In january my bofriend committed suicide, and he really was a "punk who rarely ever took advice." When I found out thats exactly how I felt and reacted, "guilt stricken, Sobbing with my head on the floor." We were only college freshmen..song sucks...reason why you kids can't "find any more hits from them" is because there are none. i replay this song over and over again, and every time - it hits me hard. In case it hasn't been mentioned, the band recorded three versions of it: one for their first album, a rerecording for the Villains album, and another rerecording for the single that became a hit.This song was just another piece of crap that came from the rockless black hole called the late 90'sthis song is remarkable. the lyrics "I cannot remember what made us think that we were wise, and we'd never compromise" - when i was pregnant, we both thought we would be able to handle this situation, and go through with it. I think it's funny how many different ways you can think that this song is about... It's been around ever since i was born (and its been 15 years) and i heard it on the radio the other day..that must tell you that it definetly does not suck...i love this song more and more everytime i hear it..I once believed that the song was about drunk driving that caused the death of all but the driver. I used to think te baby's breath was just about a dying teenager. The never compromise i believed referred to not having a designated driver.They were young and thought they could do anything. I never really knew all the words, and there was no way to get a copy back then. "Now I'm guilt-stricken, sobbing, with my head on the floor"... "My best friend took a week's vacation to forget her"...
To me, the fact we are all guessing and expressing what WE think the song is about goes to prove how powerful of a song it is.
I will love this song til the day I die, it's not that good! my whole long life i thought it was about a gay clown which i really could connect with... i thought the clown got aids and for revenge went around killing college freshmen. Since i'm a freshman just starting out in high school i can relate. Unfortunately i haven't been able to get my hands on any of the other hits so this one is my all-time freshmen is my favorite verve pipe song.
i think he felt really bad about it so he was guilt stricken with his make up painted face on the floor and then he told his mom about it and she couldn't turn him in because it was her kid so she just took vallium and killed herself. I heard this song on the radio today in the car, and it really struck me. It is truly one of the greatest songs ever written. Then i found their single "Never Let You Down" and i was amazed. I didn't think the album was particularly great, but this is a really good song.
(I never bought the CD.) I didn't know "stop" was in there, so I thought the baby's breath was part of a wedding bouquet. Best friend felt so guilty that he had to leave town.
Since I missed some words, I could never really conclude what the song meant until I read Brian's comments. "His girl took a week's worth of Valium and slept"... "Now he's guilt-stricken, sobbing with his head on the floor, thinks about her now and how he never really wept he says"... "For the life of me, I cannot remember what made us think that we were wise, and we'd never compromise.