Taking Back Sunday - Stood A Chance Lyrics




It takes so long
You're going forward looking back
A body like a welcome mat
You never even stood a chance
(On your own)
A body like a welcome mat
(On your own)
Going forward looking back
(Now you're looking back)
You never even stood a chance
You don't wanna know
You don't wanna know

You feel so safe, safe, safe
Being kept in the dark
(You know you never stood a chance)
You know you never stood a chance
Cause it's that same dark place
Where you'll get torn apart
(You know you never stood a chance)
You know you never stood a chance
On your own
On your own

(Hot damn tell me that don't feel good)

It takes so long
You're never one for looking back
A body like a punching bag
You never even stood a chance
You don't wanna know
(Body like a punching bag)
You don't wanna know
(You're never one for looking back)
You never even stood a chance
(Took a chance)
On your own

You feel so safe, safe, safe
Being kept in the dark
(You know you never stood a chance)
You know you never stood a chance
Cause it's that same dark place
Where you'll get torn apart
(You know you never stood a chance)
You know you never stood a chance
You feel so safe, safe, safe
Being kept in the dark
(You know you never stood a chance)
You don't wanna know

Fat and happy straight to hell
(Woo oou hoo)
In a body like a prison cell
(Woo oou hoo)
Fat and happy straight to hell
In a body like a prison cell
Straight to hell
You know you never stood a chance

You feel so safe, safe, safe
Being kept in the dark
(You know you never stood a chance)
You know you never stood a chance
Cause it's that same dark place
Where you'll get torn apart
(You know you never stood a chance)
You know you never stood a chance

Yeah in that same dark place
I will tear you apart
You know you never stood a chance
(You know you never stood a chance)
On your own
I'm gonna tear you apart





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Taking Back Sunday Stood A Chance Comments
  1. bn649

    I completely forgot about this song until it was just on my recommended. YouTube knew I needed this in my life again.

  2. Anna Corn

    "Stood A Chance"

    It takes so long
    You're going forward looking back
    A body like a welcome mat
    You never even stood a chance
    (On your own)
    A body like a welcome mat
    (On your own)
    Going forward looking back
    (Now you're looking back)
    You never even stood a chance
    You don't wanna know
    You don't wanna know

    You feel so safe, safe, safe
    Being kept in the dark
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    Cause it's that same dark place
    Where you'll get torn apart
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    On your own
    On your own

    (Hot damn tell me that don't feel good)

    It takes so long
    You're never one for looking back
    A body like a punching bag
    You never even stood a chance
    You don't wanna know
    (Body like a punching bag)
    You don't wanna know
    (You're never one for looking back)
    You never even stood a chance
    (Took a chance)
    On your own

    You feel so safe, safe, safe
    Being kept in the dark
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    Cause it's that same dark place
    Where you'll get torn apart
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    You feel so safe, safe, safe
    Being kept in the dark
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You don't wanna know

    Fat and happy straight to hell
    (Woo oou hoo)
    In a body like a prison cell
    (Woo oou hoo)
    Fat and happy straight to hell
    In a body like a prison cell
    Straight to hell
    You know you never stood a chance

    You feel so safe, safe, safe
    Being kept in the dark
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    Cause it's that same dark place
    Where you'll get torn apart
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance

    Yeah in that same dark place
    I will tear you apart
    You know you never stood a chance
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    On your own
    I'm gonna tear you apart

  3. Laura Lopez

    Adam and his faces since 2003 <3333

  4. aaron lao

    @00:58 same dark place , i see what you did there

  5. My Dog Weighs Like 5 Inches

    1:48 and pause he is staring into your soul

  6. Professor Oakenshield

    This video is my aesthetic.

  7. stephane zhang

    this is the style they should always be!!!

  8. Morgan Lukacs

    2:50 rape face

  9. Richmond Villanueva

    Who's that chick with gun? Asking for thesis purposes.

  10. Richmond Villanueva

    1:56 I SAW FREEEEED

  11. Daniel Bartakei

    4 years and still rockin

  12. Greggory Carroll

    They totally stole this riff from Lawskof... Pass the politics came out in 2012... That's shitty TBS

  13. Clint Morrow

    Beautifully directed video

  14. Thomas Revill

    Two tracks in, loving this album. Only heard one or two tracks from their old stuff but I feel as if they've matured a hell of a lot.

  15. FanDjango 8

    John is back? OMG I haven't even listened to their new album and I'm just getting back into them!

  16. Triste Jury Ryan

    damnd taking back sunday you rock my world dude..

