Just the mentioning of, such a simple phrase.
Are we passengers on separated trains?
Take the mask off, when you speak to me.
And I'm alright to go on, it's the little things.

But anymore, you've become.
A criminal to everyone.
To everyone.

I'm reeling in the wrong day getting behind
Why didn't i think "what in the world?"
It really took a tall one to see it
Two to believe it
Three to just get in the way

All your life to think of, what a mess you made.
Dig a hole in the ground, for your wedding ring.
Rainmaker call, throw your hammer down.
And everything that I know, can't remember now.

Anymore, you've become.
Inherent of another one.
Another one.

I reeling in the long days, getting behind
Why didn't I think "what in the world?"
It really took a tall one to see it
Two to believe it.
Three to just get in the way.


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Dilly song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI agree, everytime I hear it I just die inside.

    I also love the line 'take your mask off, when you speak to me'

    I think the overall message of this is something along the lines of a change for the worse.
    lisasonodaon May 11, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt really took a tall one to see it
    two to believe it
    three to just get in the way

    If he is indeed saying 'tall" one and not toll, he is probably sitting down and having a 'tall one' which is an alcoholic beverage, and then 2 drinks to believe it, and finally 3 drinks to get in the way of a rational conclusion. Just a thought.
    StevieRudeson February 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthat hook is so great.

    it really took a tall one to see it
    two to believe it
    three to just get in the way

    awesome.
    RichBOHon May 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThis song is this album's ISLANDS ON THE COAST, with really hard to hear lyrics.

    Line 1 could end simple THING not phrase??
    Line 5 could be ANIMAL rather than anymore??

    I think the chorus says LONG day, not wrong day - but well done for getting the rest of the chorus - brilliant!

    It's definitely are you ALIVE to think of in verse 2.

    Nice one for posting these, what a fabulous song!
    iangurteenon May 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always hear (in the chorus) "it really took a TOLL. one, to see it. two, to believe it. three, to just get in the way"
    BreeTheMachineon September 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA ??? to everyone

    I think he is saying

    A VARIABLE to everyone
    robertskkon June 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning@RichBOH: This hook is tremendously sweet
    @xocouturecouture: This is about change for the worse, hence a dirge of sorts

    My interpretation is as follows:

    Just the mentioning of, such a simple phrase.
    Are we passengers on separated trains?

    [Two people are headed in different directions]

    Take the mask off, when you speak to me.

    [He'd prefer if she'd quit the facade or any pretense at this juncture]

    And I'm alright to go on, it's the little things.

    [He's satisfied now that honesty has finally been established between the two, and sardonically descrbies it as a little thing, even though it's truly a big thing in any relationship]

    But anymore, you've become.
    A ??? to everyone.
    To everyone.

    [From this point forward she's something to everyone, what that something is has yet to be determined as this word is unintelligible]

    I'm reeling in the long day getting behind (?)

    [He's staggering at what has become of their relationship]

    Why didn't i think "what in the world?"

    [How did he not see it coming?]

    It really took a tall one to see it
    Two to believe it
    Three to just get in the way

    [One would need to be rather keen to anticipate this betrayal or end of this relationship, and either one couldn't trust one's own senses and needed a second opinion or the two of them needed to agree that it was over before he could accept it, and a third party somehow was involved to botch things, either a lover or a divorce attorney]


    All your life to think of, what a mess you made.

    [Introspection about one's past mistakes in love]

    Dig a hole in the ground, for your wedding ring.

    [This is clearly about a marriage now, and the ring is now a worthless reminder so let's bury it]

    Rainmaker call, throw your hammer down.

    [Divorce for many men is about losing everything, especially their financial security. For women it's about winning the lottery in that way. Hence the rainmaker reference and the hammer coming down]

    And everything that I know, can't remember now.

    [He can't think straight since his world and everything he knew is crumbling and has been obliterated]

    Anymore, you've become.
    Inherent of another one.
    Another one.

    [She's like many that have come before and many will follow the same path]


    Any comments are appreciated


    poet417on June 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionAnd then it just came to me!! ..........

    Any more, you've become a CRIMINAL to everyone.

    Just love this song, perfect pop with a great lyric, killer chorus, nice one Tyler
    iangurteenon July 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@poet............. [One would need to be rather keen to anticipate this betrayal or end of this relationship, and either one couldn't trust one's own senses and needed a second opinion or the two of them needed to agree that it was over before he could accept it, and a third party somehow was involved to botch things, either a lover or a divorce attorney]

    Like that staged conversation was not obvious!!!!! What a piece of shit!!!!!!!! Betrayal
    temptation777on September 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@poet, your analysis is kind of ridiculous. This is a simple pop song, and your explanations are mostly of extremely simple sentences. Somehow though, you completely missed the point of the chorus. A "tall one" is a beer. It took one beer to see the problem, two beers to believe it, and three to make him angry. No divorce attorneys.
    breakingglass27on January 14, 2011   Link

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