"MakeDamnSure" as written by and Adam Burbank/mascherino Lazzara....
You've got this new head filled up with smoke
And I've got my veins all tangled close
To the jukebox bars you frequent
The safest place to hide
A long night spent with your most obvious weakness
You start shaking at the thought
you are everything I want
'Cause you are everything I'm not

And we lay, we lay together just not
Too close, too close (How close is close enough?)
We lay, we lay together just not
Too close, too close

I just wanna break you down so badly
Well I trip over everything you say
I just wanna break you down so badly
In the worst way

My inarticulate store bought
hangover hobby kit it talks
And it says, "You, oh, you are so cool."
"Scissor shaped across the bed,
You are red, violent red."
You hollow out my hungry eyes
You hollow out my hungry eyes

And we lay, we lay together just not
Too close, too close (How close is close enough?)
We lay, we lay together just not
Too close, too close

I just wanna break you down so badly
Well I trip over everything you say
Well I just wanna break you down so badly
In the worst way

I just wanna break you down so badly
Well I trip over everything you say
I just wanna break you down so badly
In the worst way (worst way)

I'm gonna make damn sure
that you can't ever leave
No, you won't ever get too far from me
You won't ever get too far from me
I'll make damn sure
that you can't ever leave
No, you won't ever get too far from me
You won't ever get too far from me
You won't ever get too far from me (ever get too far)
You won't ever get too far

I just wanna break you down so badly
Well I trip over everything you say
Well I just wanna break you down so badly
In the worst way (worst way)

I'm gonna make damn sure
I just wanna break you down so badly
I just wanna break you down so badly
In the worst way (worst way)


Lyrics submitted by martycrane

"MakeDamnSure" as written by Edward Reyes Adam Burbank Lazzara

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General Commentok i may be wayy off.. but i just thought of a possible interpretation for this song..
    So when he says "You've got this new head
    Filled up with smoke..." hes saying that she can't see clearly as he sees things, maybe she had been hurt in the past and doesnt want another relationship and so shes got this new way of thinking.. She frequents bars and picks up guys and so she hides from relationships and commitement.
    "Long night spent with your most obvious weekness.." her weekness is her desire for sex or the physical attachement and this excites her .."start shaking at the thought.."
    "You are everything i want.." She is the opposite of him.. he wants a relationship, a commitement, and he plays it safe, whereas she seeks excitement now and wants casual flings instead of a commitement with one person.. and so he wants her (kind of like when you wana be with someone that will teach you something but at the same time you can teach them new things..each person brings something new to the relationship) or perhaps they differ in views about love and he wants to prove her wrong really badly..
    Obviously, "we lay close.. but not too close.." they may be dating or sleeping together but deep down he knows he doesnt have all of her ( her commitement to him only, her emotional attachement, maybe all he has is physical, but thats not enough for him.)
    "I wanna break you down so badly.."he wants to break down the wall that shes build up (because of perhaps bad experiences that shes had with relationships in the past..), and maybe tame her, make her his.. but she keeps refusing him..saying no.. "I trip over everything you say" and it hurts him.. or maybe this line means that he likes her soo much and everything she says makes him only like her more.. he falls more and more in love with her..(when you trip you fall.. i dont know..)
    "scissor shaped across the bed.." Shes probably a player and so getting involved with her can be dangerous.. he could risk gettin his heart broken because of her lust ( she is red, red = lust) and the "hollow out my hungry eyes.." he really wants her and keeps trying to make her his but she keeps rejecting him.. but hes "Gonna make damn sure that [she] wont ever leave.." hes not gona give up on her because he thinks shes worth fighting for... (aww cute!!)
    And maybe relating it to the video.. she views relationships as something disasterous.. but he wants to show her that they can be something beautiful..
    anways i dont know.. thats what i got from it.. i may be totally off tho :S Btw their new album is great!! I love TBS!!
    Acid_Dreameron April 28, 2006   Link

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