When I was young I knew everything
And she a punk who rarely ever took advice
Now I'm guilt stricken, sobbing with my head on the floor
Stop a baby's breath and a shoe full of rice, now.

Can't be held responsible
She was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place.

For the life of me
I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise
For the life of me
I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshman

My best friend took a weeks vacation to forget her
His girl took a weeks worth of Valium and slept
Now hes guilt stricken, sobbing with his head on the floor
Thinks about her now and how he never really wept he says

Can't be held responsible
She was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place.

For the life of me
I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise
For the life of me
I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshman

We've tried to wash our hands of all of this
We never talk of our lackin' relationships
And how were guilt stricken sobbing with our heads on the floor
We fell through the ice when we tried not to slip, we'd say

Can't be held responsible
She was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place.

For the life of me
I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise
For the life of me
I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshman

For the life of me
I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise
For the life of me
I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshman

For the life of me
I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise
For the life of me
I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshman
We were merely freshman


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    General CommentI heard this on Pandora. This cover is amazing.
    Rightbackon February 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is the only way i can stand listening to this song. When i first heard it, it hit me deep inside. It remidned me of how much life can be lost due to stupid mistakes.

    Beautiful cover. Simply beautiful.
    SilentSong19on August 07, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningMy opinion on this song is that it is about an abortion. Thats the first and only thing that came to mind when listening to the lyrics such as

    "Now I'm guilt stricken, sobbing with my head on the floor
    Stop a baby's breath and a shoe full of rice, now."

    I also think the valium relates because the woman who had this happen commits suicide or she is trying to deal with her mistake. The father of the child, "took a weeks vacation to forget here" and it says he "thinks about her now and how he never really wept"
    aimusxoxon February 27, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI don't believe that the first verse has anything to do with an abortion or even a pregnancy at all...stop a babys breath and a shoe full of rice...i took babys breath to be the small flowers they put in bouquets...like the ones brides carry down the isle....so i thought it was all about getting married and then regretting it later...i could be wrong though
    barbie1000on July 17, 2014   Link

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