"Paint Your Target" as written by Charles Robert/westaway Simpson and Omar Abidi....
You hide it every time you miss,
Impatience waits around for me.
You dance under the question mark,
Without even trying.

I'm just not sure it's gonna work.
I'm just not sure it's gonna work.

You can burn it all.
I'm running around the table,
If you want to,
Just to argue all the last scenes of us.
You can end it all.
I'm sorry enough to tell you,
That I'm okay
And I'm never going to see you again.

The killer's walking amongst us,
Look around, they'll find your ashes.
You cradle over your mistakes,
And every heart you'll never break.

I'm just not sure it's gonna work.
I'm just not sure it's gonna work.

You can burn it all.
I'm running around the table,
If you want to,
Just to argue all the last scenes of us.
You can end it all.
I'm sorry enough to tell you,
That I'm okay
And I'm never going to see you again.

You stumble, through questions,
That you could never answer.
That barrel is loaded,
So go and paint your target.

You stumble, through questions,
That you could never answer.
That barrel is loaded,
So go and paint your target.

So and again you stand around,
With beautiful falls.

So and again you stand around,
With beautiful falls.


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"Paint Your Target" as written by Daniel Haigh Omar Abidi

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    General CommentWoooo first post :P Anyways...excitement over.I'm not really sure what this song means.I'm Gonna take a random guess and say it's about the writer and this girl and he's saying it's never gonna work out cause she cheated on him or something else to hurt him hence -
    "You cradle over your mistakes,
    and every heart you'll never break."
    I think she's always coming home not when she says she will ("You hide it everytime you miss,
    Impatience waits around for me.")
    "The killer's walking amongst us," could be referring to the guy she cheated with as he killed their relationship.

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    I can see how this doesnt fit though.The line- " I'm sorry enough to tell you,that I'm okay and i'm never going to see you again" could be him appologiesing for something he's done.Or he could be sorry for never seeing about her affair sooner and how he wishes it never happened.But i think hes just trying to deny his pain and get over her.

    Sorry .That's probs miles off.
    new_english_classicon June 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is most certainly about Evangelion, as is the whole album. This song in particular describes several images from the series and/or film and there are several characters and events that this song could be about, but I think that it is about several. Most notably, "running around the table" could very well be a reference to an infamous breakdown scene from the film. In fact, this song may very well be about the entire sequence. "I'm just not sure it's gonna work" and "You stumble through questions/that you could never answer/That barrel is loaded/So go and paint your target" both describe Shinji's lack of confidence in himself and Nerv's use of him as a fighter.
    Kensei1985on October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, probably my favourite at the moment. Lets not even try to compare Fightstar to Busted, Charlie's voice sounds better somehow. More suited to this kind of music i reckon. Ive heard a couple of other songs by them and i like them too.

    Not sure about the meaning, but that description sounds good to me, new english classic.
    Bbeard17on June 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti reckon this song is about a relationship in which the girl has all the control, and the guy feels that she is messing him around and doesnt know what she wants. the chorus is about him leaving the relationship, and the "paint your target" part is about her going on to find her next guy and do the same to him
    welsh_oneon June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with new english classic cause at the end it says "You stumble through questions you could never answer" which backs up the cheating idea. I'm noly saying that though cause i like that part of the song =P
    chicken_wingon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think when it says
    im sorry enough to tell you that im ok
    it means that hes almost saying that im sorry to dissappoint you coz u thought that id still be hurting over you, but im not
    nolovenogloryon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyea that makes sense nolovenoglory.i jst didnt see it at the time
    new_english_classicon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the the boy realising that the girl is messing him about and cheating. "you hide it everytime you miss" this could mean alot but for example she may hav told the guy she wants 2 meet him + she doesnt so she covers up with sum excuse so this means hiding. the "miss" part is her not coming 2 see him. The part about "i'm sorry enough to tell you that im ok" is the best 1 line iv herd for a while it means that hes knws he shouldnt hav even told her anyfin but he still loves her so hes sorry about telling her that hes doing ok.
    *emo.kid*on July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentso glad charlie made it in thwe rock industry. i love busted dont get me wrong but fightstar... wow just amazing hope to hear more from em!
    NaZ
    naz666on January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree totally with the idea of him apologising is him saying sorry for not hurting anymore! This song is so well written.. it surprised me! I think Fightstar are great .. just wish people would put Busted behind them and give Charlie a fair shot!!!
    Fairy_Of_Iceon January 30, 2006   Link

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