  17. Airsen

    "Stood A Chance"

    It takes so long
    You're going forward looking back
    A body like a welcome mat
    You never even stood a chance
    (On your own)
    A body like a welcome mat
    (On your own)
    Going forward looking back
    (Now you're looking back)
    You never even stood a chance
    You don't wanna know
    You don't wanna know

    You feel so safe, safe, safe
    Being kept in the dark
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    Cause it's that same dark place
    Where you'll get torn apart
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    On your own
    On your own

    (Hot damn tell me that don't feel good)

    It takes so long
    You're never one for looking back
    A body like a punching bag
    You never even stood a chance
    You don't wanna know
    (Body like a punching bag)
    You don't wanna know
    (You're never one for looking back)
    You never even stood a chance
    (Took a chance)
    On your own

    You feel so safe, safe, safe
    Being kept in the dark
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    Cause it's that same dark place
    Where you'll get torn apart
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    You feel so safe, safe, safe
    Being kept in the dark
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You don't wanna know

    Fat and happy straight to hell
    (Woo oou hoo)
    In a body like a prison cell
    (Woo oou hoo)
    Fat and happy straight to hell
    In a body like a prison cell
    Straight to hell
    You know you never stood a chance

    You feel so safe, safe, safe
    Being kept in the dark
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance
    Cause it's that same dark place
    Where you'll get torn apart
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    You know you never stood a chance

    Yeah in that same dark place
    I will tear you apart
    You know you never stood a chance
    (You know you never stood a chance)
    On your own
    I'm gonna tear you apart

  18. Brandoninomtzzz zzz

    hands down,this has to be the best song off Happiness Is

  19. Christopher Petersen

    Such a great music/video combo!

  20. kashmoney

    Does anyone else think the frontman looks so much like Christian from grouplove?

    daB

    kashmoney no group loves lead would look like lazarra. He has senior rights.

  21. JA66Y

    Lazarra is harry styles role model
    Jahhaa jk


    I love this song !

  22. Gino Faletti

    this song makes me so happy and I don't even know why

  23. bedspringkiss

    Confetti makes everything better!

  24. H P

    When the music video is on a budget

  25. Surnominal

    absolutely phenomenal!

  26. Felipe Uebio

    Dude... look those colors... this video is amazing! Keep going TBS! You guys rock X)

  27. Jared Pacorka

    You know, Harambe never stood a chance.

  28. Nat Boddington

    favourite band for 12 years, keep going strong <3

  29. Ryan Tischler

    thank you tbs. keep it real fellas.

  30. Yoga Cholandha

    I didn't know they could be cheerful. Well, I guess this is growing up.

    S Alaka

    @Emo Punk Trash Nah it's fine, the name is made up unfortunately

    Emo Punk Trash

    @S Alaka ooohhh okay. Have a nice day/night!

    S Alaka

    @Emo Punk Trash How do I follow you?

    Emo Punk Trash

    @S Alaka click on my icon and click on follow or subscribe.

  31. I am Ghostie

    I'm in a colorful mood today. Are you? No? Your loss. 😁

  32. Derrick Shanholtzer

    142 people actually never stood a chance

    Sienna Merrill

    D. Nicole Shanholtzer 150 now 😡😡

    stephane zhang

    183 fuckers now!!!

    Patrick Donovan

    It’s okay lol. Like derick said; they never even stood a chance. It was meant to be

  33. Cooper Simmons

    What on Earth is going on in this video?

  34. Dan Allen

    One of my favorite TBS music videos! So much color and energy! And great lighting!

  35. eRic

    this is easily the most upbeat sounding TBS song I've ever heard. I dig. p.s. that little move Lazarra did at 1:53ish was very Steven Tyler-eqsue. ha

  36. Qwerty Fasd

    I sense a new wave/indie rock/indie pop vibe rather than pop punk/emo they usually make

  37. avocadobaby

    I haven't liked most of their new stuff, but this really is a fun song.

  38. Thomas W.

    Finally a video that fits my monitors aspect ratio.

  39. Rienzi Valencia

    I luv the black cat!!!!

  40. Alexis

    current mood: this

  41. Lockheed D Chase

    glad to see John nolan back in the pack

    Originally Unoriginal

    You're 3 albums late to the reunion party

  42. Juicy Swag

    It's been a long time since I've listened to TBS, but I'm really glad I decided to revisit them. Really enjoying this new album!

  43. TakeMyOxygen

    This video is really bright, colorful, and random lol. but I love it.

