New Again – Taking Back Sunday [LYRICS]

by deadmanwriting on 06/10/2009

E’ uscito il 2 Giugno l’ultimo lavoro dei Taking Back Sunday, gruppo americano da Amytiville. L’album si chiama New Again e richiama molto le sonorità del loro primo album il che me lo ha fatto apprezzare moltissimo. L’ho ascoltato ieri durante la corsa, quindi un po’ distratto, e l’ho riascoltato oggi con un attimo più di attenzione. Un giudizio veloce: bello! Se siete fans dei TBS allora è un CD da avere, se invece non li avete mai ascoltati, beh, è l’occasione buona per poter apprezzare – forse – un nuovo gruppo. Dopo il salto trovate tutti i testi delle canzoni!

1. New Again

2. Sink Into Me

3. Lonely, Lonely

4. Summer, Man

5. Swing

6. Where My Mouth Is

7. Cut Me Up Jenny

8. Catholic Knees

9. Capital M-E

10. Carpathia

11. Everything Must Go

1. NEW AGAIN

Well my dear, what long arms you have
All the better to hold you down
Slap my wrist with that sweet consequence

What are we…
What are we to do…
What are we to do with you?
Hey hey!
What are we…
What are we to do…
What are we to do with you?

Well I am, I’m ready to be new again
I’m ready to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
(Quite enough)
Well I am, I’m ready to be new again
I’m ready to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
(Quite enough)

Well my dear, what deep roots you have
(All the better to)
All the better to hold you down
We live inside the branches
Your family’s nest asks
“Boy, where have you been?”
Well you don’t know where I’ve been

What are we to (to do with you?)
What are we to (to do with you?)

I am, I’m ready to be new again
I’m ready to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
(Quite enough)
Well I am, I’m ready to be new again
I’m ready to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
(Quite enough)

Don’t know where I’ve been
Don’t know where I’ve been
My dear, what long arms you have
All the better to hold you down

I am, I’m ready to be new again
I’m ready to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
(Quite enough)
I am, I’m ready to be new again
I’m ready to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
(Quite enough)

You don’t know where I’ve been
No you don’t know where I’ve been
You don’t know where I’ve been…
You don’t know where
You don’t know where, no

I am, I’m ready to be new again
I’m ready to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
Well I am, I am, ready to be new again
I’m ready to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
(Quite enough)

2. SINK INTO ME

Hey! [x6]

C’mon tell me that you’re better
And you rather just forget
That things have gone so far
Yeah, tell me that you’re better
And you rather just forget
That things have gone too far, oh

You’re all I see
Sink into me
Sharpen your teeth
Sink into me
(Sink into me)
Sink in, sink in

Well I’d like to see our roles reversed
To watch you hang on every word
I’d like to see you have your way…
I keep my grammar well rehearsed
Correct each stutter, every slur
C’mon and have your way with me…

Now tell me that you’re better
And you rather just forget
Yeah things have gone so far
You tell me that you’re better
And you rather just forget
Yeah, things have gone too far, hey!

Hey! [x12]

You’re all I see
Sink into me
Sharpen your teeth
Sink into me
(Sink into me)
Sink in, sink in

Well I’d like to see our roles reversed
To watch you hang on every word
I’d like to see you have your way…
I keep my grammar well rehearsed
Correct each stutter, every slur
C’mon and have your way with me
C’mon and have your way with me…

I’d like to be a note, the kind
You could sing but don’t because you’re shy
That way I live inside your throat
And hang from every word you…spoke

HEY!

You’re all I see
Sink into me
Sharpen your teeth
Sink into me
(Sink into me)
Sink in, sink in

I’d like to see you have your way
Come have your way with me
(And hang from every word you spoke)
I’d like to see you have your way
Come have your way with me
(Sink into me)

3. LONELY, LONELY

Your flower tongue wilts with too much sun
And that’s where we’ve been living for so long
She’s still sending off the western coast
And watch the sun set with your shrinking voice
See, I ain’t the boy she loves the most
I’m just enough to fill the void her daddy left.

Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely,
Don’t you go changing for me.
(She’s says, She’s says)
“Wanna get me high?”
“Wanna get me high?”
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely,
Don’t you go changing for me.

