While the obvious connections with suicide or alcoholism could be drawn easily, more subtly this song could be about someone who views the world through a negative lens constantly and how as much as the writer tries to show the beauty in the world, this person refuses to see it. It's one or another between the rope and the bottle. There is no good option for this person. They can't see it. Skiba sings it in a kind of exasperated way like He's tired of hearing this negative view constantly and just allowing that person to continue feeling the way they feel knowing he can't do anything about it. You can hear it when he says maybe you're a vampire.
People stop talking from time to time. A petty argument the had in the past, but please move on. Don't hold a grudge. There's not much time to carry this on. I can't begin to understand the way people think when conflict's in sight but this to me is nothing but water under the bridge. I keep moving on. Have to understand, life is too short. It's all water under the bridge. I don't have the time to hold a grudge. I try moving on. Life is too short. I don't have the time to hold a grudge. I keep moving on with my life. Have to understand life is too short.
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