"Yet Again" as written by Christopher Robert Bear, Daniel Raphael Rossen, Christopher M. Taylor and Edward Droste....
Yet again we're the only ones
No surprise, this is often how it's done
Lately it's about all I can take
I will move and mend and mold this break

Shell with another crack
I'm small but I can keep track
Too soon, everyone just step away
I'm sure this isn't the last play

Take it all in stride
Speak, don't confide
We barely had a case
It's done before we try
Stop and end by night
A desert in your face

Take score, even playing fields this game
I know when all's said we're the same
If I could I would leave it all be
No chance to move backwards and see

Take it all in stride
Speak, don't confide
We barely had a case
It's done before we try
Stop and end by night
A desert in your face

Take it all in stride
Speak, don't confide
We barely had a case
It's done before we try
Stop and end by night
A desert in your face


Lyrics submitted by Visnet, edited by emilyeldredge

"Yet Again" as written by Christopher Robert Bear Christopher M. Taylor

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  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionI also think that he's singing "desert in your face," rather than "desert in deface."
    stratocaster_1998on August 14, 2012   Link
  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionJust watched the Colbert Report performance again a few times, and he's saying "I will move and mend and mold this break" at the end of the first stanza
    stratocaster_1998on August 15, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI'd suggest these changes-

    "Bear behind the case" becomes "barely had a case"
    "Keep score, even playing fields is game" becomes "keep score, even playing fields, this game, I know when all said we're the same".
    fgevilmonkeyon August 05, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correctioni'm not sure about the other lyrics, but I heard the first line as:
    "Yet again we're the only ones"
    and in the second verse:
    "Too soon, everyone just step away"

    ace song though.
    kchesteron August 31, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionFor the chorus, I think it's:

    "Take it all in stride"
    Speak, don't confide
    "Bare behind the case"
    It's done before we try
    Stop and end by night
    Desert in your face

    For the 1st line, besides hearing these words, I think it's less likely that they'd rhyme 'try' with 'try' in the 4th line, but I could be wrong. In the 3rd line, 'bare' as opposed to 'bear' makes more sense to me. I could be wrong, of course!
    phonicaon September 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI try to submit corrections to this song, but SongMeanings doesn't seem to work. They don't modify anything...!
    Visneton September 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionMade corrections to match the original lyrics from the official vinyl release.
    Visneton September 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is about the war between self preservation and what the heart wants in the immediate. I picture it as a conversation between two friends at the end of a party. Normally they would go home and sleep together, but in the narrator has a moment of clarity; they're both emotionally damaged, and need to take a step back from one another. He goes on to try and explain, and although he can't read her emotionless expression, he knows that tomorrow she will wake up and realize the same thing too. However, he is still resigned to the fact that it is impossible to turn back time to when they were "just friends".
    ch0leraon November 21, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI personally think the lyrics are

    Yet again we're the only one's
    No surprise this is often how it's done
    They leave and it's about all I can take
    I will abandon all this break

    Shallow whip and another crack
    I'm small but I can keep track
    Too soon everyone just step away
    I'm sure this isn't the last play

    Take it all in stride
    speak but don't confide
    You barely had a case
    It's done before we try
    It's dark and then by night
    they desert in your face

    Keep score an even playing fields the same
    I know when all's said we're insane
    If I could I would leave it all be
    No chance to move backwards and see

    Take it all in stride
    Speak don't confide
    You barely had a case
    It's done before we try
    It's dark and then by night
    they desert in your face

    Take it all in stride
    Speak don't confide
    You barely had a case
    It's done before we try
    It's dark and then by night
    they desert in your face
    Grizzlybsoon September 14, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYet again we're the only one's
    No surprise this is often how it's done
    They leave and it's about all I can take
    I will mend and mold this break

    Shallow whip and another crack
    I'm small but I can keep track
    Too soon everyone just step away
    I'm sure this isn't the last play

    Take it all in stride
    speak but don't confide
    You barely had a case
    It's done before we try
    It's dark and then by night
    they desert in your face

    Keep score even playing fields this game
    I know when all's said we're insane
    If I could I would leave it all be
    No chance to move backwards and see

    Take it all in stride
    Speak don't confide
    You barely had a case
    It's done before we try
    It's dark and then by night
    they desert in your face

    Take it all in stride
    Speak don't confide
    You barely had a case
    It's done before we try
    It's dark and then by night
    they desert in your face
    Grizzlybsoon September 14, 2012   Link

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