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Song Released: 2006


MakeDamnSure Lyrics

You've got this new head filled up with smoke
And I've got my veins all tangled close
To those jukebox bars you frequent
The safest place to hide

A long night spent with your most obvious weakness
You start shaking at the thought
You are...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 7th 2006 report

    Huh....Well, what I got from this was kinda different. What I thought was that the song was written about two different people: one was a girl, and the other was a friend. I think it sounds like on friend is basically watching his/her best friend crash and burn (i've got my veins all tangled close to those juke box bars you frequent you're favourite place to hide a long night spent with your most obviouse weakness) sounds like the friend has to keep going out and getting his/her friend, whose drinking themselves to death, while the friend is chasing some girl they don't have a chance with, while the other friend is really forced to just watch the spectical.

  2. Mizzle
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    Sep 5th 2006 report

    My inarticulate store bought hangover hobby kit, it talks
    it says, "you, oh, you are so cool."
    scissor shaped across the bed, you are red, violent red
    you hollow out my hungry eyes
    you hollow out my hungry eyes

    and we lay, we lay together just not
    too close, too close (how close is close enough?)
    we lay, we lay together just not
    too close, too close

    i just wanna break you down so badly
    well I trip over everything you say
    i just wanna break you down so badly
    in the worst way

    i just wanna break you down so badly
    well I trip over everything you say
    i just wanna break you down so badly
    in the worst way (worst way)

    {i bite my tongue. I take my time and}

    i'm gonna make damn sure that you can't ever leave
    no, you won't ever get too far from me
    you won't ever get too far from me
    i'll make damn sure that you can't ever leave
    no, you won't ever get too far from me
    you won't ever get too far from me
    you won't ever get too far from me
    you won't ever get too far...

    Hes in a releshinship and there going to fast . But he dosnet want to lose his love.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2006 report

    Ok... So I think the greatest part of this song is the fact that it can be interpretted so many ways and it can be manipulated to fit you. So naturally, I look at this song and I see my boyfriend and me... So since I have the time, let me explain...

    "you've got this new head filled up with smoke
    and I've got my veins all tangled close
    to those jukebox bars you frequent
    {they're} the safest place to hide"
    *here I see this guy who is feeling something new (love?) and is a little overwhelmed (not saying he doesn't like it). The girl he likes though might be a little afraid and is running (her escape may be music?)

    a long night spent with your most obvious weakness
    you start shaking at the thought you are everything I want
    'cause you are everything I'm not
    *her obvious weakness could be them being together... Physically. (you get my dirft?) and then there's that last line (which I absolutely love) that sorta explains it all. They're from two different places... And the guy thinks she is so much better than him, but she's what makes him great. Still with me?

    And we lay, we lay together just not
    too close, too close (how close is close enough?)
    we lay, we lay together just not
    too close, too close
    *this is pretty simple. They lay together (emotionally) but maybe they're past issues or current apprehensions keep them apart

    i just wanna break you down so badly
    well I trip over everything you say
    i just wanna break you down so badly
    in the worst way
    *now this caught me off cause I swore he bring, not break (lol) but using break, I guess he wants to understand her so he can close the distance... Using bring (this idea came from a prvious comment. Thanks) he means that because he's below her, he wants to bring her down to his level... Which is the worst way to be with her, but if that's what it takes... (I don't know lol!)

    my inarticulate store bought hangover hobby kit, it talks
    it says, "you, oh, you are so cool."
    scissor shaped across the bed, you are red, violent red
    you hollow out my hungry eyes
    you hollow out my hungry eyes
    *i think this verse is a little sexual (and kinda tricky to understand). ;) (this is another idea I stole) the first line could be about alcohol (which is something the girl may not understand about him) and then it moves on to the girl sprawled on the bed and she's red... Red=passionate, maybe? Moving on... You see with your eyes and maybe when they are together, she takes his ability to see and he's blind (not literally, ofcourse! Lol)

    i'm gonna make damn sure that you can't ever leave
    no, you won't ever get too far from me
    you won't ever get too far from me
    i'll make damn sure that you can't ever leave
    no, you won't ever get too far from me
    you won't ever get too far from me
    you won't ever get too far from me
    you won't ever get too far...
    *quite obvious, eh? He's crazy about her and he won't let there differences get in the way

    and randomly, I know this line isn't actually sung/said in the song (I love that about tbs!) we have:
    {i bite my tongue. I take my time and}
    *he's holding back from her to save there relationship

    sorry! I know this was really long, but maybe someone sees it my way... Or can relate to parts!

