No matter how many new bands come into the genre of music known as “Emo” Taking Back Sunday will always be remembered as the band that launched it into the eye of the mainstream. This was done with their 2002 debut album “Tell All Your Friends” (a pretty direct message) and their hit singles such as “Your So Last Summer”. Not to mention the hilarious video to accompany it starring the band Taking Back Sunday and none other than the clock wearing member of the hip-hop duo Public Enemy, Flavor Flav.
(She said , ”Don’t, don’t let it go to your head, Boys like you are dime a dozen, Boys like you, are dime a dozen”, She said, ”You’re a touch overrated, You’re a lush and I hate it, But these grass stains on my knees, They won’t mean a thing”)
The first verse is about a girlfriend telling her boyfriend that she is sick of him and is done with him, pretty straight forward. The best line doesn’t come until the rebuttal by the boyfriend in the second verse.
(I’d never lie to you, Unless I had to I’ll do what I got to, Unless I had to I’ll do what I got to, the truth, Is you could slit my throat, And with my one last gasping breath,I’d apologize for bleeding on your shirt.)
My favorite line is the last part of that where the boy is pleading with his girl not to break up with him by proclaiming that he would never lie or be angry at her even if she killed him. It’s just a hilarious line because who hasn’t been caught in a jam lying and would say anything to get out of it. There’s not much more to say on these lyrics I just wanted to share my love of that one line, despite the fact that this is a great band musically their lyrics aren’t that deep but they are good every so often for a clever laugh.