I can hear her footsteps beating closer. This may be my only chance. In a shadow of doubt I doubt our shadows kissed in dance. Without lips or eyes to open or close my hand felt your heart along the cracked pavement. Ghosts go unnoticed I suppose. And I've unstitched the seams it seems this is the final farewell. I've locked myself up. Up in a room. Where willows weep. And you know every time you leave it chokes to breathe. Into a chest the blackest of blue. Where the ravens rest. Waiting to pick. Pick my heart apart. They diagnosed schizophrenia. But I know it's hypothermia. Cause this coffin's too cold without you near. To be alive's a crime when your heart's died.

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    General Commentgood song. i like the lonely waltz of leonard cohen off of the split with pg99 better, though.
    carveyournameinon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsome of the best lyrics ive ever read. i agree with the above poster about the split. that split is one of the best splits i own.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron January 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti haven't listened to this song since about this time last year. *drools uncontrollably*

    ps - this song is from the split with Pg 99, but the reason i mentioned The Lonely Waltz was because one of the singers for CoC did vocals on The Lonely Waltz..
    carveyournameinon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe first few lines remind me of sonic youth's "shadow of a doubt"
    sean7711on May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya these are prolly the best lyrics. I really like how coc repeats words, and makes two sentences into one. they do it well.
    deadpiloton August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSome of my favorite lyrics of all time come from this song.
    "To be alive's a crime when your heart's died."
    So, so good. Definitely the best COC song, lyrically.
    Lanimilbuson July 10, 2007   Link

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