Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

I've broken every law
All the words come out my broken jaw
I don't know anything
But then I act like I know everything

Don't wanna talk about it
What do you see when you dream about it?
Well I have been broke down from my enemies
I'm drifting farther from my memories

And then you take it away

Every day I'm fighting 'cause I can't leave it
Then I feel the weight
And then I come back down

I watch from the sides and try to reach out
Just a little bit closer

And then I come back down

You tell me what's my name
I'm the same, I've just been rearranged
Smile through a choke inside
Yeah, I've been hiding with nothing to hide

Don't wanna talk about it
What do you see when you dream about it?
Well I have been broke down from my enemies
Just holding a piece of what's been left of me

And then you take it away

Every day I'm fighting 'cause I can't leave it
And then I feel the weight
And then I come back down


I watch from the sides and try to reach out
Just a little bit closer

And then I come back down

Yeah, you're pushing me, pushing me, I can feel it
Just a little bit higher
And then I come back down
I'm climbing on people 'cause I've been blinded
And I'm waiting, I'm waiting around

Sometimes you find yourself waiting
waiting for someone
To come around and it's hopeless
Hoping to be found
Then it arrives and says "you're perfect my love"
And I,
I know why
I know why
I know why

But you said I don't know
you said I don't know
you said I don't know
you said I don't know
You don't know

You said I don't know
you said I don't know
you said I don't know
You don't know

you said I don't know
you said I don't know
you said I don't know
you don't know

you said I don't know
you said I don't know
you said I don't know


Just take it away
What you find
And heal my broken jaw
I am here, and I've slain my hero
What you need is higher than your shame


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  • +5
    Lyric CorrectionB-side lyrics. ACTUAL LYRICS. no guessing. (: <3
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    I've broken every law
    All the words come out my broken jaw
    I don't know anything
    But then I act like I know everything

    Don't wanna talk about it
    What do you see when you dream about it?
    Well I have been broke down from my enemies
    I'm drifting farther from my memories

    And then you take it away

    Every day I'm fighting 'cause I can't leave it
    Then I feel the weight
    And then I come back down

    I watch from the sides and try to reach out
    Just a little bit closer

    And then I come back down

    You tell me what's my name
    I'm the same, I've just been rearranged
    Smile through a choke inside
    Yeah, I've been hiding with nothing to hide

    Don't wanna talk about it
    What do you see when you dream about it?
    Well I have been broke down from my enemies
    Just holding a piece of what's been left of me

    And then you take it away

    Every day I'm fighting 'cause I can't leave it
    And then I feel the weight
    And then I come back down


    I watch from the sides and try to reach out
    Just a little bit closer

    And then I come back down

    Yeah, you're pushing me, pushing me, I can feel it
    Just a little bit higher
    And then I come back down
    I'm climbing on people 'cause I've been blinded
    And I'm waiting, I'm waiting around

    Sometimes you find yourself waiting
    waiting for someone
    To come around and it's hopeless
    Hoping to be found
    Then it arrives and says "you're perfect my love"
    And I,
    I know why
    I know why
    I know why

    But you said I don't know
    you said I don't know
    you said I don't know
    you said I don't know
    You don't know

    You said I don't know
    you said I don't know
    you said I don't know
    You don't know

    you said I don't know
    you said I don't know
    you said I don't know
    you don't know

    you said I don't know
    you said I don't know
    you said I don't know


    Just take it away
    What you find
    And heal my broken jaw
    I am here, and I've slain my hero
    What you need is higher than your shame
    zigzagfdzon April 02, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentStill dont know why this only has 5 comments at the time of me writing this, its the best song they have.

    This song is about a lot, a broken jaw is from saying something you regret and often you are soft spoken afterwards.(but why is he saying this stuff...read on)

    ''Ive broken it a lot, all the words come out of my broken jaw, i dont know anything but then I act like I know everything'' Hes said a lot he regrets and still does say it, he doesnt know anything but acts like he does.

    ''Dont wanna talk about it, what do you see when you dream about it, well I have been broke down from my enemies, Im drifting farther from my memories'' He doesnt want to talk about what hes saying(its just coming out with out his control or he doesnt want to explain his meaning behind his words). Some one else is asking what he sees when he dreams about it(hallucinates about it). Hes been broken down from his enemies, his problems, and now hes drifting farther and farther from the reality he once was in, hes in his new reality.

    ''Then you take it away...'' These lyrics are hard to understand in the song, the lyrics on here don't really sound like what hes saying but thats interesting in it self. The lyrics here state that ''everyday im talking cause i can ready you'' He might be talking to them, trying to get them to hear his voice and wake up from the hallucinations(not a coma, not a bad habbit) Hes up, hes making progress back to reality but then he comes back down...back farther away from awakening. Watches on his sides because hes laying down and cant wake up.

    ''you tell me whats my name, im the same ive just been rearranged. Smile through a choke inside, yeah Ive been hiding with nothing to hide'' Some ones asking whats his name, to see if he even realizes hes in the real world or in his hallucinations...He says hes the same, the same name...but he is different. Rearranged. He smiles through it but hes choking on the inside because of situation(both people are doing this possibly) Hes been hiding from this problems, which now are what hes reliving in this, and he didnt need to hide them in the first place, the problems were nothing for him to hide.

