The ends don't always justify the means,
but I know what it takes to get what I need.
I've got the cure when passive protest just wont do.
Just flick my Bic as I hold it to the fuse.
Smash it up. Break it down.
Bring it down, down to the ground.
Tear it up. Burn it down.
Burn it down, down to the ground.
How long have we waited for the day when they tighten their grips and we slip away?
The sound of breaking glass drives me back up.
It makes me whole when I've been down on my luck.


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    This song means absolutely nothing to me. But I think it does symbolize anger. I love this song though

    AXFIREXINSIDEon June 12, 2002   Link
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    i agree that it involves anger, but in a way it reminds me of cutting, although i'm not sure that that's what it's about.

    xxtaintedhaloon June 17, 2002   Link
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    yea id say its about cutting...but i dunno...i think a few of their other songs are too

    irrelevanton August 02, 2002   Link
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    i think this song is about protesting, fcking sht up, destroying stuff, rebelling against the authorities.

    whennitecomesdwnon September 28, 2002   Link
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    Yeah, sounds like they are angry and they want to rebel, so they just destroy as much shit as they can, and it makes them feel a little bit better about their current situations.

    Madcappunkon April 15, 2003   Link
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    i agree with whennitecomesdwn, its deff. bout anger and protesting. ~katie

    MxPxgirlon May 03, 2003   Link
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    Where do you think they got the name "Half Empty Bottle" from?

    awson June 24, 2003   Link
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    aws: Perhaps it's alluding to the "half-empty or half-full" question. In this case, it gives a negative connotation to the song.

    aphekqson June 26, 2003   Link
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    this is also one that they said the meaning awhile back, that it was about how geoff used to ge tmad at his parents and break half empty bottles over his parents head's

    imtedkaczynskion January 11, 2005   Link
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    this is also one that they said the meaning awhile back, that it was about how geoff used to ge tmad at his parents and break half empty bottles over his parents head's

    imtedkaczynskion January 11, 2005   Link

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