Guest Vocals

On the CD, Matt Parsons sings in The Girl's A Straight-Up Hustler but live, Matt Flyzik, the tour manager, sings that part.

All Time Low provided group vocals for two songs on Cute Is What We Aim For's CD, The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch: Sweet Talk 101 and Teasing to Please (Left Side, Strong Side).

Alex provided vocals on a song called Five with The Spotlight in May 2007. Click here for details.

Alex also provided vocals on a song for Ellicott City based The Dangerous Summer.

Juliet Simms provided guest vocals for Remembering Sunday. She sings

"I'm not coming back, I've done something so terrible, I'm terrified to speak but you'd expect that from me. I'm mixed up, I'll be blunt. Now the rain is just washing you out of my hair, and out of my mind- keeping an eye on the world from so many thousands of feet off the ground. I'm over you now, I'm at home in the clouds and towering over your head"

and any vocals overlapping those lyrics.

Sing It Loud recently released a new version of No One Can Touch Us featuring the vocal stylings of Alex Gaskarth.


Downloads of ATL cover songs


Full list of ATL tabs

Hit The Lights


Coffee Shop Soundtrack
The Girl's A Straight-Up Hustler
Jasey Rae (acoustic)
The Party Scene
Running From Lions

Six Feet Under The Stars
The Beach
Dear Maria, Count Me In
Remembering Sunday
Poppin' Champagne

Song Meanings

Song Title Meaning or Details
The Party Scene
The Party Scene Before Put Up or Shut Up, this track was the first on The Party Scene. Alex thought he was being clever by introducing the album with the idea of "staying seventeen," which was later brought full circle at the end of the CD by The Girl's A Straight-Up Hustler with "forever seventeen."
Lullabies Yes, this song is about Alex's brother. Don't ask more, we don't know the details. Or, if you do, don't post. It's too personal to be here.
Circles The song is about a relationship breaking up and the male in the relationship still wanting to be with the girl. This song is possibly written about one of Alex Gaskarth's relationships.
This is the first song the band created a music video for.
Running From Lions Apparently, at a party or such some time, Alex drew a lion on a girl's arm. Later, when he was trying to get out of a situation with this girl, he wrote this song. Thus, running from lions.
The Girl's A Straight-Up Hustler The song is written about a "fake" girl who led on a guy with various one-night stands.
Complement to The Party Scene on The Party Scene.
This is the second song the band created a music video for.
Put Up or Shut Up
Coffee Shop Soundtrack For more than a year the meaning of the song and the origination of the song title were unclear, but during an interview with Underground Rockstars, Alex reluctantly told that the song was based on an affair he had with a married woman (possibly a teacher) and that they regularly met in a coffee shop. Alex also wrote a blog about it.
This is the third song the band created a music video for.
Jasey Rae Jasey is a real person from Altoona, PA- Alex wrote the song as an apology to her.
The story of this song (from the real Jasey) can be read here:
So Wrong, It's Right
Six Feet Under the Stars Sequel to Coffee Shop Soundtrack
This is the fourth song the band created a music video for.
Holly (Would You Turn Me On?) "Holly would…" IS a play on "Hollywood." Holly is NOT a real girl.
The Beach This is about the traditional week spent at Ocean City partying that most seniors go to upon graduation from high school called senior week. The band members also went back for a repeat of their senior week in '07. Confirmed 4-24-10
Dear Maria (Count Me In) Apparently, when the boys got home from tour one time, they ran into an old friend from high school. Turns out she'd become a "entertainer" of sorts- a stripper. Alex was inspired, and voila! Dear Maria was born.
In an interview, Alex quoted that the lyrics of the chorus "I got your picture, I'm coming with you, Dear Maria, count me in" has a deeper meaning of which it can be translated into himself wishing that Maria would have a drink at the bar with him and perhaps give him a lap dance.
This is the fifth song the band created a music video for.
Remembering Sunday Written while Alex was on a plane ride home from visiting a girl. Apparently the visit didn't go as planned.
Supposedly another meaning: Alex, who was 17 at the time, was dating his 23 year-old substitute teacher who was married. She was staying over at his house, and when he woke up she wasn't there. The teacher had gone back to Maryland to her husband. A lot of people think the song was about Alex dating a girl who killed herself - that is untrue.]
Vegas About the same girl from Remembering Sunday
Stay Awake This song is about Peter Pan. Alex has also described it as a conversation with himself, similar to a conversation between Wendy and Peter. Sort of his inner child vs. the part of him that knows he has to grow up.
Come One, Come All Inspired when Alex was stuck in traffic and the radio was playing sucky songs.
Poppin' Champagne This song is about the band's fear of not knowing what to do if they become "big" in the music industry.
Nothing Personal
Weightless Lead vocalist Alex Gaskarth stated in an interview with MTVu that "the whole mentality of the song is like, you feel like you're stuck in this like, negative space and you just want to get out. Summer's rolling up and uh, everybody's finishing up with school and everybody's getting like the exam beat-down".
In the Nothing Personal album trailer, Jack Barakat said that the song is about not wanting to grow up and just wanting to be a kid.
Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) According to the May 2009 "Alternative Press" issue, this song is about "You being in the room with someone you really want to bang, but you can't, but you should." There's speculation that this is third in the Coffee Shop Soundtrack and Six Feet Under The Stars series.
Dirty Work
Time-Bomb Time-Bomb was originally written by Alex Gaskarth along with Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau for a Simple Plan song. However during the writing process they deemed it more of an "All Time Low song."
That Girl This song is also about Jasey Rae. This can be seen in the lyrics that read: "Just an East Coast kid with a record deal. I play her song, She plays the field, that girl, that girl."
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