"It's Complicated" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Joshua Steven Woodard, Neil S Westfall, Alexander Thomas Shelnutt and Kevin Skaff....
Here we go again, another night of being bumped
I can tell myself, avoid the sun
And cancel plans with everyone
I know, 'cause its just how it always ends
Our bond will break 'cause you can't relate
To anyone, to anything at all

You brought your worst and I'm right here
No one's seen it all, it's never been so clear

You're not the person that I knew back then
It's all to late to set things right
'Cause everything has been
You're not the person that I knew back then
Let's try and act like this didn't happen
Follow your friends like you ever had them

You still know me
Still not cut out for this sort of thing
Never want to be, caught in between
I need constant reminders of everything
So what
It's who I am, I played it off so well
I was holding in, no matter how I've been, so nobody
Nobody can tell

You brought your worst and I'm right here
No one's seen it all, it's never been so clear

You're not the person that I knew back then
It's all to late to set things right
'Cause everything has been
You're not the person that I knew back then
Let's try and act like this didn't happen,
Follow your friends like you ever had them

I won't sleep till the break of dawn (Break of dawn)
Can't let our problems find me here
So everybody come on

You brought your worst and I'm right here
No ones seen it all, its never been so clear

You're not the person that I knew back then
It's all to late to set things right
'Cause everything has been
You're not the person that I knew back then
Lets try and act like this didn't happen
Follow your friends like you ever had them

You're not the person that I knew back then
It's all to late to set things right
'Cause everything has been
You're not the person that I knew back then
Lets try and act like this didn't happen
Follow your friends like you ever had them


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"It's Complicated" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon Alexander Thomas Shelnutt

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    My InterpretationI think that instead of being about a relationship, this song could be about a friendship that died away.

    Like, you two have been friends for practically forever, but then that person starts to change and you can't stand their company anymore. Then the friendship starts to crumble, and you two eventually break it off completely.

    Does that make sense?
    kballkdballon April 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionReal lyrics should be closer to

    Here we go again,
    Another night of being bummed
    I'll keep to myself, avoid the sun
    and cancel plans with everyone

    I know 'cause this is how it always ends,
    our bond will break
    'Cause you can't relate
    to anyone, to anything at all.

    You brought your worst and I"m right here
    Now I've seen it all
    And it's never been so clear

    You're not the person I knew back then
    It's all to late to set things straight,
    because everything has been.

    You're not the person that I knew back when,
    So lets try and act like this didn't happen
    Move on with your friends
    Like you ever had them

    But you still know me,
    Still not cut out for this sort of thing
    Never one to be caught in between
    I need constant reminders of everything. (So what?!)

    So what?
    It's who I am,
    But I think I've played it off so well
    I just hold it in no matter how I've been
    so no body can tell.

    You brought your worst and I"m right here
    Now I've seen it all
    And it's never been so clear

    You're not the person I knew back then
    It's all to late to set things straight,
    because everything has been.

    I won't sleep till the break of dawn.
    I can't let our problems find me here, so everybody come on!
    j0hn0bon November 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn AP magazine Jeremy said that this is about what was going on in his relationship with his ex-girlfriend of 4 years near the end of their relationship. He moved out of their shared apartment and in with parents again. Overall he said he tries to convey throughout the record that he was too involved with work to be with someone.
    j0hn0bon November 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about a boy & a girl who were really in love but eventhough, broke up since they just can't go on with the relationship, because they often fight + she can't releate to his family & friends

    because he loves her so much, he always retreats, and cancels plans he had just to be with her

    oh how much i can relate to this song....
    goregoregadgeton January 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso, this line

    I need constant reminders of everything. (So what?!)

    is cause Jeremy has a TERRIBLE short term memory. Sweet how he incorporated that
    michaela12345on January 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with goregoregadget. She ended up being someone completely different in the end. My favorite lines are

    You brought your worst and I"m right here
    Now I've seen it all
    And it's never been so clear

    ...like she screwed him over but he's still standing and he says the real her which is most likely a bitch.
    Adigitalepiphanyon January 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's kind of about being used as a shoulder to cry on, then when she's over it, she's a fake bitch you didn't know before haha. Hence, "You brought your worst and I'm right here, Now I've seen it all, and its never been so clear. You're not the person that I knew back then" Same situation happened to me. When she was in pieces, I was always there to put her back on her feet, even if it meant canceling plans, like the song says. And then when she found out she could stay on her own two feet, I got left in the dust.
    kneighton February 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about someone he was with and loved but then things changed they broke up and the next time they saw each other she was a whole new person most likely a bad one at that
    ra3ra3on January 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is like the theme song of Tumblr.....
    luna287on February 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about how he had a girlfriend and he saw her true colors after being with her for so long. He knew her for her better and for worse, but was still there for her and he had an epiphany that she was just a shady person and he would just live in his own sorrow but would keep everything to himself. Hence, the lyric: "You're not the person that I knew back then"
    christyweezyon March 08, 2012   Link

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