"The Older I Get" as written by Brian Howes and John Cooper....
The walls between
You and I

Always pushing us apart nothing left but scars fight after fight

The space between
Our calm and rage
Started growing shorter, disappearing slowly day after day

I was sitting there waiting in my room for you
You were waiting for me too
And it makes me wonder

The older I get
Will I get over it?
It's been way too long for the times we missed

I didn't know then it would hurt like this, but I think
The older I get
Maybe I'll get over it
It's been way too long for the times we missed
I can't believe it still hurts like this

The time between
Those cutting words
Built up our defenses never made no sense, it just made me hurt
Do you believe
That time heals all wounds?
It started getting better, but it's easy not to fight when I'm not with you

What was I waiting for?
I should have taken less and given you more
I should have weathered the storm
I need to say so bad
What were you waiting for?
This could have been the best we ever had

I'm just getting older
I'm not getting over you, I'm trying to
I wish it didn't hurt like this
It's been way too long for the times we missed
I can't believe it still hurts like this


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"The Older I Get [Album Version]" as written by Brian Howes John Cooper

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    General Commentjust like you guys, my first impression was a failed relationship. it isnt though, skillet singer said it was about his relationship with his father and coping with his broken family.
    but to me its all a matter of perspective. this song can mean a lot of things, different from what skillet intended. we always see things based on our experiences and what matters to us. so i guess if you think this is about a bad relationship, thats you.
    chamber001on January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like this song.. no comments? it should be listened to and commmented on! i'm not a big commenter.. a bit cliche i think. typically about some relationship and missing someone. i won't be too specific. use your imagination.
    but i love the music.. the melody.. it's uplifting.
    JLCW3on November 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I'm actually a big fan of this song. Although i do not really know the meaning of it, and would very interested to know how other people take it... For me, it relates because i had strong feelings for some one and we were always fighting, and in this song it says...

    The walls between
    You and I

    Always pushing us apart nothing left but scars fight after fight.

    I kinda think this song is about wasting time being upset over a friend. and being stupid and not making up with them. after all time doesn't wait for any one. True?
    Tilly.on January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about the lead singer's relationship, often volatile, with his father. different song , same dance. he fought with him a lot when he was younger, but through the healing of time John's(lead singer) kids now have a grandfather. so, it's a nice apologetic, wish i knew then what i know now, type song. so all you guys/girls were right====failed relationship ;)

    peace
    strongbad7286on March 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat does this mean then...

    "I was sitting there waiting in my room for you, you were waiting for me too."

    I guess it could mean that they were both stubborn and waiting for each other to appologize first. I loved this song before I found out it was about his relationship with his dad, and I love it even more now. I love it because it can be plugged into so many situations in relationships. You never think long term about small decisions you make, but sometimes being a man (or at least the better person) can not only save the pain from happening, but can make the other person better too. It just takes honesty and a little bit of a compromise of pride.
    sevenrowsbackon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of my fav. skillet songs!
    oqhyreon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree about how its all about perspective artists dont just write for themselves they right for the people who need to hear these songs to get them through to find a purpose relate to something or for whatever reason they have to me it make sme think fo when i really liked someone alot and then we stopped talking when we started talkign again it made me realize how happy i was with us talking and how much i wish that we could have spent that time we lost together or talking to eachother
    addictedtomusic16on April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis Song to me pretty much like any skillet song is about God...like he is saying that it hurts when he is away from God but he thinks that the older he gets that he will get over his problems and trust God, and that it has been to long since he had trusted and or talked God
    PS- he being any person
    Ledz3pon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt an ATF concert in Denver, Colorado, John said that this song was about the relationship between him and his dad, and how they always fought. But as he got older and moved out, God spoke to him and fixed the problems between John and his dad.
    uglymidget25on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt an ATF concert in Denver, Colorado, John said that this song was about the relationship between him and his dad, and how they always fought. But as he got older and moved out, God spoke to him and fixed the problems between John and his dad.
    uglymidget25on April 29, 2007   Link

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