New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Once upon a time
I used to romanticize

Used to be somebody, never mind
I don't miss it that much now

I think it's sinking in
Days that I wonder where I've been
And picture perfect porcelain

But I won't lose a pound

You say I would make a better liar
And never face the music when it's dire
And I breathe disaster, ever after
Don't pull away from me now


Don't you move
Can't you stay where you are, just for now
I could be your perfect disaster
You could be my ever after
You could be my ever after, after all
I could be your perfect disaster
You could be my ever after


Apologies, I'm not myself but I can guarantee
That when I get back, you won't believe
That you know me well
Don't want to think about it
I'm fuckin' tired of getting sick about it
Now stand back up and be a man about it
And fight for something, fight for something, fight for something, oh


I would make a better liar
I never face the music when it's dire
And I breathe disaster, ever after
Don't pull away from me now


Don't you move
Can't you stay where you are, just for now
I could be your perfect disaster
You could my ever after
Now you could be my ever after, after all
I could be your perfect disaster
You could be my ever after

Nobody told ya' this is gonna fold ya'
We go marching in like toy soldiers
To have and hold ya over sold ya
They're marching like toy soldiers


Somehow don't you dare fail, fail me now, ever after
Somehow don't you dare fail, fail me now, ever after
Somehow

(Face the music when it's dire)

Once upon a time
This place was beautiful and mine
But now it's just a bottom line
Barely comes to mind
Ever after what is mine


(Ever After)

I'll be your disaster, ever after
So fire away
Goodbye



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/marianas_trench/ever_after.html

Correct | Due to the difficulties with automatic merging of existing explanations and users' corrections we've disabled this function for a while. If you've found any mistake, use "Report" form. Sorry for the inconvience. Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • U
    +1
    UnregisteredJul 7, 2014 at 12:57 am
    This song is a personification of the lead singer's troubles during his teen years. He has gone through depression, self harm, anorexia, bulimia, and he was addicted to heroine for a few years. It starts off as Josh ( the lead singer) thinking back on what has happened; how he used to romanticize about being thin, and how he used to be somebody before drugs, and the other problems he went through. As the song goes on you see how everything is taking over; he is not himself anymore. At the end of the song it is almost like he is giving up the drugs are is perfect disaster because they will do him more harm than good, but he thinks they will make things better, and he will be the drugs ever after.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 4:17 am
    I love you, i might be a mess and i'm twisted and falling but i'm getting back up and i'm climbing and fighting you'll be with me i'll be with you we're twisted but as one
    i missed you
    and now i'm getting you
    i love you
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    No words to describe how incredable this song... Any mariana's trench song are . Their lyrics are all so meaningful and reach out to you when you listen to the words, actually listen to them . You just kind of connect and they make your mood whatever that may be and they melt your heart(with exceptions)
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    Love this song so much! When ever i hear it i think of him and the ever ever i crave to have. I could be his perfect disaster
    He could be my ever after.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 9, 2012 at 12:09 am
    This is personal to me. Me and my band are going to sing this and im working on not crying while singing because this guy told me i made life horable for him even though i loved him with all my heart and "dont move cant we stay where we are" is like why couldnt we just stay when we first fell inlove? I thought we were perfect but i guess i didnt "face the music"

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×