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I never knew
I never knew that everything was falling through
That everyone I knew was waiting on a cue
To turn and run when all I needed was the truth
But that's how it's got to be
It's coming down to nothing more than apathy
I'd rather run the other way than stay and see
The smoke and who's still standing when it clears

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind

Let's rearrange
I wish you were a stranger I could disengage
To say that we agree and then never change
Soften a bit until we all just get along
But that's disregard
Find another friend and you discard
As you lose the argument in a cable car
Hanging above as the canyon comes between

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind

And suddenly I become a part of your past
I'm becoming the part that don't last
I'm losing you and it's effortless
Without a sound we lose sight of the ground
In the throw around
Never thought that you wanted to bring it down
I won't let it go down till we torch it ourselves

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind

Everyone knows
She's on your mind

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
I'm in over my head
I'm over my head

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind



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    theonlycopyJul 29, 2008 at 9:42 pm
    This is one of my fav songs by them. I think it is about someone who is losing everyone in his life b/c they are neglecting him and he losing the relationship with the girl in the song. And he doesn't want to let her go but he's in over his head and has to let her go.
  • justmylife
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    justmylifeAug 19, 2008 at 10:57 pm
    its about a guy. he has problem with a girl. he feels that everyone thinks hes in over his head about a girl. this girl is on his mind all the time. he becomes a part of the past. hes loosing her.constantally feels that everyone thinks hes in over his head. the girl is still stuck in his head.
  • music-lover-11
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    music-lover-11Jun 23, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    i love this song and it means so many things but mostly it means a guy had some problems with people not accepting who he was and people he thought were his friends turned their backs on him and he just wanted someone to accept who he was and not be afraid of him i so so so wish peeps would just accept me but hopefully my life will turn around very soon i can kinda fell that somethings gonna change i now this sounds crazy but personally i think im slightly a little odd and really different from everyone else and i think someday that will be a good thing! anyway love this song!
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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    I think the part about "with eight seconds left in overtime, she's on your mind" is literal. Think about being in the process of losing a girlfriend and watching some sporting event with your friends. When everyone is into the last seconds of the game all you can think about is your girl and who she is out with and what she is doing.
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    UnregisteredApr 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    I think its about 2 people commiting adultery and the guy wants to leave his wife and be with the girl but its not that simple and he knows eventually if he cant give the girl what she wants( a legitimate relationship) she will eventually move on and he will be left in a loveless marriage.

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