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All Time Low: Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) Meaning

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Song Released: 2009


Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) Lyrics

I fought it for a long time now,
While drowning in a river of denile.
I washed up, fixed up, picked up all my broken things.

Cause you left me-
Police tape, chalk line.
Tequila shots in the dark scene of the crime.
Suburban living with...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 29th, 2015 4:08am report


    This song is about a boy who used to be head over heels in love with a girl who broke his heart. When he says that he has “picked up all my broken things,” it shows that he is getting his life back together slowly. Soon after he starts to recover she comes back into his life but for all the wrong reasons. He thinks she still has feelings for her but realized that she does not. He says, “How was I supposed to know that you were over me, I think that I should go.” This shows that when she came back, she no longer had feelings for him and he feels awkward because he still has feelings for her. Once she did come back into his life, she wasn’t the same girl she used to be. She turned into a partier, but he still can not get rid of the feelings he has for her. She is trying to sleep with him but he has mixed feelings. She doesn’t have any feelings toward him, so it would be meaningless to her, but to him it means something. He knows that if he does, he has only put himself in a worse position; however, he thinks that if he doesn’t he’ll never know if would work out if he did. He doesn’t want to lose all the progress he made and then some, but he is still in love with the girl and he can not help it.
    -alexandra



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 2014 1:45pm report


    I think this song was about a guy and a girl who liked each other, but as time passed the girl didn't like him anymore, as she used to "You left me" so she leaves him. The guy still likes her and didn't know (at first) that she didn't like him anymore.
    "..How was I supposed to know you were over me?"



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    anonymous
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    May 31st, 2011 5:28pm report


    This guy is kinda madly in love with a girl, who couldn't care less about him, and he can't be right or get his way



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    anonymous
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    May 2nd, 2011 5:46pm report


    If you guys watched the music video,you would see that this song is about Alex having an affair with his teacher. The whole band wants him to stop seeing her but he refuses and eventually quits the band. Not in real life but in the music video.



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    GuitarGhost
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    Jan 31st, 2011 1:29pm report


    I think this song is about a guy that liked a girl that didn't like him back. I might be mistaken but I think the girl liked him before, too, from the lyric "how was I supposed to know that you were over me". I would have just said that he liked her and she didn't like him back but you can't get over someone without liking them first.



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    JazzySpazzy
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    Nov 23rd, 2010 11:39pm report


    My interpretations are never quite "accurate," probably because my imagination is a little weird or something, idk, but here's what I always imagine listening to this song.
    A girl used to really like him, but he used to fight his feelings for her. Now he's accepting them and is ready to be with her, but she's transformed into an entirely different person, a partier, a slut... And he's at a party and she's trying to hook up with him - not because she likes him still but because she tries to sleep with anyone. And he wants her so bad, but he hates that she's not doing it for the right reasons, but he chooses to give in to temptation anyway.



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    tinkerbelle5998
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    Jun 4th, 2010 6:13pm report


    (correct me if I'm wrong) This song is about how he may have went out with a girl way too old and everyone wonted them to break up. In the begging he didn't notice she was flirting with him and everything happened so fast. But he later on knew that they should break up but she was a total babe and he wanted to do her but he'd be damned if he did an old chick. He did not won't to break their relationship but everyone wonts him to so every one just gets into a big fight.




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