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Caught in a cold sweat
Stuck splitting hairs
I'm drinking too much
I'm on my way to striking out

Go to sleep with the pressure of everyone
Watching and waiting
They're yours for the taking
But I still have my doubts
(I still have my...

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    anonymous
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    Jun 7th, 2014 6:16am report


    This is probably a long shot, but i've always had a feeling that this song is to do with how in the end, life can basically fuck you over.

    I feel as if the song is trying to get at the fact that you spend your whole life trying to amount to something, or to live your dream, but the dream you live may not always be as great as you thought it would be.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 4th, 2014 3:58am report


    He said once in an interview (Rockstar magazine I think) that this song and also Lullabies were written for his brother Tom, who died when he (Alex) was 12 because of alcohol abuse prolems



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    anonymous
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    Dec 21st, 2013 12:47pm report


    I think this song is about life, and its ups and downs and how is very easy to make things right. To continue fighting for what you believe in and to never forget where you come from. And to show the world there is more than what they think there is.



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    thesilentkiller123
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    May 16th, 2011 5:06pm report


    What I think this song means is a person who has a hard time with something and is trying to tell someone else that he/she(1st) doubts themself having dealt with it and if the the other person can handle it.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 31st, 2010 7:01pm report


    I think it's about how they are living in the moment and fame is fleeting.



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    anonymous
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    May 14th, 2010 5:55pm report


    This song is a conversation between Peter Pan and Wendy you can tell once its been brought up
    "Go to sleep with the pressure of everyone
    Watching and waiting" Peter is talking about the pressure of being the leader in neverland and taking care of the lost boys.
    "Stay awake. Get a grip and get out. You're safe From the weight of the world. Just take A second to set things straight"- Peter telling Wendy to go back to the real world because keeping everyone happy in perfect land where nobody grows up is hard and stop and think about whether to stay in neverland or not
    "I'll be fine. Even though I'm not always right. I can count on the sun to shine" - even though he isn't the best leader and he is sometimes wrong, he can count on everything to turn out ok.
    "Dedication takes a lifetime But dreams only last for a night" - basically building up something your dedicated to takes a lifetime so don't live in your dreams because they won't last.
    "Figure it out. Boy, you're tripping So pull yourself together Or you'll wash up like the rest. This ship is sinking. I'm thinking I'm done for. I watch as the sails
    Disappear underwater 'Cause I'm no captain yet" - wendy is basically saying make up your mind if you want me to stay or not and pull yourself together because you are leader and that she isn't ready to be a mother figure for the lost boys.
    "Believe you me
    I'll give them everything
    I'd tell them anything
    To show them everything" - basically Peter will do anything for the Lost Boys.
    well that's how I interpreted it. I luv this song so much.



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    teddiebear2606
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    Mar 24th, 2010 3:42pm report


    I had also read somewhere else that Alex had written this song about a conversation between Peter Pan and Wendy.

    But other than that- (here's what I got from it... Honestly I'd just stick with what I wrote first though)

    "caught in a cold sweat, stuck splitting hairs, I'm drinking too much, I'm on my way to striking out, go to sleep with the pressuer of everyone watching and waiting, theyre yours for the taking but I still have my doubts"
    -someone is under a lot of pressure wondering what they are going to do next and doubting if it's right

    "I said before you ask which way to go, remember where youve been"
    -dont forget where you came from basically

    "stay awake, get a grip and get out, your safe from the weight of the world, just take a second to set things straight, I'll be fine, even though I'm not always right, I can count on the sun to shine, dedication takes a life time, but dreams only last for a night"
    -if it really is Peter talking to wendy- he's telling her to fly away I guess and get away from the stress and take a step back and how she can have her dreams but they only last for the night (and you eventually have to wake up from them_

    "figure it out, boy you're tripping so pull yourself together or youll wash up like the rest cause this ship is sinking, I'm thinking I'm done for, I watch as the sails disappear under water cause I'm no captain yet"
    -wendy is talking back to Peter pan and saying that he's just a dreamer basically and she's not up to that yet

    "I said before you ask which way to go, remember where youve been"

    "stay awake, get a grip and get out, you're safe from the weight of the world, just take a second to set things straight, I'll be fine, even though I'm not always right, I can count on the sun to shine, dedication takes a life time, but dreams only last for a night"

    "believe you me, I'll tell them everything, id tell them anything to show them everything, believe you me, I'll give them everything, id tell them anything, you aint the only ones who wanna live it up, you aint the only ones"
    -peter pan is talking to wendy and everyone else and he will tell them anything and everything and will show and give them everything and anything because they should live it up

    "stay awake, get a grip and get out, you're safe from the weight of the world, just take a second to set things straight, I'll be fine, even though I'm not always right, I can count on the sun to shine, dedication takes a life time, but dreams only last for a night"



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    cantstopwontstopx8
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    Mar 27th, 2009 3:54pm report


    This song is about Alex, who knows he's made many mistakes along the way.
    But he realizes in the end, everything is gonna be okay ::
    "I'll be fine even though I'm not always right.
    i can count on the sun to shine"

    and about how there's other people who are going through the same thing as you, so you arent alone.

    this song, like all the other all time low songs, truly has beautiful lyrics.
    call me a dork but I cry at this song because it actually saved my life :)




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