"My Favorite Accident" as written by and Joshua Allen Cain Justin Pierre Courtney....
I got the message long before you said you knew
There was no chance of us at all
With no velocity and empty headed hard and far too long
I spent two years alone with you

Just when I thought I had forgotten
You came back soft without a sound

You said we were an accident
With accidents you never know what could have been
So we were an accident
You'll always be my favorite one

You hit the road and left me an ocean
I can't swim in the silence of your skin skin Please let me in-
Side the times we never had right
Inside two years alone with you

You said we were an accident
With accidents you never know what could have been
So we were an accident
You'll always be my favorite one

We could have been
We could have been
Instead of accidental running always running
Why can't you believe

Long winded promises of future company
Up close the sound remains the same
Without the reign of terror over every momentary change
We are exactly as before

You hit the road and left me an ocean
I can't swim in the silence of your skin skin Please let me in-
Side the time I had to forget you
Inside no chance of us at all


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"My Favorite Accident" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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    General Commentthis song is amazing, even if the lyrics arent perfect (which i dont think they are, but hey...close enough to get the point!) i love mcs, i think they are original...they really have their own sound. It's awesome! everyone should hear this song.
    Shelbzzon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsuperelk1, you really know how to ruin a song. Why is it so important to know the meaning of a song anwyays? It is left open for self interuptation but I highly doubt he is just being perverted. You're simple minded and it is annoying.
    uprisingon May 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhereas this isn't what the song is necessarily supposed to be about, I like to think of it as even when a relationship goes terribly wrong and you end up alone, then sure, it was all an accident, but maybe it was worth making for all the good times you had before it all went to hell.
    xfatallyoursxon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with shelbzz. not the best lyrics out there but help get the point through. i love how they sound. the guys are the shit.
    a town like parison April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentok superlk1, you forgot the part "please let me in"! Obviously she has shut him out and he can't handle the silence. So "you hit the road and left me an ocean" thats gotta be tears. The skin part i am uncertain about...it could be that he can't be around her when she's silent, its sorta as if all that's next to him is skin...i dont know....thats what i think.
    bluebananaon April 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI always thought he was saying "I can't swim in the silence of your escape, escape... please let me in"
    That makes more sense to me... She escaped him, and he's drowning in tears and he wants back in her life. But if he's actually saying "skin" then I have no idea...
    CurfewRockon June 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks my ass.
    i love the part where he goes "with accidents you never know what could have been"
    i relate to it quite a bit. this video is a bit odd though.
    sadlymistaknon June 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favourite MCS song. <3
    HeySkiba!on June 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell uys here's what i think ... when he says "you left me an ocean" he means a myriad of opportunity and whe he says " I can't swim" he uses a pun to explain how he is drowning , or lost without her ...
    Muzikman182on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentuhm.....
    Remember george michael's faith?
    "Before this river becomes an ocean"
    Was referring to a river/ocean of tears

    That's pretty much what this is
    You hit the road and left me an ocean (of tears)

    "I can't swim in the silence of your skin" means
    I can't swim/last in the silence/absence of your skin/presence
    Jinxon April 17, 2004   Link

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