I made it
And now there's no turning back
I know there's no depth you wouldn't sink for the chance
I'm sorry, boy
I'm not cut for this no more

You came in
Yeah, you happened to me
So I waited and nothing else has since
I'm sorry, boy
But I'm no good for you no more

If it's your name in lights
And if the time is yours,
You'd be on your back
You'd be on the floor
It's the kind of night that I'd always hoped
And he's the kind of guy worth waiting for

There's always some baggage you've got to check
I'm trying
Hope that you'd understand
I'm sorry, boy
I'm not cut for this no more

Yes I loved you, boy
But I'm not cut for this no more

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    General CommentWhile I'm sure this song is from a female perspective, it's interesting that Jim sings the song that way. I mean, in a different context this song could totally be about a gay relationship. Especially with the "I'm not cut for this no more" parts, it sounds like the narrator loved another boy but couldn't commit to it in the end. Unfortunately, I'm sure the song isn't that deep at all and is just another girl-dumps-boy song.
    jasonporter16on September 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy brother thinks that he is reading a letter from his exgirlfriend I must agree with him.
    JCushon October 10, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI kind of agree and disagree with a lot of you. I agree that it's most likely from a female perspective but I don't think it's about a girl who feels she is better than her boyfriend.

    "It's the kind of night that I'd always hoped
    And he's the kind of guy worth waiting for"

    That, to me, sounds more straightforward to me. The girl has reached a crossroad. Her dream of being an actress or a musician--basically famous; "your name in lights" or she can chose her boyfriend the "kind of guy worth waiting for." But she can't have both. Like going on an airplane you can't take your bags with you. "There's always some baggage you've got to check." I like to think that you can get your baggage back but that's just me speculating.

    She made her decision. "I'm sorry, boy but I'm no good for you no more." She still loves him in the end but she's chosen a hopefully more famous life. Her dream. "Yes I loved you, boy but I'm not cut for this no more."

    I really like the song. It's deep yet I think that it's really straightforward and how in life we are faced with decisions that have consequences that could hurt the people around us while, at the same time, bettering ourselves.
    paco23on January 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIs it strange that I'm taking this song as Jimmy Eat World's "hey, we're done making music" song? The whole if it was your name in lights line makes it seem like "hey, boy, you can do it without us now, we've got nothing left to offer"...i don't know. It may be my worry that this is the last jew album
    kupfersjon September 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentEither that or a the song is written in a female perspective. seems
    Riverofdeci3ton October 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, but it is freaking sad for me.

    I can totally imagine my ex-girlfriend singing it to me.
    Arlbornon October 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy brother thinks that he is reading a letter from his exgirlfriend I must agree with him.
    JCushon October 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentdefinantly from a female perpective.If you read he says the writing technique he used on th album is he looks at photos and imagines the story and emotions behind the subject of it. Look at the labum there all pictures of a certain woman.. i think those pictures may have been used for some of the songs.
    I think its about a girl coming of age, looking for the right guy. She thinks shes found him,he says he likes her but is screwing her around. Hence "im not cut for this no more" shes sick of the crap shes getting, and although she loves him and wants him, she cant wait no more. It also explains the "baggage" perhaps hes attemtiong to get over an ex? or is taken and shes waiting for him to break up with her.
    Reminds me of the feeling every girls wants to feel after there prom or wedding.
    ps im a guy and i still love this song
    whatatuneon October 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLooks like this song is a case of a girl who has gotten too good for the man she's been with. They used to be on the same level but aren't anymore. I would go further and say she's gotten a career upgrade of some sort, maybe she "made it big" and she has moved and can't take him with her. (I made it and now there's no turning back) Her new life has made her think she deserves better now that she's in the spotlight.. When she says "if it's your name in lights and the time is yours, you'd be on your back you'd be on this floor", this had an interesting double meaning to me. It either means "you'd be doing the same thing if you were in my shoes", or "you'd be the guy on the floor with me if circumstances were different".

    The song title, other than it's obvious use in the chorus, also describes how the boy feels. Cut out, not making the "cut" anymore.

    This metaphor of our significant other going for the "bigger better deal" and leaving us behind is something most of us have experienced at least once, so it's a sad but pretty relateable theme. I'm sure this isn't how Jimmy Eat World was really narrating this song, but next time you listen, just try to picture the woman writing a letter from her new posh hotel room and the guy reading the letter back home in his apartment. Does anyone else see this from the lyrics?
    Iupchris10on January 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think He's talking about like letting go a son..
    Migueltldhon March 04, 2011   Link

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