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Sleeping with Sirens: If You Can't Hang Meaning

Song Released: 2011


If You Can't Hang Lyrics

Met a girl at seventeen,
Thought she meant the world to me.
So I gave her everything,
She turned out to be a cheat.

Said she'd been thinking for a long time,
And she found somebody new.
I've been thinking that this whole time,
That I...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2014 report

    It show's how he met a beautiful girl at 17, he thought he was in love so he gave her everything he could; His time, attention, love, and pretty much devoted his life to her. But she ended up cheating and finding someone new and broke his heart. Later in the song he uses alternative lyrics saying "I met a girl at 23, who she meant the world to me, so I gave her everything; and she did the same for me," meaning that after being hurt so bad and changed for so many years he finally found love again, but this time she loved him back and treated him well. So I guess if you've ever been cheated on by someone you thought was the love of your life, just know that you'll find a new, better person out there. Someone who WILL make things alright ;)

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2013 report

    I know this for fact. Kellin married a girl at 17 he did give her everything and she cheated on him. when he met a girl at 23 he met his fiancé Katelynne who he has a daughter with and soon too be 2 stepsons. He wrote Trophy Fathers Trophy Son for them because they grew up without a father but they have Kellin.

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    schitzy_hartley
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    Mar 14th 2014 report

    My interpretation of this song is that in life we think or maybe even believe that we have found love. As when Kellin says "met a girl at 17 thought she meant the world to me.." When Kellin was 17 he thought he found his one true love to only find out that she truly didn't love him the way he loved her. He ended up giving up on love again when he met another girl at 23, but sadly to say the past repeated itself. In the end of the song he sings "wont you please stay and please be mine" even though he has been hurt twice he still doesnt want to give up on the love that he had for her. He changed himself and his personality to be with the one who he thought loved him.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 17th 2013 report

    I think it means that you find so many people in life who hurt or cheat on you. they might look good, but in the inside they are ugly and wrnog. ´make-up doesn´t make you pretty inside until you eat the make-up´. but then you meet someone who maybe looks good and also is good to you. kellin quinn doesn´t make music for anyone else, he makes music for hisself, but he also makes us feeling good, with saying : one day you meet someone who likes you on your own way and makes you happy. :)

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2013 report

    It's about Kellin's ex wife that he married when he was 17 and I think she cheated on him. Then when he was 23 he met Katelynn, his current wife/fiancee (I'm not sure which.)

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2013 report

    When he was 17, he had found the girl he thought he would be with for a long time.... He gave her almost anything a girl would wish for. He changed his appearance and personality for her, but she ended up hurting him. Saying she found someone new in her life.
    At age 23 he had experienced love again. She knew she meant the world to him and she does the same thing the first girl did. it's a replay of his past. He explains how their all just pretty faces but horrible people in the inside hurting others who try their best to make someone happy.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 17th 2013 report

    I think he is singing about his real life experience because he has had so many girls and none of them were worht or could hang with until he met that one girl with 23. He married around 23 (how much I know) and this is why I think the lyrics are based on Kellin's life :)

    Sorry for grammar mistakes, I'm a Croatian girl ;*

  8. anonymous
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    May 16th 2012 report

    to me it seems like hes saying he thought what he found was love and when he realized she didnt feel the same it was already too late he had let her change who he really was just to make her happy, she couldnt accept the real him so he let her go and when he did find someone who wanted the real thing and liked him for him he held on to it. the other girl was exactly what he say i huge waste of his time....

  9. hopelessromantic
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    Dec 22nd 2011 report

    This guy just simply gave up when all the things that he did, gave to her is just wasted. He find it that there's no use to stick longer to a girl that even don't know if she could hang. He gave undivided attention to her, and just noded to everything she said. Wondering why all this time only he tryin' to reinforced their relationship but never she. He found out one day, that she already found somebody new whomever she could settle with. This guy startin' to realize how stupid he is, and hoping that that girl will get retialiation of what she had did to him.

    p/s: I'm sorry if I've made many grammatical errors. Beg your pardon. Thanks. :)

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2011 report

    it means im done with all her bs and we he talks about his new gurl and shes worth it=]


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