Sunshine,
there ain't a thing that you can do that's gonna ruin my night
but there's just something about this dizzy dreamer and her bleeding little blue boy
licking your fingers like you're done and you've decided there is so much more than me
and baby honestly it's harder breathing next to you I shake
I brought a gun and as the preacher tried to stop me
hold my heart it's beating for you anyway

what if I can't forget you
I'll burn your name into my throat
I'll be the fire that'll catch you

what's so good about picking up the pieces
none of the colors ever light up anymore in this hole

nobody prays for the heartless
nobody gives another penny for the selfish
you're learning how to taste what you kill now
don't mind me, I'm just reaching for your necklace
talking to my mom about this little girl from Texas

what if I can't forget you
I'll burn your name into my throat
I'll be the fire that'll catch you

what's so good about picking up the pieces
none of the colors ever light up anymore in this hole

just give her back to me
you know I can't afford the medicine that feeds what I need so baby what if I can't forget you
collide invisible lips like a shadow on the wall
and just throw, oh no

you can't just throw me away

so what if I can't forget you
I'll burn your name into my throat
I'll be the fire that'll catch you
what's so good about picking up the pieces
what if I don't even want to
I'd better learn to live alone


Lyrics submitted by darrennn, edited by Jazzy5295, Zalaxy143

Caraphernelia song meanings
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  • +8
    General CommentCaraphernelia
    "The last time I saw my ex-girlfriend, she left all kinds of random things behind at my house: travel shampoo, a razor in the shower, hair clips, etc. It was basically just a bunch of stuff that kept reminding me of her. After a while, it made me miss her, and I wondered why we ever broke up in the first place. When I wrote the music for the chorus, I knew right away that I wanted to ask my friend Jeremy McKinnon [of A Day To Remember] to do the screaming parts on the chorus and bridge. A few weeks after I wrote the song, I approached Jeremy with the idea and he agreed to sing on the album. It turned out to be one of my favorite tracks once we collaborated. One of my favorite things to do is make music with my friends. That collaboration makes the songs very special to me."
    -From Vic himself
    rochelleybabyon June 25, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI've always been obsessed with happy songs that have morbid lyrics. Lyrically, this song is one of the darkest I've ever written. It's about being obsessed with someone to the point where you're hurting yourself. A lot of it is written almost like a suicide note meant to be found by the one you love. It's completely crazy and extreme, but it's also comforting to say out loud the things you’re thinking sometimes.
    - vic fuentes
    AliciaMylaMisaon December 20, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI listened to this song for about three days on repeat, I can never get enough of PTV =) Anyway, I think this song is about loving someone that doesn't return your affection. Specifically, the writer is talking about someone who they love but already has a significant other.
    "You decide there is so much more than me" means that the girl he loves puts others above him.
    "And baby honestly its harder breathing next to you,I shake", he loves her so much that he has a hard time being near her
    "What if I cant forget you?Ill burn your name into my throat,Ill be the fire that will catch you" I think he's saying that's what he would do to prove his love
    "Whats so good about picking up the pieces? Knowing the colours thatll lie up in her mind before."
    This one is harder, I think he means, what's so good about trying to figure out what she's thinking, because there are probably other guys she's been with before him and will be with,
    & "Just get on back to me,
    You know I cant afford the medicine that feeds what I need.", I'm pretty sure he's referring to the girl he loves as the medicine and he can't make her love him.

    Yuuuuuuuuuup, that's my interpretation! I'm not sure if it's right, but that's what I thought when I was listening to it =)
    jadorehannahon June 03, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General Commentmy favorite line: "wha'ts so good about picking up the pieces? What if i don't even want to?"
    i personally interpret this to mean what's so glamorous about moving on from this relationship if he felt the way he did about her?
    anyone agree/disagree??
    i want feedback! :)
    screamtomesweetlyon September 23, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretationjust kinda what i think of when i listen to the song. not saying its right just thought id post it haha vvv
    Sunshine,
    there ain't a thing that you can do that's gonna ruin my night
    (his night cannot be ruined simply because hes with her also she is the "sunshine" in his "night")
    but there's just something about this dizzy dreamer and her bleeding little blue boy
    (she has bigger dreams and hes just her little toy)
    licking your fingers like you're done and you've decided there is so much more than me
    (shes done with him she can finde better)
    and baby honestly it's harder breathing next to you I shake
    (hes still whipped)
    I brought a gun and as the preacher tried to stop me
    hold my heart it's beating for you anyway
    (his heart only beats for her)

    what if I can't forget you
    I'll burn your name into my throat
    (as in ill always think about your name or keep saying your name)
    I'll be the fire that'll catch you
    (he wants to “engulf” herwith his love as a fire would)

    what's so good about picking up the pieces
    (what does he get out of trying so hard if..)
    none of the colors ever light up anymore in this hole
    (shes not even lit up by him anymore)

    nobody prays for the heartless
    (shes heartless)
    nobody gives another penny for the selfish
    (and selfish)
    you're learning how to taste what you kill now
    (she still messes with what she breaks (his heart)
    don't mind me, I'm just reaching for your necklace
    (Hes admiring her)
    talking to my mom about this little girl from Texas
    (talking about the girl he loves and maybe willing to propose too?)

