"Off The Hook" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
All around the room your things are placed
And next to you he fills the space
And so it seems your saving grace is only saving face
The pictures of the two of you on holiday, on honeymoon
You thought that he was wanting you,
But he was only wanting you to
Let him off the hook

He was your imaginary friend,
You were partners 'til the end
Then something bends, and then it breaks, your worst mistake
Accepting enemies on bended knees; a litany of tragedies
You're vexed, it seems you're hexed and after sex he expects
You'll let him off the hook 'til
Something that you heard while you were sleeping left you
Shaken while he stirred. When you awaken you will
Make him eat his words right off the hook...
And line, every time

The credit card receipts, the dirty sheets
The souvenirs of men who cheat
It all makes sense - with each offense
You wanted to believe him
He could get away with murder one,
And you would clean the smoking gun
With every crime, you bought each line,
But not this time, you'll make him
Eat his words 'cause

Something that you heard while you were sleeping left you
Shaken while he stirred
When you awaken you will
Make him eat his, make him eat his
Words while he's alone, 'cause you won't be around and
From now on the phone stays off the hook
And line, every time
Hook and line, every time

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"Off the Hook" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commenti love this song. it's so sad though.. not like it tears me up, but it just has a sobering effect. like he cheats on her and stuff, and she still waits with him. i dunno. :-/
    luckye225on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is about the coolest song in the world sound-wise, and it's one of the smartest lyrically. It's trademark BNL--smart, witty, well-crafted, and deceptively simple-sounding.
    luckypairofshoeson April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentluckypaifofshoes is right. This song is 99th percentile. The lyrics are pretty self explanatory, but nonetheless savvy, and the music is pristine.
    Skoorbon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with u all.. a very nice song... jsut to sit back with a cupa and a smoke and say.. "fuck.. wheres my life going"
    inaison May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of their most underrated songs--great wordplay. You get a sense that these are real people instead of the standard "ooh baby, I love you" song lyrics you get with most artists
    edguidryon December 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaroon doesn't feel like the songs all belong together... but all the songs are really nice on their own. And the word choices are wow.
    spookythebandoon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, because it starts off using "off the hook" to mean letting someone get away with something. This picture of a girl being cheated on and letting the guy back in. Then in the middle of the song, she's getting wise, getting pissed, pondering making him eat his words "off the hook" ...and then comes the big finish, when she's finally gotten the courage to really do something about things. Decides this guy is worth fuckall and she isn't going to be used anymore, and "off the hook" is used to mean she WON'T be letting him back in again. Very clever. One of those songs from Maroon that I kinda forget about until it comes on shuffle or something, but it's one I put on repeat once I rediscover it.

    This song's always gotten me through periods of time where I've felt like a real idiot for letting myself be used, it's a nice anthem for getting past blocks in life.
    delialon December 01, 2007   Link

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