when will i rise from this toss turn sleep
with nothing holding me down into this bed
bring the dirt and make it my grave
won't you do it please?
everything is shit, i owe, i lag, i try, i fail, i hate
the pseudo love the world brings on pretty wings
(it sunk my dreams at sixteen)
i can't laugh, love, breath, feel, or fuck
without knowing my life is sinking fast
and i don't swim
i dream under a sky that i can see crashing down
while i wish on a star that lies
i'm transfixed on a better time
drawing out the end
i'm crying for a life less plagued
pure and defined, why can't you give it to me?
i want to hold your head close to mine
and whisper words so far from true
"...everything will be fine"
(mixing your tears with mine)
we can shake it off kid, "i'll try harder
and i'll make sure we still see europe
by the summer time."
damn you look so sad when i lie
take my hand, we'll walk this romance
until it's bitter end
humming songs in the key of faith in me
just leave me, because the word on the street
is that i'm fucked, i'm losing my mind
it's just a matter of time
just give me a sign
and i'll make it out of here alive
i'll keep feeding ink to paper
and i still won't find a answer
i'm asking, i'm trying, i'm needing...
...but still no answer
we must be speaking a different language
"hey, who's team are you sleeping for?"
somewhere in hell there's a person like me
with stitch filled skin, and chipped teeth
here's to eyes that are brighter than mine
and here's to regrets and wasted time
"i need a flashlight..." because i'm obviously blind
kiss me good-bye, i'm signing off


Lyrics submitted by DaveA

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    General CommentThis song is awesome, especially since Wes Eisold (from american nightmare, if you didnt realize that) helped write it and does additional vocals on it. Wes writes some of the most poetic and amazing lyrics and this song proves it
    DaveAon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDaveA is spot on
    pr0leon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti thought these lyrics bit off wes a bit. now that i know he had a part in it, it's not such a big deal.
    backupdorkon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is sweet
    mandie1345on September 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSuch an emotional song....an excellent set of lyrics from Ryan and Wes here, I especially like the "damn you look so sad when I lie" part, which kinds ties in with "I lie just to forget" from Rethinking. I fucking love this album, its incredible.
    horror showon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentryan wrote this song(his part) on speed.
    god fucking freeon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow could ryan have written his part on speed, while being in a straight edge band?
    xtruestoryxon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen will I rise from this toss turn sleep?
    With nothing holding me down to this bed.
    Bring the dirt and make it my grave
    Won't you do it please?
    Everything is shit. I owe, I lag, I try, I fail, I hate
    The pseudo love the world brings on pretty wings
    (It sunk my dreams at sixteen)
    I can't laugh, love, breath, feel, fuck
    Without knowing my life is sinking fast
    and I don't swim I dream
    Under a sky that I can see crashing down
    While I wish on a star that lies
    I'm transfixed on a better time
    Drawing out the end
    I'm crying for a life less plagued.
    Pure and defined, why can't you give it to me?
    I want to hold your head close to mine
    and whisper words so far from true
    "...everything will be fine"
    (Mixing your tears with mine)
    We can shake it off kid, "I'll try harder
    and I’ll make sure we still see Europe
    by the summer time."
    Damn, you look so sad when I lie.
    Take my hand, we'll walk this romance
    Until its bitter end
    Humming songs in the key of faith in me
    Just fucking leave me, because the word on the street
    Is that I’m fucked, I’m out of my fucking mind
    It's just a matter of time
    Just give me a fucking sign
    and I’ll make it out of here alive.
    I'll keep feeding ink to paper
    and I still won't find a fucking answer.
    I'll keep feeding ink to paper
    and I still won't find a fucking...
    I'm asking, I’m trying, I’m needing...
    and I still won’t find a fucking thing
    I'm asking, I’m trying, I’m needing...
    and I still won’t find a fucking thing.
    We must be speaking a different language
    "Hey, who's team are you sleeping for?"
    Somewhere in hell there's a person like me
    With stitch-filled skin and chipped fucking teeth
    Here's to eyes that are brighter than mine
    and here's to regrets and wasted time.
    "I need a flashlight..." because I’m obviously blind
    Now, one more time...
    Kiss me good-bye, I’m signing off.
    A life less plagued.


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    I think it's about Ryan and a girl who are in love but can see that they're killing each other. They know how destructive their relationship is to themselves and each other but desperately want to keep it going.
    Enthused_punkon August 11, 2009   Link

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