    ''Sometimes you find your self waiting waiting for some one to come around and its hopeless hoping to be found. Then it arrives and says 'youre perfect my love' and i know why'' Hes waiting for some one to come wake him up, maybe his past lover, maybe any one...hes feeling hopeless. Hes stuck in the trip. Then some one, something, some sign says ''youre perfect'' you dont need to worry about the problems, or issues that you are stuck on. He says that he knows why they said ''youre perfect''(maybe he thinks they have different feelings than what they really are) but they tell him that he doesnt know why(its not the same feelings)

    ''just take it away with your mind and heal my broken jaw, youre still my hero, what you need is dying and youre sad'' Take away the pain hallucinations and problems with your mind because everything is truly mind over matter...foster sounds like he says ''you slay my hero'' but thats interesting in it self. What they need is for him to come back from this hallucination but he isnt, hes dying(regressing further into it) and they're sad.
    iLikeToEaton April 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds a lot like MGMT during the chorus.
    neobigmacattackon March 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI couldn't find any primary sources for the song meaning, but the lyrics are pretty easy to understand once you think about it.

    This song is about having someone there to help you when you've made a mistake, said something wrong, or just plain messed up.

    In the first verse, Mark points out the mistake he had made, Being a "broken jaw" (possibly meaning he lied about something or slipped the trust of somebody and sold them out or something along those lines.) This is re-confirmed as he says "I don't know anything but then I act like I know everything"

    Then it is him denying or running away from his problems as the line "Don't want to talk about it" pops up. But his problems still catch up to him with "Well I have been broke down from my enemies" symbolising a feeling a hopelessness.

    The Chorus has a message along the same lines as he tries to dig himself out of the pit only to "come back down"

    The second verse is his friend/lover/acquaintance trying to help him or is trying to find what's wrong while Mark hides his feelings even though it's pointless with the lines "Smile through, I choke inside, yea I've been hiding with nothing to hide"

    'Sometimes you find yourself waiting
    waiting for someone
    To come around and it's hopeless
    Hoping to be found
    Then it arrives and says "you're perfect my love"'

    The beginning of the bridge refers to Mark feeling that he has nobody to rely on and that it's "Hopeless, hoping to be found" And then that someone comes and
    "heal my broken jaw" referring to actually fixing the problem and the line "You're still my hero" means that the person sees Mark as their hero.
    JOYR1DEon August 30, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe hardest part to hear is the chorus, but here's what I've got, (not perfect, but close and the best I could hear):

    First chorus:
    everything else i thought would just remain*
    but i still don't know anything
    i turn back down
    watch on my sides when i try to reach out
    just a little bit faster
    then i come back down

    Second chorus:
    everything else i thought would just remain (I know "everything else" and "remain" are correct)
    but i still don't know anything
    i turn back down
    watch on my sides when i try to reach out
    just a little bit faster
    then i come back down

    you're pushing me pushing me and i can feel it
    just a little bit harder
    then i turn back down
    climbing my people cause i know my name **
    waiting and waiting around, yea



    *I know "everything else" and "remain" are correct*

    **I'm pretty sure about the "climbing my people" part, not the rest of that line**

    Again, my apologies for anything wrong, just had to put out what i know was right and hopefully someone can pick up the pieces...


    ryanvz1on October 10, 2011   Link
  • -1
    Lyric CorrectionYeah, yeah/ yeah, yeah/ yeah, yeah/ yeah, yeah//

    I've broken it a lot/ all the words come out my broken jaw/ I don't know anything/ but then I act like I know everything//

    Don't wanna talk about it/ what do you see when you dream about it/ I have been broken from my enemies/ holding a piece of what’s been left of me//

    And then you take it away/
    Cause everyday I’m talking ‘cause I can read you/ but I still don't know everything/ then I come back down/ watch on my sides and I try to reach out/ just a little bit closer/ then I come back down//

    You tell me what's my name/ I'm the same I've just been rearranged/ smile through a choke inside/ yeah I've been hiding with nothing to hide//

    Don't wanna talk about it/ what do you see when you dream about it/ I have been broken from my enemies/ just holding a piece of what's been left of me//

    And then you take it away/
    Cause everyday I’m talking ‘cause I can read you/ but I still don't know everything/ then I come back down/ watch on my sides and I try to reach out/ just a little bit closer/ then I come back down/ you're pushing me and pushing me I can feel it/ just a little bit harder/ then I come back down / following my people cause I’ve been blinded/ waiting and waiting around/ yeah//

    Sometimes you find yourself waiting/ waiting for someone to come around/ and it's hopeless hoping to be found/ then it arrives and says/ ‘you're perfect, my love’/ and I, I know why/ and I, I know why/ and I, I know why

    But you said I don't know/ you said I don't know/ you said I don't know/ you said I don't know/ You don’t know//

    You said I don't know/ you said I don't know/ you said I don't know/ you don’t know//

    You said I don't know/ you said I don't know/ you said I don't know/ you don’t know//

    You said I don’t know/ you said I don’t know/ you said I don’t know....//

    Just take it away/ with your mind/ and heal my broken jaw..../ you're still my hero/ what you need is dying and you're sad//


    After two or three hours of listening to Broken Jaw on Infinite Looper, I finally found the right lyrics. If these are incorrect, it's only slightly.

    Ryanvz1 had the right idea.
    DrSpencerReidon October 28, 2011   Link

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