'?" yep. that's what it says.
    Kitkat152on January 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry for all the errors! I really liked this song so I posted it.

    Thanks for the corrections.
    xxmodernloveon January 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so catchy, I wouldn't say it's my favorite song on the album but it's for sure my favorite to jump around to.
    staybrutal28on January 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionyeah i agree with SeanZiii lol
    the lyrics are only Obvious =P
    fernie310on March 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot a bad song. I dig the dinosaur on the album cover.
    xmakesherflyxon April 12, 2010   Link

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