You said you're burnin' up inside, and no one seems to tell.
Your living from a personalized manual from hell.

Life is pretty (it seems so) easy when it's from my easy chair.
And you're burnin' up inside and no one's cares.

You said you had enough of this town, this town don't treat you well.
You always find coincidence, well I do parallel.

Come and take my hand tonight, I'll show you where to start.
'Cuz every word that left your lips, like a needle through my heart.

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    I think this is about a guy who has a friend or girlfriend or something who is having so many problems and they think that no one notices or cares but the guy singing (especially when he says "cause every word that left your lips is like a needle through my heart") is kind of hurt by what the other person is saying...
    angel457non August 15, 2002   Link
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    This is one of my favorite Goo Goo Dolls songs. Robbie is such an underrated songwriter. ________________________________________…
    Jakeberton December 12, 2004   Link
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    this song means so much to me, i have never related to a song so much before thanks robby for writing it
    gonletitslideon April 17, 2005   Link
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    To me, it's the story of someone calling out for help, and someone finally hears them, but they don't know what to do, because that person had seemed so perfect until you took a closer look.
    bella___muerteon October 19, 2006   Link
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    This song is a typical Robby song. Short catchy sentences and the lyrics are a bit vague. The song itself has alot of energy in it. Maybe it's even Robby's best song to date.
    magnetronnieon July 09, 2009   Link
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    Sounds like a friend is having a real shitty time but there are two perspectives here: The first is the friend who's down and out. He's hurting and maybe many people around him ignore the signs. He seems to believe that he is a victim of coincidence. He's somehow dragged along through life as though it were a step-by-step guide to hell. Then you've got his friend who sees this from a more logical perspective. It's a perspective that's analytical and more grounded in reason. But, he's not the one who's fighting the demons here. He'll attempt to show his friend where to start healing because it's hurting him to see his friend tossing about in the fire.
    singlebarrel94on July 07, 2011   Link

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