"PTL" as written by Matthew Tyler Musto, Caleb Owens and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
There was a time when I was scared of nothing
Nothing can touch you if you don't look back
I walked away from every good thing that I had

By the time I met you it was 12 past midnight
Told you I'd be the best you never had
You said "Are you serious?"
I said like a heart attack

But it was far too late before I figured it out.
I never meant to be your, I never meant to be your
One night, one mistake.

I never meant to be your part-time lover
Then again I've never been a full-time man
Never though it'd hurt so bad to see you with another
Guess I'm the fool that ya, ya think I am

I never called you like I know I should of
Thought I could save you for a rainy day
I bet the sun was shining when I let you slip away

But it was far too late before I figured it out
I bet the sun was shining, I never meant to be your
One night, one mistake

I never meant to be your part-time lover
Then again I've never been a full-time man
Never though it'd hurt so bad to see you with another
Guess I'm the fool that ya, ya think I am

I never meant to be your part-time lover (part-time lover)
Then again I've never been a full-time man
Never though it'd hurt so bad to see you with another
Guess I'm the fool that ya (Guess I'm the fool that ya)

I never meant to be your part-time lover
Then again I've never been a full-time man
Never though it'd hurt so bad to see you with another
Guess I'm the fool that ya, ya think I am

I never meant to be your fool
I never meant to be your fool
I walked away from every good think that I had


Lyrics submitted by Skoobasteve24, edited by stjimmyrocks92

"PTL" as written by Matthew Tyler Musto Matthew Thiessen

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    General CommentI don't think it's so much him regretting the one night stand. It's more him regretting not chasing after the girl when he had a chance. He didn't want to just have a one night stand, but he didn't fully understand his feelings and what he should do with them (being a full-time man). So instead of doing what he felt, he ran because he had no idea how to handle these feelings. Now he regrets running and knows that he has wanted to be with this girl all along, but it's too late and now he is the fool.
    kyushushuon July 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThat falsetto!

    Anyways, this song is pretty straightforward. He had a one night stand, and regrets it.
    stjimmyrocks92on July 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt generally has that Maroon 5 vibe in it, Thiessen's vocals are hauntingly beautiful!

    While the song may suggest a one night stand affair, it may be seen in another angle of a subverted flirting.

    It's really hard to imagine Matt Thiessen walking in a bar, though
    markcuriouson October 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAs is quite obvious, the song is about a one-night stand and the remorse he feels, not only for doing it, but also for not pursing the girl afterwards and throwing her aside almost as a fallback girl for a "rainy day" that he waited to long on even though he really did like her ("never thought it'd hurt so bad to see you with another....").

    Whether Thiessen is painting a metaphorical or realistic personal experience is beyond our knowledge.

    On a deeper level however, it is one more piece in the two-album story that Matthew Thiessen and Relient K have been painting through their 2009 "Forget And Not Slow Down" and their 2013 "Collapsible Lung." As this is part of the second part of the story (which is much more dark and dwells on the dysfunctional side of romance), I highly encourage you to check out Stephen C. Shutters' in-depth look at the album as a whole so you get a firm grasp on the over-arching message of the release: stephenshutters.com/post/54525347408/…
    DarthXletraon June 16, 2014   Link

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