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Coming out of my cage
And I've been doing just fine

Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this?
It was only a kiss
It was only a kiss


Now I'm falling asleep
And she's calling a cab
While he's having a smoke
And she's taking a drag
Now they're going to bed
Now my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest now
He takes off her dress, now
Let me go

'Cause I just can't look
It's killing me
And taking control

Jealousy
Turning saints into the sea
Turning through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
Cause I'm Mr. Brightside


I'm coming out of my cage
And I've been doing just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this?
(It was only a kiss)
It was only a kiss

Now I'm falling asleep
And she's calling a cab
While he's having a smoke
And she's taking a drag
Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest now
He takes off her dress now
Let me go

'Cause I just can't look
It's killing me
And taking control

Jealousy
Turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
Cause I'm Mr. Brightside

I never
I never
I never
I never
I never



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    DatkrazychixDec 15, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    “Coming out of my cage” means Mr. Bightside could have been innocent and didn’t know much of the world. He could be a high school graduate coming going to college, learning new experiences. He starts off fine probably just having fun and partying; until he meets a girl. “Gotta gotta be down because I want it all”, describes how he’s trying to be cool so he can get the girl. Though, he didn’t anticipate himself falling in love with her. Then he finds out she already has a lover. He starts to get insanely jealous and imagines them together when he sings, “Now my stomach is sick, And it’s all in my head.” He uses irony when he sings, “Open up my eager eyes.” I doubt he wants to see the girl he likes fooling around with another man. Most people don’t want to face the truth so they close their eyes to it. Then he uses a sarcastic tone in, “Cause I’m Mr. Brightside.” He saying he is a guy who looks at the good of things but it’s obvious that he has dark thoughts. He is anything but bright.

    WOO HOO MS. LEE!!! :D
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    panicloverMay 10, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    i think that this song is adout a guy who really likes this girl and he thinks that if she dose not like him then it is time for him to move on like he says DESTINY IS CALLING ME!! and that he is brighter then that
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    UnregisteredSep 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    It's about the green-eyed monster. He's so jelous that he's imaging his new girl with someone else, and he can't stop.
  • a
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    andrew223Jan 12, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    Yeah I always thought that lyric was "turning sex into deceit".

    Maybe it really is but "officially" its the other line to make it more radio friendly. I mean, which line makes more sense in the song? Its a bit of a long shot, but record companies make bands do some weird shit if it means a little more commercial viability. Any other thoughts?

    I love the part where he says "Destiny is calling me". Its like get over it.
    One cheating lover your better off without in a big world.
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    monkey3000Jan 9, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    I LURV THIS SONG

    it makes me feel sad though ! cos about him and his girlfriend spiting up i mean its never happed 2 me but if it eva does i will pharlise him 4 life NO ONE DUMPS MEEE !!!

    (by the way im a girl)

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