After tonight I just can't be alone
driving home beneath the stoplights
They’re holding me in suspense
But that’s just the way it is I guess
For those of us who move too fast
And I wish that I could say
That I'm wishing you the best
But I can’t, but I can't

So I’ll write it out on paper to remember every word
For all the things I’ve lost and found inside of every verse
These are my directions to you:
Please, head north

Voices scream inside of me
Well, “Maybe I’m just cursed.”
Just like they say, maybe I’m just cursed
I’m always hoping for the best
Maybe I’m just cursed
I’m always hoping for the best
Preparing for the worst

So please, head north

Maybe I was right, maybe I was wrong (So please, head north)
I just can’t write another one of these summer songs (So please, head north)
Oh please not another sad, sad song,
You’ll find me hanging on every word

It kills you to know that this world, it owes you nothing
So just forget what you’re expecting
You’ll find half what you deserve


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    My Interpretation"After tonight I just can't be alone
    driving home beneath the stoplights
    They’re holding me in suspense
    But that’s just the way it is I guess"

    This is the breakup and he's saying he can't be alone not after that, he needs to be with someone specifically the girl who left him. The stoplights are almost like denial in it all and they're holding him in suspense because he's waiting for them to turn green, like he's waiting for her to turn around and say it was cruel joke- that she's not leaving, but she already left in reality.

    "For those of us who move too fast
    And I wish that I could say
    That I'm wishing you the best
    But I can’t, but I can't"

    They say time flies when you're having fun, which is basically the first line. It went by too fast and he wants to wish her the very best because he wants her to be happy but he can't because he wants to be selfish and have her at the same time, despite her wants and needs.

    "So I’ll write it out on paper to remember every word
    For all the things I’ve lost and found inside of every verse"

    He'll write it all down like in a song or a diary in order to remember everything they've been through, like he has done numerous of other times in other songs or "verses" he has written.

    "These are my directions to you:
    Please head north"

    Please head north- the north star leads home. Please come home to me.

    "Voices scream inside of me
    Well, “Maybe I’m just cursed.”
    Just like they say, maybe I’m just cursed
    I’m always hoping for the best
    Maybe I’m just cursed
    I’m always hoping for the best
    Preparing for the worst"

    This has happened before and will probably happen again therefore he's saying it's like a curse he has. He wants to hope for the best and he is, but he knows that probably isn't what is going to happen and has to prepare for disappointment and pain.

    "Maybe I was right, maybe I was wrong (So please, head north)
    I just can’t write another one of these summer songs (So please, head north)
    Oh please not another sad, sad song,
    You’ll find me hanging on every word"

    It doesn't matter if he was right or wrong at this point, they're still over (perhaps from a fight they had). Summer songs are usually happy and since he is no longer so he can't write them anymore, but he also doesn't want to write those sad, sad songs because they're sad, and he doesn't want to be in that state although he is.

    "It kills you to know that this world, it owes you nothing
    So just forget what you’re expecting
    You’ll find half what you deserve"

    The world is cruel and you'll never get what you want or you deserve in life.
    pondsrosessongson September 14, 2014   Link

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