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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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    UnregisteredOct 31, 2011 at 1:18 am
    I think it was about a girl who cuts and it does hurt him , but also when it says " when you see my friends , tell them hi for me" maybe he's saying that if you do commit suicide then say hi to my friends who have died that are in heaven ?
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    UnregisteredMay 10, 2012 at 2:28 am
    "you're adorable as hell, but i'm staring at your wrists. "
    "at the bottom of the sea, there's a place for you and me. "

    Two of the best lines, ever.
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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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    UnregisteredFeb 6, 2014 at 5:59 pm
    A guy is burned out like a bright light and thrown across the room thrown off his feet not expecting when the girl he thought would never hurt him did and broke up with him. He's saying she's adorable as hell but he's glancing at her wrist knowing that she's been hurt before and he wants to heal her. And he's asking her to please have faith in him and stay with him and when people (his and her friends) start asking why they broke up he'll tell them why and he'll tell them clearly why. Then he tells his new ex he says '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' then he tells her to give it up and asks her if she was honest with herself and did she get lost on the side of the road. Then he makes a final stand trying to get her to come back and help him sing the final song and to make a man out of him he won't say a word he'll give her all the things she wants he just wants some peace to be back with her saying at the bottom of the ocean there's a place for you and me and for he to lead the way even though she gave him the time of his life and hurt him and cut him like a knife strait to the bone he wants her to come back and not leave.
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    UnregisteredNov 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    I'm burned out like a bright light, I wasn't ready for this.
    Your adorable as hell but I'm glancing at your wrist.

    In my opinion it's about him being in a relationship with a suicidal girl, that cuts herself, but it's got to point where not even he is able to do anything about it, but he just wants to help her.

    Oh please have faith I can be so cavalier. And when they start to ask questions I'll make sure to be clear.

    She's on the verge of suicide and is just ready to end it but he's begging her to stay.

    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.

    So she's pushed him to the point where he has to go cause he can't take it anymore. But they're not together and he's sitting there not knowing what to do or how to handle anything because he didn't expect anything to get this far.

    Give it up for the long nights, and all those terrible fights. Were you honest with yourself, every version of yourself.

    Now he's bringing up the relationship and the arguments they would have. And clearly she's always hid something from him.

    Did you get lost on the side of the road. If you keep acting this way I swear I'll never come home.

    Telling her to stop everything and the act she's put on. Cause first he says "Were you honest with yourself every version of yourself" Meaning she's being she's lying about who she is and hiding things, but he knows the real her and wants her to stop.

    Then there's the chorus again which is saying say "Hi" To my other friends that have committed suicide. And ask them what they think about 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 was this broken key. So tell me what you think.
    Sign me up, no regrets. Make a man out of me.
    And I wonÂ’t say a word and IÂ’ll give all the things that you want and I need just to give me some peace.
    At the bottom of the ocean thereÂ’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.

    So she's committed suicide now, and he's alone now. But he wants her because he loves her. So he says "At the bottom of the ocean there's a place for you and me" That's him saying that if they both kill themselves they'll be together just in another place.

    Yeah in my opinion it's such and amazing song. And don't tell me I'm wrong or whatever cause that's the beauty of music, it could mean whatever you want it to.

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