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I'm burned out like a bright light, I wasn't ready for this
You're adorable as hell, but I'm glancing at your wrist
Oh please have faith, I can be so cavalier
And when they start to ask questions I'll make sure to be clear

And when you see my friends tell them hi for me
And tell them what you think about the way you handled everything
You turned and all you left me with was this broken key
So tell me what you think

Give it up for the long nights and all those terrible fights
Were you honest with yourself, every version of yourself?
Did you get lost on the side of the road
?
If you keep acting this way, I swear I'll never come home

And when you see my friends, tell them hi for me
And tell them what you think about the way you handled everything
We walk alone on this broken road for eternity
So give me company and help me sing this lonely melody
You turned and all you left me with was this broken key
So tell me what you think

Sign me up, no regrets, make a man out of me
And I won't say a word and I'll give all the things that you want
And I need just to give me some peace
At the bottom of the ocean, there's a place for you and me
Lead the way, straight ahead, you gave me the time of my life
And cut like a knife to the bone

When you see my friends, tell them hi for me
And tell them what you think about the way you handled everything
So neat and clean well the world is full of such pretty things
So do your best for me



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    UnregisteredMay 11, 2012 at 1:41 am
    This song is about him and a girl ending a relationship, badly. She tells his friends many things about the relationship that weren't true, she's trying to make him look bad and make herself look good. But what he knows is that she cuts herself, and she isn't happy about the break up either. So he's telling her to tell his friends the truth, about the cutting and stop lying about the break up. That's why he says "tell them what you think about the way you handles everything" he wants her to tell them how much it has hurt her (the break up), he won't tell them on his own so she should just tell his friends the truth. His friends are asking him, and he is keeping quiet as they just hear her version.
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    UnregisteredAug 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    Well, I feel his song is about a couple. The relationship was going great, and he was extremely happy with it, but she was slowly fading. She began feeling suicidal, and eventually threw herself off a bridge in a night of extreme hate ("at the bottom of the ocean, there's a place for you and me). The man was devastated and wished he could have given her everything("you gave me the time of my life and cut like a knife to the bone. And I won't say a word and i'll give all the things you want and I need") but in the end, he was broken too, and just wishes she would come back. But because it's final, he simply just tells the girl he's a bit disappointed and asks her to say to his friends who have ended their lives the same way.

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