So how could i go on, and where did we go wrong,
can someone give me answers maybe,
the way you looked in that dress,
so obviously selfish,
can you just wake me in the end, because i am

Taking it all back, thats every word that i said,
for every word that you could never get the nerve to say
taking it all back, thats every promise i made,
for every promise you could never get the nerve to say

and tell me when you leave, so i can finally breathe,
though suffocating isn't so bad,
blood stains all over your bed,
like finger nails down my back,
can you just wake me in the end, because i am

Taking it all back, thats every word that i said,
for every word that you could never get the nerve to say
taking it all back, thats every promise i made,
for every promise you could never get the nerve to say

this world can swallow you whole,
but i will never be taken alive


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    General Commentthe lyrics hit home for anyone who has had their heart broken. its exactly what im feeling(minus the dress line)
    "and tell me when you leave, so i can finally breathe,
    though suffocating isn't so bad,"
    perfect...
    .bright.eyed.girl.on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Comment*minus the dress line*

    eXactLy...
    KookieMonsteron March 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYep.. change that *dress* to maybe *shirt* and you'd get any girls feelings. besides, it would make sense for girls to relate to this song:

    "...for every word that you could never get the nerve to say..."

    Is it just me, or doesn't that sound exactly like a guy afraid of telling a girl what he feels?
    Emo_Chick20on March 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentamazing song....this is the best song ever....my ex was exacally like that...never could get the nerve to say how he felt...about anythig...i played the song a lot after i broke up with him....count the stars is a great band...nobody has commented on any songs....BAD PEOPLE....i know you like themmm...otherwise why would you be looking at these lyrics...AT THIS COMMENT???i'm going to go..tata

    *amy*

    -as lead rains, we'll pass on through our phantoms-
    your own demiseon June 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhy does everyone who posted something here is a girl? count the stars is a girly band? haha.. nice song anyway.. pop-punkyish and emo a little i guess. whats with that bimbo in the video anyway?
    copperstarson July 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentseriously, i don't know why chicks sre so into emo because the songs are about girls and how they broke the guy's heart...emo is music for poor old lonely guys...anyway this is gret song
    gcfstabbeon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the line where it goes, "and tell me when you leave, so i can finally breathe, though suffocating isn't so bad" has a personal meaning to me. Im sure most other people who have been dumped felt the same way. But to me, its that feelign where you're feeling like crap and you know that moving on would be the best thing to do, but you dont want to move on, because that would mean not caring about the person anymore. So you enjoy the "suffocating" (the suffering with heartache) to cling onto what you thought was love.
    WEEZontheRADIO.HEADon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentuhh this band is so fucking amazing it makes me sick. these guys are amazing.
    ThisIsMeon April 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think the line where it says "and tell me when you leave, so i can finally breathe, thought suffocating isnt so bad" means he doesnt mind suffocating because that would mean that she is still there with him. but thats just what i think.
    EmoKid707on October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song pin points so many emotions people, girls and guys, feel when they like somebody, "and tell me when you leave, so i can finally breathe, thought suffocating isnt so bad" ..its like when you get nervous you forget to breathe..but not breathing would be fine as long as that someone would just stay by your side a moment longer...IStillLoveYouJ.C.... :(
    Punch Drunkon November 01, 2004   Link

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