"Out of Time" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Joshua Steven Woodard, Neil S Westfall, Alexander Thomas Shelnutt and Kevin Skaff....
I've never felt so sober
I've never felt the lull I feel tonight
Your words made everything drag on, and on
I finally found her
And when I did I just couldn't make things right
Is this really happening
Oh god I think I just ruined my life

What the fuck am I doing?
I can't tell the difference from wrong and right
I can guess my decisions
'Cause I haven't been this person in my whole life
I think I need something new here
When I keep longing for what I had
No need for second opinions
I do the best I can to ruin what I have
Come on

Don't think you've got to go in alone here
I've got nothing left to hide
Your dying just make up your mind

I thought this was what you wanted
Someone who gets everything right (gets everything right)
I thought this was what you wanted
Someone to put you first in their life
'Cause we're running out of time

Something just from the new year
Hey, hey, hey
It's a moment that's not as bad
It's wasn't part of my vision
The optimistic me, so we can make this last but no
You ruined my favorite records
By singing them then I think of you
That's just hope you remember
All of the guilt inside, and I believed in you for once

Don't think you've got to go in alone here
I've got nothing left to hide
Your time, just make up your mind

I thought this was what you wanted
Someone who gets everything right
(Gets everything right)
I thought this was what you wanted
Someone to put you first in their life
'Cause we're running out of time

Just know that it kills me
When I hear anything to do with you
You will see, oh believe me
I need to be right where you are
And know that I'm leaving, leaving
And you won't hear for a year from now
And this kills me
'Cause now I think that everything's everything's was about you

I thought this was what you wanted
Someone who gets everything right (gets everything right)
I thought this was what you wanted
Someone to put you first in their life
'Cause we're running out of time

Don't think you've got to go in alone here
I've got nothing left to hide
Your time, just make up your mind


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"Out of Time" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon Alexander Thomas Shelnutt

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  • +2
    General CommentI read in article that while on tour in Australia, Jeremy said he called up his ex to apologise for how it all went down. He said he felt so bad about the whole situation that he sat down wrote this song in the space of half an hour. It's pretty intense song when you sit and down and actually listen to lyrics.
    piinkalyon February 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationSix months after not talking to her, I can say I'm finally done. My life has changed for the better. I joined the Corps. and I'm overseas having the time of my life. A few year goes by.
    One day, I get an email.
    It's her.
    She wants to know how I'm doing. Holy shit did I miss her. Me, not letting my 'douche bag' out, I respond. We have a few conversations exchanged. Pretty soon, we're Skyping. God, I've really missed her face & the way that she sounds. I'm reminded of how we used to be way back when, flirting & teasing. At some point, she opens up and tells me that her leaving was the biggest mistake of her life.
    I've been prepared for this. I promised myself that if it ever came down to it, I would never open up and just let my feelings out for her again after that last episode like that one song, "Nothing" by the Script. Sure, there is something left for her in me. She was my first love. How could there not be. I've been holding this in for far too long, but I can't let it out. She doesn't deserve it. And why? Because I think about the pain she brought me.
    How could she just tell me that she only loves me as a friend and no more? Damn near two years, sure, not a long time, but it was the time of my life. Did I mention I was her first everything? I'll be honest, I've been trying to replace her and find someone else to fill that addiction I had for that whole time. But I snap back to reality and I figure, if it was meant to work out, it would have. It didn't the first time, what makes me think the second time it'll change? And I agree that if she hadn't have broken up with me, I would have eventually done it myself. It was time for a break.
    She's there crying, telling me that after a couple of abusive boyfriends, one drunk time at a party, and a few miscarriages, that I'm the one.
    What am I suppose to do?
    I tell her I have to go. She's there bawling her eyes out waiting for me to tell her that everything will be ok and when I come home, she'll be the first person I see. Nope.
    I bust out my piano, and I start playing the intro to this song. And it feels so great singing aloud to these lyrics as I play to the end:
    My favorite parts were:
    "I think I need something new here,
    But I keep longing for what I had"
    "You ruined my favorite records
    Listen to them and I think of you"
    "I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone to put you first in their life "
    And of course:
    "You won't see it but believe me,
    I need to be right where you are
    You know that I'm leaving
    And you won’t hear 'till a year from now
    But this kills me"
    LuisTheBeaston December 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the part
    "And every second I up in your eyes
    I do the best I can with only what I have, come on"


    is actually..
    "No need for second opinions
    I do the best I can to ruin what I have
    come on"
    afitch1206on November 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've never felt so sober
    I've never felt the low that I feel tonight
    Your words made everything drag on and on

