And now I finally see that the further we go
we're only treading ground that we already know.
I could write you a song, send you a note,
or empty out your trash
and buy a bucket full of LOVE
but even the most beautiful of all roses must someday crumble to dust and fade away.
It's certain tragedy.
So it's
on into the lonely nights
and all the rest
of it the empty space between me and the sunken walls
and feeling someone's hand around my neck
choking away the life that I have left.
And I can finally see that the further I go
I'm only treading ground that I don't want to know.
I'll probably hang upside down from wooden rafters in my home
and look at old photos of you.
I miss the warmth of the summer when we were on our own,
but now it's winter and my bones are cold.


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Certain Tragedy song meanings
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    General Commentwhy is this song so good? i've had this cd for, what? ..let's say a long time, and everytime i hear this song, i love it more.
    skennedy97on February 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the title of this song! i feel this way with every relationship i enter into, they are all doomed for tragedy. "i'll probably hang upside down from wooden rafters in my home and look at old photos of you," ahh what a great line
    emopunkfanon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment" I miss the warmth of the summer when we were on our own, but now it's winter and my bones are cold."....wow...not only does that part of the song stick out cause of the breakdown...but those lyrics are amazing...bravo C.C.
    getupkid211on April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah those last two quotes are awesome. but really i dont even like this song as much as some of the other ones but ill listen to it just for those two lines! ha. yeah.
    Action and Actionon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is one of those songs that wouldn't be the same if the lyrics were anything different. The lyrics to me mean that Chris is remembering an old relationship. Telling himself... well there's a reason for everything and it just wasn't meant to be but he can't help thinking he wish it weren't that way. I dunno... I can never really know unless I asked Chris.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was amazing how it could be such an energetic, almost bouncy song, and yet the lyrics conjure such sad images. "even the most beautiful of all roses must someday crumble to dust and fade away. It's certain tragedy" I think that line is my outlook on life. It's so depressing, and yet when I hear it sung it's turned around. Almost uplifting.
    purrbiscuiton April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat is so true, all relationships (besides like being married) end in crappy ways. Certain Tragedy. You would think this song would depress the crap out of you but it seems... to help you. Its grate.
    holysweeton April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, its so greatly written, yeah like that biscy said, I could write you a song, send you a note, or empty out your trash and buy a bucket full of diamonds but even the most beautiful of all roses must someday crumble to dust and fade away. It's certain tragedy, is lone of the best writtten things ive ever heard its great just amazing, i can feel wut hes saying, i dont kno i fguess its about him and this girl that may bekind of mnad at him, im tired i cant really analyze so good right now...
    chrisconleyon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfirst off this song is professional(cool). And I am listening to it right now. At the beginning it sounds like the longer the rlationship lasts it is alwas the same. And then it seems to be he's giving so much much not really getting the same in return. And the choking reference,I think that the same thing over and over is choking the life from him, or killing him emotionally. I guess thats what I think.
    EmoGuy89on May 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment To me, I think this means that the relationship they are in is coming to its inevitable end. They have been going around in circles and still cannot find a way to resolve what is keeping them apart. He wants to tell her that it is over, but doesn't know how. He longs for the days when they had something beautiful, because that beauty, like a rose's, has faded, leaving only something that is crumbling away before his eyes.
    Stars Scar Her Eyeson May 10, 2002   Link

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