I try to reach your outstretched hand. Oh why do I?
I try. I fail you.
I try to reach your outstretched hand. Oh why do I?
I try. I fail you.

Strike a match, for I deserve to burn
Light a match, for I deserve to burn
Light a match, for I deserve to burn
Light a match, for I deserve to burn
burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn.

I try to reach your outstretched hand. Oh why do I?
I try. I fail you.


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    General Commentdude you beat me to adding the lyrics =( haha its cool gj you must have b4en at their show on sateday huh? awsome show!
    emokiddon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe screaming in this song could break your heart.

    awesome, awesome song.

    <3 jo
    cowboys_clicheon March 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's the best on the album. Musically, it doesn't get much better than this for TBM.
    SoyFarraon March 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti guess we all know what this song is about, but i wanted to give a personal experience into it. This will probably bore you, so i suggest you dont read it unless you really want to.

    i met a girl, Jayna. She's a very complex person. She lost her mom when she was around 11 years old. She tried to turn to her dad for emoitonal support, but her dad was already in his own depression, so he basically blew her off. She couldnt turn to her 5 siblings, because they are all older, and she had grown apart from them. So, for years, she hid her feelings, and never talked about them. She never opens up to anyone. Its truly, honest and amazing.
    We were talking one day about life in general, and she started to open up to me. she spoke these phrases about her emotional struggle. It was incredible, but overwhelming. And then, i swear, for a moment, right then, i sensed, or kinda of felt her struggle in a way. I couldn't take it, so i changed the subject. She never said anything about my changing the subject, but she was hurt. I failed her. she started to tell me things taht she hadnt spoke of in years, but i could only push her away. Now, she's a damaged creature because of my decision, and the fact that i wasn't strong enough to take it. I deserve to burn for that. None of this makes sense, probably, but the feeling is killing me.


    thanks for reading.
    LongforBlueSkieson April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdude, longforblueskies, you're awesome dude. that was a perfect analogy... it made perfect sense for the song. peace
    IamKevinon May 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI would like to second that, you are indeed the man longforblueskies. Don't ever be like me, don't ever let her get away from her. Be there for her dude, be there for her.
    burchon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI would like to second that, you are indeed the man longforblueskies. Don't ever be like me, don't ever let her get away from her. Be there for her dude, be there for her.
    burchon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentagain just agreeing with longforblueskies...if somebody can write something like that then they are not a horrible person man. you just have to help her, be there when she needs you. i think she will understand to a certain extent because what you have said would be a lot of anyone to take on board write away. just make sure your there for her...it's all you can do.
    fightoffourdemonson September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSuch a good song.
    suchaheroon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm in love with this song for some reason.It brings back so many memories...
    Camomileon October 25, 2007   Link

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