"The Wrong Direction" as written by and Michael David Rosenberg....
When I was a kid the things I did were hidden under the grid
Young and naive I never believed that love could be so well hid
dWith regret I'm willing to bet and say the older you get
It gets harder to forgive and harder to forget
It gets under your shirt like a dagger at work
The first cut is the deepest but the rest still flipping hurt
You build your heart of plastic
Get cynical and sarcastic
And end up in the corner on your own

'Cause I'd love to feel love but I can't stand the rejection
I hide behind my jokes as a form of protection
I thought I was close but under further inspection
It seems I've been running in the wrong direction oh no

So what's the point in getting your hopes up
When all you're ever getting is choked up
When you're coked up
And can't remember the reason why you broke up
You call her in the morning
When you're coming down and falling like an old man on the side of the road
'Cause when you're apart you don't want to mingle
When you're together you want to be single
Ever the chase to taste the kiss of bliss
That made your heart tingle
How much greener the grass is
With those rose tinted glasses
But the butterflies they flutter by and leave us on our arses

'Cause I'd love to feel love but I can't stand the rejection
I hide behind my jokes as a form of protection
I thought I was close but under further inspection
It seems I've been running in the wrong direction
There's fish in the sea for me to make a selection
I'd jump in if it wasn't for my ear infection
Cause all I want to do is try to make a connection
It seems I've been running in the wrong direction oh oh

Oh I'd love to feel love but I can't stand the rejection
I hide behind my jokes as a form of protection
I thought I was close but under further inspection
It seems I've been running in the wrong direction
I'd love to feel love but I can't stand the rejection
I hide behind my jokes as a form of protection
I thought I was close but under further inspection
It seems I've been running in the wrong direction oh
It seems like I'm running in the wrong direction oh
Seems like I'm running in the wrong direction oh
Well it seems I've been running in the wrong direction oh no
Seems I've been running in the wrong direction


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"The Wrong Direction" as written by Michael David Rosenberg

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    General CommentI love this song, but I don't get the "ear infection"... Sounds like an excuse, right?
    TheTallestFanon December 14, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation@TheTallestFan I think so too.

    In brief, I think this is the story:

    "The first cut is the deepest but the rest still flipping hurt".
    - The guy was in a relationshhip with a girl and she, at a point, backstabbed him (or said some terrible things.)

    "You build your heart of plastic. Get cynical and sarcastic. And end up in the corner on your own"
    - Eventually he became emotionally distant in their relationship and they broke up

    "I hide behind my jokes as a form of protection, I thought I was close but under further inspection. It seems I've been running in the wrong direction oh no"
    - He uses this jokes to deflect the flirtation of women after they broke up but realises this isn't the way he should respond to it.


    "When you're coked up
    And can't remember the reason why you broke up
    You call her in the morning
    When you're coming down and falling like an old man on the side of the road"
    - He chokes up every time he thinks about the break up, eventually calls her, but fails in the attempt to fix things.


    "There's fish in the sea for me to make a selection
    I'd jump in if it wasn't for my ear infection"
    - He using excuses so he doesn't need to find a new girl. (i think because he's still recovering from the break up)




    (pretty much my love life :) )
    jelle1110on April 13, 2015   Link

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