Safe little house, safe little friends
Safe little thoughts to keep you safe
From all those big bad wolves that eat you up
(Aw shit)
Safe in your room, safe as a tomb
Sleep in a coffin made of glass
It takes a big facade to hide the cracks

Can you make this last?
'Cause now I'm not so sure
Are you up to the task?
Sometimes the sickness is the cure
(Sickness is the cure)
You're searching so hard
You've lost yourself

Does it help you to play as you're wasting away
Like a silver screen cliche?
'Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage
Would it help you to wait for the moment to break?
Is it real, or is it fate?
All we are are just chapters on a page
('Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage)

Here in the now, shedding the doubts
They'll be no past or future tense
Regret's a waste of time, and plans will change
(Plans will always change)
Oh, some for the worst, some for the best
You know you can't always get your way
(So selfish!)
So worried about what's next, you lost today
(Oh, you lost today)

Can you make this last?
'Cause now I'm not so sure
Are you up to the task?
Sometimes the sickness is the cure
(Sickness is the cure)
You're searching so hard
You've lost yourself

Does it help you to play as you're wasting away
Like a silver screen cliche?
'Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage
Would it help you to wait for the moment to break?
Is it real, or is it fate?
All we are are just chapters on a page
('Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage)

Can you let yourself?
Can you let yourself?
Will you let yourself?
Will you let yourself let go?
Let go (x2)

Safe little house, safe little friends
Safe little thoughts to keep you safe

Does it help you to play as you're wasting away
Like a silver screen cliche?
'Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage
Would it help you to wait for the moment to break?
Is it real, or is it fate?
All we are are just chapters on a page

Does it help you to play as you faded away
Like a memory?
'Cause all we are just chapters on a page
(Chapters on a page)
And, after all, we're actors on a stage


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  • +1
    General CommentAll Time Low never fails to come up with the best :) Unbelievably excited for the new album, I'm sure it'll be their best yet!
    alltimeamazingon August 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about a girl manipulating things to make her perfect world. The silver screen cliche is every girls perfect romance; this is what she's trying to create. They are actors on her stage/her page. Safe house, room, friends and everything else mean that she has everything planned so she never has to get hurt. "Is it real or is it fate?" means are her feelings real or are they just the fate she has planned.
    Or am I totally off?
    silverscreenclicheon August 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about someone who has locked themselves away from the rest of the world, and kind of living in a fantasy world of their own - a bit like Avoidant Personality Disorder. They have probably had a tough old time in life and have decided to play it safe, and sort of 'stay on track'. I actually love this song, so much.

    It's like they are pretending that everything in their life is ok, hence the 'big facade to hide the cracks'. Putting on a front, but not knowing how much longer you can keep it up. It's really sad, it sounds kind of desperate, the way Alex sings it :(

    Especially love the lines:

    "Sometimes the sickness is the cure"

    "You're searching so hard, you've lost yourself"

    "It takes a big facade to hide the cracks"

    "Regrets a waste of time and plans will change, some for the best, some for the worst, you know you can't always get your way. So worried about what's next, you lost today"
    paperprincesson November 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts the desision to think for yourself or stick to the role your supposed to play.
    I personally think we all act, and we all have personality traits. While some people are good at balancing it some people try to act as if they were whats considered perfect and lose themselves.
    Some of it seems to critisizing and praising the fact we are all a little bit fake.

    btw i <3 fakes. :D
    JuiceBOXofBloodon May 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics from: fyjackbarakat.tumblr.com/
    Bskiffingtonon August 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hope they don't ruin his vocals with auto tune. Haha.

    I'm Reeaalllyyy looking forward to the new record. :)
    imustbeBECKYon August 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, according to Alex the line is,

    "Is it real, or is it fake?"

    Anyways, the songs it cool but is it just me or does it sound, familiar?
    sowrongitserinaon August 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSafe little house, safe little friends
    Safe little thoughts to keep you safe
    From all those big bad wolves that eat you up
    (Oh shit)
    Safe in your room, safe as a tomb
    Sleep in a coffin made of glass
    It takes a big facade to hide the cracks

    Can you make this last?
    'Cause now I'm not so sure
    Are you up to the task?
    Sometimes the sickness is the cure
    (Sickness is the cure)
    You're searching so hard
    You've lost yourself

    Does it help you to play as you're wasting away
    Like a silver screen cliche?
    'Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage
    Would it help you to wait for the moment to break?
    Is it real, or is it fate?
    All we are are just chapters on a page
    ('Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage)

    Here in the now, shedding the doubts
    They'll be no past or future tense
    Regret's a waste of time, and plans will change
    (Plans will always change)
    Oh, some for the worst, some for the best
    You know you can't always get your way
    (So selfish!)
    So worried about what's next, you lost today
    (Oh, you lost today)

    Can you make this last?
    'Cause now I'm not so sure
    Are you up to the task?
    Sometimes the sickness is the cure
    (Sickness is the cure)
    You're searching so hard
    You've lost yourself

    Does it help you to play as you're wasting away
    Like a silver screen cliche?
    'Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage
    Would it help you to wait for the moment to break?
    Is it real, or is it fate?
    All we are are just chapters on a page
    ('Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage)

    Can you let yourself?
    Can you let yourself?
    Will you let yourself?
    Will you let yourself let go?
    Let go (x2)

    Safe little house, safe little friends
    Safe little thoughts to keep you safe

    Does it help you to play as you're wasting away
    Like a silver screen cliche?
    'Cause, after all, we're actors on a stage
    Would it help you to wait for the moment to break?
    Is it real, or is it fate?
    All we are are just chapters on a page

    Does it help you to play as you faded away
    Like a memory?
    'Cause all we are just chapters on a page
    (Chapters on a page)
    And, after all, we're actors on a stage
    Bskiffingtonon August 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI looooove this song already. Can't wait for the new album, even though it doesn't come out for a while.
    atllover1104on August 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen alex posted this on tumblr, i went fucking crazy. i hope he leaks something else soon (: this songs amazing, though i was hoping for some songs to sound a bit more like the party scene, but this song's still awesome :')
    xkyarnahfarroxon August 20, 2010   Link

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