    just give her back to me
    (taking to the new guy she likes)
    you know I can't afford the medicine that feeds what I need
    (she is the medicine he needs)
    so baby what if I can't forget you
    collide invisible lips like a shadow on the wall
    and just throw(maybe they can have an invisible relationship)
    oh no

    you can't just throw me away
    (you cant just let me go like this)

    what's so good about picking up the pieces
    what if I don't even want to
    (what if I don’t want to try and fix this anymore…)
    AtomicAnonymouson July 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"hold my heart it's beating for you anyway"
    so beautiful.
    jessX3babyon July 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti adore this song<33333

    i think jadorehannah was close to the meaning. its about still loving someone who has left you.

    "Licking your fingers like you're done,
    And you've decided there is so much more than me"
    she got ove him alreasy, and theres more boys out there

    "and baby honestly it's harder breathing next to you I shake,
    I brought a gun and as the preacher tried to stop me,
    hold my heart it's beating for you anyway"
    its hard being near her after she broke his heart & hes considering suicide (possibly?). but hes saying she still has his heart

    "what's so good about picking up the pieces,
    none of the colors ever light up anymore in this hole"
    whats the good of moving on when he still loves her? no other girls are good enough for him anymore

    "don't mind me, I'm just reaching for your necklace,
    talking to my mom about this little girl from Texas"
    hes just admiring her

    "just give her back to me,
    you know I can't afford the medicine that feeds what I need"
    hes saying that he doesnt have what it takes to keep her in his life anymore

    "so baby what if I can't forget you,
    collide invisible lips like a shadow on the wall and just throw, oh no,
    you can't just throw me away"
    he still cant forget her, and after all that they went through she cant expect him to just go away

    "what's so good about picking up the pieces,
    what if I don't even want to,
    I'd better learn to live alone"
    he doesnt want to get over her, and hes saying hes never going to find someone else to love

    soooo yeah. thats just what i think. i could be totally wrong though, and it could be something completley different like flying zombie cobra-bears<3 lol
    rachmoncolon June 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh my god, I LOOVEE this song to death :D
    I get chills everytime I hear "What if I can't forget you!?!?!?"

    but anyways, I heard somewhere that his exs' name was "Cara" and he blended Paraphenalia with Cara and BAM! Caraphenelia!

    ..That's all I know bout this...
    iisarenaiion October 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is a about a boy who is in a relationship, the gf cheated and now
    the relationship is dying, and he has met someone new & had a fling & now he cant forget the new girl.



    (Sunshine,
    there ain't a thing that you can do that's gonna ruin my night
    but there's just something about this dizzy dreamer and her little bleed blue boy)
    -He likes the new girl, but maybe the new girl has had many guys in her life and he feels he might just be another one of her little toys, but he's dreamin and hopin its more than that.



    (licking your fingers like you're done and you've decided there is so much more than me
    and baby honestly it's harder breathing next to you I shake I brought a gun and as the preacher tried to stop me, hold my heart it's beating for you anyway)
    -He's talking about how the gf has cheated on him once before, and things never really got better
    (none of the colors never light up in this hole anymore)
    -He wanted to 'grab a gun' and end the relationship but she still had his heart at the time.



    (nobody prays for the heartless / nobody gives another penny for the selfish / you're learning how to taste what you kill now / don't mind me, I'm just reaching for your necklace / talking to my mom about this little girl from Texas)
    -He's saying he shouldnt have given her a second chance, if shes heatless and selfish enough to cheat.

    -&Now the gf is getting a taste of what he felt like when she cheated on him, he's considering taking
    back his necklace, while talking to his mom about this new girl from texas.



    (just give her back to me / you know I can't afford the medicine that feeds what I need / so baby what if I can't forget you / collide invisible lips like a shadow on the wall and just throw, oh no / you can't just throw me away)
    -This part confuses me.



    (what's so good about picking up the pieces / what if I don't even want to / I'd better learn to live alone)
    -So he's contemplating weather or not he should try to fix the relationship...

    idk, FEEDBACK?!!
    MissCGon January 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a good song I really love it...
    MomoLoveron April 20, 2014   Link

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