A complicated sunset
Sets the mood within the room
All bets are up and
We keep looking down
To try and find
The will to turn this around.

I spent the last three months
In mental traction
Woeing all I could forsee
I slept myself free and
Cursed at all awake
The medicine I'd take.

I broke down
On the train to southtown
Midway inbound
Eleven to your seven
I held out
Carrying this crutch around
Angry words came rushing out
Eleven to your seven.

Now I could pound on the keys so hard and
Make the mallets slap the strings and
Pump the pedals till I'm breathless and
Sing off key and
Wouldn't that be just like me?

Now people in the back yell hey
When they see me today
I got a smile so wide it stems offstage
They say go go you gone soul and
For all I know
They now know
Oh no.

You broke down
As I tore the pages out
During all the painful parts
Eleven to your seven
You held out
Carrying your diary around
Angry ink came rushing out
Eleven to your seven.

So we finished the night and
We laud the long ride
Because it leads to my own bed
So at least tonight
My head will be alright.

We broke down
Miles out of Morgantown
A midnight rainstorm crashing down
Not one breathing soul around
Eleven to your seven.


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    General Comment

    11 to your 7 represents train numbers. Bob has to take the number 11 train to her number 7 to come to see her. Domino!

    Fallendoveon April 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Per this interview: punknews.org/article/7328

    "it's mostly about being unlucky and dealing with that. The actual numbers refer to some competitive score..."

    justinstuffon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    i think its about being a rock star and letting it all hang out...having a good time (got a smile so wide it stems offstage), even though he apepars to have some turmoil that he can't let the audience know about (for all i know, they all know, oh no)

    nothnmanon January 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    11 to your 7 ... hmmm?

    MixMasterMattyon May 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i think song is awesome. I think this song is talking about how even though life really seems like hell, for the moment you're just caught up in living it to the ffullest. this song, even though, the words can seem quite harsh at points it still puts me in a good, reminisent mood.

    beggingtobeusedon June 04, 2002   Link
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    I do agree it's about being in a band.. but I dont think it's about necessarilly living life to the fullest.. I think it's about having trouble with a girl (girlfriend?) and like she's been writing all this stuff about him in her diary.. and he found out.. and he's just really upset about the whole relationship in general (I spent the last 3 months in mental traction)... but he doesn't want it to show while onstage... because he doesnt want everyone to know about it...

    XmisfitXgirlXon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    got your 11 to your 7 right here.

    blue skyon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    what does, "11 to your 7" mean exactly? anybody?

    baboonixon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    11 beats 7 you win

    rbfboy212on June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Do I get a prize?

    Bobo192on June 19, 2002   Link

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