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2006 report

    "Scissors shaped across the bed, you are red, violent red"
    Doesn't it kinda talk about sex? Scissors, bed, red.. What else would you get??

  5. kissmyasce
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    Aug 25th 2006 report

    K this is my interpretation. This song is about a boy who is in love with a girl. The girl knows this but doesn't want to be more then just friends

    "you've got this new head filled with smoke"
    the guy is totally obssed with the girl he just can't get his mind off her ( shee is the smoke inside his head)
    "ive got my vains all tangled close"
    hes tangled up in love with her can't move on to a new girl
    "to the jukebox bars you frequent (there) the safest place to hide"
    every time he tries to make a move or get closer she rejects him (runs away and hides)
    "a long night stand with your most obvius weakness"
    her weakness is she knows that guy likes her so she tries not to reject him in mean way
    "you start shaking at the thought"
    she doesn't want to be more than friends (she is disgusted in just thinking about it)
    "you are everything I want because you are everything I'm not"
    he loves her because he thinks she is the missing piece to him
    without her he will be nothing

    "we lay together just not to close"
    there are only friends not close enough to be lovers

    "I just want to break you down so badly"
    i may be wrong on this but he knows that she knows that he likes her so he wants to get revenge (if that makes sense lol)
    "I trip over everything you say"
    he thinks that she may have feelings for him him by what she says, but only to find out she doesn't (or it could be that he thinks to much about what she says that it is making him depressed knowing that she feels differently)

    "my inarticulate store bought hangover hobby kit, it talks
    it says, "you, oh, you are so cool."
    not to sure but I think he is depressed and he wants to get over her but he can't he can't help but thinking she is the one (the kit is him and what it says is something that he wishes would go away)
    "scissors shaped across the bed"
    sry but I have no idea what this means lol
    "you are red violet red"
    she is mean
    "you hollow out my hungry eyes"
    she is leading him on only to go no where at all( his eyes are hungry for her but they are hollow because they get nothing at all)

    "I bite my tounge I take my time"
    he won't give up hope that there is still a chance of being with together with her

    "im gonna make damn sure that yo will never leave"no you won't ever get to far"
    saying that she will never get out of his mind

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2006 report

    ^^sorry, I meant 65+ times, lol. Mi bad

  7. mar870v
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    Aug 4th 2006 report

    This interpretation is for the "I just wanna break you down so badly, in the worst way" part. In an earlier interpretation I read that this line meant that he even had thoughts of physically hurting her. But I think that he may have meant it to mean: "I just wanna break you down so baadly" meaning to break her down in a psychological way. When I hear "break down" I think of breaking down a problem to find the source of what is wrong. He is wanting to analyze her more deeply and find the problem so he could fix it and and make her want him back as much as he wants her. "I just wanna break you down so badly" (in the worst way)

    That's what I think... M4tt

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2006 report

    I think this is about a girl he was obssesd with, but she jusst leads him on. And toyed with his heart and now he wants revenge he wants to "break her down" she won't ever get to far from him because now he is going to give her hell.


    But I could very well be wrong

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 22nd 2006 report

    This song to me has to people, opposites. Opposites attract. The couple is sexual, but one longs for a personal relationship, while the other is completely content ith just sex. It is frustrating to the maximum to the point where you just want to rip them apart with your extreme misture of emotions, which overload and equal up to complete anger.

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2006 report

    The music video totally lost me.....

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2006 report

    I think this song is about someone leaving. (im gonna make damn shure, that you can't ever leave)and if you listen clostly you can kindof get the meaning of this song.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2006 report

    This song is about someone leaving someone else....that's it.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  13. anonymous
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    Jul 12th 2006 report

    I think this song is about a girl he met and he loves her and his head is filled with smoke cause he is confused about this and he really wants her but he don't wanna get to close to her cause he might mess up and loose the one he loves and he wats to know exactly who she is so he is trying to break her down

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2006 report

    ok. I think that the song is about a guy that really likes a girl but she either dosn't know or dosnt careher heads filled up with smoke bc she can't see he likes him even though its obvious. His veins are tangled closed bc he's confused and shy.they lay together but not to close bc he dosn't know how close to get to her.he wants to "break her down" means he wants to get her to like him ,and in the worst way is obviously sex lol. you hollow out my hungry eyes is he thinks she's beautiful."I trip overevery thing you say" means he's nervous aroud her when he says he's gonna make damn sure that you can never leave he's getting obsessed with this girl and he dosn't want her to leave

  15. RoKeR_MuNKY
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    Jul 6th 2006 report

    Tha dude is pissed at a chick and wants "to break her down so badly"

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