And it hurt just to touch
On the words
I said too much
I was just a kid
I thought that I could not be caught
And much less by the moment
But the words came flooding from my mouth

Some things will never surface
They capsized so long ago
I didn't want to still be sinking
But the anchor won't let me go

Those things that we thought were never there
Those ghosts we brought with us everywhere

From your birth you were born into this
Never knowing when the walls would crack
In your defense you were so unprepared
You said the things that you can't take back

Those things that we thought were never there
Those ghosts we brought with us everywhere

I want to explain this but nothing's making sense
There's poison in my blood
It claimed both of our lives
That world we thought important
Crumbled into nothing

Will words define me? I am more than a moment
Will words define me? I am more than a moment
That day behind me, but I cannot shake it
I am more than a moment, more than a moment

And the beauty left my eyes
I was standing there with the rest of my life
Knowing I would never be the same
Knowing I had changed
I had become more than what I had dreamed
The look of the youth, but with hands stained
The look of the youth, but with my hands stained

Tell them I'm sorry
Tell them I'm sorry
Does she know I'm sorry?

Guilty!
Guilty!
I am guilty!

How were those words in my head?
(I am so sorry for what I have done)
For somebody else, somebody else
(They all asked me why and I know)
I wish that I could have said
(I know I still can't stop myself)
Anything else, anything else

I want to explain this but nothing's making sense
There's poison in my blood
It claimed both of our lives
That world we thought important
Crumbled into nothing
The bitter treasures so elementary


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    Song MeaningToby has said at the shows it's about a memory he has of a kid when he said something really hurtful to a girl and it stayed with him his entire life.
    emerson1on May 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAlt Press interviewed Toby Morrel from Emery about each of the song's meanings. Here what he said about The Anchors:

    "This was a tough song for me to write lyrically. It's a very personal story from my past. When I was in elementary school, a girl who liked me and her friend were making fun of me because that's what you do when you like someone. But I didn't see it that way and said something pretty terrible to the girl–something I couldn't take back–and those words have haunted me for years. I felt like I changed that day and saw the world differently. I feel like this song was a little cathartic, and it helped me face some things about myself and realize I was a kid and never intended to hurt someone the way that I did."

    Link to the interview: altpress.com/features/entry/track_by_track_emery/

    Josaon May 28, 2011   Link

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