"The Swiss Army Romance" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
Sleep with all the lights on
You're not so happy
You're not secure

And you're dying to look cute
In your blue jeans
But you're plastic just like everyone
You're just like everyone

And that face you paint is pressed
Impressing most of us as permanent
But I'd like to see you undone

College night will draw the crowds
Dorms unload and you're heading out
Here is your moment to shine
Making up a history
It's nothing from the life you lead
But man, will they buy all your lines

Sleep with all the sheets off
Bearing your mattress
Bearing your soul

And you're dying to look smooth
With your tattoos
But you're searching just like everyone
You could be anyone

And those friends you have are the best
Impressing most of us as permanent
But I'd like to see you undone

Youth's the most unfaithful mistress
Still we forge ahead to miss her
Rushing our moment to shine
Making up a history
It's nothing from the life you lead
But man, will they buy all your lines

We're not twenty-one
But the sooner we are
The sooner the fun will begin

So get out your fake eyelashes
And fake I.D.s
And real disasters ensue

It's cool to take these chances
It's cool to fake romances
And grow up fast

And grow up fast
And grow up fast


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"The Swiss Army Romance" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General Commenti love this song...n i dunno if u agree but i think that its about a girl who is insecure and looks for compliments n guys and needs them to make her feel good and she lies about her age and her life... i also thinks its called the swiss army romance becuase she cuts herself...i think she does this cuz how she acts on the outside is different from how she is inside and by cutting herself shes letting her real self out...i doubt yall agree but thats what i think its about...not fake breasted souless ladies but someone who is just searching for herself and looking for happyness in men
    punkassprincesson February 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIT'S ALL SO BLATANT. this song is about teenagers trying to look for themselves. they try so hard to convince themselves as well as others that they are permanant. like they know who they are and where they're going in life. everyone would like to know the answer to that question. but how will we know unless we live it? everyday we get close and closer to defining our sense of self. so live for the sake a living!! SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES!
    SuMcHiCk15on April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow...I never seen lyrics to this song before. Now that I read them...it's a lot different from what I thought they were. Meh.
    EnjOy IncUbuson January 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so good. he writes about the most truthful things. im still a young kid and we have a swarm of these fake breasted ladys who just lost there soul. altho i always end up with one, its still terrible. and also, we are just kids and we have people already doing stuff that i didnt even know about... consdering i (and they) are all too fucking young... well thats wats i got to say bout that
    Punk#1on January 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...n i dunno if u agree but i think that its about a girl who is insecure and looks for compliments n guys and needs them to make her feel good and she lies about her age and her life... i also thinks its called the swiss army romance becuase she cuts herself...i think she does this cuz how she acts on the outside is different from how she is inside and by cutting herself shes letting her real self out...i doubt yall agree but thats what i think its about...not fake breasted souless ladies but someone who is just searching for herself and looking for happyness in men
    punkassprincesson February 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhoa dont know how 2 appeard so sorry about that and ps the girl in this song reminds me of how i used to feel and sometimes still do
    punkassprincesson February 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah this is definately a greta song... my take on it is that it was a first romance gone bad. probably in the sense that whoever this song is written to has changed.. ya know.. sold out... got i hate saying that... but anyway, he sings it like he is so bitter about it and then in the last verse the tempo changes to a more upbeat one and he looks and hopes for the future, whereas before he was just slanderizing the blue jean girl.. besides the obvious fake history part, i see her as having "sold out" when he talks about seeing her undone.. i think he means wthout her makeup and fake friends and history that she is actually a cool girl..my favorite line="Sleep with all the sheets off/baring your mattress/baring your soul"
    buhahtuhon March 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this is a really good song. i love dashboard..they make me so sad.
    peachiedawlie182on April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song by chris- reminds of the town i live in, everyone is dying to impress everyone, and everyone is dead set on growing up and moving on, while all the while their most precious years are being wasted.
    agetupkidon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall i have to say is that the end of this song is great and wonderful
    madhippoon April 23, 2002   Link

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