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.
you've left me in a bind to choke on the rind of what we almost never were you lead me on only to be gone how did you think i would feel sorry for the sad song but i must say so long to the disappearing girl one day you care and convince me you'll be there for me no matter how why or when the next day you're not so long may you rot i know thats mean but so am i sorry for the sad song but i must say so long to the disappearing girl its like there's these two different yous one of you's sweet the other's salt you call collect and i accept i just wanna hear your sweet voice on the line and even on my dime you haven't got the time to tell me just how you've been then you say "i've gotta go i'm at ryan's house you know i'll call you sometime when i find some time" sorry for the sad song but i must say so long to the disappearing girl
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