But I often wondered just how deep I could
Sink my teeth into that crease on your arm
The place where all the good times,
They grow and grow.

Would it taste the same, the same for me?
Yeah, would it sound the same coming from me?
Such an awful tearing sound.

Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely,
Don’t you go changing for me.
(She says, She says)
“Wanna get me high?”
“Wanna get me high?”
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely,
Don’t you go changing for me.
Changing for me…

Oh, all the things they said about you,
Paper thin walls stacked around you,
An hour glass is silhouetting them.

No matter how hard I try
Or how dirty you fight
There is no place on God’s great Earth
Where you can go to hide from me

Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely,
Don’t you go changing for me.
(She says, She says)
Wanna get me high?
Wanna get me high?
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely,
Don’t you go changing for me.
Changing for me…

4. SUMMER, MAN

Yeah!

I played dead, immersed in that
Technicoloured kind of black and white type
Counting one to seven through the roof
If my lady only knew how high
I am, I am tonight

I crack open the safe myself, now
Forty-five, twenty-two, June until September,
Three months ’til December.

The summer is over
And I doubt, I doubt
I’ll be seeing you around.
I’ll be seeing you around.

‘Cause I ain’t working for you anymore,
No, I ain’t working for you anymore,
So go prove to the world
What you already proved
That you just couldn’t do on your own.

Let’s have a talk about the good times
Boy, you were always giving in
Let’s have a talk about the good times
Boy, you were only giving in

The summer is over
And I doubt, I doubt
I’ll be seeing you around.
I’ll be seeing you around.
The summer is over
And I doubt, I doubt
I’ll be seeing you around.
I’ll be seeing you around.

Let’s have a talk about the good times
Boy, you were always giving in
Let’s have a talk about the good times
Boy, you were only giving in to…

The summer is over
And I doubt, I doubt
I’ll be seeing you around.
I’ll be seeing you around.
The summer is over
And I doubt, I doubt
I’ll be seeing you around.
I’ll be seeing you around.
The summer is over
And I doubt, I doubt
I’ll be seeing you around.
I’ll be seeing you around.
The summer is over
And I doubt, I doubt
I’ll be seeing you around.
I’ll be seeing you around.

5. SWING

Open the gate to your apartment complex,
Your not getting off that easily.
I climb the fence,
The one that you’ve been sitting on.
(How long)
Before I’m just a memory,
(How long)
Before you can’t remember me,
(How long?)Remember me.

I never had a choice
I never had a choice
To lead the choke homodyne
Round that to his doorway
I couldn’t find the box to fix
The restless nagging in my brain
(How long?)
Before I’m just a memory,
(How long?)
Before you can’t remember me,
(How long?)Remember me.

Lover, lover, on the fence
Bat your eyes, ball a fist
And swing (swing) swing (swing)
Before you leave
Lover, lover, tell me this
Passion over consequence,
When did the latter take the lead?
Just swing…
Just swing, (swing), swing, (swing), swing…

I never had a choice,
I never had a choice,
The evening lit itself
And watched my reservations fall to the floor
Fall to the floor
Now sing with me
(How long?)
Before I’m just a memory
(How long?)
Before you can’t remember me,
(How long?)Remember me.

Lover, lover, on the fence
Bat your eyes, ball a fist
And swing (swing) swing (swing)
Before you leave
Lover, lover, tell me this
Passion over consequence,
When did the latter take the lead?
Just swing…

Open the gate to your apartment complex
Did you forget love, your who called for me?
(Did you forget, did you forget?)
How long did you expect to keep me waiting?
How long before I’m just a memory?

Lover, lover, on the fence
Bat your eyes, ball a fist
And swing (swing) swing (swing)
Before you leave
Lover, lover, tell me this
Put passion over consequence,
Since when did the latter take the lead?
Just swing…
Swing, (swing), swing, (swing), swing, (swing)
Just swing, swing, swing…
Just swing…

6. WHERE MY MOUTH IS

See it’s not like I didn’t mean what I said when I said
I’ll put my money where my mouth is
And I put my money where my mouth was
Until I couldn’t breathe through my nose
And now I’m staring at the floor
Where my second life just ended
Where I lost not one but two friends

Yeah I had it all
Sitting on top of the world
But I threw it away
Just to prove that I could
I put my money where my mouth is

