got a feeling you were alone and on the run with your suitcase filled with razorblades and turpentine sad eyes of a scarlet glazed in promises made too divine to be real a runaway too shiftless to know what is wrong don’t make it right and sometimes i wonder if i knew you could i change you or would you be the same to me right now your reason to live became a reason to die and now you’re gone i think about you in black in white faded news paint still life memory of a broken body in a cheap perfume disguise well i just wanna know you found some peace before you left this place well it’s alright to be afraid of what your eyes can’t hide with both hands tied did you sink yourself did you cheat yourself how did you stray so far to end up here to know yourself is to destroy yourself and what you are you could not hide a clue is all i have to understand sound and bled instant fame in red now you’re in the spotlight again a different tale with a darker twist but for sure you knew that you would always be the star no lost innocence because there never was just you and the world no fairy tale could ever end like this it’s just another bad luck tale all used up and on the run from you

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    General CommentThis is such an intelligent and beautifully written song that I can relate to. To me, the song is about a close friend (obviously a girl) who has filled up an emptiness in her life with self-destruction. "Sad eyes of a starlet glazed in promises made too divine to be real. A runaway too shiftless to know what is wrong, don't make it right," are some of the most profound lines. She expected things to work out like in TV or the way she expected them to, but didn't know how to make it work, and completely loses her way.
    "Your reason to live became areason to die," shows that whatever she filled her life up with (drugs, parties, sex, material possessions, ect.) became her downfall. The song does suggests that she dies, probably through sucideg: "...and now you're gone," "well i just want to know you found some peace before you left this place." "Bound and bled, instant fame in red, now you're in the spotlight again."
    This song is so tragic and powerful, and I can really relate to it because I had a very close friend fill up her life with partying, and it all broke down tragically for her, although, no the same way as in the song. Strung Out have the best punk rock lyrics ever!
    fletcherjhson July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt is kindof ironic how much of this can relate to Jim Cherry this song is thought out and moving. I love it.
    firstarsbrnwhiteon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere is no way u can find a better song than this. greatest drums in a song ever!
    blackrobon August 26, 2002   Link

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