I would do anything and that's what scares me so bad
Don't want to live my life alone
Don't want to go back to what I had
Don't want to spend my life without
All those special things
Don't want to walk around
Being tied to anyone else's

Strings, strings
Strings, strings

I would do anything and that's what scares me so bad
Don't want to live my life alone
Don't want to go back to what I had
Don't want to spend my life without
All those special things
Don't want to walk around
Being tied to anyone else's

Strings, strings
Strings, strings

Strings, strings
Strings, strings


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Strings Lyrics as written by Scott Raynor Mark Hoppus

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    being independent. Kick ass song.

    broken_soundon April 17, 2002   Link
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    i love this song..... You don't want to be stuck with anyone don;t want to be tied to anyones strings... Just want it simple!

    Boredom Prevailson June 09, 2002   Link
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    i dont think this song is about being independent. Its about the paradox of wanting to love someone yet wanting to be totally independent as well. So many of lifes special things are found in the strings.

    NattyDreadon July 30, 2002   Link
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    errr you just contradicted yourself you said you don't think the song is about being independent, then you said 'yet wanting to be totally independent as well'........ anyways i really like this song... except the part wheres hes actually saying strings it kinda doesnt sound as good as the rest but yeh good song

    regan_89on July 30, 2002   Link
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    Actually, no, he didn't. He said that it isn't about being independent.. its about the conflict between love and independence. Two completely different things.

    ed_is_emoon April 30, 2004   Link
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    It's about not letting your significant other control your life. And if they are, then you're not really a part of the relationship right? And if that's the case, you're better off not being there.

    Schrodingeron June 15, 2004   Link
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    yah i agree w/ schrodinger.........(this was a really pointless post but i really like this song!)

    sadsong_lover13on October 03, 2004   Link
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    I think ed is emo's got this one nailed. It's not just independence, because this part "Don't want to live my life alone Don't want to go back to what I had Don't want to spend my life without All those special things"

    It shows part of him wants to submit some independence to have a relationship.

    Relinquo1on October 22, 2004   Link
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    this is another not so well known blink 182 that is awesome everyone should have a copy of buddha and cheshire cat

    theonetheycallnundyon February 25, 2006   Link
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    this song is amazing i agree its about not wanting to be too attatched..not wanting to be alone but still having some independence too

    Must_be_loveon March 20, 2007   Link

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