    I finally found her
    And when I did, I just couldn't make things right
    Is this really happening?
    Oh God, I think I just ruined my life

    What the fuck am I doing?
    I can't tell the difference of wrong and right
    I second guess my decisions,
    'Cause I haven't been this person in my whole life.
    I think I need something new here,
    But I keep longing for what I had.
    No need for second opinions
    And every second I up in your eyes
    I do the best I can to ruin what I have. Come on.

    Don't think you gotta go it alone here
    I've got nothing left to hide
    You’ve got time, just make up your mind

    I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone who gets everything right
    I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone to put you first in their life
    'Cause we're running out of time

    Lets have three cheers for the New Year
    Here’s to hoping it’s not as bad
    This wasn’t part of my vision
    The optimist in me swore we could make this last
    But no, you ruined my favorite records
    I listen to them and think of you
    I just hope you remember
    The countless times that I believed in you,
    FOR WHAT?


    I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone who gets everything right
    I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone to put you first in their life
    'Cause we're running out of time

    Just know that it kills me
    When I hear anything to do with you.
    If you don’t see it, just believe me,
    I need to be right where you are
    You know that I’m leaving
    And youw on’t hear until a year from now
    But it kills me
    Now I hate that everything’s about you.

    He's holding something behind his back
    This wasn't part of our vision
    The optimistic me so we could make this last, but no
    You ruined my favorite records
    'Cause anything that makes me think of you
    I just have to remember

    Don't think you gotta go it alone here
    I've got nothing left to hide
    Can't die and just make up your mind

    I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone who gets everything right
    I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone to put you first in their life
    'Cause we're running out of time

    Just know that it kills me
    When I hear anything to do with you
    People see and won't believe me
    I need to be right where you are
    You know that I'm raving
    And you won't care to leave for now
    And this kills me
    'Cause now that means that everything's, everything's about you

    I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone who gets everything right
    I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone to put you first in their life
    'Cause we're running out of time

    Don't think you gotta go it alone here
    I've got nothing left to hide
    Can't die and just make up your mind
    j0hn0bon November 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel exactily the way he does...I'm in the same situation and ive been wrighting songs like this
    MotionlessInGreeenon May 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song is all about apologizing to the one you lost about the break up, and the way you acted. And now you can't go through a normal day without thinking about your ex, "everything, everything's about you". Very powerful song, the entire album is moving. Every song name, even the album name "What separates me from you" is deep. ADTR is paving the way to being an extremely popular and well-known band, not by selling out and writing generic music, but by pushing the boundaries and limits of their talent and experiences. They're literally pouring their hearts into their music and that's rare to see.
    VanguardX27on April 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSix months after not talking to her, I can say I'm finally done. My life has changed for the better. I joined the Corps. and I'm overseas having the time of my life. A few year goes by.
    One day, I get an email.
    It's her.
    She wants to know how I'm doing. Holy shit did I miss her. Me, not letting my 'douche bag' out, I respond. We have a few conversations exchanged. Pretty soon, we're Skyping. God, I've really missed her face & the way that she sounds. I'm reminded of how we used to be way back when, flirting & teasing. At some point, she opens up and tells me that her leaving was the biggest mistake of her life.
    I've been prepared for this. I promised myself that if it ever came down to it, I would never open up and just let my feelings out for her again after that last episode like that one song, "Nothing" by the Script. Sure, there is something left for her in me. She was my first love. How could there not be. I've been holding this in for far too long, but I can't let it out. She doesn't deserve it. And why? Because I think about the pain she brought me.
    How could she just tell me that she only loves me as a friend and no more? Damn near two years, sure, not a long time, but it was the time of my life. Did I mention I was her first everything? I'll be honest, I've been trying to replace her and find someone else to fill that addiction I had for that whole time. But I snap back to reality and I figure, if it was meant to work out, it would have. It didn't the first time, what makes me think the second time it'll change? And I agree that if she hadn't have broken up with me, I would have eventually done it myself. It was time for a break.
    She's there crying, telling me that after a couple of abusive boyfriends, one drunk time at a party, and a few miscarriages, that I'm the one.
    What am I suppose to do?
    I tell her I have to go. She's there bawling her eyes out waiting for me to tell her that everything will be ok and when I come home, she'll be the first person I see. Nope.
    I bust out my piano, and I start playing the intro to this song. And it feels so great singing aloud to these lyrics as I play to the end:
    My favorite parts were:
    "I think I need something new here,
    But I keep longing for what I had"
    "You ruined my favorite records
    Listen to them and I think of you"
    And of course:
    "I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone to put you first in their life

