blooming black flower wine
slashed arms and new cut smiles
taller for the falling down
stronger now without you 'round

the prophecies were realized
when we gave them proper time
all truth comes to light
after lies have their night

and it's hard without you
but it's harder not to doubt you
harder not to doubt you
you're so polite
I'm too uptight

you've grown more beautiful
since you took off
what can I do?
I'm in love with you
And it won't stop

you're the one I want
you're the one I want

cookie crumbs and alchohol
crooked hands the band's on hold
cuz your shoulders make me old
and your concerns leave me cold

and it's hard to leave you
but it's harder to believe you
harder to believe you
when you smile
crooked style

you've grown more beautiful
since you took off
what can I do?
I'm in love with you
and I can't stop

what's best for ev'ryone
is bound to hurt
somebody
what's best for ev'ryone
is killing me

let me down
set me down
let me down
easily

blood crushed from a clock
I'm in love but we just talk
and your teeth make me weak
and you're keeping them from me


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song honestly kills me sometimes. To the point that I wish I couldn't relate with it.
    Whoa Its Joseon December 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgood lord does this song make me want to die what with ti being the aptest song ever written about my life ever oh my god i can't even make coherent sentences it is so good.
    fishquawkon September 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHoly shit, never realized how good these lyrics are.
    adamrobertton December 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjtb likes '_______ and _______'.
    cookie crumbs & alcohol
    milk & apples
    sugar & light bulbs
    [finding more of these would be a good party game.]
    good song.
    i think the meaning is obvious. you can always refer to the title if you can't decipher the lyrics.
    sarahsavedlatinon September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed, you'd have to be a complete dumbass if you didn't understand what it means. but, what do all the ________ & ________ phrases mean??
    clock vs trainon March 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere are lots of ______ & _______ huh. scotch & segregation is one too haha
    impossibledreameron April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrect lyrics

    blooming black flower wine
    slashed arms and new cut smiles
    tall for the falling down
    stronger now without you 'round

    the prophecies were realized
    when we gave them proper time
    all thruths come to light
    after lies have their night

    and it's hard without you
    but it's harder not to doubt you
    when you're soo polite
    I'm too uptight

    you've grown more beautiful
    since you took off
    what can I do? I'm in love with you
    And it won't stop

    you're the one I want
    you're the one I want

    cookie crumbs and alchohol
    crooked hands the band's on hold
    cuz your shoulders make me old
    and your concerns they leave me cold

    you've grown more beautiful
    since you took off
    what can I do? I'm in love with you
    and I can't stop

    what's best for everyone is bound to hurt somebody
    what's best for everyone is killing me

    let me down
    set me down
    let me down
    easy

    blood crushed from a clock
    I'm in love but we just talk
    and your teeth make me weak
    and you're keeping them from me
    impossibledreameron April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdirty needles and sweets, white lies and dedication. i forgot those ones
    impossibledreameron April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's pretty plain to see what this song is really about...

    I'd definitely say it's either about unrequited love or possibly a break-up, due to the lines about the best for everyone being bound to hurt someone.

    I absolutely love the way that the feeling of love is described in the song though. Love isn't always clean and kosher, and the lines like "Blood crushed from a clock." and "Slashed arms and new cut smiles." show that unclean side of love.

    My absolute favorite line is the end though... it has to be my favorite single piece of lyricism right now.

    "and your teeth make me weak,
    and you're keeping them from me."
    Nor Soqeuron December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh yeah, that line at the end is amazing.
    Star Slighton January 23, 2005   Link

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