There is a map in my room on the wall of my room and I've got big, big plans
But I can see them slipping through almost feel them slipping through
The palms of my sweaty hands

And I move slow,
Just slow enough to make you uncomfortable

You say I hate you, you mean it
And I love you sounds fake
It's taken me so long to figure that out
I used to love the taste, I would do anything for it
Now I would do anything to get the taste out of my mouth

And you're so confident,
But I hear you crying in your sleeping bag

But you were broken bad yourself
And you were mad as hell, you felt
If you had done anything with anyone else
It would have worked out so well

But you are an artist
And your mind don't work the way you want it to

One day you'll be washing yourself with hand soap in a public bathroom
And you'll be thinking, how did I get here?
Where the hell am I?
If the roles were reveresed, you could have seen me sneaking up
Sneaking up from behind

She sees these visions, she feels emotion
She says that I cannot go
she sees my plane in the ocean
And what about your friends
don't you love them enough to stay?
And I say if I don't leave now
Then I will never get away
Let me be a blue raft
On the blue sea I'll blend right in

There is a map in my room on the wall of my room
I've got big big plans
And I can see them falling through, almost feel them slipping through
The palms of my sweaty hands

But you were broken bad yourself
And you were mad as hell, you felt
If you had done anything with anyone else
It would have worked out so well

But you are an artist
And your mind don't work the way you want it to

One day you'll be washing yourself with hand soap in a public bathroom
And you'll be saying, how did I get here?
Where the hell am I?
If the roles were reveresed, you could have seen me sneaking up
Sneaking up from behind


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  • +9
    General CommentGreat song. As I interpret it, the narrator has dreams of traveling and making experiences, but he has to deal with leaving someone behind. And she's kinda bitter about it. I can relate.
    LeeEyeLaon June 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation'If you had done anything with anyone else
    It would have worked out so well'
    If she had had sex or anything with anyone else then the sex would've been easier
    'And I move slow,
    Just slow enough to make you uncomfortable'
    virginity losing sex is always weird and slow and awkward
    'I used to love the taste, I would do anything for it
    Now I would do anything to get the taste out of my mouth'
    vagina juice
    'There is a map in my room on the wall of my room and I've got big, big plans
    But I can see them slipping through almost feel them slipping through
    The palms of my sweaty hands'
    And now he wants to break up with her and move on
    'She says that I cannot go
    she sees my plane in the ocean'
    but shes getting clingy because of the virginity losing
    'But you are an artist
    And your mind don't work the way you want it to'
    she follows her emotions and is therefore illogical - he sees the faults in their relationship but she refuses to split because shes attached
    'I don't leave now
    Then I will never get away'
    also
    'she sees these visions'
    he can see her thinking they'll get married etc - hes gotta escape, he just wants to be sexual and free
    'And you're so confident,
    But I hear you crying in your sleeping bag'
    He's seen the other side to her because they've become so close - virginity taking really removes all barriers
    kathstoneron May 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI feel like this song has some sexual connotations.... Like the chorus says if you had done anything with anyone else it would've worked out so well. Which gives me the feeling like he was a girls first sexual partner. She was a virgin before he met him and now she's became very clinging so he has big plans to move on, but she doesn't like that. I know these guys fairly well the bassist and I talk over facebook, and I'm happy to see that other people enjoy their music like I do. That is all.
    Zrobison94on October 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Memoryooooh, between my life-long doodling and crafting and generally 'making-things' problem, my annoying ex, a drunken sing along, and some dumb bitch who isn't 'getting' it, this song caused...a lot of drama.
    mylastnameishorrificallyaccurateon September 23, 2013   Link

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