    Read more at songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858850692/ "
    LuisTheBeaston December 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSix months after not talking to her, I can say I'm finally done. My life has changed for the better. I joined the Corps. and I'm overseas having the time of my life. A few year goes by.
    One day, I get an email.
    It's her.
    She wants to know how I'm doing. Holy shit did I miss her. Me, not letting my 'douche bag' out, I respond. We have a few conversations exchanged. Pretty soon, we're Skyping. God, I've really missed her face & the way that she sounds. I'm reminded of how we used to be way back when, flirting & teasing. At some point, she opens up and tells me that her leaving was the biggest mistake of her life.
    I've been prepared for this. I promised myself that if it ever came down to it, I would never open up and just let my feelings out for her again after that last episode like that one song, "Nothing" by the Script. Sure, there is something left for her in me. She was my first love. How could there not be. I've been holding this in for far too long, but I can't let it out. She doesn't deserve it. And why? Because I think about the pain she brought me.
    How could she just tell me that she only loves me as a friend and no more? Damn near two years, sure, not a long time, but it was the time of my life. Did I mention I was her first everything? I'll be honest, I've been trying to replace her and find someone else to fill that addiction I had for that whole time. But I snap back to reality and I figure, if it was meant to work out, it would have. It didn't the first time, what makes me think the second time it'll change? And I agree that if she hadn't have broken up with me, I would have eventually done it myself. It was time for a break.
    She's there crying, telling me that after a couple of abusive boyfriends, one drunk time at a party, and a few miscarriages, that I'm the one.
    What am I suppose to do?
    I tell her I have to go. She's there bawling her eyes out waiting for me to tell her that everything will be ok and when I come home, she'll be the first person I see. Nope.
    I bust out my piano, and I start playing the intro to this song. And it feels so great singing aloud to these lyrics as I play to the end:
    My favorite parts were:
    "I think I need something new here,
    But I keep longing for what I had"
    "You ruined my favorite records
    Listen to them and I think of you"
    "I thought this was what you wanted
    Someone to put you first in their life "
    And of course:
    "You won't see it but believe me,
    I need to be right where you are
    You know that I'm leaving
    And you won’t hear 'till a year from now
    But this kills me"
    LuisTheBeaston December 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm a 16 year old boy, and a few days ago I had my first break up. There are so many songs that sing about this situation, but I think this song is just the one that I can relate too the most. The lines "I finally found her, And when I did I just couldn't make things right" Are lines I think almost everyone that's been left by someone will be able to understand. That hatred feeling inside you that it could have worked out, but you didn't manage it, is almost unbearable. I love the way they'e recorded Jeremy singing this in a really sad desparate way, over the more emotionless singing, going througout. just that line makes me want to cry.
    Also the lines from the chorus "I thought this was what you wanted, someone to put you first in their life" In my case particularly stand out. I thought how I treated her was right, and everything was going well, but sometimes your best isn't enough. Sometimes girls will just change their mind, and there's nothing you can do to help it. Although originally she did want a relationship, the feelings, for what ever reason have gone. Although its hard to stay angry at her for more then a few seconds, "I thought this was what you wanted" is the question I would like to ask her. I'd rather she hadn't f*cked me about and got my hopes for a relationship up in the first place, or that she hadn't changed her mind, and it had stayed as "what she wanted"
    I think (as one of the previous commentors mentioned) ADTR is a seriously skillful band, everything about them is deep, even their name, and the what separates me from you album is just amazing. I think think they will soon be a very popular band, not only in the metal and punk scene :)
    Jamesxoxoon November 17, 2013   Link

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