See I recall quite perfectly who I was both before and after the drugs
Both before and after the drugs
I put my money where my mouth is
I put my money where my mouth was
I got a strong will just weak hands
And I don’t know what to do with either one of them

Yeah I had it all
Sitting on top of the world
But I threw it away (threw it away)
Just to prove that I could
Just to prove that I could
I put my money where my mouth is
I put my money where my mouth is
I put my money where my mouth is

Your knight in shining armor of a mother and a father
You had everything, everything you needed
And it was made crystal clear that would not change

Yeah I had it all
Sitting on top of the world
But I threw it away (Why’d you do it, why oh why’d you do it?)
Just to prove that I could
Yeah I had it all (Why’d you do it, why oh why’d you do it?)
And I had it good, so good
But I threw it away, away (Why’d you do it, why oh why’d you do it?)
Just to prove I could, I could
Just to prove I could (Why’d you do it, why oh why’d you do it?)
I put my money where my mouth is (Why’d you do it, why oh why’d you do it?)
I put my money where my mouth is, is (Why’d you do it, why oh why’d you do it?)
I put my money where my mouth is
Yeah I had it all

7. CUT ME UP JENNY

Oh…
On a borrowed mattress you were stopping time
I’ve been watching you
I’ve been watching you
For hours and hours before you knew, ooh
You are the satin noose
I’ve been saving up to buy you.
You are the polished-pearl grips of your fathers .45,

Give me all those gory details,
Do tell, do tell.
So cut me up, Jenny,
Well, cut me up gently

I took full advantage of
Being taken full advantage of
Yeah, I took what I could get
And eventually it took the place of love
The match-makers in heaven,
Oh, they’ve got a one-track mind
So in our case, I don’t think they mind
Alright…

Finger prints, a perfect match
And no you didn’t have to leave the way you did
I’ve been watching you
I’ve been watching you
Most times you never knew.

You are a Sunday afternoon
With nothing to do
You are Manhattan in June
As the population’s wearing next to nothing.
So cut me up, Jenny
Well, cut me up gently.

I took full advantage of
Being taken full advantage of
Yeah, I took what I could get
And eventually it took the place of love
The match-makers in heaven,
Oh, they got a one-track mind
So in our case, I don’t think they mind
No in our case, I don’t think they mind
So cut me up, Jenny
Well, cut me up gently

Yeah…
Talking about our prayer
Is it gonna make me swear?
Yeah, move on, right on

Give me all those gory details,
Do tell, do tell.
So cut me up, Jenny,
Well, cut me up gently.

I took full advantage of
Being taken full advantage of
Yeah, I took what I could get
And eventually it took the place of love
The match-makers in heaven,
Oh, they’ve got a one-track mind
So in our case, I don’t think they mind

So cut me up, Jenny
(Cut me up Jenny)
Cut me up gently
(Cut me up gently)
So cut me up, Jenny
(Cut me up Jenny)
Well, cut me up gently
(Cut me up gently)
So cut me up, Jenny
(Cut me up, Jenny)
Cut me up, Jenny
(Cut me up, Jenny)
Well, cut me up gently
(Cut me up gently)
Cut me up, Jenny
Cut me up gently

8. CATHOLIC KNEES

Dusting off the old life from my catholic knees
I scraped them up good
(Scraped them up good)
Scraped them up good
You doctored them clean

Oh yes, we are patient, patient
Salt-licked wounds merely bruised
(But none of that’ll matter)
None of that’ll matter soon
(?)educate, see how much you can take
None of that’ll matter
None of that’ll matter

Everything was moving so fast
(Everything was moving so fast)
Everything was moving so fast
(Everything was moving…)

Before my hands had the chance to grow
All I was told
“Good enough’s as good as it’s gonna get”
Yeah “good enough’s as good as you’ll ever get”

Said I, I made a conscious decision
To shake the skin I was stuck in
It stretched my bones
Believe in nothing
I can’t quite seem to catch my breath
(But I cannot forget)

That none of that’ll matter soon
(None of that’ll matter soon)
None of that’ll matter soon
(None of that’ll matter soon)
Lord, please keep my feet flat on the ground

Everything was moving so fast
(Everything was moving so fast)
Everything was moving so fast
(Everything was moving…)

