What does You be Tails, I'll be Sonic mean?

A Day to Remember: You be Tails, I'll be Sonic Meaning

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You be Tails, I'll be Sonic Lyrics

I'm a mess that's the
best way to describe it
I leave no time to myself
the only way I can fight it
When I'm alone it's like
I'm staring into a mirror
Don't know the person inside it
and that's never been any clearer

I miss our...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd 2013 !⃝

    This song is about a relationship that is sinking. The girl is not in love with him anymore while he still is. so he feels like he is tired of this relationship since it is completely non-sense. He decides to leave her, since she doesn't have feelings for him, although it hurts him a lot. Propably the girl hadn't left him beacuse she felt sorry for him which is the last thing he would ever expect from her. The title says that if she is tails he will be sonic because he is faster using this as a metaphot about moving forward to their lives. In other words he is saying that since she does not love him he will be the first to end their relationship even though he will live in regret fot the rest of his life...

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    May 27th 2011 !⃝

    what are yall stupid the title has nothing to do with it.

    the song is talking about how he lost the girl he loves and now his life is horrible.
    he says "I'll live with regret for my whole life" because he knows he messed up and now he will never be the same

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2018 !⃝

    I like thinking of it as him feeling he has two people inside.... I.e. a recovering alcoholic. Hence the two voices. He knows he can never let the have or take control again. Just my thought.

  4. anonymous
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    May 16th 2015 !⃝

    Sonic has always been faster than tails, so it's most likely a metaphor that the guy is quicker than the girl at realizing that something is wrong in the relationship and that its time to get over her.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 12th 2014 !⃝

    The song has Nothing to do with Sonic or Tails at all. This is seriously disappointing as I was expecting a song about the Bromance of them.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2013 !⃝

    In the Sonic Games, Sonic is often faster than Tails and leaves him behind. It's a metaphor for leaving the person you love and your past with this person behind you, like what Sonic does with Tails

  7. LUKEEHHH
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    Sep 1st 2012 !⃝

    "There is a point to this song's title, actually.
    In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails was first introduced, and you could play as both of them at the same time. However, you took control of Sonic, while Tails would be a tag-along computer. Since he was a computer, he would be slower than Sonic, and he would always slack off. This shows how one person can let go of another person who they don't love anymore, like in a bad relationship.
    CONCLUSION: Don't lose your companion."
    ~ rnbhellboy on YouTube

  8. LUKEEHHH
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    Sep 1st 2012 !⃝

    "There is a point to this song's title, actually.
    In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails was first introduced, and you could play as both of them at the same time. However, you took control of Sonic, while Tails would be a tag-along computer. Since he was a computer, he would be slower than Sonic, and he would always slack off. This shows how one person can let go of another person who they don't love anymore, like in a bad relationship.
    CONCLUSION: Don't lose your companion."
    ~ http://www.youtube.com/user/rnbhellboy

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 2012 !⃝

    This song doesn't relate to the title and has nothing to do with it but it still could refer to the song. Its mostly about how this guy messing up his relationship with his girlfriend and he regrets it.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2012 !⃝

    Not sure if this is the correct interpretation but this is what the song says to me (sorry its a bit long!)

    "I’m a mess
    That's the best way to describe it
    Having no time to myself is the only way I can fight it
    When I'm alone it's like I'm staring into a mirror
    Don't know the person inside it and that's never been any clearer"

    This refers to how the guy doesn't know who they are any more and are getting them self all worried and frustrated over what they're trying to be. They've realised they have changed.

    "I miss your family and I miss all our friends
    If you had it to do over would you do it over again,
    Cause I would, this meant something more to me
    There's a hole in my heart where you used to be"

    This is where the real meat of the song meanings comes in. We get a reference of a girl. He loved/loves this girl and wants to or tried to get to know her. She found out about his feelings and perhaps didn't return them which tore a hole in his heart.

    "I still wish you the best of luck, baby
    And don't go thinking this was a waste of time
    I couldn't forget you if I tried"

    He still likes the girl and will never be able to forget her but feels she should give him more of a chance to prove himself.

    "You killed what was left of the good in me
    I'm tired so let me be broken
    Look down at the mess that's in front of me
    No other words need be spoken
    And I've got nobody else to blame though I tried
    Kept all of our past mistakes held inside
    I’ll live with regret for my whole life"

    This girl has changed him forever filling him with regret. The thought of her won't let him go and he keeps thinking about all the ways he failed. He can only blame himself although he always tries to blame others as well but in the end its just his fault

    "I confess that I brought this all on myself
    Condemned to suffer alone, like there's nobody else
    When you're gone, it's like a whole part of me’s missing
    So I'll keep living the lie and just hope that you're listening"

    Again he admits its his fault and thinks that maybe he is meant to be alone. He remembers times they may have spent together. He thinks of her so much and still believes he stands a chance and hopes she will realise what he is actually all about, although it may all be over for him.

    "I tried to make us a life here
    But our foundation was built on sand
    No time to run until the damage was done
    And I’ve never had the upper hand"

    He perhaps never stood a chance in the first place as this girl was either to popular for him or he failed to take action quickly and efficiently. He didn't stop trying until it was too late however, which caused maximum heartbreak.

    (Chorus again)

    "All the things you love are all the things I hate
    How did we get here in the first place?"

    This could perhaps be how the girl forced herself away from him so she became different to him or that they wouldn't have worked together anyway. He can't understand why or how this would happen.

    "I play it cool but it's hard to be (All my trust)
    Is slowly burning inside of me (Over what)
    There can't be anymore progress, I know our fate
    The only thing that can heal this is time and space"

    He tried to pretend he didn't care. He trusted others to help him or support him. He knows that he can't do anything. However, maybe if he waits she'll come round eventually although this is very unlikely.

    (Chorus again)

    The title "You be Tails, I'll be Sonic" could refer to him being to fast for her(as Sonic is faster than Tails). It could also refer to her being out of reach (as Tails can fly) and that he could've ran round her all he wanted but she never would've come to him.

    Well that's my opinion, kinda relates to a situation I'm in. ^^

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2012 !⃝

    In the Sonic games, Tails would often fall behind. Nonetheless, Sonic kept on running, no matter what. This song is about a breakup. He will just move on with his life.

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 17th 2012 !⃝

    Sonic always leaves tails behind as he leaves his girl behind.

  13. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2011 !⃝

    Lame has nothing to do with Sonic the Hedgehog, just some loser who lost his girlfriend now he screams at everyone else for it, I hate misleading titles.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  14. anonymous
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    Oct 31st 2011 !⃝

    There are a few good interpretations but the only way you can know for sure is ask a band member, just enjoy the song dont worry about the song title

  15. anonymous
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    Jun 29th 2011 !⃝

    I thought it was because he was comparing the relationship in the song as what it would be like if tails and sonic broke up, also cause hundreds of emo folk love sonic, but it could be a personal reference, if not then the title could be irrelevant to the lyrics

  16. anonymous
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    Jun 29th 2011 !⃝

    The way I read the song is interpreted, is that the guy made a mistake of leaving his girl and now he regrets it because he realizes that she completes him but now it's all too late, he knows he won't get her back. but if there is a reference of sonic and tails in this song, it's basically the person he left is tails, and he's sonic but for their reason it's because of their attachment as partners that is like Sonic and Tails. either than that I don't think this song has to do with how they are like sonic and tails.

  17. anonymous
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    Jun 27th 2011 !⃝

    i think the correlation between the title and the song is that theyre always competing, its obviously how he lost a girl(or maybe vice versa) but how he dont think they could be together and they both know this, yet theyre still a wreck and hate it.

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