"Eat That Up, It's Good For You" as written by and Alexander James/halliday Trimble....
You would look a little better
Don't you know
If you just wore less make-up
But its hard to realize
When you're sky high
Fighting off the spaceships

And so you're drinking in your room
To make it all go
It didn't end too soon
You've got the next one
You're holding on too long
You've got to let go
Your other love is gone
And you know

Its too late
Its too late
You've got another one coming
And its going to be the same

I tried to find a quiet place that we could go
To help you make decisions
But I didn't find it easy to tell them apart
With double vision

And so you're drinking in your room
To make it all go
It didn't end too soon
You've got the next one
You're holding on too long
You've got to let go
Your other love is gone
And you know

Its not the same
Its not the same
Its not the same
You're going to tell me that I'm right
You're going to come back down
And find yourself
Where you are again

You didn't know
You didn't know
You didn't know
So don't pretend you saw it now
Its not something you'd want to happen
Now you know who you are again


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"Eat That Up It's Good For You" as written by Kevin Stephen Baird Alexander James Trimble

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    General CommentI'm not sure what the two decisions are in this song but i love how that makes it more open to interpretation. "When you're sky high fighting off the space ships" makes me think that the subject is on drugs.

    "Drinking in your room" makes me think of an alcoholic (in an extreme situation) or maybe just a lonely person who's trying to make it through a hard time.

    "I tried to find a quiet place that we could go/to help you make decisions" maybe it's a good friend that can see both sides of a story clearly. "It didn't end too soon" indicates some sorta relationship either material/emotional/physical, maybe a bad one since "It didn't end too soon".

    I think the last part of the song is the best though, it's always comforting to know someone will catch you. Brilliant band.
    MusikNoteon July 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI have to get this off my chest - I heard this song 2 days ago, and ever since I haven't been able to get it out of my head - the lyrics, the sounds (especially the last chorus OMG), everything it's just perfect to me. personally, the song pretty much mirrors my situation at the moment, which is probably why I love it and yet hate it at the same time.

    Basically to me, it's someone trying to console their friend, and telling them that holding on to the idea of getting back with their ex is a bad one, but the friend is so blinded by their feelings that they're "sky high...fighting off the spaceships".
    The person feels so much sadness and insecurity about the relationship ending so soon (mine lasted a month) but the friend tells them it was meant to be: "it didn't end too soon", that person was simply bad for them. The singer takes the friend somewhere "quiet", away from the noise of painful gossip, so they can make better "decisions".
    The worst part for the person singing to see is that the friend isn't letting go even when they've "got the next one", a possibly better chance at love - and they are "gone" if the friend doesn't see that.
    The person believes that the friend will one day see this however, when they "come back down" and find themselves back at the beginning: "where [they] are again".

    For some reason, I interpret the last lyric as the friend singing - he's angry, perhaps because deep deep down he's scared that the singer might be right about them never being with that girl/guy again. he/she dismisses the singer's empathy, saying "you didn't know" so "don't pretend you sorta know", and "it's not something you'd want to happen".
    That, or possibly the singer saying the friend doesn't know why the relationship ended, and it's perhaps better that way, because the experience of breaking up in itself was enough education - now the person knows "who [they] are again", they don't have to compromise themselves for their "partner" anymore, and can make better choices next time with someone truly right for them.

    That being said..I miss my ex :/
    HopelessBromanticon July 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best song on the album!
    i_will_cut_u_deepon June 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningi feel like this is about someone who has so far lost touch with reality that they are living behind lies and deceit that they themselves have created. The "makeup" is metaphor for everything they hide behind

    "I tried to find a quiet place that we could go
    To help you make decisions
    But I didn't find it easy to tell them apart
    With double vision"

    i feel like its a song about the struggles of reaching out and trying to help a friend, and how hard it is to help someone until that person can be honest with themselves, and once someone is honest with themselves, "Now you know who you are again"
    khuffmanon March 28, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song definitely seems like it's about a relationship that's going wrong. "And so you're drinking in your room" means that one of them is drinking to make the pain go away while the other (also have drunk) "tried to find a quiet place that we could go To help you make decisions". The one who was drinking will realize in the end that the other was right "Its not the same You're going to tell me that I'm right You're going to come back down And find yourself Where you are again."

