Seventy Times 7
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Back in school they never taught us
What we needed to know
Like how to deal with despair
Or someone breakin' your heart
For twelve years I've held it all together
But a night like this is beggin' to pull me apart
I played it quiet left you deep in conversation
I felt uncool and hung out around the kitchen
I remember I kept thinking
That I know you never would
And now I know I want to kill you
Like only a best friend could

Everyone's caught on to everything you do
Everyone's caught on to

As if it happening wasn't enough
I got to go and write a song
Just to remind myself how bad it sucked
Ignore the sun, covers over my head
Wrote a message on my pillow that says
"Jesse, stay asleep in bed"
Don't apologize (I hope you choke and die!)
Search your cell for something which to hang yourself
They say you need to pray
If you want to go to heaven
But they don't tell you what to say
When your whole life has gone to Hell!

Everyone's caught on to everything you do
Everyone's caught on to
(And I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
(And I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to

So is that what you call a getaway?
Tell me what you got away with
Cause I've seen more spine on jellyfish
I've seen more guts on eleven-year-old kids
Have another drink and drive yourself home
I hope there's ice on all the roads
And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt
And again when your head goes through the windshield

Is that what you call tact?
You're as subtle as a brick in the small of my back
So let's end this call and end this conversation
And is that what you call a getaway?
Tell me what you got away with
Cause you left the frays from the ties you severed
When you say "best friends" means friends forever

Is that what you call a getaway?!!
Tell me what you got away with!!
Cause I've seen more spine on jellyfish!!
I've seen more guts on eleven-year-old kids!!
Have another drink and drive yourself home!!
I hope there's ice on all the roads!!
And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt
Then when your head goes through the windshield!!

(I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
(And I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to
(I can't let you let me down again)




Everyone's caught on to everything you do
(And I can't let you let me down again)

Overall Meaning

The song "Seventy Times 7" is essentially a diss track directed towards a former friend, Jesse Lacey, who allegedly had sexual relations with the lead singer of the band, Jesse's girlfriend. The lyrics do not shy away from expressing the intense anger and betrayal felt by the lead singer. The track opens with the lead singer expressing disappointment in the education system, stating that it never taught him how to deal with crushing emotions. The opening verse of the song features vague references to his friend's betrayal, which he has apparently been holding in for twelve years. Throughout the song, we hear about the lead singer's anger and deep resentment towards Jesse, who he refers to as his "best friend." The song ends with the lead singer hoping for the worst for Jesse, wishing he gets into a terrible car accident and faces dire consequences.


Line by Line Meaning

Back in school they never taught us
At school, we were never taught how to cope with emotionally difficult situations.


What we needed to know
The essential things we needed to know to deal with real-world issues.


Like how to deal with despair
How to handle sadness and hopelessness.


Or someone breakin' your heart
How to cope with rejection or heartbreak.


For twelve years I've held it all together
I have managed to hide my feelings and maintain emotional stability for a strictly allotted time.


But a night like this is beggin' to pull me apart
However, tonight I feel like I am on the brink of emotional collapse.


I played it quiet left you deep in conversation
I tried to stay out of the way and avoid attention by not participating in the discussion.


I felt uncool and hung out around the kitchen
I felt out of place and awkward around the cool people at the party and so I hid in the kitchen.


I remember I kept thinking
I recall that during the entire party, I was obsessing over the same thought.


That I know you never would
That you would never break my trust or betray me.


And now I know I want to kill you
But now I realize I want to harm you emotionally, as a best friend would.


Like only a best friend could
Because only a best friend can hurt you so deeply.


Everyone's caught on to everything you do
Everyone knows your true nature and your actions.


As if it happening wasn't enough
As if the situation wasn't terrible enough on its own.


I got to go and write a song
I felt the need to express my feelings in a song.


Just to remind myself how bad it sucked
To keep my feelings fresh and to understand how much it hurts.


Ignore the sun, covers over my head
I am avoiding the daylight and hiding in my bed.