But that’s where you came in
Yeah, here we are
Yeah, here I am
That’s where you came in
Now, here we are
Lord, please keep my feet flat on the ground
Lord, keep my feet flat on the ground

Everything was moving so fast
(Everything was moving so fast)
Everything was moving so fast
(Everything was moving…)

9. CAPITAL M-E

The nicest man I ever met
Was more malicious than malcontent
Yeah, he taught me how to hold my tongue
And wait to strike till their backs were turned
And you slither away like the snake that you are
Yeah, you slither away like the snake that you are

All I ever did was look up to you
And if all I ever did was let, let you down
Ain’t nothing stopping me now

Divinities fell correctly beneath
The receding pride of his twenties
Was capital M-E
(I couldn’t self describe)
Was capital M-E
(But you can’t say I didn’t try)

So you say what you want
(Maybe I didn’t get my way)
So you say what you want
(Maybe I didn’t get my way)
I got, I got away

All I ever did was look up to you
And if all I ever did was let, let you down
Ain’t nothing stopping me now

Was it everything you hoped for?
Was it all that and more?
Too much, too soon
Or too good to be true
Was it everything you hoped for?
Was it all that and more?

All I ever did was look up to you
And if all I ever did was let, let you down
Ain’t nothing stopping me now
All I ever did was look up to you
And if all I ever did was let, let you down
Ain’t nothing stopping me now…

10. CARPATHIA

I’m gonna leave the same way I came
Up from the ashes, then out from the ashes
If our house had stood here on this wood foundation
Then you, you could’ve fooled me
I admit I was a fool for your southern days
(One hundred and fifty degrees in the shade)
It wasn’t an option to go back to my place
(No, I was put in my place)
And you…

We lived in separate houses
We have for all our lives
It would’ve been nice to say
(It would’ve been nice to say)
Sure would’ve been nice to say I knew you
When, oh, when will this sinking feeling
Feel like, “Man, that was ages ago?”

I don’t worry half as much as I did
When I was an experiment, your resident tourniquet
Life’s not about your neck
Wait, just what is it?
I am a mantle, and you’re a painting
Come rest your frame on me
(Come rest your frame on me)
I was a tower, and you were an airplane
We happened before we knew what was happening

We lived in separate houses
We have for all our lives
It would’ve been nice to say
(It would’ve been nice to say)
Sure would’ve been nice to say…
When, oh, when will this sinking feeling
Feel like, “Man, that was ages ago?”
When, oh, when will this sinking feeling
Feel like, “Man, that was ages ago?”

“Man, that was ages ago…”
“Man, that was ages ago…”

(“Man, that was ages ago…”)
We lived inside each other
Such careless, lazy lovers
(“Man, that was ages ago…”)
Would’ve been nice to say
Sure would’ve been nice to say

When, oh, when will this sinking feeling
Feel like, “Man, that was ages ago?”
When, oh, when will this sinking feeling
Feel like, “Man, that was ages ago?”

(“Man, that was ages ago…”)
Man, that was ages ago…

11. EVERYTHING MUST GO

We found a house with a yard
And moved all of my things
And most of your things, in
And honey I was proud of it
Honey I was proud of, you

You quote the Good Book,
When it’s convenient
But you don’t have the sense
No you don’t have the sense
To tie your tangled tongue
Instead you’re slashing through the mud

Some boxes, that
Hand-me-down couch, and chair
That used to be at your church
We borrowed them from there
A cabinet record player with nothing but James Taylor
Tore the carpets from the corner store
To put in the hardwood floor
I’d be a fool to ask for more…

You quote the Good Book,
When it’s convenient
But you don’t have the sense
No you don’t have the sense
To tie your tangled tongue
Instead you’re slashing through the mud

You quote the Good Book,
When it’s convenient
But you don’t have the sense
No you don’t have the sense
To tie your tangled tongue
Instead you’re slashing through the mud

The love you had was good enough
The path that we were stuck between
But so much stuff must go tonight,
Oh Lord, what have I done?

You quote the Good Book,
When it’s convenient
But you don’t have the sense
No you don’t have the sense
To tie your tangled tongue
Instead you’re slashing through the mud

You quote the Good Book,
When it’s convenient
But you don’t have the sense
No you don’t have the sense
To tie your tangled tongue
Instead you’re slashing through the mud