    Even though the meaning (that I've interpreted) is kind of sad, the music is very happy and something I've listened to quite a lot!
    solaruson May 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song... it's amazing and it appeals to me :D

    The song is basically Alex (the lead singer) is singing about how his friend wants to get back with her ex and he is saying it's a bad idea, and that he loves her more than her ex ever would. I think it's so sweet <3

    It's like in my situation, I want to get back with him, but my friends are telling me it's a bad idea and he can't be trusted... the only thing is that I don't have an Alex to my story :(
    Indy101on July 31, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is coming from the perspective of a close guy friend who has feelings for this girl but she doesn't feel the same and keeps going through guy after guy and things never work out. He's condescending in a way because she makes him mad but he cares for her too.

    You would look a little better
    Don't you know
    If you just wore less make-up: She tries too hard and at the same time, he feels bad that she feels like she has to make herself good enough because she's beautiful the way she is and he loves her for who she really is.
    But its hard to realize
    When you're sky high
    Fighting off the spaceships: She's going through a lot. Can't see things for what they really are.

    And so you're drinking in your room
    To make it all go: Always gets extremely emotionally attached and thinks it's going to be different, but it never is.
    It didn't end too soon
    You've got the next one: Sort of mocking her, but in a loving way. But he knows that she'll get over it and just go on to the next guy in line.
    You're holding on too long
    You've got to let go
    Your other love is gone: She needs to move on. He's not the one for her anyway. She blew it... she seems to have a way with not making relationships work.
    And you know

    Its too late
    Its too late
    You've got another one coming
    And its going to be the same: Things are just gonna keep happening the same way, going in circles.He doesn't like that, but he knows it's just the way she is and what always happens.

    I tried to find a quiet place that we could go
    To help you make decisions: best friends, he helps her with guy problems
    But I didn't find it easy to tell them apart
    With double vision: hard for him because he's trying to see her way and help. Wants her to be happy, but wants them to be more too so he has a hard time sometimes with the two perspectives.

    And so you're drinking in your room
    To make it all go
    It didn't end too soon
    You've got the next one
    You're holding on too long
    You've got to let go
    Your other love is gone
    And you know

    (Its not the same
    Its not the same
    Its not the same
    You're going to tell me that I'm right
    You're going to come back down
    And find yourself
    Where you are again): "wishful thinking. dreaming sort of. They wouldn't be the same as all of her past relationships. they would work out. they're meant to be together. She's going to realize what she's been missing. She's going to become who she was before all of the guys happened and she's going to find herself and be happy. and he'll be happy.

    You didn't know
    You didn't know
    You didn't know
    So don't pretend you saw it now
    Its not something you'd want to happen
    Now you know who you are again: She never saw it coming. She never had feelings for himand didn't want to let herself love him, but it happened. And now she can be herself.
    eulalia26on March 03, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's about an Acid Trip (or similar drug)

    "Hard to realize when you're Sky High, fighting off the spaceships."

    "But I didn't find it easy to tell them apart with double vision"

    He also mentions Coming Back Down, possibly off of their high?
    LepreConArtiston June 24, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretationfor me there's two different people talking. the first verses are those typical advices from a close friend after a break up - "you're holding on too long, you've got to let go". the last two verses are the broken hearted's response for those advices, rejecting them and saying to the friend: "it's not the same, you didn't know"
    isabelacantoon October 06, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIts not the same
    Its not the same
    Its not the same
    You're going to tell me that I'm right
    You're going to come back down
    And find yourself
    Where you are again

    You didn't know
    You didn't know
    You didn't know
    So don't pretend you saw it now
    Its not something you'd want to happen
    Now you know who you are again

    These last two verses of the song stand out the most to me. I think it is supposed to be about a friend who has made a couple bad decisions, but doesn't want to admit it. The friend wants to help him, so he tells him what is good for him, and that if this doesn't end soon it will only become worse. Obviously, they don't listen. And it says "You're gonna tell me that I'm right" so it shows he didn't listen and had to learn the hard way.
    thearticcinemaon March 06, 2014   Link

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