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There are some nights I hold to every note I ever wrote

Some nights, I say, "Fuck it all!" Stare at the calendar

Waiting for catastrophes, imagining they'd scare me

Into changing whatever it is I am changing into...

 

And you have every right to be scared.

 

'Cause there are some nights I hold you close, pushing you to hold me

Or begging you to lock me up, never let me see the world

Some nights, I live in horror of people on the radio

Tea parties and Twitter, I've never been so bitter

 

And you, why you wanna stay?

Oh my God! Have you listened to me lately?

Lately, I've been going crazy...

 

And you, why you wanna stay?

Oh my God! Have you listened to me lately?

Lately, I've been fucking crazy...

 

There are some nights I wait for someone to save us

But I never look inward, try not to look upward

And some nights I pray a sign is gonna come to me

But usually, I'm just trying to get some sleep...

 

Some nights!

 

Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck

Some nights I call it a draw

Some nights I wish that my lips could build a castle

Some nights I wish they'd just fall off

 

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost

Oh, Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for oh

Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)

Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)

Most nights I don't know anymore...

Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh,

Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh

 

This is it, boys, this is war - what are we waiting for?

Why don't we break the rules already?

I was never one to believe the hype

Save that for the black and white

I try twice as hard and I'm half as liked,

But here they come again to jack my style

 

That's alright (that's alright)

I found a martyr in my bed tonight

She stops my bones from wondering just who I am, who I am, who I am

Oh, who am I? Mmm... Mmm...

 

Well, some nights I wish that this all would end

'Cause I could use some friends for a change.

And some nights I'm scared you'll forget me again

Some nights I always win, I always win...

 

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost

Oh, Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for, oh

Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)

Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)

Most nights I don't know... (oh, come on)

 

So this is it. I sold my soul for this?

Washed my hands of that for this?

I miss my mom and dad for this?

 

(Come on)

 

No. When I see stars, when I see, when I see stars, that's all they are

When I hear songs, they sound like this one, so come on.

Oh, come on. Oh, come on. Oh, come on!

 

Well, that is it guys, that is all - five minutes in and I'm bored again

Ten years of this, I'm not sure if anybody understands

This one is not for the folks at home;

Sorry to leave, mom, I had to go

Who the fuck wants to die alone all dried up in the desert sun?

 

My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she call "love"

When I look into my nephew's eyes...

Man, you wouldn't believe the most amazing things that can come from...

Some terrible nights... ah... ["nights" is confirmed by the band's Twitter page]

 

Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh,

Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh

 

The other night you wouldn't believe the dream I just had about you and me

I called you up but we'd both agree

 

It's for the best you didn't listen

It's for the best we get our distance... Oh...

It's for the best you didn't listen

It's for the best we get our distance... Oh...

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Oh, wow, the first and last of that are not in the radio version... Really changes the meaning! I thought he was trying to figure out where he fit in god's plan. With the first part, it sounds like he's trying to figure out who he should be, since there is no god.

 

"Some terrible nights", yeah, I thought it was "terrible lies". Interesting.

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Yeah the intro is actually a separate track on the album. I see it as him starting to grasp the absurdity of life and coming to the realization that there is no great purpose or meaning and it's driving him crazy thinking about it. He at one point has played around with the idea of God and possibly even considered himself a believer but in reality it seems foolish and he no longer knows what he stands for.

 

Just my interpretation at least. :)

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"Some terrible nights", yeah, I thought it was "terrible lies". Interesting.

 

Thought it was lies too. I find the line a little disturbing now.

 

It definitely sounds like "lies".  I thought that too until I looked it up.  But I actually think "terrible nights" makes more sense.  He probably doesn't like the guy his sister slept with and got pregnant.  Maybe he has bad memories of having to deal with the douche.  But then he looks at his nephew with love and realizes that good can sometimes come out of bad.   Maybe??

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"Some terrible nights", yeah, I thought it was "terrible lies". Interesting.

 

Thought it was lies too. I find the line a little disturbing now.

 

It definitely sounds like "lies".  I thought that too until I looked it up.  But I actually think "terrible nights" makes more sense.  He probably doesn't like the guy his sister slept with and got pregnant.  Maybe he has bad memories of having to deal with the douche.  But then he looks at his nephew with love and realizes that good can sometimes come out of bad.   Maybe??

 

 

I figured that meaning with "lies." Like the guy his sister was with was a lying douche who left her after making promises. Just referencing the night alone makes it sound like he was there or it was a one night stand or something.

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