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If You're Not Mine, Tell Me "One Time"

Take a Stand

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Song 7: One Time
 

The journey is starting to make you strong, and you're sick of being treated badly. Let's take a stand.

Steve's friend Josh Marvenko came up to our house in Ohio for the weekend, and he's someone we like to write with. He had been struggling with a girl he was talking to leading him on and he was sick of her bullshit. Steve was going through a similar siuation at the time. Long story short, a very hungover Marvenko and Steven went into the studio, and cranked out this beaut in about two days. I would say it helped them both find the strength to move on to a better situation...

"I'm so sick of it, looking for another hit"

- One Time

Meaning Behind the Song

"One Time" is about being mistreated in a romantic situation, and finally getting sick of it. You vent your unhappiness to your partner, and tell her to stop playing games. Eventually,  you decide to move on from the situation (with some anger), and call it quits 💙

-Steve

Parallel Lines

Lyrics:

Late night calling me, searching for my empathy
Lonely feelings getting to you
Reruns every night, something isn't feeling right
Got a feeling I'm being used

You told me that I was something to you

I've been falling for the longest time and
You just keep on throwing peace signs
You've been calling every time you wanted love
If you're not mine, tell me one time

Tell me one time
Tell me one time
If you're not mine
Tell me one time

I'm so sick of it, looking for another hit
Stirring chemicals in my brain
I don't need it now, if you're never coming down
You can find me walking away

You told me that I was something to you

I've been falling for the longest time and
You just keep on throwing peace signs
You've been calling every time you wanted love
If you're not mine, tell me one time

Tell me one time
Tell me one time
If you're not mine
Tell me one time

I'm down on earth, you're levitating
You say the view's, intoxicating
I'm cutting loose, I'm separating
You can call me when you come down

I've been falling for the longest time and
You just keep on throwing peace signs
You've been calling every time you wanted love
If you're not mine, tell me one time

Tell me one time
Tell me one time
If you're not mine
Tell me one time

You gotta tell me

Tell me one time
Tell me one time
If you're not mine
Tell me one time

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