NateWantsToBattle - Perfect By Design Lyrics




Unplug the clock, I'm running out of time
I'm tired of everything that I called mine
I'm sick of trying to find a word that works
An ocean filled with photographs and names
I hang them on my wall without a frame
A million strangers walking past and stare
I swear I'm running fast but go nowhere

Can you rip the stitches one by one
I'll wake you up and let you know it's done
You can hide but you know you can't run
Time and time again we fall in line
Cookie cutter houses all aligned
Everything is perfect by design
So why can't I escape from my own mind?

Patiently awaiting something new
Something that won't remind me of you
Open up the door I'm leaving soon
The corners of my mind are closing in
Rip away defenses wearing thin
If it ends then where do I begin?
How did this get underneath my skin?

Let me know when it's all said and done
Let me know when it's all said and done
Let me know when it's all said and done
Let me know when it's all said and done





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  1. Madam Feline TY

    These two should do more duets

  2. dian_F_A

    "Can you rip the stiches one by one" gets me every time, i swear i love it

  3. Caleb Evans

    the guitar interlude is so hype compared to the rest of the song

  4. Andrew Forester

    One of the few songs that keeps my heart beating thx

  5. Cali Calico

    It's never often i can find a song that I can relate to every word or, it's beautiful Nate

  6. Xennyboi

    the intro sounds like your still alive cover

  7. Lexy

    I'm playing this song for a solo with me luck

  8. Dani Clam

    When Amalee(I keep wanting to read it as Amylee) started singing I felt and still feel... something but nothing. I don’t feel numb but I slightly do. I don’t know if this is a feeling normal people get but, like it’s... I like it but I don’t, I’m not confused but I am. I don’t know what this is...

    (Edit) and now I’m getting chills. I feel cold. I feel like I might cry.

    (E) I’m binging on my playlist called “Feeling Nothing”.

  9. Haise Lancaster

    I fall asleep to this on Repeat.. so does my Brother

  10. Hannah Marafka

    Stumbled back to this song and Im instantly in love again 💙

  11. Fantasy Productions

    I love hearing your voice with AmaLee's!!! They're perfect together!!! This is such an amazing song!!!

  12. Kaygey

    2019 still crying

  13. Shizuka Aburame

    this is one of the most epic songs I've ever heard. it gave me goose bumps

  14. Master Z

    Is it bad if I know that Nate and Christina are together but i still ship Nate and Ama? I feel dumb but eh

  15. OptimusPhillip

    Depression, the song

  16. Teddy

    I ship it. :3

  17. xMurked

    ❤Lyrics enjoy❤


    Unplug the clock I'm running out of time
    I'm tired of everything that I called mine
    I'm sick of trying to find a word that works
    An ocean filled with photographs and names

    I hang them on my wall without a frame
    A million strangers walking past and stare
    I swear I'm running fast but go nowhere

    Can you rip the stitches one by one
    I'll wake you up and let you know it's done
    You can hide but you know you can't run
    Time and time again we fall in line
    Cookie cutter houses all aligned
    Everything is perfect by design
    So why can't I escape from my own mind?

    Patiently awaiting something new
    Something that won't remind me of you
    Open up the door I'm leaving soon
    The corners of my mind are closing in
    Rip away defenses wearing thin
    If it ends then where do I begin?
    How did this get underneath my skin?

    Let me know when it's all said and done
    Let me know when it's all said and done
    Let me know when it's all said and done
    Let me know when it's all said and done..

  18. Winter Rose

    I ship Nathan and Amanda together, Idk why..

  19. William Andanu

    Are we going to ship Nate x Amalee now?

  20. retarted weeaboo

    honestly i kinda ship this

  21. Xypher Yaeger

    This is honestly one of my favorite songs on the album, the switch from the calm to the heavy style was absolutely beautiful. I want more songs like this and definitely more of you and Amalee.

  22. TheNerdyFox

    Beautiful, calm, and deep. Something the world needs. Also, do more songs with AmaLee, your voices both blend BEAUTIFULLY!!

