"You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Joshua Steven Woodard, Neil S Westfall, Alexander Thomas Shelnutt and Kevin Skaff....
This is the first time in a long time
That I've felt like coming home for the holidays
Everybody's rushing about
Why won't anybody hear me out?
My money's low
So instead I'll write you a song everyone will know
Everyone will know
So here it goes

Can you hear me?
I write so much that it makes me sick
That is all
About you

Let's drop everything
And not come back 'til next fall
Everyone knows that you've got me
Right where you want me to be

I'm coming home for the bright lights
And the long nights
Driving around with your friends in your parents car
We're the ones who made it out
We're the ones who they'll talk about

My money's low
So instead I'll write you a song everyone will know
Everyone will know
So here it goes

Can you hear me?
I write so much that it makes me sick
That is all
About you

Let's drop everything
And not come back 'til next fall
Everyone knows that you've got me
Right where you want me to be

What we've done this year
It was the best times
It was the worst times
But we built something here

Looking back on what we've done this year
It was the best times
It was the worst times
But we built something here

Can you hear me?
I write so much that it makes me sick
That is all
About you

Let's drop everything
And not come back 'til next fall
Everyone knows that you've got me
Right where you want me to be

Can you hear me? (can you hear me?)
I write so much that it makes me sick
That is all
About you

Let's drop everything (let's drop everything)
And not come back 'til next fall
Everyone knows that you've got me
Right where you want me to be


Lyrics submitted by afitch1206, edited by AdamArtz, bryy073015

"You Be Tails I'll Be Sonic" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon Thomas H Denney

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  • +4
    My InterpretationWhat this song means to me is the writer is going through a rough time after a relationship. He feels like he wasn't good enough for her, or maybe that he just did stupid things to ruin it. Eithier way he feels like he ruined something good in his life and its tearing him apart. I will break down the main lines. Again this is what the song means to me, I am not saying this is what it means to the writer.

    "I'm a mess, that's the best to describe it.
    Having no time to myself's the only way i can fight it.
    When I'm alone, it's like I'm staring into a mirror.
    Don't know the person inside and that's never been any clearer."

    Like I said he was in a great relationship and he probably was happier than he ever thought he would be. He feels like he wasn't good enough for it and its his falt its over. When he has time to sit and reflect on his past it tears him apart so he does his best to keep himself busy. He basicly is starting to feel like he doesn't know himself anymore and really hates how he is.


    "I miss your family and I miss all our friends,
    if you had a "to do over", would you do it over again? Cause I would.
    This meant something to me,
    there's a hole in my heart where you used to be."

    Just talking about how much he misses her and wishes he could do things over again.

    "I still wish you the best of luck baby,
    and don't go thinking this was a waste of time.
    I couldn't forget you if I tried.
    You killed what was left of the good in me.
    I'm tired, so let me be broken.
    Look down at the mess that's in front of me.
    No other words need be spoken.
    I've got nobody else to blame though I tried.
    Kept all our past mistakes held inside,
    I'll live with regret for my whole life."

    He blames himself completely. He tried to act like it wasn't all his falt and not be so hard on himself but deep down he honestly thinks he was just not good enough. The last line just sums up the entire thing really. No matter how hard he tries he just can't get past it and will always have a little bit of regret.

    "I confess, I brought this all on myself.
    Condemned to suffer along like there's nobody else.
    When you're gone, it's like a whole part of me's missing,
    so I'll keep living the lie,
    and just hope that you're listening."

    Again he is admitting that he just wasn't good enough and he feels like he will never be good enough for anyone and will be alone forever.


    This is my favorite song on the new album. I think mostly because the words really hit home for me.



    FYSADTRon December 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionAlright, just read the rest of the lyrics and there are a LOT of mistakes, so here are the full CORRECT lyrics from the audiobook.

    "You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic" by A Day to Remember

    I'm a mess, that's the best to describe it.
    Having no time to myself's the only way i can fight it.
    When I'm alone, it's like I'm staring into a mirror.
    Don't know the person inside and that's never been any clearer.
    I miss your family and I miss all our friends,
    if you had a "to do over", would you do it over again? Cause I would.
    This meant something to me,
    there's a hole in my heart where you used to be.

    I still wish you the best of luck baby,
    and don't go thinking this was a waste of time.
    I couldn't forget you if I tried.
    You killed what was left of the good in me.
    I'm tired, so let me be broken.
    Look down at the mess that's in front of me.
    No other words need be spoken.
    I've got nobody else to blame though I tried.
    Kept all our past mistakes held inside,
    I'll live with regret for my whole life.

    I confess, I brought this all on myself.
    Condemned to suffer along like there's nobody else.
    When you're gone, it's like a whole part of me's missing,
    so I'll keep living the lie,
    and just hope that you're listening.

    I tried to make us a life here,
    but our foundation was built on sand.
    No time to run until the damage was done.
    I never had the upperhand.

    I still wish you the best of luck baby,
    and don't go thinking this was a waste of time.
    I couldn't forget you if I tried.
    You killed what was left of the good in me.
    I'm tired, so let me be broken.
    Look down at the mess that's in front of me.
    No other words need be spoken.
    I've got nobody else to blame though I tried.
    Kept all our past mistakes held inside,
    I'll live with regret for my whole life.

    All the things you love are all the things I hate.
    How did we get here in the first place?

    I play it cool, but it's hard to be.
    All my trust is slowly fading inside of me. Over what?
    There can't be anymore progress, I know our fate.
    Only thing that can heal this is time and space.

    You killed what was left of the good in me.
    I'm tired, so let me be broken.
    Look down at the mess that's in front of me.
    No other words need be spoken.
    I've got nobody else to blame though I tried.
    Kept all our past mistakes held inside,
    I'll live with regret for my whole life.

    For my whole life.

    (This is a correction to my correction, I thought the entire chorus was sang through at the end, but Jeremy doesn't repeat the beginning of it. I apologize. Guess I'll be more careful next time I type the chorus and decide to copy and paste it instead of retyping it every time haha)
    AlexSpigarellion November 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI guess you have to understand how long Jeremy and Keri dated and how much they meant to each other to really understand this song. This record is deep as fuck. Incredible
    michaela12345on January 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsick breakdown.
    spamoni25128on November 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese cant be official?
    NeutralPunkGuyon November 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell seeing as i just listened to the song and compared it to the lyrics, i'd say they are... siiiiick song by the way
    iamaaddkidon November 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh you listened? Then you'd know that parts dont match up.



    "All but your cold blood inside your mind (All my trust)
    Is always burning inside of me (All the way)
    I can't make any more progress I know I'll faint
    The only thing that can heal this this time is space"

    -first line is wrong, dont know what he says but it isnt that.
    -last line is, "The only thing that can heal this is time and space"
    NeutralPunkGuyon November 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyfrog.com/…
    whcoderedon November 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"All but your cold blood inside your mind (All my trust)
    Is always burning inside of me (All the way)
    I can't make any more progress I know I'll faint
    The only thing that can heal this is time and space"

    Should be:

    "I play it cool, but it's hard to be.
    All my trust is slowly fading inside of me. Over what?
    There can't be anymore progress, I know our fate.
    Only thing that can heal this is time and space."
    _________________

    "What doesn't make us alive here
    But our foundation was built for sin
    Now stop and run until the damage was done
    And I've never had the upper hand"

    Should be:

    "I tried to make us a life here,
    but our foundation was built on sand.
    No time to run until the damage was done.
    I Never had the upperhand."





    My corrections are 100% correct.
    I've just read them from the digital audiobook :)
    AlexSpigarellion November 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionAlright, just read the rest of the lyrics and there are a LOT of mistakes, so here are the full CORRECT lyrics from the audiobook.

    "You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic" by A Day to Remember

    I'm a mess, that's the best to describe it.
    Having no time to myself's the only way i can fight it.
    When I'm alone, it's like I'm staring into a mirror.
    Don't know the person inside and that's never been any clearer.
    I miss your family and I miss all our friends,
    if you had a "to do over", would you do it over again? Cause I would.
    This meant something to me,
    there's a hole in my heart where you used to be.

    I still wish you the best of luck baby,
    and don't go thinking this was a waste of time.
    I couldn't forget you if I tried.
    You killed what was left of the good in me.
    I'm tired, so let me be broken.
    Look down at the mess that's in front of me.
    No other words need be spoken.
    I've got nobody else to blame though I tried.
    Kept all our past mistakes held inside,
    I'll live with regret for my whole life.

    I confess, I brought this all on myself.
    Condemned to suffer along like there's nobody else.
    When you're gone, it's like a whole part of me's missing,
    so I'll keep living the lie,
    and just hope that you're listening.

    I tried to make us a life here,
    but our foundation was built on sand.
    No time to run until the damage was done.
    I never had the upperhand.

    I still wish you the best of luck baby,
    and don't go thinking this was a waste of time.
    I couldn't forget you if I tried.
    You killed what was left of the good in me.
    I'm tired, so let me be broken.
    Look down at the mess that's in front of me.
    No other words need be spoken.
    I've got nobody else to blame though I tried.
    Kept all our past mistakes held inside,
    I'll live with regret for my whole life.

    All the things you love are all the things I hate.
    How did we get here in the first place?

    I play it cool, but it's hard to be.
    All my trust is slowly fading inside of me. Over what?
    There can't be anymore progress, I know our fate.
    Only thing that can heal this is time and space.

    I still wish you the best of luck baby,
    and don't go thinking this was a waste of time.
    I couldn't forget you if I tried.
    You killed what was left of the good in me.
    I'm tired, so let me be broken.
    Look down at the mess that's in front of me.
    No other words need be spoken.
    I've got nobody else to blame though I tried.
    Kept all our past mistakes held inside,
    I'll live with regret for my whole life.

    For my whole life.
    AlexSpigarellion November 19, 2010   Link

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