So what you saying, I hear complaining
I could repeat every statement you made verbatim
I treated you better back in the day and
Now you feeling like i'm changing, like i'm not the same man
I used to force your heart rate to run a race
And now it's safe to say that it's running out of patience
Frustration, you want some separation?
You want no placement within this mess i'm making?
I'm painfully aware of my mistakes
And maybe you should break an escape from the situation
Or take a little taste of the blame, then
Instead you still full of hate telling me get out your face, yeah

You don't really want, you don't really want me
You don't really want, you don't really want me to go
No, you don't, that's just for show
You don't really want, you don't really want me
You don't really want, you don't really want me to go
No, you don't, that's just for show

Now you wanna threaten me, is that what you're telling me?
Like if I don't step it up, what you gonna step from me?
Where you gonna go?
You next to me steadily
At this point it's like I'm joined with your chemistry
Guess that it just wasn't meant to be our destiny
It's upsetting, see, I gave you the best of me
All my friends are like "just let her leave", huh
So go ahead and pretend that I set you free, what?

You don't really want, you don't really want me
You don't really want, you don't really want me to go
No, you don't, that's just for show
You don't really want, you don't really want me
You don't really want, you don't really want me to go
No, you don't, that's just for show

(instrumental)

Alright already, now you make this headache pound
I ain't trying to mess around, you ain't allowed to get me down
It's no sweat at all, nah, I won't stress about
Anything projected out of your passive aggressive mouth
Let it out, if we walking on a separate ground
Go ahead and step off with all of those brand new friends you found
Hit the town, you'll be back for a second round
If you was gonna leave me you would have already left me now

You don't really want, you don't really want me
You don't really want, you don't really want me to go
No, you don't, that's just for show
You don't really want, you don't really want me
You don't really want, you don't really want me to go
No, you don't, that's just for show


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    Song MeaningI feel like this is directed towards everyone who's hating on Slug and Ant for gaining popularity.
    adivinemartyron February 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me, this song can pertain to any type of relationship whether it's a romantic relationship, an artists' relationship with their fans, friends, or even a dog and their owner (if you caught the video, you know what I'm talkin about). In any of these situations, there's always that one person who, when something isn't going right, has to have the upper hand even if it's "just for show".

    The whole song is a classic case of a rocky relationship--and for me it speaks volumes about why relationships are rocky in the first place. We front and say things we don't mean but then when we're faced with the consequences we go after what we thought we didn't want in the first place.
    zaynastyon March 28, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretationi think that this song is about slugs feelings towards his audience. hes been gaining and losing popularity due to his style change. as hes aging, his song are less "pop culture" and are more meaningful. i believe that this song is about all the hate that slug is getting for his changing style and rythms, but he knows that his real fans will stay loyal forever.
    "If you was gonna leave me you would have already left me now "
    his real fans are forever and his fake fans wouldnt have bothered listening to this entire song, hence why they would have already left him now. they also would not have been following his career for this long either.
    just my interpretation, could be way off.
    slug123on April 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYou are all wrong, I think. This has to be about a romantic relationship. "all my friends are like just let her leave"
    "I gave you the best of me"
    So now it is up to you to relate this to Lucy... In my understanding he set Lucy free.... He did the best he could to keep using lucy in his latter art after lucy ford. And now he is making a statement. OR I could totally wrong and just be about a romantic relationship he had with a woman.
    emptybrainfullsoulon May 06, 2011   Link

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