Dressed To Kill

Album: New Found Glory (2000)
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  • I know it's hard for you
    To understand what I'm going through
    But now I sit here to remind myself
    You're always dressed to kill
    And you feel like you owe it to the world
    But you owe it to yourself
    And you're, you're not here
    And I can't stop pretending
    That you're forever mine

    And I
    I can't dream anymore since you left
    I miss you singing me to sleep
    I can't wake anymore in your arms
    I miss you singing me to sleep
    Cheer up my friends I'll say

    You're better alone anyways
    But you're always on tour
    And you're never home
    I'm always dressed to kill
    And I feel like I owe it to the world
    But I owe it to myself
    And you're, you're not here
    And I can't stop pretending
    That you're forever mine

    And I
    I can't dream anymore since you left
    I miss you singing me to sleep
    I can't wake anymore in your arms
    I miss you singing me to sleep
    Cheer up my friends I'll say

    And I can't stop pretending
    That you're forever mine
    You're better alone anyways
    And you're not here, not here
    I can't dream anymore since you left
    I miss you singing me to sleep
    I can't wake anymore in your arms
    I miss you singing me to sleep
    Cheer up my friends all say Writer/s: CHAD EVERETT GILBERT, CYRUS WILLIAM BOLOOKI, IAN R. GRUSHKA, JORDAN I. PUNDIK, STEPHEN LEE KLEIN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Chet from Flagstaff, Azjust cause you saw the video doesnt mean thats what the songs about. why do the idiots always get the first post thingy...everyone else is right.
  • Mari from Cataldo, IdI agree with K... that is the real story behind the song... my feelings on it are that when he says that he "cant" do things like dream anymore or wake up in her arms, that he is saying that he feels lost without her and misses having her in his life. And when you say that you "cant dream anymore" you're sort of saying that nothing is what it used to be and if you cant even dream, then it'll never be the same. Just my thoughts.
  • K from Bellingham, Wai'm gonna disagree with both of you. this song is about a failed relationship, failed because the writer, steve, the guitarist, was "always on tour". its about letting go of someone who you have lost, but still want to be with, but cant, because "you're not here".
  • Tawny from Honolulu, Hiid have to disagree with you there, Julia. i think the song is about a girl and a boy being in love, or maybe just the boy being in love with the girl, im not sure. but at some point during the relationship, the girl left him, or moved "and youre, youre not here, and i cant stop pretending that youre forever mine, and i.. i cant dream anymore since you left, i miss you singing me to sleep"
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