The sharper the edge, the cleaner the wound
So I'll be keeping it dull tonight for I deserve to hurt
Disfigure the outside to show how ruined I am
There's no pain and no pleasure when you're too numb to feel

There's a pedestal across the room
And if I try to climb again, this time the fall is fatal
I don't deserve such an easy exit
So maybe my spine can snap on impact and I'll have to crawl away

I'm ready to take that big step
Start tearing off the layers I put up
Or is it too late to feel anything but what I am?
I dare to find a problem, now let's see if we can fix anything

Just close the door and let me do what I need
'Cause it's better for us if you just let me leave

I'm ready to take that big step
Start tearing off the layers I put up
Or is it too late to feel anything but what I am?
I dare to find a problem, now let's see if we can fix anything

How to fix everything

Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x, edited by bayside311

How to Fix Everything Lyrics as written by Anthony S Raneri Andrew Robert Elderbaum


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    General Commentthis song has a saves the day kind of feel to it. beautiful none the less.
    socalblonde73on June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgood stuff. i think it's about how he's been changing himself to fit in with the "crowd" he wants, then realizes what he's done and hates himself for it.
    TakeMyKnifeon July 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about self-mutilation.
    commiebijon November 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenteverything will be better if he just leaves the girl, but the she won't let him cause she's holding on to him. she's too good for him, or so he thinks. and he treats her like shit, but she holds on, and problems arise in the relationship, but she's to dumb to notice
    rosebuds_kisson November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont reallyknow how you figure its about a girl, i think its about himself and being depressed. it seems like hes been goin this whole time, just trying to make everything ok, and trying to make it SEEM like everything was ok. covering up how he really feel, tryin to seem normal, but not he hates himself soo much, that he wants to make the pain last, "i don't deserve such and easy exit"
    he wants to tear off the layer of himself that he put up as a front to make it seem like he was ok. but now he feels it is too late to get himself back, and he wants to kill himself, and he feels it will be better for everyone... maybe i duno
    bambam420on February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about suicide-DUH! it's saying how suicide will fix everything and how he wants to change himself but thinks it's too late. Hence the name of the song HOW TO FIX EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! and "If I try to climb again, this time the fall is FATAL"
    BaysidexDeadPoeticon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou guys dont think this song has something to do with letting another girl in this life, after a messy breakup, now there is another person that he is ready to take the layers off form, but he has to be careful because he is messed up on the inside...
    silenthunton February 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe's been pretending to be this other person for so long that nobody knows who he really is. he hurts himself because he wants people to know how fucked up he really is. but at the same time, he wants to go back to being who they expect him to be. he wants to be on the pedestal, but he knows it'll kill him if he does. he doesn't know if he can fix everything, or if he's just too deep in his own shit to ever get better again.
    empathy_junkieon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song deals deeply with self-inflicted pain, obviously. This band isn't really known for subliminal messages through lyrics, so I assume it's pretty straight forward.

    This dude wants out. He's buried in the repulsive image he sees of himself. The 'how to fix everything' is basically sarcasm, just a little laugh before he ends it all.
    Oh_Benjaminon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is not about a girl or relationship!

    It is about self-harm and suicide. Period.
    zebrasandgiraffeson August 29, 2006   Link

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