"This Is the House That Doubt Built" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Kevin Skaff, Neil S Westfall, Alexander Thomas Shelnutt, Joshua Steven Woodard and Chad Everett Gilbertsesac....
Don't get me started on what it means to be alive
You're lying to yourself and then you still act surprised
'Cause you're scared
Can't come to terms with what you are
The wolves in sheep's clothin' will only lead you so far

You'll wait and they'll go
'Cause in the end, we all end up alone
So just wait, you'll know

Forget everything just for tonight
We'll sing like everyone when they're alone
'Cause I've been waiting for tonight to sing (whoa, whoa)

I rely on myself, just making sure that was clear
I'm not in need of your crutches
I've faced all my fears and I won what I knew I could have
Life is not a punchcard
Make the best of what you have, but don't wait
Just go and when you find yourself, please let me know
It's not too late, just let go

Forget everything just for tonight
And I will sing like everyone when they're alone
'Cause I've been waiting for tonight to sing whoa whoa
Let's believe that if we all stand together
We're a force that can shake the whole world
For once I'm doing something right, when we sing whoa whoa

In the end it's not about what you have
In the end it's all about where you wanna go
And the roads you take to help you get there
I hope you think that's fair
'Cause you only got one life to lead
So don't take for granted those little things
Those little things are all that we have

Forget everything just for tonight
And I will sing like everyone when they're alone
'Cause I've been waiting for tonight to sing whoa whoa
Let's believe that if we all stand together
We're a force that can shake the whole world
For once I'm doing something right, when we sing whoa whoa

For tonight we'll forget everything (everything)
'Cause I've been waiting for tonight to sing whoa whoa


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"This Is the House That Doubt Built" as written by Chad Everett Gilbertsesac Alexander Thomas Shelnutt

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  • +5
    Song MeaningJeremy said it himself in the A Day to Remember Blank TV Interview, at 6:18, what the song is about, quoting him:

    “That song is just about the…I don’t know, man, it’s like it’s about music in general, like the feeling like, no matter what’s going on in your life, like at least for me, like, music is something that makes me feel better about what’s going on with me. Like, I could have the crappiest week, the crappiest month, the crappiest year and I could go see a band that I really enjoy play some songs that really meant something to me and it just takes all that away. It’s about being at a show and, you know, and getting that feeling, like, you know, this is exactly where I’m supposed to be, this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing with my life and I feel better.”
    xSpringxon February 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "let's believe that if we all stand together" not "let's move in"
    michaela12345on November 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the song as a whole is about appreciating what you have in your life. Stay true to yourself and do what you are passionate about.
    Waveburneron November 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionCorrections...based on a source from the band themselves.

    Don't get me started on what it means to be alive
    You're lying to yourself and then
    you still act surprised
    cause you're scared
    can't come to terms with what you are
    the wolf in sheep's clothing will only lead you so far

    You'll wait and they'll go
    Cause in the end, we all end up alone
    So just wait, you'll know

    Forget everything just tonight
    we'll sing like everyone when they're alone
    cause I've been waiting for tonight
    to sing whoa, whoa!


    I rely on myself
    Just making sure that was clear
    I'm not in need of your crutches.
    I've faced all my fears
    and I won what I knew I could have
    Life is not a punch card, make the best of what you have

    But don't wait, just go,
    and when you find yourself,
    please let me know.
    It's not too late, just let go

    Forget everything just tonight
    we'll sing like everyone when they're alone
    cause I've been waiting for tonight
    to sing whoa, whoa!

    Let's believe that if we all stand together,
    we're a force that can shake the whole world
    for once I'm doing something right,
    when we sing whoa! whoa!

    In the end it's not about what you have,
    In the end it's all about where you wanna go
    and the roads you take to help you get there
    I hope you think thats fair.
    Cause you only got one life to lead,
    so don't take for granted those little things
    those little things. are all that we have.
    j0hn0bon November 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song so much
    EmmaLouise17on November 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs far as I can tell, it's about going to a show, gig or festival, and just feeling like you belong there.

    The whole, 'The wolf in sheep's clothing will only lead you so far away' seems to me as though you're the wolf, and that you're trying to follow a crowd that you really don't feel comfortable with.

    'Let's believe that if we all stand together, we're a force that can shake the whole world' kinda gives off the idea that, sure, you might not belong, but at this show there're people who feel just the way you do.

    The whole 'For once I'm doing something right, when we sing WHOA! WHOA!' is just a huge fuck off to the people that take the piss out of you for being different, or into bands that are as awesome as A Day To Remember which all the popstar wannabes see as some emo band.

    But yeah, I'm probably completely wrong..
    daynizardon April 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, never giving up, its a hard thing to do but you only get one shot at life dont waste it
    preparedforwaron November 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song off of What Separates Me From You <3.
    daisyvon November 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA Day To Remember was sent down by the gods to deliver us music with strong deep meanings, but have a killer edge to it! ADTR FOR LIFE \m/(^_^)\m/
    B34ST1NGon December 08, 2010   Link
  • -1
    My Interpretation"Don't get me started on what it means to be alive
    you're lying to yourself if you sound and act surprised
    could you stand become the source of what you are
    the wolves in sheep's clothing will only lead so far so find your way
    and you'll go cause in the end we all end up alone so just wait you'll know"

    I think that's about people who act content with their lives and their friends, but the bottom line is that if they put any thought into it, they really aren't happy, they just stay so busy (getting fucked up everynight could be a good example) that they don't realize how shitty their lives are. Also that their friends wouldn't really be there in the end if it came down to it "in the end we all end up alone so just wait you'll know".

    "I rely on myself just making sure that was clear I'm not in need of your crutches
    I face all my face fears and I want what I knew I could have
    life is not a monster make the best of what you have"

    I think that's about people who are afraid of living their own lives and supporting themselves, thinking that it's easier to rely on other people than to just do things themselves. Or crutches might refer to people who can't cope with reality, so they use drugs and alcohol to cope. "Life is not a monster, make the best of what you have" could refer to how people think life is shitty so they rely on drugs and alcohol.

    So ultimately, I think my interpretation of this song would be that it's about relying on things other than yourself, whether you're relying on other people, drugs, alcohol or any other thing that helps you cheat life.

    I'M CODY TRAVIS BITCHHH







    herestolife1000on November 14, 2010   Link

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