And so it seems you were to be king for a day
Don't let your dreams of blood hunger in the way
You know these streets, they lay there patiently
Awaiting your fall, like a phone call

And I see you made all the right decisions
I believe your head stone received the wrong inscription
Didn't read anything about how much we miss you at all
So with a broken stick, in dirt we scrawled

"Here lies our dreams come true-
Here lies Xs for eyes on me and you"
Want you know, I hope you got all you wanted
Want you to know that I took all I could take
it's been so hard to see and breathe through
all the smoke left in your wake (in your wake)

Now I see you made all the right decisions
I believe your head stone received the wrong inscription
Didn't read anything about how much we miss you at all
So with a broken stick in dirt, we scrawled

"Here lies our dreams come true-
Here lies Xs for eyes on me and you"
Want you know, I hope you got all you wanted
Want you to know that I took all I could take
It's been so hard to see and breathe through
All the smoke left in your wake (in your wake)


Lyrics submitted by duh, kansas

In Your Wake song meanings
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song. i love matt skiba :)
    fieryrockergrlon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmatt skiba is god. dashboard, chris connelly, bright eyes (connor oberst). these are some of the top lyricists out there, and none of them can top skiba. any alkaline tiro song is a stroke of genius and this split only further reminds it. matt skiba is a king, and he doesnt have a bvad voice either.
    superkoolkidon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Comment-What do you mean, 'Kevin seconds makes Skiba look like an ass though..'? I don't get that much. I think they make each other look great. Maybe the deal is, you don't like Kevin? No big deal. And Dashboard Confessional, is Chris.
    -I think this song rocks pretty much. I guess it does 'kind' of sound like this person who died, left behind a few scars for whoever he wrote the song for, even himself. And possibly that this person misses them to an extreme point of depression. Either way, his voice sounds great in this song and his riffs are fuckin' amazing..
    AlkalineKidon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell yes chris CARABBA is dashboard, however chris CONNELLY is not.
    oneadorablejessaon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm so sick of hearing skiba compared to Chris Carraba, Chris Carraba is not even in the same league!
    silent eulogyon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentskiba is better thancarraba
    GazaRaidon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like kevin more.
    blakeeon May 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of the best songs Skiba has done. It's up there with Radio and 97 as far as cool punk images go. The thing is, Matt writes SONGS, not punk, not alt. rock, he's a writer above genre, that's why we all love him, am i right?
    madhatter213on October 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthats right
    ilovealkalineon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthello??? i think this was SONGMEANINGS.NET!!!! you guys are just bullshitting.....join BP if you wanna do that....this is for the discussion of song lyrics goddamit!
    SadieG_17on August 09, 2006   Link

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