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Taking Back Sunday: Timberwolves At New Jersey Meaning


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Song Released: 2002

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Get up, get up
Come on, come on, lets go
There’s just a few things
I think that you should know
Those words at best
Were worse than teenage poetry
Fragment ideas
And too many pronouns
Stop it, come on
You’re not making sense now


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    May 12th 2006 report

    I think this song may be about a friend of the singers who was trying to be "scene" and be liked by everyone else. He wrote a song and everyone thought it was shit basically: "these words at best are worse than teenage poetry" and "You can’t make them want you
    They’re all just laughing"

    This is my guess, might not be true.

    This is continued in the chorus where he says "Litereate and stylish, kisable and quiet" referringto what the girls really want their man to be like and then "you either have it or you dont" meaning that if you don't have it then be yourself.

    He then goes on to say that it didn't work out so now he's trying a different way, by getting a girlfriend and wearing his "heart on your sleeve".

    I think the gun bit might be about him just forgetting about that person and basically wanting to shoot him (not really, but you know what I mean)


  2. anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2009 report

    John Nolan's sister's name is Michelle...

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2009 report

    I read that John Nolan wrote this song about Jesse Lacey. He took a stab at Jesse's writing style "Those words at best were worse than teenage poetry. Fragment ideas and too many pronouns stop it come on you're not making sense now. You can't make them want you, they're all just laughing."

  4. SecondStage1983
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    Sep 21st 2009 report

    Wow the guy who said this song is about John Nolan...hmmm this song was written well before they broke up and Jon wrote the song with Adam...Youe WAY OFF...as far as I know and am pretty sure the song is about Antonio their lead singer before Adam who they kicked out

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2009 report

    This song is an attack at former Taking Back Sunday guitarist and vocalist John Nolan (now of Straylight Run. It is no secret Nolan had a pretty rocky breakup from the band and was publicly blasting them. The song was a response to him and his band "This words at best were worse than teenage poetry." It may have had something to do also with Adam breaking up with John's sister Amy Nolan. I don't know...take it or leave it.

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  6. anonymous
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    Jul 15th 2008 report

    I agree with it being about an old singer.
    It kind of seems like Adam is saying that he's happy that they were kicked out and that he is the new singer and that they will never have what he has.

  7. Yeah
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    Jan 11th 2007 report

    It's about old lead singer/songwriter Antonio Longo. (He was kicked out of the band.)

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2006 report

    I beleive this song is about a fellow friend/band member who needs to realize his girl is shit. "get up, get up, come on, come on, lets go..." meaning to leave this situation and move on. The poetry similie is about him trying to use words and such examples to make his relationship last. Girls dreams are for men to fall for them and he is only feeding their intuitions.You see how much time you're wastin? You're coward of seperatin...Here he is wasting time and is making a bad example for everyone else in shitty relationships.

    Rest the weight (I know somethin that you don't know) you've had your chance and folded don't hold your breath....This could have meant he messed up and now he can't sit back and reflect on it...He needs to move on bc of his own mistakes.

    These songs are either about freinds, girls or relationships. I love it!

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