When you're alone,
Do you think of me
And my diamond rings
Thrown out to sea?

And when you love,
Do you love for me?
Like harmony
A never-ending dream.

Oh well, oh well
I still hope for the best
Say goodbye and send me off with a kiss farewell
And I promise I'll be just as strong as I can be
Maybe you could get some sleep tonight.

So here's your song
It's twisting me
I'd give anything
To make you scream.

And I'll just smile
And make-believe
I don't feel a thing.
It doesn't work for me.

Oh well, oh well
Guess I'll see you in Hell
There's a pretty little picture that's in my head.
And I'm starting to dream
Changing colors while I sleep
Maybe I'm just wasting time.

Sit still and listen to the soundtrack (our soundtrack)
I'll tell you how I took one straight through the heart
And it's not easy to talk about (don't talk about)
So we all scream loud.

And that was it
I had made it clean
Just across the street
With my new wings.

So I'll just fly
And hope that I remember the good times (the good times)
When it's done.

Oh well, oh well
I can live with myself
As I'm climbing in your window to get to your bed
And I'll be what you need
You can call me anything
Just as long as we're still friends.

Sit still and listen to the soundtrack (our soundtrack)
I'll tell you how I took one straight through the heart
And it's not easy to talk about (don't talk about)
So we all sing.

Whoa whoa whoa

When she smiles
Well it's got nothing to do with me.
I'm not the one who sings her to sleep.
And I've been talking to God
Asking for just a little help with you
But it's hopeless.

It's not the first time
But this one really carved it in.
Tell your new friends
That they don't know you like I do.
It's over.
I wanna see you again.
I wanna feel it again.

It's not the first time
But this one really carved it in.
Tell your new friends
That no one knows you like I do.
It's over.
I wanna see you again.
I wanna feel it again.

I'll keep you warm
Safe in my arms
Till Heaven calls
Keep holding on.


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  • +4
    Song MeaningI love this song. Reminds me of the old Mayday. The song is about the progression of a failed relationship. In the beginning the singer is thinking about his love, essentially asking her if she still thinks of him and the love they shared but subsequently threw out. He realizes its the end and he reluctantly lets it die, although he still hopes for a bright future (either by himself or with the two of them possibly). "Maybe you can get some sleep" displays his selflessness, he knows he is causing her problems and stress from fighting all the time so he tries to find a positive in the break up, saying she can at least find some peace at night now.

    "So here's your song
    It's twisting me
    I'd give anything
    To make you scream.

    And I'll just smile
    And make-believe
    I don't feel a thing.
    It doesn't work for me.

    Oh well, oh well
    Guess I'll see you in Hell
    There's a pretty little picture that's in my head.
    And I'm starting to dream
    Changing colors while I sleep
    Maybe I'm just wasting time..."

    The immediate aftermath of the break up, he wants her back, badly. He realizes this isn't going to happen so he starts to 'fake it till he makes it' and pretends he doesn't need her or feel anything that won't help him get over the situation. The end of the chorus suggests he is having second thoughts about this though..

    "And that was it
    I had made it clean
    Just across the street
    With my new wings.

    So I'll just fly
    And hope that I remember the good times (the good times)
    When it's done.

    Oh well, oh well
    I can't live with myself
    As I'm climbing in your window to get to your bed
    And I'll be what you need
    You can call me anything
    Just as long as we're still friends."

    Relapse. He finally got to a point where he felt he could move on from her (albeit not very far), even burying the bad memories to highlight the good ones, until he breaks down and regrettably goes back to her (probably for a night fling, he still is looking for love, she's probably looking for attention). Despite how desperate it makes him look, he doesn't care, he loves her and as long as he can make an impact in her life, he doesn't care how he's perceived.

    "Sit still and listen to the soundtrack (our soundtrack)
    I'll tell you how I took one straight through the heart
    And it's not easy to talk about (don't talk about)
    So we all sing."

    Self-explanatory.

    "When she smiles
    Well it's got nothing to do with me.
    I'm not the one who sings her to sleep.
    And I've been talking to God
    Asking for just a little help with you
    But it's hopeless."

    He knows she's moved on, he no longer is the reason for her smile, but he is happy she is at least smiling and happy with her life, even if it is without him. He is asking God to help him move on from her, but its not happening.

    "It's not the first time
    But this one really carved it in.
    Tell your new friends
    That no one knows you like I do.
    It's over.
    I wanna see you again.
    I wanna feel it again."

    This isn't the first time he has put everything into a relationship only to have the other side not reciprocate, but this time really hit him deep, deep in his heart. He knew in is heart and soul she was 'the one,' only to have it fall apart. He goes on to say that no matter who she meets and gets involved with, they will never know and love her the way he does, and he wants to feel and show her that again, saying he would "keep you warm, safe in my arms, till Heaven calls, keep holding on..."

    Absolutely beautiful song. Can't wait 'till Oct. 4th.
    Berniemakavelion August 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me of when me and my girlfriend broke up... when we broke up, i was felling angry but i wanted her back. i then realized that i can live without her. so yeah... i still miss her tho
    carlwriteslovesongson January 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat the part where you have "And I've been talking to God
    Asking for just a little help with you
    But it's so close."

    i thinks its "but it's hopeless" not "so close"
    keriganthekoalaon September 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song<3 Right now, it's my favorite cause I can relate to it.
    "Oh well, oh well
    I still hope for the best
    Say goodbye and send me off with a kiss farewell
    And I promise I'll be just as strong as I can be
    Maybe you could get some sleep tonight."
    Sometimes you just gotta say oh well, and keep your head high to cope with losing someone that really means a lot to you because you know it's for the best and you'll get through it. At least that's the way I interpret those lines.

    Danyellaon September 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Translationthis song is the perfect way to kick off the album. the line

    "Stand still and listen to the soundtrack (our soundtrack)
    I'll tell you how I took one straight through the heart
    And it's not easy to talk about (don't talk about)"

    ^that really sets up the whole album as almost a concept album but not in the way of telling a story in chronological order but gives the whole album a general sense of being all about a period of time, one subject, and short stories that need to be told.
    aischfishingon May 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuicide
    marycantoron March 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and the music video.
    FALL1N43VAon May 17, 2016   Link

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