Know something about this song or lyrics? Add it to our wiki.
one in three you're here
to tell me we can't do this anymore
(one in three, you're here to tell me we can't do this
three for three, I will disagree)

your hair and face against the mirror
as i take the steps to save what's left of me
someone's out when it's over

people steal from you
they take anything they choose

it's good to see you
(I missed you last night)
that's such a lovely color
(it goes with your eyes)
before we fall asleep
(I just wanted to say)
this all seems so easy but there are choices to make

can't decide, then look at the faces
(candlelight)
we're burning the pages
and hurting ourselves with this false start
resign yourself to always be (and we pretend as if it gets easier)
without the one thing you need (but does it get easier)
debating words with no reply
when we have these mornings where we can say goodbye

I wanted to mean everything to you
but this isn't right
you keep coming back disassembled
and I keep losing this fight

I won't answer

dancing under starlight glow
no one in the city knows
confidence can take you
when nerves try to shake you
from going all the way
it's not that far

we watch the tide roll in
(with cold air and coffee cakes)
holding our words at lips
(stopping the sounds they make)
we know the way to go
(we know what steps to take)
to be here

these words with no reply
stopping we's and starting i's
this need is killing me
and taking me over

i wanted to mean everything to you
but this isn't right
you keep coming back disassembled
and i keep losing this fight


Lyrics submitted by all_is_vanity

Fractions song meanings
Add your thoughts

32 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best Emery songs....Emery totally owns sooooo much...Saw them a few times and wow they totally kicked ass
    Heedliciouson April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEmery is totally awsome...this song is one of the best. It makes me thing of this past weekend. My family friend...we've known eachother since we were born. And something kinda happened between us...a spark kinda thing, but he has a gf, and this song just speaks to me with that kinda thing, and yeah. I feel like crap about what happened...but then agian i don't.
    singsurfloveon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song it was in the background somewhere and I remember hearing the: that's such a lovely color
    (it goes with your eyes) part and being totally stunned. I just never heard a song that used that as a line before and i thought it was really clever...as for what the song means, well it seems like a really hard breakup or something and not really having anything to say after it's over. i dont know, im probably wrong, there are always these meanings I miss...
    SeEiNgStArSon June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh...i would be seeing them tonight...but i can't go to the show...:(
    bballmann34on September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has always made me think of a relationship that wasn't supposed to be. the part about "it's so good to see you" almost sounds like the two people have a lot of history but have been separated and are reuniting for the first time. it also seems like there is a lot that is unspoken... like they have feelings for one another that they simply cannot admit, even though it's obviously there. i especially like the part that goes "i wanted to mean everything to you" because it sounds like a desperation to give the person that he loves everything she needs, but she is on a self-destructive path and no matter how baly he wants to help her, he knows he just can't.
    i_heart_yoyoon October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJudging from the other opinions, I could be wrong, but I thought that the meaning of the song was pretty clear.
    Here Goes:
    I think that it is about a guy and a girl that are having sex and know that it is wrong (since Emery is a christian band, opposing sex out o' marriage) but can't help "having" each other because they are soo in love. Each partner realizes the destructive pattern, like
    "We're burning the pages and hurting ourselves with this 'False Start'"
    The lyrics are soo sweet, kinda romantic actually (not to sound gay or anything) but it's obvious the couple is soo emotionally AND physically attached to each other. They are Crazy in Love-but the sex just seems to complicate things
    "I wanted to mean everything to you, but this isn't right. You keep coming back disassembled and I keep losing this fight"
    I think it's sweet and sad cause' I can relate to the song. Sex is awesome, but can change the tone of a relationship *scratch that* can change a relationship entirely and end in a heart-wrenching breakup. Bottom line: I think the song is trying to persuade people to Abstinence.
    Chriscom83on November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJudging from the other opinions, I could be wrong, but I thought that the meaning of the song was pretty clear.
    Here Goes:
    I think that it is about a guy and a girl that are having sex and know that it is wrong (since Emery is a christian band, opposing sex out o' marriage) but can't help "having" each other because they are soo in love. Each partner realizes the destructive pattern, like
    "We're burning the pages and hurting ourselves with this 'False Start'"
    The lyrics are soo sweet, kinda romantic actually (not to sound gay or anything) but it's obvious the couple is soo emotionally AND physically attached to each other. They are Crazy in Love-but the sex just seems to complicate things
    "I wanted to mean everything to you, but this isn't right. You keep coming back disassembled and I keep losing this fight"
    I think it's sweet and sad cause' I can relate to the song. Sex is awesome, but can change the tone of a relationship *scratch that* can change a relationship entirely and end in a heart-wrenching breakup. Bottom line: I think the song is trying to persuade people to Abstinence.
    Chriscom83on November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJudging from the other opinions, I could be wrong, but I thought that the meaning of the song was pretty clear.
    Here Goes:
    I think that it is about a guy and a girl that are having sex and know that it is wrong (since Emery is a christian band, opposing sex out o' marriage) but can't help "having" each other because they are soo in love. Each partner realizes the destructive pattern, like
    "We're burning the pages and hurting ourselves with this 'False Start'"
    The lyrics are soo sweet, kinda romantic actually (not to sound gay or anything) but it's obvious the couple is soo emotionally AND physically attached to each other. They are Crazy in Love-but the sex just seems to complicate things
    "I wanted to mean everything to you, but this isn't right. You keep coming back disassembled and I keep losing this fight"
    I think it's sweet and sad cause' I can relate to the song. Sex is awesome, but can change the tone of a relationship *scratch that* can change a relationship entirely and end in a heart-wrenching breakup. Bottom line: I think the song is trying to persuade people to Abstinence.
    Chriscom83on November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJudging from the other opinions, I could be wrong, but I thought that the meaning of the song was pretty clear.
    Here Goes:
    I think that it is about a guy and a girl that are having sex and know that it is wrong (since Emery is a christian band, opposing sex out o' marriage) but can't help "having" each other because they are soo in love. Each partner realizes the destructive pattern, like
    "We're burning the pages and hurting ourselves with this 'False Start'"
    The lyrics are soo sweet, kinda romantic actually (not to sound gay or anything) but it's obvious the couple is soo emotionally AND physically attached to each other. They are Crazy in Love-but the sex just seems to complicate things
    "I wanted to mean everything to you, but this isn't right. You keep coming back disassembled and I keep losing this fight"
    I think it's sweet and sad cause' I can relate to the song. Sex is awesome, but can change the tone of a relationship *scratch that* can change a relationship entirely and end in a heart-wrenching breakup. Bottom line: I think the song is trying to persuade people to Abstinence.
    Chriscom83on November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYour almost right on Chriscom. This song is about something we all know and love: the casual hook-up. This song is about a guy and his sex-buddy. For some reason they are not together but keep getting it on. However, the narrotor (most likely the guy) fell for her. I think the line "people steal from you, they take anything they choose" is a reference to his "heart"- ya know, love. Saying "you stole my heart" is cheezy though, thats probably why its not in the song, its just suggested. Very notable is the line that says "when we have these mornings when we *can* say goodby" If they were in love then they wouldnt be able to say goodbye. I think the lines "its good to see you... choices to make" are all things that he's thinking, but doesnt say. He doesn't want to breech the sex-buddy rules. The last stanza is really what shows his fealings. So, its basically about a guy falling in love with his sex-buddy.
    CBrownieon December 02, 2004   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain