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Song Released: 2007


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Last year's wishes
Are this year's apologies
Every last time I come home
I take my last chance
To burn a bridge or two
I only keep myself this sick in the head
Cause I know how the words get you

We're the new face of failure
Prettier...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    anonymous
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    Sep 6th, 2007 9:47pm report


    "The best way to make it through with hearts and wrists intact is to realize two out of three ain't bad."

    Two wrists, one heart. He's had his heart broken, but he isn't killing himself over it.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 14th, 2007 11:40am report


    Fall out boy made the lyrics so you would think one thing that sounds totally right and so obvious, but it really means something else. when you first see it, you think a guy falling in love, honeymoon, etc.. . "We're the new face of failure, prettier and younger but not better off. bulletproof loneliness, at best, at best" this generation is so worked up on all the drama that they don't realize what is important in life like the people in Uganda and Darfur. "The best way to make it through, with hearts and wrists intact. Is it to realize two out of three ain't bad, ain't bad." Realize that if something went wrong in your life, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Because people out there have it worse, think of the world.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2015 7:26pm report


    Oops, I forgot to put in these lines.

    "I only keep myself this sick in the head
    Cause I know how words get you (off)"

    He never says anything about his worries to the new person because he know that if he does, it'll set her off on a worrying spell



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2015 7:20pm report


    I feel like this is about being heartbroken and coming into a new relationship

    "Last year's wishes
    Are this year's apologies"

    This means that the previous year, he wished for a wonderful relationship with someone, but now that it's over he regrets even being with that person.

    "Every last time I come home
    I take my last chance
    To burn a bridge or two"

    He takes a chances constantly, whether it is saying something or doing something, and not knowing how the new person will react. It says "every last time" because he is not sure if it will be the last time he sees the new person or not.

    "We're the new face of failure
    Prettier and younger but not any better off"

    This could mean that this new generation is destined for failure, or also that he is afraid that his new relationship will not last and that it'll fail again. He is very pessimistic.

    "Bulletproof loneliness
    At best, at best"

    He thinks his loneliness will not be shattered, and that's the only thing that he thinks will be intact.

    "Me and you
    Setting in a honeymoon
    If I woke up next to you
    If I woke up next to you"

    He really likes this new person and he wishes that they could move into a stage where they share the same bed. He would love to marry this person.

    "Collect the bad habits
    That you couldn't bare to keep"

    The new person hates some of her "bad" habits, but he still loves all of her faults.

    "Out of the woods but I love
    A tree I used to lay beneath"

    He is away from the terrible past relationships, but he can still love. He also still likes a certain tree that reminds him of the other relationships and the memories don't bother him.

    "Kissed teeth stained red
    Form a sour bottle baby girl
    With eyes the size of baby worlds"

    His lips are still tender and flushed from the kissing the girl. His lips stay that way for a while because he couldn't stop kissing the girl because her lips taste like sour candy because she eats it so much. The girl's eyes are big and sparkling, and he can get lost in them.

    "The best way
    To make it through
    With hearts and wrists intact
    Is to realize
    That two out of three ain't bad"

    He now doesn't care about his past relationships because when he says "two out of three ain't bad", he is referring to when earlier he said "prettier and younger but not any better off". They are prettier(1), younger(2), but not better off(3). By saying this, he doesn't care about his other relationships anymore and just wants to enjoy being with the new person without worry.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 13th, 2012 4:10am report


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    anonymous
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    Feb 5th, 2011 2:18pm report


    This song is about when Pete tried to kill himself. He used to really like the girl,"Last years wishes", and now hes sorry he ever did," This years apologies". Another example proving my point is the line" the best way to make it through with hearts and wrist in tact, is to realize 2 out of 3 aint bad",referring to someone cutting their wrist.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 7th, 2011 1:14pm report


    A new and young couple had the perfect relationship and thought they'd never have the kind of problems other couples had. They then realize each others' faults and fight constantly, and their relationship becomes just as bad as the other ones. But they still remember why they fell in love and try to get over their problems because they still are in love.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 9th, 2010 9:48pm report


    Last year's wishes
    Are this year's apologies
    Every last time I come home
    I take my last chance
    To burn a bridge or two

    The first stanza means that he's been fighting with his wife, like he promised he would get a job, but one year later, he's still jobless. Every time he comes home, he deals with his wife and confronts more issues with their relationship.

    We're the new face of failure
    Prettier and younger but not any better off
    Bullet proof loneliness
    At best, at best

    The chorus means that the couple is young, representing the growing divorce rate in the world. Divorce is usually looked upon as a "failure" of a marriage. Usually divorces don't end happily, and both spouses feel lonely without the other.

    Me and you
    Setting in a honeymoon
    If I woke up next to you
    If I woke up next to you

    He's reminiscing about their good days together, and if they were still together.

    Collect the bad habits
    That you couldn't bear to keep
    Out of the woods but I love

    After they get divorced, he ends up with all the bad qualities of his wife and himself. Even though they're divorced, he still loves her.

    A tree I used to lay beneath
    Kissed teeth stained red
    From a sour bottle baby girl
    With eyes the size of baby worlds

    He looks at a tree and remembers how they used to kiss under it and how she was like a sour bottle (type of candy) and when he looked into her eyes, he could see their future together, family (hence the double usage of baby).

    The best way
    To make it through
    With hearts and wrists intact
    Is to realize
    Two out of three ain't bad
    Ain't bad

    He's saying that the best way to make it through a divorce is to think about it positively; it's not the end of the world. At least he got to experience 1. a marriage and 2. being a father.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 25th, 2009 11:42pm report


    "Two out of three ain't bad" is a reference to the song by Meatloaf, which goes: "I want you, I need you, but there's no way I'm ever going to love you". The only way to prevent broken hearts and/or suicide is to realise that love isn't everything.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2009 8:43pm report


    "The best way to make it through with hearts and wrists intact is to realize two out of three ain't bad." Two wrists, one heart. He's had his heart broken, but he isn't killing himself over it. wow. that really makes sense. thank you, that really explains it. i've never thought about it that way.

    I don't agree with that interpretation. He says "two out of three ain't bad" The three things he's talking about is ME and YOU and SETTING IN A HONEYMOON. He's missing the girl in the equation, but the only way to get through it with his "heart" and "wrists" in tact is to realize there'll be someone else. He's got 2 of the 3 things he needs.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 16th, 2009 7:13pm report


    "The best way to make it through with hearts and wrists intact is to realize two out of three ain't bad."

    Two wrists, one heart. He's had his heart broken, but he isn't killing himself over it.

    wow. that really makes sense. thank you, that really explains it. i've never thought about it that way.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 2nd, 2009 6:07am report


    "The best way to make it through with hearts and wrists intact is to realize two out of three ain't bad."

    He's referring to the fact that even though the relationship has ended it's nothing to kill yourself over. Basically, had he been perfect in the relationship, it would not have ended, however, he was nearly perfect and even though it's going to end, he did his best and that's not so bad.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 1st, 2009 1:46pm report


    This song is about getting out of one relationship and starting anew.

    We're the new face of failure
    prettier and younger but not any better off...

    I think that he is saying, as deep as he is, realtionships fail, (not all but a lot) and hes starting a new relationship with someone (new face) but realistically, it might fail...He's not better off with this one than the last one, just because it's new...I think it also pertains to the world as a whole...

    Bullet proof loneliness at best, at best
    (even if the relationship fails, for the time being, we are protected from feeling lonely)

    Collect the bad habbits
    that you couldnt bare to keep out of the woods

    (this could be from him to his new beau, saying he loves everything about her regaurdless of her bad habits that she couldnt keep from him) (He knew them all)
    but i love

    but i love, a tree i used to lay beneath...

    his teeth stained red, from a sour bottle baby girl
    a girl who he knows is maybe not his type, maybe not a good person,maybe other people dont like her
    but he still sees the world in her eyes

    with eyes the size of baby worlds...



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    djhouston
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    Nov 6th, 2008 11:54pm report


    Fall out boy made the lyrics so you would think one thing that sounds totally right and so obvious, but it really means something else. when you first see it, you think a guy falling in love, honeymoon, etc.. . "We're the new face of failure, prettier and younger but not better off. bulletproof loneliness, at best, at best" this generation is so worked up on all the drama that they don't realize what is important in life like the people in Uganda and Darfur. "The best way to make it through, with hearts and wrists intact. Is it to realize two out of three ain't bad, ain't bad." Realize that if something went wrong in your life, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Because people out there have it worse, think of the world.

    i like this interpretation. because if you look at the video, it matches exactly with wat hes sayin



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    anonymous
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    Jul 22nd, 2008 7:49pm report


    Pete said in an interview that this song is about "falling out of love with someone and in love with someone else", so while a part of the song is about him "burning his bridges" and getting over Jeanae, you also have him wanting to start something new (with Ashlee).

    Also definitely about apologizing for past lyrics.

    -hanna.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 8th, 2008 6:24pm report


    Well, personally, I think it is about a lawyer who wants to sue his girlfriend. perhaps they 'did it' and she promised the guy that she'll give him a happiness of a lifetime HOWEVER, the lawyer didn't felt that way... knowing that she had lied to him, he decided to sue her off! the whole lyric is oozing with s.e.x ...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Wildwest814
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    Jan 28th, 2008 1:20pm report


    I think it's about love and heartbreak in the teenage life.



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