  44. Nicky-lee Hamlet-timms

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh that paint went straight in his eye :O

  45. Dini Azri

    Who is the girl with the short hair?

  46. Professor Oakenshield

    This song has a high rate of being stuck in ones head.

    Professor Oakenshield

    And a certain pokemon prof. Yes. Thank you!

    Hunter Kohen

    +Professor Oakenshield Damn how does someone who likes poke Mon like the same music as me.. I can't take this world anymore I'm shooting myself.. thanks for being the straw that broke MY back :(

    ass2 myface

    +Professor Oakenshield well i think im a boy im gonna have to check

    Professor Oakenshield

    Dude, came back to this comment. I am pooping and watching this video

  47. Brandie Bradley

    If I could just please marry Adam Lazzara, my life would be complete.

    Justin Rivera

    I know the feeling

  48. Christine

    you never even stood a chance!

  49. Benny Martinez

    Everything Taking Back Sunday does is amazing!

    Justin Rivera

    Pretty much

  50. Sierra Nevada

    To everybody that's saying "It's just not the old TBS": I didn't realize bands weren't allowed to change their style? And besides, it's not like EVERY OTHER BAND DOES IT

  51. Sierra Nevada

    I never stood a chance ❤️

  52. Felix Toro

    I saw that same chick in the 1975 video.

  53. XxImK001causeIgotxInMyNamexX

    132 people dont know music

  54. Andrew Barros

    Love it. I love everything they've done to date. Sure, it wasn't Tell All Your Friends or Where You Want To Be, but those were for that point in time. I can't pretend to know what was going on with TBS personally when they write each album, but they know how to reach me. Keep it up guys, if even just for me personally ;-) I'll love your music forever. TBS= All-time favorite band.

  55. dogfriend 3

    new sound, i love this song! 

  56. Beef Patty

    Cartel music video? hahah Jokes aside I love the new TBS

  57. Bonecollector83

    Love this band but this is awful

    LED

    how about NO.

  58. AtariFireGaming

    This sounds alot like a song off New Again. But holy hell it's catchy! :P

  59. TakingBackJo

    everyone is SO quick to post a negative comment. It's pathetic. Remember what Thumper the rabbit said?
    TBS... i dig it!

  60. Alayna

    I dedicate my life to this band.

  61. Kahn

    Holy shit. Is that Kevin Pereira ?

    chels

    @Jake Walker no way. kevin's way skinnier.

  62. pl4sticgun

    the colors of the background reminds me of the backgrounds of the Great Romances of the 20th Century video

  63. SignalsOverTheAir

    Heard this on Sirius XM Faction and thought this maybe from TAYF or WYWTB, but was shocked after I found out this was from their newest album. This is the TBS that I fell in love with back in 2005 when I first heard them. And after their WB years, it looks like this could hopefully be a return to glory days of the Victory era. Hearing this gives me hope that other groups like Brandnew might revisit their old glory days again in the future. This video reminds me of Cartel's Honestly, oh the nostalgia for 2004-2007. 

  64. Phil G

    I think Taking Back Sunday have lost themselves in the last few years, i'm not saying this song is bad but it is nothing like their older stuff. Up until Louder Now was the best of them, New Again was good but not quite there. I had high hopes when I heard John and Shaun were coming back I was proper excited, I was thinking Tell all your friends sort of shit would be coming back but they took a complete different direction. Even listening to Flicker, Fade i thought yer this is good, but it's just not the TBS I love anymore. Still see them live though just for their old shit. Lets hope Brand New have more success when they release their new album, THAT I am very excited for.

    aldotheapache

    That's great that you're a huge fan, but that early 2000's emo has died out, and you can't expect a band to sound like that almost ten years later. At some point, a band has to evolve and change their sound to keep up and still be relevant, and TBS has been pretty good at doing that.

    Juice jayecub

    @Tyler Richardson I agree man that sound gives me the ultimate nostalgia lol

    Your_Savior_23

    @Phil G There is no way they could sound like they use to anymore for a couple reasons. One is that Tell All Your Friends came out 13 years ago and most of them have kids and a family now which totally changes your outlook on life and emotions. It came out when I was around 12 or 13 and it completely changed my outlook on what music was and what it could be but now they have experience and that changes the way you do everything in life, including music and art. I will forever be indebted to this band.

    Brian Noots

    @Phil G Yes, bands change. Every band changes. Not all new stuff is bad.

  65. NHLroyal55

    Does anyone else get the Wes Anderson vibe?