Wrote a message on my pillow that says
I wrote on my pillow as I thought of you.


"Jesse, stay asleep in bed"
"Jesse, do not wake up or acknowledge this pain."


Don't apologize (I hope you choke and die!)
I do not want your apology, only for you to feel the pain you caused me and suffer.


Search your cell for something which to hang yourself
I wish for you to feel so much guilt and shame that you consider suicide.


They say you need to pray
There is a common belief that prayer is the key to entering heaven.


If you want to go to heaven
If you want to gain access to heaven when you die.


But they don't tell you what to say
No one tells you what to say in times of extreme suffering.


When your whole life has gone to Hell!
When your world is falling apart and you feel hopeless.


So is that what you call a getaway?
Is running away from your problems and not taking responsibility what you call a successful escape?


Tell me what you got away with
What kind of escape you managed and what the consequences were.


Cause I've seen more spine on jellyfish
I have seen more bravery in a jellyfish than in you.


I've seen more guts on eleven-year-old kids
I have seen more courage displayed by children than by you.


Have another drink and drive yourself home
Go ahead and drink more alcohol and endanger your life by driving home.


I hope there's ice on all the roads
I hope you get into a car accident and get hurt.


And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt
Remember me when you injure yourself because you did not wear a seat belt.


And again when your head goes through the windshield
And again when you get injured severely because you were careless.


Is that what you call tact?
Is it your version of being thoughtful and considerate?


You're as subtle as a brick in the small of my back
You are completely oblivious and irritating, and your words or actions hurt me in unexpected ways.


So let's end this call and end this conversation
Let's stop talking and move on from this painful situation.


And is that what you call a getaway?
Is it a successful escape for you?


Tell me what you got away with
Tell me what you have achieved and how it has impacted your life and mine.


Cause you left the frays from the ties you severed
You ruined our friendship and left me a deteriorating mess to fix.


When you say "best friends" means friends forever
You broke the value and true meaning of a best friendship.


Is that what you call a getaway?!!
Did you escape from our friendship and forget everything we shared?!!


Tell me what you got away with!!
Explain to me what you have achieved by leaving me and hurting me!!


Cause I've seen more spine on jellyfish!!
I have witnessed more guts and braveness shown by a simple jellyfish than by you!!


I've seen more guts on eleven-year-old kids!!
I have dared to witness and experience more fearlessness and courage displayed by young kids than your cowardliness!!


Have another drink and drive yourself home!!
Go ahead and have more drinks and carelessly drive yourself home and face the consequences!!


I hope there's ice on all the roads!!
I pray that you encounter a hazardous road ahead and learn responsibility, painfully!


And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt
May your slip of negligence recall our friendship and how much we meant!


Then when your head goes through the windshield!!
And as you get hurt due to your carelessness, remember me and the damage caused to our friendship!!


(I can't let you let me down again)
(I cannot allow you to disappoint or hurt me again.)


Everyone's caught on to everything you do
Everybody has figured out your true intentions and your behavior.


(And I can't let you let me down again)
(And I cannot allow you to break my trust or betray me again.)


Everyone's caught on to
Everyone knows and is aware of what you truly are.


everything you do
Everything you do is out in the open and known to us all.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Brian Lane, Garrett Tierney, Jesse Thomas Lacey, Vincent Accardi

