What does What Am I to Say mean?

Sum 41: What Am I to Say Meaning

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What Am I to Say Lyrics

What am I to say?
I'm all wrapped up in apathy
And I don't want to stay this way

There's nothing left to do
Now that I am onto you
All I want to know is the truth

And I don't want to go
But I feel like I should
Cause I'm falling...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2014 !⃝

    It means loving someone so, but at the same time wanting to let that person go.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2013 !⃝

    I always thought the record was about the narrator dying. Like during Jessica Kill, he has a one night stand, and Jessica poisons him and he gets home at the beginning of What Am I to Say. Here he tries calling the girl he really loves and is trying to say his goodbye will he is dying. He is reflecting on who he is and all of his mistakes.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 15th 2011 !⃝

    What am I to say?
    I'm all wrapped up in apathy
    And I don't want to stay this way
    *He is tryin to find the right thing to say, but at the same time, he is lost in apathy because he could never imagine things would happen that way.*

    There's nothing left to do
    Now that I am onto you
    All I want to know is the truth
    *There's nothing else he can do, no matter, how much he tries, and all he wants to know is the truth.*

    And I don't want to go
    But I feel like I should
    Cause I'm falling apart, and I might
    And I, and I, and I
    *He doesn't want to go, but at the same time he feels like that's the only solution, or they will both fall apart, and he doesn't want that.*

    How could you be the better part of me?
    When we're only half of what we used to be, today
    Could you see this isn't what we need?
    And I'm leaving all the pieces how they fell
    So goodbye, farewell
    *He finally realises she was much more important to him than he could ever imagine, but that nowadays everything was different and that things weren't working out as they should. He is tryin to let her know that they'll have to go part ways because that isn't what none of them needs or deserves. He is leaving things just how they were, and he won't make anymore damage.*

    What am I to say?
    I still remember everyday
    Memories don't fade away
    And it all falls apart
    In the shadows of the past
    It can seem to be so hard
    But it's time the feelings past
    *He remembers every single day and every single moment he spent with her, and things don't just fade away, and he will always remember everything he did with her. He tries to let her know that as time goes by, things fall apart and feelings can change.*

    And pull your triggers now
    What you waiting for?
    I stand accused myself
    Sometimes I'm wrong
    God help me
    And here beneath my lie
    What am I praying for?
    I don't believe in Hell
    But I just might be there tonight
    *He sounds like he knows someone is about to take his life away, so he just wants that someone will pull the trigger already. He knows he is wrong, sometimes, and he takes the blame for that.*

    This song is defiantly about him and his ex-wife, Avril Lavigne.

  4. anonymous
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    May 13th 2011 !⃝

    My Ex dedicated this song to me and I would like to know what hes trying to tell me with this song. (I think hes trying to say hes still holding on to something like an old feeling, but that hes still gonna let go?) Not sure. What do you guys think?

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2011 !⃝

    This song was created in dedication to Whibley's ex-wife Avril Lavigne, saying that he's leaving "all the pieces how they fall", and leaving her.


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