"Any Other Heart" as written by Matthew Poulos, Alexander Reed, Jason Alan Lancaster and Steven Kopacz....
And this is my last remaining filter on my last remaining words
It's leaving the taste of something bitter on my tongue
I'm leaving a letter full of reasons along with a line that starts to blur
Into a page that says you faded way too young

'Cause you're leaving something short of innocent
I'm still thinking of the times we should of spent
It's as if this form of treason crawled up deep inside your head
And left you notes on how to keep your insides dead

If I had any other heart if any other piece spoke louder
If I had any other hands I wouldn't need the voice to tell
The world about the coward that refuses to stand and claim the blood on your hands
If I had any other heart beside my own we might have left you cold

'Cause I've been this awful shade of lonely since your reasons left the room
And I'd see everything get warmer if you decide to follow suit
If I could paint the town with all your good intent
I'd leave these walls as red as my eyes could have been
While picking comfort for my Father for a place to rest his head

If I had any other heart if any other piece spoke louder
If I had any other hands I wouldn't need the voice to tell
The world about the coward that refuses to stand and claim the blood on your hands
If I had any other heart, if I had any other heart beside my own

If I were king of the world and I could build you a day
I'd smile just to rip it all away
I would to blaze a memory in your head that screams about regret.

If I had any other heart if any other piece spoke louder
If I had any other hands if I had any other hands
If I had any other heart
If I had any other hands
Are you still refusing to stand and claim the blood on your hands
If I had any other heart
If I had any other heart


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"Any Other Heart" as written by Alexander Reed Matthew Poulos

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    My InterpretationThese were the lyrics I got from their website, and this is my interpertation of this beautiful song <3
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    And this is my last remaining filter on my last remaining words
    It's leaving the taste of something bitter on my tongue
    I'm leaving a letter full of reasons along with a line that starts to blur
    Into a page that says you faded way too young
    Cause you're leaving something short of innocent
    I'm still thinking of the times we should of spent
    It's as if this form of treason crawled up deep inside your head
    And left you notes on how to keep your insides dead

    He's saying that this is the last time he's going to watch his words, because covering up what he's trying to say isn't helping at all, So he's writing her about what happened, and only meant it to be a couple of lines, but instead (as we all know) it turned into a big rant that turned into a page saying basically one thing, "That she faded way to young" Meaning, she's changed but changed too soon. And now she's leaving him as a different girl "Short of innocent." And he's thinking of the times that they were alone, that they should have been spending together. And the voice of "treason", is saying that she has to keep the old her, (person that she used to be) dead.
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    If I had any other heart if any other piece spoke louder
    If I had any other hands I wouldn't need the voice to tell
    The world about the coward that refuses to stand and claim the blood on your hands
    If I had any other heart beside my own we might have left you cold

    Hands are probably used as a symbol in this song, as to what he could do with them. Like, how much he could hold, or handle. So he's saying if he had anyother hands, he might be able to handle it better than using his (amazing) voice to tell the world about the situation. He's clearly not happy with her, and he's saying if any other peice of him (that says to leave her) spoke louder than his heart, he could have just left her easily. "The coward" Is the girl and she's making excuses, and trying to lighten the situation and blame his pain on everyone else.
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    I'm handed a book about instructions on when I should know to go
    And tracing my fingers down the binding I get cold
    Cause I've been this awful shade of lonely since your reasons left the room
    And I'd see everything get warmer if you decide to follow suit
    If I could paint the town with all your good intent
    I'd leave these walls as red as my eyes could have been
    While picking comfort for my Father for a place to rest his head
    Well Tallahassee will stay gray outside instead

    He's saying that a lot of people are telling him when to go, and he's thinking about listening but he can't let go of her. Once her excuses started to become meaningless, he's been very sad. To
    "follow suit" is an idiom for doing the same thing as what someone's done to you, and he's saying if she would just treat him the way he's treated her, he'd feel a lot better about staying with her. He's saying that she didn't have any good intentions for them, and that he would have to leave the walls as red as his eyes could have been. Meaning, he wouldn't have much color to use because she only ever made him mad, and cry. And he could be just as angry and sad like when he was making decisions about where his dad would lay. But he'd rather see the town gray, than angry.
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    If I were king of the world and I could build you a day
    I'd smile just to rip it all away
    I would to blaze a memory in your head that screams about regret

    Simply put, if he were on top of everything, and could make her feel good, he'd take everything away from her in a heart beat, and then that would be the feeling of regretting what she's done to him.
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    Beautiful, but very complicated song.
    sharkfang12on February 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what anyone else thinks but this song is absolutely phenomenal; Jason's voice has become so much better than I could have ever thought possible and I cannot wait to hear the rest of the new album.

