Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hey, "If You Can't Hang", Then There's The Door...

Hey Everybody,
     So, I don't know if you all know this, but I am NOT just a fan of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne. In fact, there's a whole other side to my music tastes that I thought I should start to bring out. So I'm doing a song by one of my favorite bands, Sleeping With Sirens!
     Sleeping With Sirens is an American post-hardcore band. They were formed in 2009 and have released two full length albums and an all-acoustic EP as well as 11 singles. Their third studio album, "Feel" is going to be released on June 4 of this year. In fact, they're going to Warped Tour this year in support of this new album. I'm so excited!
     Okay, lyric analysis here we come! Click here for the lyrics. So this song, like all songs, tells a story. He talks about when he was seventeen and when his first love came along. He thought they would grow up and get married. That's the first mistake. I mean, yes, there are the rare few who meet in high school and stay together. But they are the extremely rare few. There is life outside of high school, people. And you'll most likely meet the elusive "one" out there. Not in your math class. Another thing about people in high school is that they do stupid things. One of those stupid things that they do is cheat. They know that relationships in high school don't last forever so once they have feelings for someone else they usually just go for it. And they usually break up after the fact. So here, Kellin is letting out some anger. And he's probably right about what will happen to this girl. Usually the cheaters get cheated on or just hurt in general. I like to think of this as a little bit of karma.
Basically what Kellin is saying next is that if she doesn't want to be with him that's just fine because he doesn't want to be with someone that doesn't want to be with him. Then he talks about her and how she uses her looks to get guys but no matter how "pretty" she is, she is a "pretty big waste of time". She isn't faithful and she doesn't care about him so why should he care about her? And for a while, yes it hurt him. But eventually he got over it and met someone else who did want to be with him and did care about him and treated him as well as he treated her. So then instead of saying what a "waste of time" she was he just got to call her pretty. And who knows where the other girl ended up? And truthfully, who cares? When you hurt people you always get hurt back. And eventually nobody wants to be around you. And where you end up is alone.
So basically all of the message was imbedded in the lyric analysis. Hope you guys got it all and I hope you can see this song's amazingness and love it as much as I do!

Love to All,
-Autumn the Music Girl


  1. Sorry, Autumn -- as much as I like your post, I don't like the song much. Then again, I don't think I was the intended market for this band anyway.

    1. Well as long as you like the post itself and the song's message, I'm okay. And no I don't believe you were either XD