The last time I saw you, August of '99, I should have had my hammer and a few rusty spikes to nail you on a wall and use bottles to catch your blood and display you for the neighbors so they know your time had come. And I'd drink your blood and feel it dripping down my throat as it heads for my heart. And as your body sags and the stench rises in vain, the people on the street are collecting in dismay. Before their eyes your head lifts towards the sky and that's the last thing they'll remember of you. You've become a ghost. You're floating somewhere in between the waking world and a landscape of dreams. Well it's nothing but dying. You've got a grenade stuck in your teeth and you're pulling at the pin. You're an illusion, just a shadow flickering underneath the sun.

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    General Commentlike chris said, its about loving someone so much that you would almost kill them to get them to see what a beautiful thing they are. again, i am in love.
    you break me upon January 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow you know I didn't think of this song the way that youbreakmeup did but now I do. I have felt that way before and it's the most fucked up feeling in the world.
    sentimentalf0olon January 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love a girl too; and saves the day is great at using figurative language to display such emotions
    punkfunkon February 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsaves the day just blows me away everytime i listen to anything that they write, they are truly gifted musicians
    mementoon February 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why you guys think this song is romantic, I think this is one of the most intense songs ever. I don't think that it's about showing a girl how beautiful she is, I think it's about being heartbroken and just so pissed off at a girl because she dumped you that you want to do something violent.
    Find My Wayon March 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the first two guys are just creepy...and perhaps a bit obsessive? How would killing someone show them how beautiful they are??(jw) And i also think the same of the song as i do of u guys..this guy was obsessed, symbolically the crucifictionis used to show how much he loves she's some sort of saint or martyr. ok..just my ideas...I do think this song is beautiful but on the other hand obsessive guys creep me out.
    HardtoExplainon March 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah! Die obcessive guys!
    Duffmanon March 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is just saying he wishes he could get rid of his memories of her.
    fakelifediaryon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti can see where the first guys are coming from with the whole obcessive situation, but i agree more with fakelifediary where he just wants to get rid of the memories of this girl. i think that he is trying to kill the bad memories of her, but yet he "drinks her blood" so that he can still carry the good times that they had with him
    emopunkfanon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentagreed.
    emopunkskafaceon April 14, 2002   Link

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