Girl I'm sorry but I'm leaving.
We're both at fault, we're both to blame.
And it wasn't the other men cause there were other women.
This just isn't love, it's just the remorse of a loss, of a feeling.
Even if I stayed it just wouldn't be the same.

Double this drink up into the, tallest glass you got.
You know I ain't used to sleeping all, alone.
Gonna make it to the moon tonight on a 1 way kamikaze flight.
If I could get so high I'll leave behind my problems,
Take em out with the empty bottles.

Oh girl sorry but I'm leaving.
We're both at fault, we're both to blame.
And it wasn't the other men cause there were other women.
This just isn't love it's just the remore of a loss of a feeling
Even if I stayed it just wouldn't be the same.

Me & this guitar are going swinging blind into the unknown.
You know a song & a stage is all I never needed of a home.
Someday I, will call from a payphone in a truckstop on the road
You'll tell me how much better off you've been on your own


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    I'm not a big Against Me! fan, but I like this song a lot. It actually pisses me off how good of a song it is, if that makes sense to you.

    I think a lot of people look past the meaning of this song's title itself. Cavalier is a name for a mounted soldier, but it also means arrogant. Arrogant forever. I think when you look at the lyrics of the song the title has a lot to give to the meaning of them.

    It's about two people that fall out of love, but still love each other, yet feel bad because they can't go back to the way things use to be. They both hurt one another during the relationship; "And it wasn't the other men, 'cause there were other women," whether it was from cheating or emotionally. They still think about each other; "Someday I will call from a pay phone in a truck stop on the road," because they'd like to keep in touch and know how the other person is doing in life. And they feel bad that they can't be with that person; "This just isn't love, It's just the remorse of a loss of a feeling," feeling guilty that they can't be with that other person the way they use to be. And this is when the title of the song comes in. Cavalier Eternal, or Arrogant Forever. These two people were meant for one another, and they still both love one another, but they know that things won't be the same when they get back together and they think that it won't last. So they don't take the chance. The two people are both too arrogant to go back to someone that they still love but won't accept that they still love them. It's almost like this song is about making a choice in a relationship that you will both always regret.

    That's just how I see it.

    CameronMDon October 30, 2007   Link
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    I don't think it's about love. I think it's about one of those relationships where you invest a lot of time or was really passionate in the beginning so you end up sticking around even if you don't love the person. Now he's throwing it away, because fuck it, it didn't really mean anything.

    phonygaschamberon June 01, 2008   Link
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    i love this song :)

    fish eat steelon April 30, 2004   Link
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    i know the feeling.

    loveintheafternoonon November 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Dun dun dun

    anneymalon November 13, 2004   Link
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    Going through the motions.

    plosionon February 15, 2006   Link
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    I hate this song becasue of how much I like it (if anyone understands what I'm talkin' about...). But seriously, I just can't hear this song without it being stuck in my head for the entire day, and I wouldn't even really consider myself an Against Me fan ( I just know a few of their songs from friends of mine who like them). Bottom line: I think this song is sweet.

    Squevenon March 10, 2006   Link
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    i love the beginning, these guys are funny

    tjwellson May 08, 2006   Link
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    woo!

    rosutoon June 07, 2006   Link
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    this just isnt love its just the remorse of a loss of a feeling

    rosutoon June 07, 2006   Link

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