You tell mum, I'll break your neck,
she's already a nervous wreck,
I don't do it every day,
It doesn't hurt me anyway,
Why are you so mean to me?
you'll regret eventually,
you watch way too much TV,
I remember my first time,
I knew I had to cross the line,
I went home I cried alot,
I didn't think that I'd get caught,
I'll never be like you,
No matter what you do.


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    General Commentthis song is totally awesome. it was the first song i had ever heard by this band, and it really got me into listening to their music. i think its pretty obvious what its about, lol. its too bad that this song really isnt all that widely known, i cant find guitar tablature for it anywhere! if anyone has it or knows where to find it, please message or email me at snow_rider23@hotmail.com
    Thanx
    tHwAcK!
    thwack!on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdrugs or sex?
    HannahOrange7on April 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYou think its obvious? can you tell me, what it is about? can anyone?
    evegreenon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a young kid who keeps hearing/seeing his mom being abused by his father hence the lines:
    "You tell mum, I'll break your neck,
    she's already a nervous wreck"

    the last part is about how the kid tells himself that he'll never abuse his wife like his dad does.
    lazarzmongo2on April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lazarzmongo2. But I don't get "I remember my first time/ I knew I had to cross the line" Like, is he saying that he had to tell someone? First time?
    Carleson May 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a Vitreous Humor song and in the original version the "I'll never be like you,
    No matter what you do. " isnt part of the orignial lyrics. I always thought this song was about smoking pot, but really it can apply to anything along the lines of being a teen and doing thigns your not supposed to
    enjoyincubus5128on August 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou should also check the original version of this song. it's pretty amazing.
    kibeon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song can have many different meanings

    "You tell mum, I'll break your neck,
    she's already a nervous wreck,"

    Could be a father or sibling that is doing something wrong either to himself or others, and that the mother doesn't need to know about it, because she's already stressed as it is.

    "I don't do it every day,
    It doesn't hurt me anyway,"

    Could mean that the person smokes weed, drinks, etc.

    "you watch way too much TV"
    Could mean that television has influenced this person.

    "I remember my first time,
    I knew I had to cross the line,"

    Could mean the first bad thing that happened to him/her made them tell someone about it.

    "I'll never be like you,
    No matter what you do."

    Obviously means they will never consider this other person as a role model

    etc.
    AngéliqueArnauldon June 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that AngéliqueArnauld is right about drugs/sex or reckless behavior.

    "You tell mum, I'll break your neck,
    she's already a nervous wreck,"

    That a sibling found him doing something bad and he is warning them not to tell. The mother is stressed about the family.

    "I don't do it every day,
    It doesn't hurt me anyway,"

    doing drugs. Telling the sibling not to worry about him.

    "Why are you so mean to me?
    you'll regret eventually,"

    not quite sure, i think its the sibling is saying that they will tell, he is saying that the sibling is being mean and will regret it.
    "you watch way too much TV"

    he is saying that TV makes it seem worse than it actually is

    "I remember my first time,
    I knew I had to cross the line,
    I went home I cried alot,
    I didn't think that I'd get caught,"

    explaining what happened during his first time doing it. After he did it he regretted what he did. Kept doing it because he didn't think he would get caught.

    "I'll never be like you,
    No matter what you do."

    the sibling is telling that he will never be like the guy.
    Ender009on July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis was exactly the situation with my brother a few years ago...he started doing things that we looked down on him for. He became the black sheep of the family and, of course, his own selfish point of view was that everybody was just "being mean to him"
    allux00on August 20, 2008   Link

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