  23. Vinyl Schnee

    The beginning of this song and the beginning of Paramore's "Playing God" are quite similar. Hmmmmmmm

  24. Duncan Macleod

    dude great song. heard it for the first time today and have been listening to it on repeat ever since. keep up the good work you guys 🖒

  25. dark_sword

    Temazo 🎵

  26. Engles Devlin

    No creo ser el único latino en escucharlo, Nate... desde Nightmare te he seguido y amo tus obras de arte como está. 🖤

  27. DemonSpawn050394

    Love the song and artwork.

  28. PineappleExpress

    The guitars at 3:00 remind me of Roads Untraveled by Linkin Park.

  29. Karma X Kai

    You could say this pairing is "Perfect by Design"
    YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!!
    Seriously, your voices are perfect together.
    What did you think I was talking about?

  30. Autumn The OwlFox

    Very satisfying to pause at 2:04

  31. Jary Payseno

    1:18 0__0

  32. Celeste Lawson

    I wanna sit here and analyze the symbolism in this all day

  33. buni0n

    this song sucks weiner

  34. Mr. Creepy

    This is one of your best songs. It is so different from all your other ones. A really beautiful song.
    I hope we get another album from you with even more songs!

  35. The Breaker

    top-tier collaboration

  36. GA9GA3XY

    😍😍😍😍

  37. 리켈

    So perfect....

  38. Isaiah wong

    This was exc3llent

  39. Matt Desrosiers

    so happy u guys have met my favorite musicians on youtube!!

    do another duet, plz!!
    XD

  40. WyntrTyger

    This needs to be part of the Life is Strange soundtrack!

  41. Ya boi Izaya

    all I have to say is ... WHERE CAN I BUY THIS ALBUM

    Autumn The OwlFox

    If that's a real question, it's on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.

  42. Kawten

    I have finally figured out why i like nate so much! he has this green day style to him that i just love

  43. KayRaven

    This is one of only two songs in the world that can make me absolutely melt in tears. People say crying is bad, that you should always be happy, but... sometimes you need to cry.

  44. Scsigs

    Why is Nate doing All Time Low better than All Time Low?

  45. Shiba Motori

    Who else thinks that amalee and Nate should be a couple

  46. Yami_Industries

    wow! its been awhile since I listened to a song by you nate and to hear your own written songs is amazing!!! your voice goes well with amalee's voice so well...

  47. Its me

    This song is so beautiful

  48. LeahTheEmo

    <3 perfect

  49. Aksh Son

    I get a real life is strange vibe from this!

  50. Pippin Hart

    AmaLee?

    I cook an egg with a spoon

  51. Timothy Torres

    Why does this song somehow remind me of 'California' by Blink-182?

  52. Gumi Megpoid

    I miss the old Nate lol

    Weird Potato Demon

    Oh no, the hipsters are coming. I thought I had found safety, but no... 😥

  53. cinnamonbreeze

    me : no electric guitar? still awsome!/
    me: *after **2:13* there it is!

  54. Legendary Ash

    2:01 I Jizzed in my pants...So good.

  55. Ariana Davenport

    This is my favorite song of yours so far. I absolutely adore it. I will remember you.

  56. Brycen McCormack

    Is it just me or is nates voice perfect by design

  57. RyujinZero

    This song is utterly haunting.

  58. Anaami DeVante

    I'm getting a mix of Linkin Park and Paramore and I love it.

  59. Jackson Audran

    "So why can't I escape from my own mind?" Relatable af.

  60. Lakital Kid

    Perfect by design ❤
    Unplug the clock im running out of time
    Im tired of everything that i called mine
    Im sick of trying to find a word that works
    An ocean filled with photographs and names
    Hang them on a wall without a frame
    A million strangets walking past and stare
    I swear im running fast but go nowhere
    Can you rip the stiches one by one
    Ill wake you uo and let you know its done
    You can hide but you know you cant run
    Time and time again we fall inline
    Cookie cutter houses all aligned
    Everything is perfect by design
    So why cant i escaoe from my own mind
    Patiently awaiting something new
    Something that wont remind me of you
    Open up the door im leaving soon
    The corners of my mind are closing in
    Rip away defenses wearing thin
    If it ends then where do i begin
    How did this get underneath my skin
    Let me know when its all set and done x4
    °The end°

  61. Psyfer Ain't a rapper

    The Giver. Best book and best song

  62. Gauge Tyrion

    The intro was way too long and slow.

