"Loner Phase" as written by Dann Gallucci, Matthew Maust, Matthew Aveiro and Nathan Willett....
They’re calling you a genius
Is that why you’re acting so competitive
And even if they mean it
Don’t let the feeling get to your head

I really wanna call you
Better clean up the mess from the last time we met
The roof is gonna fall through
I’ll stay out in the cold all alone instead

If you think you can, reach out your hand
Like all is well and nothing changes
But I went through hell to watch you in outer-space

The wine is in the basement
So why can’t I hide away and hibernate
I’m sleeping through the moment
And we’re so afraid of getting worse with age


I’m so careful, I got out of the way
I’m so grateful, just to be, just to be able to say

Won’t you give me distance
Just one of the words you ṗut on my brain
And maybe then you’d listen
And I could get out of this one [?]
You see me waving my white flag
You see me waving my white flag
Won’t you ever wanna take me there
Won’t you ever wanna take me there

Lyrics submitted by MisterDangles, edited by tbarbz, ChipperSpiff

"Loner Phase" as written by Matthew Aveiro Dann Gallucci

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +2
    General CommentAt the end it actually says "won't you ever wanna take me back", not "take me there".
    Personally, I think this song is about two people who once had a relationship years ago, then had a complicated fuzzy friendship that was superficial and fake after they parted ways. The so called "genius" of the story loved the other, and the other person was always fully aware of it, but never loved them back. The genius confessed it all to the other person, and the other person was over it, but still tried to keep on staying this sad fake friendly, simply for their own egotistical reasons. It felt good to have this person love them so much even though she/he would never love them back.
    This "genius" character has a huge ego, lets everything go to his or her head and has become a destroyed mean person from this love they will never get.It seems like he/she hurt the other at one point in time, and perhaps even again recently and that now the other lover who never will requite the love is re-eveluating the entire relationship. They are wondering if they ever even loved each other, or worse if they love each other more now and will never admit it. The genius does the classic human psychological thing in which you show exactly the opposite emotions you actually feel, in this case turning love into hatred.One of the most tragic flaws in human behavior.
    Now they both wonder if the other would take them back, the genius for his acts of disgust towards the only one he really loves, and the other wondering if he or she would ever take him/her back because of the acts of hatred towards her/him.

    Basically they both have fucked up a lot and it seems there might not be a solution anymore. Their friendship is nothing, their relationship even less, and if one of them doesn't step up and change it they are gone from one another forever. The genius won't step up and apologize because he has wronged her so many times, and the other is bitter and sick of always being the bigger person.
    They dont want to know whats happening in each others lives anymore, it is too painful and ad to see love become portrayed as hatred. They need away from each other.
    lolo2on January 23, 2014   Link

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