"Long Goodnight" as written by and Ryan Pope James Suptic....
Every attempt to
Is filled with holes
Reads like a polygraph, I'm told

I'm not bitter anyway
Let it go

I never sleep still
Lest I forget
Tied down by handicaps instead

I'm not bitter anyway
But I didn't want it to turn out this way

Sing a long goodnight
Forfeit any fight
Refuse to rest assured
It comes with no reply
Hold on too tight
Hang on every word

If it all ended tonight
You know that I wouldn't mind
Back to the good old times
Before it won

If it all ended tonight
You know that I wouldn't mind
Back to the good old times
Before it won

Sing a long goodnight
Forfeit any fight
Refuse to rest assured
It comes with no reply
Hold on too tight
Hang on every word

Sing a long goodnight
Forfeit any fight
Refuse to rest assured
It comes with no reply
Hold on too tight
Hang on every word


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"Long Goodnight" as written by James Suptic James Dewees

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    General Commenti love this sog like no other i think it's about some1 who wanted something really badly an finally got it and now they wish it never happened
    chrisypoo13on January 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe get up kids have such a way with lyrics...it amazes me. their writing style is soo unique, and this song is a very good example of it. i wish i could write like that.
    cailinon January 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about trying to get through relationships without fights etc. He doesnt want to fight and would rather just let it go. I love it.
    Jet Blackon March 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti can never tell what songs are supposed to be about (unless it's blantantly obvious...and even then...) but this song is so incredibly sad.
    not_blondeon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the one song that i can truly dedicate to all my breakups... everytime it happens i just wish i could return to the times when it was all ok... maybe someday i can forget about this song... you should know what i mean...
    .safelybleeding.on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat a greatness song. The only Geu Up Kids song I know. My favourite part is the If it all ended tonight,
    you know that I wouldn't mind.
    walking-catastropheon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sad but it's so great. Good when you're sad 'cause it can depress you so much into happiness (that makes no sense, but someone's gotta know what I mean!) Overall, I love every part of this song. The "I'm not bitter anyway" and the "If it all ended tonight..."
    Misheson April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttrying to understand why it (dunno what) happened, and why you wanted it in the first place. saying goodbye is hard to do when it involves something you love. it almost seems like he is giving up...
    EmOhunny017on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fav. song in the whole entire world. its been like that for about 2 years now. i never will get tired of it! the way i see it, it is so magnificently written, that it can relate to anything that any1 is going through.. relationships, depression, parents divorce, drugs, etc.... i personally think its about depression.....

    every attempt to is filled with holes (every time he tries to think positively, something (holes) are in his way)
    reads like a polygraph im told (his depression has its ups and downs (bipolar))

    i dont know, im not gonna go on with the whole song, but i think no matter what way you think of it, its self explanatory, this is the best song ever written!
    kid emoon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkid emo is so right...this song is written so well that it can relate to any problem one might face. It's not just a breakup song or a depression song....it's everything and anything that has ever caused someone pain.
    Jasphironon May 13, 2002   Link

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