On Your Mark

There you were, just a button away
And suddenly you were part of my life again
Memories broke through the floodgates
So it seems that the years were unkind
We share similar scars now and we've both grown
But a doubt still whispers

On your mark, set, ready to go
Ready to trip me again?
I'm not fallin' for it
Ready to trap me again?
I won't stand here waitin'
I'll place a bet this'll end in record time

Moments are passing you
You've got a lot of catchin' up to do
Can't see the finish line?
Pick up the pace or quit while you're behind

Pardon me, you'll have to forgive
I didn't mean to start right in like that
It's just a force of habit
I can't believe what you're sayin' to me
If this is true, well, then anything's possible
Pigs really do have wings

On your mark, set, ready to go
Ready to trip me again?
I'm not falling for it
Ready to trap me again?
I won't take the bait
Ready to push me again
And cross the line?
If you can't see it to the end
Just quit while you're behind

Still taking bets this'll end in record time

About the song

Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, put me in a rubber room and throw away the key.

I wrote this song's chorus back in college and could never really figure out what to build around it. You never know when certain things will happen and make for great songwriting fuel.

Geez, between this and "Intervention" I must have been pretty heavy into Jimmy Eat World in '03.