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Better Than Ezra – Desperately Wanting lyrics

Past the road to your house
That you never called home
Where they turned out your lights
Though they say you'll never know

I remember running through the wet grass
And failing a step behind
Both of us never tiring
Desperately wanting

When they pumped out your guts
And filled you full of those pills
You were never quite right
Deserving all the chills
They say the worst is over
Kicked it over and ran
Then they ask what went wrong
When they turn you on again
They turn you on again.

Kick them right in the face
Make them wish they weren't born
And if they bring up your name
Well they'll say you won the war.
Baby burst in the world
Never given a chance
Then they ask what went wrong
When you never had it right

Oh the letters have dropped off
Though they say you got them all
I finally figured out some things you'll never know.
Take back your life and let me inside
We'll find the door if you care to anymore.

I remember running through the wet grass
And falling a step behind
Both of us never tiring
Desperately Wanting.

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  • u
    If this song is about frat hazing- it just ruined the whole song for me. I don't think this is about hazing what's the part about the child, then? Why is it so sad? It's about a girl who got into drugs. The letters he dropped off st her home thather parents were suppose to give her when she was in rehab. He wants to try again with her. Getting into a frat? Negative.
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  • m
    I have heard a lot of people's interpretations being about the hazings that go on in fraternities. I've always liked my version - he's in love with a girl who is an addict, and he is trying to help her--->"When they pumped out your guts, filled you full of those pills, you were never quite right, deserving all the chills." "Then they ask what went wrong, when you never had it right" seems to refer to someone with problems who turned to drugs, alcohol, etc.
    I always used to think a part of the song was, "All the letters I've dropped off, though they said you got them all", meaning he tried to write her and her parents or whoever never gave them to her. The lyrics are actually "Oh the letters have dropped off". That does seem to relate to the college theme. It still hasn't changed what this song means to me, though.
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  • b
    Part of music is its ability to fit into a lot of peoples lives and if that's what it meant to you that's great; however, the lead singer has already come out and said it's about his pledgeship for kappa sigma at lsu. Very few parts are actually about hazing but more about things we cannot talk about. He actually got in a little bit of trouble with the higher ups of ks. Things you will never understand.
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