Wake, it's opening my soul (my soul).
Wake, it's opening...

Speak what we feel,
and not what we ought to say.
Well, I'm forever young
and you're forever you.

So much to say
but nothing to hide.
Ohh, please open it all.
Soft voice, that whispers lies.
Who do I lay beside?
Soft voice, soft voice,
that whispers lies.

Well, I don't want to see it anymore.
Too bad he's not me and these feelings you just can't ignore.
But I won't be played a fool.
Well, I don't want to see it anymore.
Too bad he's not me and these feelings you just can't ignore.
But I won't be played a fool.

Did you count how many times
the words left my mouth?
So many times I was pressed on top.
You never pushed me off.
As much as it hurts to admit,
you chose.

Well, I don't want to see it anymore.
Too bad he's not me and these feelings you just can't ignore.
But I won't be played a fool.
Well, I don't want to see it anymore.
Too bad he's not me and these feelings you just can't ignore.
But I won't be played a fool.

No matter how hard you'll try
These words won't save me
Please stop, slow your speech.
Soft hands that would ruin lives,
and eyes that would burn.
Fall to your knees.

You pretend not to see our problems,
because they form inside you.

Well, I don't want to see it anymore.
Too bad he's not me and these feelings you just can't ignore.
But I won't be played a fool.
Well, I don't want to see it anymore.
Too bad he's not me and these feelings you just can't ignore.
But I won't be played a fool.


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    General CommentThis song just came out but I'm already in love with it. For me this song is basically about a guy who isn't taken but is seeing someone who is. She likes him more than the person she's actually with yet she stays with them. He thinks about leaving the affair but she sweet talks him with her words and "soft hands."
    thecityisdeadon July 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI get:

    So many times I was pressed on top.
    You never pushed me off.
    As much as it hurts to admit,
    You chose.

    But that's just me.
    DjDabson July 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think everyone is going to find what they want to hear in this song. its so open to interpretation.
    when i first heard it, i got the song to be about infedelity.
    its from the guy who is being cheated on's perspective. they both know that he knows she has been cheating but he never admits it, hes always drawn back in by her "persuasive" ways (soft hands, layed on top...). he's finally growing a pair of balls and standing up for himself, saying he wont stand for it anymore and its "too bad its not HIM in the feelings she cant ignore"...i took the part feelings you cant ignore to mean the attraction she cant deny for her lover. he says he wont be played a fool, which further drives the infedelity undertones. then he says "you pretend not to see our problems because they form inside of you" meaning the end of their relationship began when she chose to cheat, she knows he knows so she acts like its nothing.

    no matter how you break it down, its a badass song. almost got me a speeding ticket haha
    paigenic23on January 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think in the beginning, it's "it's opening my soul" and then "soft hands that would ruin lives"
    CassieBREEon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentalso, I think it's "Please stop, slow your speech"
    CassieBREEon June 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSo many times I was pressed on top.
    You never pushed me off.
    As much as it hurts to admit,
    you just...

    It sounds like to me instead of "you just" it's "you jumped"

    Thoughts on this?
    crowing91on July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with thecityisdead on the song meaning and "truth hurts while laying on your back" is pretty much about the same thing
    cm0222on August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI see this as the girl's ex-boyfriend.. and she's moved on with a new guy...
    BrightestEyes7on August 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwell to start im almost positive he says "wake" or "awake"
    Sexually driven relationship, love driven relationship,
    Yet practicality serves as a barrier the one in love doesnt see any reason why not and the one being loved can... Classic story, it "sings" to our own emotions

    and as far as the song goes and its meaning... Being as it is open for interpretation
    She loves him and he loves her
    She doesn't have a handle on her own emotions and doesn't know what she wants
    He does, he wants her regardless, unconditionally.

    "Speak what we feel,
    and not what we ought to say.
    Well, I'm forever young
    and you're forever you."

    He knows he cant change her mind... It is up to her... But he is there

    "So much to say
    but nothing to hide.
    Ohh, please open it all.
    Soft voice, that whispers lies.
    Who do I lay beside?
    Soft voice, soft voice,
    that whispers lies."

    She loves him more than anything as well at times but something holds her back from letting ita ll out from letting go of the boundary that wont let her be his unconditionally, Is she holding out for something better? Does she think his moral stature is flawed or even fears the disaproval of a parent?
    She tells him she loves him she whispers sweet nothings but then she goes against it. Laying beside him she does these things... showing maybe that he is in love and she in lust? Does he even know her?

    "Well, I don't want to see it anymore.
    Too bad he's not me and these feelings you just can't ignore.
    But I won't be played a fool.
    Well, I don't want to see it anymore.
    Too bad he's not me and these feelings you just can't ignore.
    But I won't be played a fool."

    Chorus, Hes trying to cope... tell yourself something enough times and you start to believe it, He loves her but its getting him nowhere, burn me once shame on you but burn me twice shame on me. As well he knows he has her to some extent though he knows she will always want him and will run back to him given any problems arise with her new lover, but does he want to be the fallback? The fool?

    "Did you count how many times
    the words left my mouth?
    So many times I was pressed on top.
    You never pushed me off.
    As much as it hurts to admit,
    you just..."

    Graphic imagery, During the act of making love, "I Love You" were the words coming out of his mouth she loved it just as much as he did and does... him pressed on top her not pushing him off

    "No matter how hard you'll try
    These words won't save me
    Please stop, slow your speech.
    Soft hands that would ruin lives,
    and eyes that would burn.
    Fall to your knees."

    She cant console him this is his decision... well at least the way he feels, shit he cant stop it if he tried because he's trying and not succeeding. He doesnt want her to run her mouth anymore because it makes no sense... She wants him, carnally needs him, ruining his life with her soft hands, he adores her and her eyes that burn... as she is (on her knees)...

    "You pretend not to see our problems,
    because they form inside you."

    She needs to fix herself/figure out what she wants stop holding out for somthing better and fighting her own feelings because it is him that she wants but like mentioned before has some type of obstacle or personal secret reason holding her back. They are "their" problems because they have something something strong and thats why they put themselves through it all. but as it leads into the next chorus:
    I told you so/you want and or need me/but you wont admit it and I need to move on...

    Just my opinion on this Rant by Jonny Craig.
    Tell me what you think
    and I dont expect as much as I wrote because that takes some time but your input is just as worthy and credible as mine, I just feel this way about it... maybe biased by personal exp. as ewll as listening to all them other songs mr craig has put out there and if you havnt already check out his solo material and dance gavin dance its worth your time...
    rxbandit138on August 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my life.
    himynameismarqon September 30, 2010   Link

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