I'm not so sure about it
Not so sure I can surmount it
Without losing my head
How about just losing my edge
Seems easier said than done
But I think I'm done

Uncross my arms
To disarm the car bomb
It's taking too long
Something must be wrong

I had my doubts about it
When I heard your henchmen shouting
Woo-oohoo, we've come looking for you
Wished I'd hid under my bed
With my hands over my head uh-huh

Uncross my arms
To disarm the car bomb
It's taking too long
Something must be wrong

I cut the white like you said
I cut the blue one like you did
I did almost everything you said
So how come I'm dead?

Uncross my arms
Disarm the car bomb
And what did I get?
A gun to my head

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Disarming the Car Bomb song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about disarming a car-bomb.
    noiselividon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like how you call the first poster shallow and then don't offer your own explanation to what the song means.

    In my opinion the song is about the band Islands from the last record. Someone has told Nick (maybe the record label) that part of the reason the last record wasn't successful was because of the band members. "Uncross my Arms" is a reference to the last record 'Arm's Way' and uncrossing 'Arm's Way' is trying something new for the next album. Cutting the wires represents cutting every band member from Arm's Way under instruction of the record label or whatever voice is guiding Nick. He references how easy it was to do this, though he now regrets it.
    quiet451on August 02, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIt's supposed to be "seems easier said/ than done, but I think I'm done".
    You can hear it quite clearly in this live clip: youtube.com/… :)
    Brikezon May 11, 2012   Link

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