If you can't take it anymore, I will gladly fill your place,
In the back rooms, in the bathrooms, I am still so out of place.
I am shaking in my shoes and my hands are paralyzed,
I tried to say something clever, but they all just rolled their eyes.

Just tap your feet, along with your heart beat, and don't say a word to anyone, anyone.
The television is waiting to save you, but it'd be nice to have a conversation.
Tap tap your feet, to your heart beat.
To your heart beat, tap tap your feet, to your heart beat,

Where am I supposed to go? What am I expected to say?
Who the hell am I going to pretend to be today?
If I could disappear somehow, far away from this crowd,
I would hide and hide from every fear I can't confide in them.

Just tap your feet, along with your heartbeat, and don't say a word to anyone, anyone.
The television is waiting to save you, but it'd be nice to have a conversation.
Tap tap your feet, to your heart beat.
To your heart beat, tap tap your feet, to your heart beat,

If confidence is key, I must be locked out of the house.
If home is where the heart is, I do not have, no, I do not have a pulse.

Just tap your feet, along with your heartbeat, and don't say a word to anyone, anyone.
The television is waiting to save you, but it'd be nice to have a conversation.
Tap tap your feet, to your heart beat.
To your heart beat, tap tap your feet, to your heart beat,


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    General CommentI think this song is about being nervous to be out with a bunch of people when you don't know anyone. You'd like to be social but you're heart is beating through your chest and you feel tempted to just go home and watch tv so you can be comfortable.
    BadAstronauton March 14, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationFrankly, I think this song is about being in high school (or most social situations where people have a bad liking towards you) and not fitting in and just waiting to get home already.

    The first verse is like about the people who complain about their lives in high schools even though they're the super popular people with friends and don't get made fun of and stuff, and Chris would gladly rather be them when he hears them complain. He's always sitting in the back of the room or trying to get away by using the bathroom (god knows in high school I spent 30 minutes of class just wandering the halls or sitting in the handicap stall to waste time and avoid the people I dislike) or wandering the halls, because he's just so out of place and doesn't fit in. He wants to fit in so he tries to say something funny or clever but everybody just makes fun of him more for that, not even on the fact that it was funny or not, but just because they don't like him. I know that one for sure.

    The chorus is kind of just about his way to get through the day. Tapping his feet to his heartbeat or to a good song stuck in his head to pass the time, waiting to get home and watch some good shows on television alone because that's his escape at home and that's what he enjoys doing. But even still, he'd like to just have a friend to talk to.

    The second verse is kind of about not necessarily social anxiety, but about what people think about him and how it affects him so. What is he expected to be? Should he even speak? Should he pretend to be someone he's not? He just wants to be away from them; be home, or anywhere else, really. If he could, he wouldn't have to tell them the things he feels the urge to say.

    The bridge is pretty explanatory.

    Yeah, I relate to this song so well. Just how I felt in school. Love these guys.
    Umbras363on May 27, 2013   Link

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