  66. Sofia ??

    As much as I love Taking Back Sunday I wouldn't be surprised if this is their last album. I just feel like they lost their golden touch.

  67. Elsa Eliasson

    oh adam, u and ur long hair.

    Justin Rivera

    Him and his long sexy hair

    Ramiz Aliyev

    Elsa Eliasson

  68. TheMischiefMama

    OK, despite what you may think about the actual song and the video content, can we all agree that the lighting and camera work ruin the entire video? I am wondering if they were seriously trying to go for an un-professional effect, or what........why would anyone do that? LOL

    AtariFireGaming

    Right? and not being able to see the whole band together in one shot, only up close of them separately makes me irritated! lol seriously, their older videos were way more fun, same for alot of bands

  69. s4n1l

    I'd listen to the song a million times before I saw the vid.. disappointed :( 

  70. Coxy Vids

    25 secs in the first girl you see looks like #Beckie0

  71. Coxy Vids

    Is anyone addicted to this song? for me when I go out and about, especially when your bored. This song comes into my head! What about you guys/ladies? please tell me im not the only one addicted! catchy lyrics right!?!?

    AtariFireGaming

    Right? makes you wana step outside and go running to the  beach or around the city and doing dumb stuff haha

    Coxy Vids

    lol no its not motivational haha just comes and goes

  72. jhjjhg1

    This song should be played on the radio, it's much better than the garbage they usually play.

    Braeden Harris

    That's how I heard this song is from the radio..

  73. Alessandro Mainini

    These lyrics are so messed up.

  74. Ayy Jay See

    What the hell happened to this band?

    Justin Rivera

    Haha like the jevs pic I saw you comment on some of his vids before cool you like TBS

  75. randy satria

    who is the modelllllll???

  76. Flower

    New Wave

  77. DearDiaryMusic

    1:38 Brazzers

  78. Justin Borman

    Sorry guys, no gOod.

  79. Thomas Sawyer

    you like them,because they are the original band. I was listening to 15 years ago. Not a carbon copy of a band that copied a band,that redefined screamo into a more pop sound.

  80. ahmad rizky

    well at least same ol' lazzara

  81. Ethan Dombrowski

    Hopeless Records knows what they are doing. I love Taking Back Sunday so much. Good ole times listening to Louder Now. 

  82. owa

    Pahahaha Adams face hahah

  83. sarah18960

    Thought this song was super cheesy at first, but now I can't stop playing it. Will absolutely forever be a Taking Back Sunday fan.

  84. Takanori Yamanouchi

    Rancid Twenty Years!

  85. turglow

    i love this song. although i do miss this band, my favorite song back in the day by them was spin, that song was amazing

  86. Thiri Aung

    Adam reminds me so much of Bert from The Used.

  87. Alex Webster

    One of the BEST songs made all year. Video isn't so inspiring though xD 

  88. Fettercini

    Wow, I dislike myself now. I always put this band in the group with bands like Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, etc. (Whom I don't like). But I actually like their sound! Shame on me!

    connor smith

    Shame on you! ;)

    Fettercini

    I never knew what this band sounded like, or even the genre. I just always saw the people who likes bands such as ptv,sws, etc. liked this band. Just an honest mistake on never giving this band a look. :3

    barekantspel789

    always clumped in with them due to their "alternative" sound. i agree, nothing alike, yet genres are similar. meaning those who like the bands you listed, often like taking back Sunday as well. they go hand in hand, yet not being the same. also, this album is more up beat and happy than there others. the older albums fit in much smoother with those other bands. still not the same, but a smoother process to lump them all together than this album. 

    ProfessorRJLupin

    Oh, they're so much better than those other bands you mentioned.  These guys are brilliant!

  89. Jacqueline Rowe

    That fox, doe. 

  90. Jacqueline Rowe

    Why can't i be in this music video. I would go so hard. 
    I love Taking Back Sunday....forever......sigh.

  91. WEEZYnotASTHMATIC

    So did that guy leave again ?? lol

  92. ynahtebtudor

    Their older stuff is way better. Sigh.

  93. saowalak lumngam

    So cool

  94. teardropluvsparamore

    I actually really love this song.

  95. Imagine Crumpets

    A little bland but I still cant stop singing it...

  96. Dee Roach

    I'm obsessed with this song (no homo)

  97. Marquise Patterson

    Happiness is a great album! If you want to hear Fred then listen to the old albums or the color Fred. I love what tbs is doing

  98. Donnie Angkuw

    so this is what happiness is...

  99. Dmitriy Lazarev

    I like it)and so glad what guys come back