I hate when you say you need me
You don't need me
I hate even worse
That I need you, it kills me
When I was young, I loved to be by myself, all alone
Now that I'm older, I'm scared of myself, all alone
So lay with me, my love
I hate when you say you know me
You don't know me
What I hate even worse
Is I know you, you're no mystery
You refuse to acknowledge how much you can't stand who I am
I've been trying to tell you that I've been a terrible man
I hate it when you call
So lonely after the bar
I know I should hang up the phone
But I never do


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After O'Rourke's, 2:10 A.M. song meanings
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    General Commentthis one's awesome
    babyMEon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLord yes, this is easily my favorite one on the album. I feel like its about a loveless and yet dependant relationship. Gah, it makes me want to give Tim Kasher a hug or something...
    bright.eyed.girlon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the line "you refuse to acknowledge how much you can't stand who I am"
    i know people like that
    battaryacidon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI *love* the line
    when I was young, I loved to be by myself, all alone
    now that I'm older, I'm scared of myself, all alone
    this whole cd is quite a fucking bummer.
    but really,really good.
    promisexkepton April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere's a mistake.

    "I hate it when you come
    so lonely after the bar"

    is actually, "I hate it when you CALL
    so lonely after the bar."
    oh_doctor_doctoron April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the line

    ::insert whole song here::

    I think the song is simply about living in fear of change, pretending to love someone just to simply have someone with you. Kasher writes about being afraid of being alone as an adult, he wants someone there with them even if she hates his guts.
    timexconsumer72on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all I just love this song. I had to sign this song for my asl class and we had to sign what he was meaning, not what he was saying. I signed pretty much exactly what timexconsumer72 said about this song, i thought that was pretty neat. It's just basically about being with someone not out of love but out of fear.
    super*emo*chickon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song kills me.
    wtfyourfaceon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Timexconsumer72, this song really describes well the fear or being and/or dying alone. I'm sure most of us have been there or will be there. Who isn't scared of a planned future you once had with someone you used to love and it ending.
    IndieSenon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone else think Tim Kasher's voice in this song sounds like Brandon Flowers of the Killers?The Killers suck tho.
    highly_evolvedon April 01, 2008   Link

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