"The Best Deceptions" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
I heard about the trip.
I heard about your souvenirs.
I heard about the cool breeze in the cool nights
And the cool guys
That you spent them with.
I guess I should have heard of them from you
I guess I should have heard of them from you

Don't you see, don't you see,
That the charade is over?
And all the best deceptions
And the clever cover story awards
Go to you.
So kiss me hard 'cause this'll be the last time that I let you.

I heard about your regrets.
I heard that you were feeling sorry.
I heard from someone that you wished you could
Set things right between us.
I guess I should have heard of that from you
I guess I should have heard of that from you

So don't you see, don't you see,
That the charade is over?
And all the best deceptions
And the clever cover story awards
Go to you.
So kiss me hard 'cause this'll be the last time that I let you.

You will be back someday,
And this awkward kiss that tells of other people's
Lips
Will be of service
In giving you away.

So don't you see, don't you see,
That the charade is over?
And all the best deceptions
And the clever cover story awards
Go to you.
So kiss me hard, 'cause this'll be the last time that I let you.

I'm waiting for blood
To flow to my fingers
I'll be all right when my hands get warm.
Ignoring the phone,
I'd rather say nothing,
I'd rather you never heard my voice.
You're calling too late,
Too late to be gracious.
And you do not warrant long good-byes.
You're calling too late,
You're calling too late.


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"The Best Deceptions" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General CommentI feel like this song speaks to those guys who's ever been lied to. If something like this has ever happened to you, you know how it feels. The song captures the emotion perfectly and is easy to relate to. At most, its soothing to all those who has ever had a broken heart from a lover's lie. There is someone else that understands.
    tnukeron December 09, 2001   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome..

    "I heard about your regrets. I heard that you were feeling sorry. I heard from someone that you wish you could set things right between us. Well, I guess I should have heard of that from you"

    that's my favorite part of the song..
    godloveshischildrenon January 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is supposedly a very emotional one for Chris along with THIS BITTER PILL. I guess he never sings the "I'm waiting for blood..etc.." part cuz he will start to cry. Again this is just what I hear.
    Altoidon January 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS INCREDIBLE!
    Just the passion of the lyrics and intensity is..oh yea.
    This seems to pass with to me like, his girlfriend went on a trip or vacation, and friends saw her with other guys, etc. And how he had to hear EVERYTHING from the friends, because his girlfriend didn't tell him anything. But she didn't tell her he knows and she's trying to play it off "don't you see the charade is over? and all the best deceptions and clever cover story awards go to you"
    ...sniff...tear...cry...
    Ska4Evaon January 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenterr, i meant in my previous post, -he didn't tell her he knows-
    sorry, -thx
    Ska4Evaon January 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is kickass. i love it, its very *real*. i can totally see where he's coming from. <> i think i relate to that a little too well. *winces* anyways, this song is very touching.
    lavender iceon January 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthmm... there were supposed to be words in those <> thingies. what was there was "ignoring the phone, id rather say nothing, id rather you never heard my voice."
    lavender iceon January 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song leaves me speechless literally. It explains how love gone wrong is seen as a charade. I totally agree...I really can't put my feelings on this song into words...
    EmoGRLon February 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes. yes to all. the end is great. puts the emotional in emo...
    ramblingfoolon March 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdashboard know just how to explain how your feeling, he can take his emotions and turn them into something that we can understand and even relate to
    mementoon March 15, 2002   Link

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