    Since we're supposed to say what the song is about, I'm not really sure what I think it's about. Naturally, people assume and want to relate it to relationships with significant others but maybe it's about having to let go of a bad friendship. Like, I can kind of see it being someone (Jason) having a friend that took a wrong turn somewhere and he/she needed help that she wasn't ready to accept.

    But who really knows.
    melisareneaon February 02, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionCorrection:
    "I would to blaze a memory in your head that screams about regret"
    it's
    I want to place a memory in your head that screams about regret
    molson91on February 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningActually, Jason himself said that it wasn't about Mayday Parade. And if you want to argue, here's the direct link and what he said:

    altpress.com/features/entry/track_by_track_go_radio/

    "This song is a delayed reaction to being abandoned by my stepmother after my father's passing. She cut off communication with all of us, stopped calling, writing, anything. We found out later that she had remarried and just started over about six months after we last talked to her. The time between the funeral and her deciding to start over? Roughly two weeks. Janet (or whatever your name is now), you deserve what you get."

    ZeJackieBebeon March 05, 2011   Link
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    General Commentlastfmdiscover.radio.com/2011/04/04/go-radio-any-other-heart-live-at-last-fm-discover/

    here he explains the story behind it.
    EAMPGRon April 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWanna know the beauty about this all?
    Music is open to interpretation.

    Someone could take it as it is about mayday parade, or as Jason clearly said its about his step-mother.

    But the song still has the same core to it. That hurt of betrayal.

    For me personally i use this song and Thanks For Nothing to fit the situation of two bestfriends that fell apart when one commits an unforgivable act of betrayal.
    ReadBetweenTheLoveon January 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about his step-mother and how she handled his dad's death.

    lastfmpresents.radio.com/2011/04/04/go-radio-any-other-heart-live-at-last-fm-discover/
    kyleighjordanon February 02, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionEveryone is saying that Jason was the main "brains " of Mayday Parade. I disagree as a huge fan and they all play their part. Lyrically Derek was and still is (after Jason left) a huge part of the passion and emotions portrayed as he went through a lot to write what he does, and also co-writed the songs we know and love. I don't think Mayday suck without him, they have evolved.

    Also Jason said himself that this isn't to do with him leaving MP. Jason still is a great songwriter and inspiration. And I listen to Go Radio and his new solo material, and its amazing.
    leon101532on June 15, 2015   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationPersonally I See It As A Description Of How He Handled The Mayday Split :P And How If He Had Any Other Heart He Would've Spoke Out About How They Treated Him, But Was Scared He'd Be Hated For It...

    "the coward that refuses to stand and claim the blood on your hands"
    The "Blood" Being The Effort And Hard Work He Put Into Mayday That He Wasn't Credited For

    "It's as if this form of treason crawled up deep inside your head
    And left you notes on how to keep your insides dead"
    About How The Band Had No Feelings Towards How He Needed To Spend Time With His Father During His Last Few Months And They Wouldn't Let Him Take Time Off...

    "I'd leave these walls as red as my eyes could have been While picking comfort for my Father for a place to rest his head"
    How He Could've Wasted His Time Crying And Being Aggressive Towards Mayday But Instead Channelled His Energy Into Making His Dad's Last Few Months Enjoyable
    AaronxDon February 03, 2011   Link
  • -2
    Song MeaningThis song is clearly about his exiting relationship with Mayday Parade, specifically Derek. Anyone who has followed Mayday Parade/Go Radio in the past knows this. I started following Go Radio before it ever released any song, when it was just an “idea” of Jason’s.
    Jason was the reason I had listened to Mayday Parade. His voice is the replica of perfection and emotion, in my opinion.
    Also, his lyrics are striking, passionate, and emotionally inciting. All of the good/early songs of Mayday Parade were his words. He was the brains of Mayday Parade, and now they suck without him. They have completely sold out and lost their true value (seems like they’re turning into a pop band with girls targeted as their main audience).

    Jason Lancaster is one of the best artists out there, in every regard that counts (voice, passion, emotion, lyricism, genuine), and I will continue to support him as I have for several years.

    GoRadianon February 20, 2011   Link

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