I still take you to bed, but it's the you I face instead
Where I use every word I never said to crack you open
There was barely room to breathe
Getting the skeptic to beleive that the goal wasn't to leave one of us broken
If it's true nothing gets close to you for fear of melting down
Then I've become the chosen one, an example for the crowd

Your star is due for shooting and I'll be watching the night sky
In hopes by then what binds us has come untied

I'm the tune of a lesser band
Sea legs on dry land
Thinking how you foreited your hand to keep us from winning
I watch them orbiting around you now, just like you showed them how
And you reach out like the hand of God, a tap will keep them spinning
If it's true they flock to you without your shepards call
for change just let them range and see how far you fall

Your star is due for shooting and I'll be watching the night sky
In hopes that soon what binds us will come untied

Can I take it back? Can I take it back now?

It's what the loss of our friends brings
It's in the way you held my strings
It's now all the little things I can't help but down
Sometimes I wish I'd never known just how brilliantly you shown
Right before you threw the stone to cast me out.


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    General Commenti love this song...it might even be my favorite on this album. i think its about trying to get over a hard break up, particularly being dumped by someone you love. i love the lines:
    there was barely room to breathe
    getting the skeptic to believe
    that the goal wasnt to leave one of us broken
    it rings true for me in finding it hard to believe that a break up was not a personal attack or attempt to hurt me.
    slowly fall aparton January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagain, i dont mean to seem like i am advertising, but there is a great video of anthony singing this live at youtube.com. He says that his ex-boyfriend actually wrote it about the demise of their relationship.
    slowly fall aparton March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis line:
    "It's what the loss of our friends brings
    It's in the way you held my strings
    It's now all the little things I can't help but down
    Sometimes I wish I'd never known just how brilliantly you shown
    Right before you threw the stone to cast me out."

    My boyfriend dumped me about 3 weeks ago and I mean, he was my best friend FIRST and now i can't even talk to him. It's just... I've been thinking so much lately how it's not fair that our friendship had to go down the tubes too.
    imdisaster10on April 30, 2007   Link

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