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@samelsewood9219

♪Back in school they never taught us what we needed to know
Like how to deal with despair or someone breakin' your heart
Twelve years I've held it all together
But a night like this is beggin' to pull me apart
I played it quiet, left you deep in conversation
I felt uncool and hung out around the kitchen
I remember I kept thinking that I know you never would
And now I know I want to kill you like only a best friend could
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
Everyone's caught on to
As if it happening wasn't enough
I gotta go and write a song just to remind myself how bad it sucked
Ignore the sun, the cover's over my head
Wrote a message on my pillow that says "Jesse, stay asleep in bed"
Don't apologize (I hope you choke and die)
Search your shelf for something which to hang yourself
They say you need to pray if you want to go to heaven
But they don't tell you what to say when your whole life has gone to hell
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
Everyone's caught on to
Everyone's caught on to everything you do (and I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to (and I can't let you let me down again)
So is that what you call a getaway?
Tell me what you got away with
'Cause I've seen more spine in jellyfish
I've seen more guts in 11-year-old kids
Have another drink and drive yourself home
I hope there's ice on all the roads
And you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt
And again when your head goes through the windshield
Is that what you call tact?
You're as subtle as a brick in the small of my back
So let's end this call and end this conversation
And is that what you call a getaway?
Tell me what you got away with
'Cause you left the frays from the ties you severed
When you say "best friends" means friends forever
Is that what you call a getaway?
Tell me what you got away with
'Cause I've seen more spine in jellyfish
I've seen more guts in 11-year-old kids
Have another drink and drive yourself home
I hope there's ice on all the roads
And you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt
And again when your head goes through the windshield
Everyone's caught on to everything you do (and I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to (and I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to everything you do (and I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to (and I can't let you let me down again)♫



@keric3924

LYRICS:
Back in school they never taught us
What we needed to know
Like how to deal with despair
Or someone breakin' your heart
For twelve years I've held it all together
But a night like this is beggin' to pull me apart
I played it quiet left you deep in conversation
I felt uncool and hung out around the kitchen
I remember I kept thinking
That I know you never would
And now I know I want to kill you
Like only a best friend could
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
Everyone's caught on to
As if it happening wasn't enough
I got to go and write a song
Just to remind myself how bad it sucked
Ignore the sun, covers over my head
Wrote a message on my pillow that says
"Jesse, stay asleep in bed"
Don't apologize (I hope you choke and die!)
Search your cell for something which to hang yourself
They say you need to pray
If you want to go to heaven
But they don't tell you what to say
When your whole life has gone to Hell!
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
Everyone's caught on to
(And I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
(And I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to
So is that what you call a getaway?
Tell me what you got away with
Cause I've seen more spine on jellyfish
I've seen more guts on eleven-year-old kids
Have another drink and drive yourself home
I hope there's ice on all the roads
And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt
And again when your head goes through the windshield
Is that what you call tact?
You're as subtle as a brick in the small of my back
So let's end this call and end this conversation
And is that what you call a getaway?
Tell me what you got away with
Cause you left the frays from the ties you severed
When you say "best friends" means friends forever
Is that what you call a getaway?!!
Tell me what you got away with!!
Cause I've seen more spine on jellyfish!!
I've seen more guts on eleven-year-old kids!!
Have another drink and drive yourself home!!
I hope there's ice on all the roads!!
And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt
Then when your head goes through the windshield!!
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
(And I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to
(I can't let you let me down again)
Everyone's caught on to everything you do
(And I can't let you let me down again)



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@rawrizord

this beers for anyone listening to this all alone in their room singing as loud as they can. we are the chosen ones. :)

@chmejia93

Lol I think it's more appropriate to say that we are the unchosen ones.

@Jdockery007

we are the chosen ones

@jeffreydodd2509

Well said

@Jdockery007

@@jeffreydodd2509 woooot brand new forever

@kayoh1233

Literally this as I drink a beer in my room rocking out

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@Ara_Arasaka

Literally decades later and nothing has been penned that is as brutal as the lyrics in the breakdown of this song.

@TheAbass13

Hope all is well, man. This song brings so much to me it’s hard to put in words. What a time to be alive then was

@firsttimecallerlongtimelis836

Possibly a lyric that rivals it is “ I hope you come down with something they can diagnose but don’t have the cure for” which is also a Brand New lyric goddamn young Jesse didn’t fuck around oh and also “ Even if her plane crashes tonight she’ll find a way to disappoint me by not burning in the wreckage or drowning at the bottom of the sea.”

@Lacideshae

@@firsttimecallerlongtimelis836yassss! All of those are my favorite

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