"Complicated Questions" as written by Scott Anderson, Sean Anderson, Rich Beddoe, James Black and Rick Jackett....
Easy to be taken with everything you're saying
Make us perfect and say it all again
But if every single second's killing
Tell me I'm dreaming
I'll sleep it all away

Tear out this love
Tear up the root
Tear out this love
Tear me from you

You know you can tell me anything you want to
Tell me something that I'd never know
Could be cautious as the words roll over your tongue
I'm stung with sick discovery

Tear me from these complicated questions
Taking all the empty spaces inside me
But complicated answers never did you any justice anyway
Complicated as we are we're going have to burn it all away

Complicated answers take up all the empty spaces inside me
But complicated answers never did you any justice anyway
Complicated as we are we're going to tear out this love


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"Complicated Questions" as written by James Black Richard Jackett

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    General CommentThis song I believe simply is about an ended relationship, where the singer still has feelings for his partner, and his partner wants to get back together. But he knows that the relationship is over, and it is for the better that it is over, so he wants to "tear out this love". The complicated questions would be the questions of rejoining and restarting the relationship, the simple answer being NO. Thats my whole take on it anyway.
    nicolae88on April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it means more than that... this is what it means to me:

    "Easy to be taken with everything you're saying
    make us perfect and say it all again"

    Certain things that she says makes it all seen perfect and good. Like maybe it could be little things that she says that gives him hope.

    "but if every single seconds killing
    tell me im dreaming
    i'll sleep it all away"

    But he knows that time is passing by and not helping to tell him that it isn't gonna happen and he will put his feelings away.

    "You know you can tell me anything you want to
    tell me something that id never know
    You could be cautious as the words roll over your tongue
    im stung with sick discovery "
    They have a good relationship (whatever it might be) that's why she can tell him everything. He is waiting for her to say that she feels the same way. But she is trying to be careful not to hurt him. Because she doesn't and he knows it. That's why everytime she is cautions he knows and it sucks.


    "Tear me from the complicated questions
    taking all the empty spaces inside me
    I dont want to hear these simple answers
    but complicated answers never did you any justice anyway
    and i dont want to hear you lie to me
    Complicated as we are we're going to have to burn it all away"

    and as complicated as the feelings and thoughts he has for her. Complicated questions that are feeling his mind and are driving him crazy. He knows that she will give him a simple answer "No". But he also knows that she isn't about playing around and saying that "maybe". So he knows he has to "burn" his feelings.

    The sad part is that i am living this damn song.. and it sucks.
    jcamereon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm living it too. I'm living many of their songs. :(

    I agree with most of what you said. i also think that when he says, "I don't want to hear you lie to me" it means that she usually lies and says she will do things right this time... she'll do her part to make it work... and it's always been a lie. She always goes back to her old ways, and he knows it, and can't take it anymore.
    roonitaon March 07, 2006   Link
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    MemoryThis song reminds me of my last relationship haha we were together for a little over a year, i found out she had been lying to me so much i had to end it i couldn't take it anymore. Thats how i see this song playing out.
    horrorfan664on November 19, 2010   Link

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