And oh, the awkward ways,
That you recoil when I get close,
And oh, the awful grin,
That greets me when I know I'm alone,
So down on hands and knees,
Choking, gasping, dripping spit,
I just can't make good on any of these promises,

Then he asked me,
What does that mean?
What's another word for desperate?
Repetition makes an impression,
What's another word for desperate?
I won't be around here for to very long,

So tip the bottle back,
Bubble foam,
And watch it break,
We can all be sure,
Something awful is coming this way,
So take this medicine,
And measure doses,
Take your time,
Cause they'll tear into you!
They will, they will
They will, they will

Then he asked me,
What does that mean?
What's another word for desperate?
Repetition makes an impression,
So what's another word for desperate?
I won't be around here for to very long,
I won't be around here for to very long!

And they'll tear into you,
They will, they will
They will, they will

Take it apart!
Let it all go!
Holding it back!
It's all just so!
Why did I care!?
How did it go!?
Wait for awhile!
And I guess that!
I won't be around here for to very long!
I won't be around here for to very long!


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  • +1
    General CommentSuch a fucking amazing song [ 2 ]
    ADimeADexteron October 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is another one of those songs where i just stop and go wow...

    john nolan has all the lyrics that tbs wish they could write...
    punkassportz88on October 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a fucking amazing song
    Avert Disasteron September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteverytime i listen to it i freeze.... its absolutely PERFECT!

    i'm assuming everybody is aware of the reference to this song in taking back sundays "follow the format" where he sings (backing the theory that it is about the break away from TBS:

    i don't need to hear it from you,
    (what's another word for....)

    the "i won't be around her for to very long" is such an amazing ending as well. john nolan has some fucking crazy song writing skills.
    kid emoon October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a powerful chorus. john and michelle make some amazing harmonies.

    this band just leaves me in awe.
    followtheformaton October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm...
    It gets easier with doses of time (Easier with doses of time) which is from "Follow The Format"
    "So take this medicine, in measured doses, take your time"
    fall out taraon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the ending. it just pops out and surprises you. wonderful. as for meaning, it has to do with tbs i think.
    ctoacsnon October 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like that he sings 'repitition makes an impression' and then sings 'i wont be around here for too very long' too very always sounds weird to me because i think its grammatically incorrect, but if it was intentional- its very clever.
    heyjealousyon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw them play this song live before the album came out; it was awesome, I assure you.
    Grafton November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's so... woah.
    Caaaton November 19, 2004   Link

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