See all those people on the ground
Wasting time
I try to hold it all inside
But just for tonight
The top of the world
Sitting here wishing
The things I've become
That something is missing
Maybe I
But what do I know

And now it seems that I have found
Nothing at all
I want to hear your voice out loud
Slow it down, slow it down
Without it all
I'm choking on nothing
It's clear in my head
And I'm screaming for something
Knowing nothing is better than knowing at all

On my own [x6]

Without it all
I'm choking on nothing
It's clear in my head
And I'm screaming for something
Knowing nothing is better than knowing at all

On my own [x4]

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  • +1
    General Commentwell let me start off by sayign this is one of the best spongs i have ever heard, as wella s one of the most beautiful. my inturpretation of this song is:
    this person has just gotten out of a relationship in which he has obviously been hurt badly, maybe his/her partner cheating, and the person finding(hence the "knowing nothing is better than knowing it all.") and as this happens he is looking around and see'ing that everyone around him are wasting their lives away and trying to convince himseld its b/c they are in relationships, but that doesnt quite work for he feels a great emptyness inside him without his partner. and now as he is thinking, he realizes that all of the thinking that he has done is pointless, for he has found no answer for what has happened. All he wants is to have his partner back in his life and hear her voice. and "without it all" representing the relationship he is choking on the nothingness he is feeling but he knows one thing for sure, he is reaching out for help but their is no answer from people. he would have rather not have known about what went on and went on living happiely than found out and known everything. but now he is alone and hurting with no one to go to, he is on his own..
    E_CoreX69on August 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation" watching all the people on the ground wasting time"
    I feel like this is talking about feeling depressed, sitting on top of a building contemplating it all watching the people below

    The top of the world- on top of the building

    Sitting here wishing, The things I've become, That something is missing - despite all they have and what they have achieved and become they still feel depressed.

    Maybe I,
    But what do I know - maybe they should end it all, but what do they know ?

    Without it all I'm choking on nothing, meaning even with no reason for being depressed they are still "choking" or drowning in their depression and will always be screaming for something
    alice11058on December 05, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAck. So yeah, the first song I've posted without having the lyrics already writen out for me on a CD booklet or something. I hope I did allright.. Any way, this is another one of my ALL time favorites from their debut CD. It is probably their most beautiful songs in my opinion. Just shows how versatile this band really is. Definitely one of my favorite bands of 2002
    Trebmalon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1. The Used ROCKS
    2. I think this song is about a kid, who gets fed up with the world and a special girl. He can take it anymore, and he thinks if he killed everyone (maybe a school shooting or something) is would solve the problem, but he finds himself still fed up and lost after he kills everyone.
    errorXIIIon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYES.....totally awesome. Obviously about being lonely, and i think how sometimes its easier to only deal with your own problems, not other people's
    SUPERDUPER55on July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is one of the most BEAUTIFUL songs I have ever heard
    "Knowing nothing is better than knowing at all..." *sigh*

    there's one thing that bugs me tho ...after he says maybe i... it sounds like he whispers something and i dont kno what he says...
    Alfion July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe used fukin kicks...and i agree with number two comment
    FingerElevenon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love these lyrics. it describes how i feel.
    MiDnIgHt_SuNon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song
    glassjaw88on August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan u say EMO?... its so amazing
    WafeMeMyFriendon August 18, 2002   Link

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