  63. poke gaming

    this hit me hard

  64. Luca Campagna

    More collaborations with Amalee please. You guys should cover RWBY's "Like Morning Follows Night"

  65. NightOwl IDK

    this is like, calm but at the same time there is rock music🤓😂🖒

  66. Shawna loren

    man. i love Nate so much. he has grown so much. When i first discovered him i was like 10. im 14 now. he has achieved ALLOT more than i ever could.

  67. EveryOtherMonday

    This is the song I listen to every night before I go to bed.

  68. Riley

    Who else would love to see an official music video for this?

    I know I would!!!

  69. Maki_Nami

    NateWantsAmaLee

    new ship.

  70. Huntjam 02

    This is so emo and I love it!!!!

  71. f r a n c o

    Why does this reminds me of PARAMORE- PLAYING GOD?

  72. Silver Sky

    Nate every time you sing I think hot damn this guy is awesome. Seriously can we just make an anime character out of you so you can be my waifu xD

  73. Charles O'Keefe

    Anyone have tabs for this? It's grown to be a favorite of mine and I'd love to try learning!

  74. Genji4life YT

    Make a 1 hour version of this

  75. Jacob Rios

    The beginning kinda sounds like Playing God by Paramore

  76. Thunderlead8 - Just Cause

    If you could give this song one word to mark it's theme... I'll thank you. I'm working on something, and I want to see what I could match this song to. It's also awesome. If it turns out one of the words to describe it matches, I'll give my oath to subscribe.
    May do that anyways.

    Thunderlead8 - Just Cause

    Let me correct that, try to give me five different words on what you think this song's theme is. Don't have to give me five, just keep it below or around five.

  77. GreenWolfTrash

    Nate + Amanda = A perfect song. That's all I have to say.

  78. ethan rowden

    every time I'm feeling down I always go to this song. it gets me through the day. thank you Nate

  79. potato mafia42

    i was at the concert in orlando

  80. Itatsu Uchiha /Eyeless Jack 1996

    One of the best songs I've heard in a long time.

  81. Bleach Bleach

    NATE AND AMALEE? TOGETHER? PERFECTION? (HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!)

  82. RAGE Quit2015

    Intro remind me of "Playing God" by Paramore

  83. Michael Hajss

    Nate amazing song keep up the awesome work

  84. Kai Rolinski

    1:17 AAGAHGHAGAHGAHGHA

  85. Azu Aroha

    I love this so much!!! 😍❤️

  86. Frəkı Wödenson

    Are these two..dating?

  87. WafflesDoesEverything

    I freaking love every song nate does! His voice just has so many places to go, and he fits every song he does.


    And just because i have to
    *Ahem* Natalee anyone?

  88. FUURAIKENS

    flipped when i saw featuring AmaLee

    p.s. 1:30 You KEN run, but you KEN'T HIDE
    ..
    i'll
    i'll go now

  89. Sans thecomic

    Nate: Can you rip the stiches one by one?
    Me: No! Kids never rip stiches one by one! *laughing too hard that I might fall off the chair*

  90. Sara Gredelj

    When I first heard this song, I didn't like it. But now it's growing on me... Enough for me to keep replaying it and to mumble a few lyrics randomly throughout my day. Amazing song, Nate!!!

  91. Leon Kennedy

    im in love with amalee she's so amazing and I love nathans voice I listen to him all day if I could

  92. Hugo Magno

    Remembers Me When Evanecence Worked With Linkin Park To Make "Bring Me Back To Life", So Fuckin Amazing

  93. Vospader21

    Yo I love it when you and AmaLee work together.

  94. Comic Daves

    whats the meaning of this song is he in a Natemare?

  95. natedog fresh

    Ayyyyye!!!!! :D

  96. n0t Andrei

    I was gonna sub but realized I already had :/

  97. Leah Dunn

    I am happy to say I can play this song on guitar I regret nothing

  98. The Fernanator

    Not as fast and rocky as the other songs.