I can't believe it, you of all things.
It's been a while, memories teem.
Some kind of anthem lingering.
Images settle internally.

Ribbons and detours meant nothing to me-
Swaying our sentiments, pulling our strings,
Tempting me softly, but killing our dream.
You said it's over, but maybe it's the same old thing.

I can't believe it, you of all things,
Coming in homage, devious needs.
Intimate outcries, weakening,
Tranquilize slowly inside of me.

Ribbons and detours meant nothing to me,
Swaying our sentiments, pulling our strings,
Tempting me softly, but killing our dream.
You said it's over, but maybe it's the same old thing.

I gave the softest parts, trumped by the darkest parts,
Whispered the tender parts, made of idealistic scenes.

Ribbons and detours meant nothing to me,
Swaying our sentiments, pulling our strings,
Tempting me softly, but killing our dream.
You said it's over, but maybe it's the same old thing.

It's the same old thing.
It's the same old thing.
It's the same old thing.


Lyrics submitted by FromDenmark, edited by arentheunruly

Ribbons and Detours song meanings
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    My InterpretationFrom my perspective, I see this song as.. Guy is in a relationship with a girl, then, there's another guy who she used to be with, they have a major history. Girl and Ex are reunited, and this is sung from the perspective of her current partner..


    "I can't believe it, you of all things.

    *-Girl is reunited with Ex, by surprise..

    "It's been a while, memories teem.
    Some kind of anthem lingering.
    Images settle internally."

    *-Self-explanatory, they haven't seen eachother in a long time, girl is thinking very deeply about this ex,and the memories they shared.


    "Ribbons and detours meant nothing to me"
    Swaying our sentiments, pulling our strings"

    *-Girls current boyfriend knew all along, about the ex.. he simply buried the negative thoughts, and worries, and chose not to think about it.


    "Tempting me softly, but killing our dream.
    You said it's over, but maybe it's the same old thing."

    *-The current guy in this story is being used as a distraction, to the girl's ex.. she's playing him, but leading him on as if there isn't anything still between her and her ex.


    "I can't believe it, you of all things,
    Coming in homage, devious needs.
    Intimate outlies, weakening,
    Tranquilize slowly inside of me."

    *-This is where the current guy starts to realize the truth, he breaks down..



    "I gave the softest parts, trumped by the darkest parts,
    Whispered the tender parts, made of idealistic things."

    *-Current guy gave it his all, despite his fears, treated her right..

    "It's the same old thing.
    It's the same old thing.
    It's the same old thing."

    *-It's inevitable..
    Jones24on February 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWhispered the tender parts, made of idealistic things.

    Seems like that line is wrong. I think the current words is idealistic scenes. I could be wrong though.

    It's a great song. The sound is relaxing, musically. It is vocally too, but not in terms of the lyrics. At least not for me which I have no problem with.

    I found out about this band through Revenge when this song was playing at the end of the Control episode. That show, along with Buffy.....great way to discover new music. I can't tell you how many songs and artists I discovered through those shows.
    deathvalleyon November 24, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionI get the feeling that this song is about a couple that just isn't able to make it work.

    " I can't believe it, you of all things.
    It's been a while, memories teem.
    Some kind of anthem lingering.
    Images settle internally."

    I think this is their first time seeing each other a while after splitting us. She's surprised to see him and the song that's playing in the background immediately takes her back to when they were happy together.


    "Ribbons and detours meant nothing to me--
    Swaying our sentiments, pulling our strings,"

    Here she's describing part of their problem. They're so passionately in love that they're easily influenced and aren't really paying attention to the bigger picture.

    "Tempting me softly, but killing our dream.
    You said it's over, but maybe it's the same old thing."

    She desperately want to be with her partner but they both know that they can't be happy together. They keep trying to leave each other but they can't so it just keeps coming back to this.

    "Coming in homage, devious needs.
    Intimate outcries, weakening,
    Tranquilize slowly inside of me."

    Quite frankly I think this part is about their sex life. In mind of this it's pretty self-explanatory.

    "I gave the softest parts, trumped by the darkest parts,
    Whispered the tender parts, made of idealistic things."

    Here I think she's saying that she tried to only show him the good in her but it just caused more problems for them. They built their relationship on ideals.

    The ends dramatically repeating how things will never change. They'll be stuck with the "Same old thing".
    arentheunrulyon December 15, 2013   Link

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