The Airborne Toxic Event What’s In A Name Lyrics

There was nothing you could do but turn away

They told the fathers to hide all the girls away

It’s just a name, a name, a name, a name, what’s in a name?

And you were sleeping by the time I found you there

I said “It’s a shame we got to cut off all that hair…”

But it’s all right, I just hope it’s nothing bad

You can call me if you’re sad, I don’t care what you father said

We were running through the halls of the middle school

Writing our names on the sides of the public pool

Like two ghosts in flight on a sleepless night, we were alive

And you told me you were scared of suicide

On the night that your best friend’s brother died

But it’s all right, I just hope it’s nothing bad

You can call me if you’re sad, I don’t care what you father said

And I was lost in you dancing around in your living room

You said your mother’s in the back on Valium

And she sleeps so hard that you wonder if she’s alive

And so I parked my bike outside your house

You said, “There’s nothing you could do to make me come out”

Because your daddy said I was the worst one yet, it was a lie, a lie, a lie, a lie

‘Cause I always loved the way you looked in the firing line

Just dancing around in some old sweater of mine

But it’s all right, and I just hope it’s nothing bad

Just promise me you won’t get mad, I don’t care what you father said

This is not a game. It would be a crying shame

I mean, honestly, what’s in a name? Tell me, what’s in a name, a name, a name…

Oh we were so young, we were so wrong