I lost all faith today in suicidal featherweights
With broken wrists and weaker fists
This is the last fight I'll give away
And there’s something terrible locked in her attic,
so I'm told
I can feel it on my face
I still feel you everywhere

And operator I can't hold much longer,
can't hold much longer, can't hold on
And operator I can't hold much longer,
can't hold much longer, can't hold on

'Cause there’s a spot by a bathroom door
where I dropped so fast straight through the floor
when I lost my grip on everything
Eight feet under water is where we dare
Our locked lips keep out the water and the liars
full of nothing but air

So if anybody talks of me
tell them I am never coming home again,
tell them I am gone

There's a place that I might fit in,
but it reeks of where we’ve been
Perfect footprints from our feet
that our haunted just by me
To the lady of the hour, liquor love is all the rage
Your skin feels way too sour and I've lost my sense of taste

And operator I can't hold much longer,
can't hold much longer, can't hold on
And operator I can't hold much longer,
can't hold much longer, can't hold on

There's a hole that we all fall in
where we fight for oxygen
That’s where I caught my grip and became King
Eight feet undercover, don’t forget that I'm here
Warm secrets under covers with new friends
and your holiday lovers

So if anybody talks of me
tell them I am never coming home again,
tell them I am gone

If anybody talks of me
tell them I am never coming home again,
tell them I am gone

So if anybody talks of me
tell them I'll be gone forever
without these scars that are completly invisble


Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208

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    General CommentThis has to be my favorite song on the cd... it seems as if he has been dumped and that all he knows is their love and without it, he doesnt know what to do anymore but to commit suicide..
    MeltingPlasiticon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree it has a little to do with suicide but theres more to it than that... i see it in three pieces...
    First, he loses everything and has thoughts of suicide... 'Cause there’s a spot by a bathroom door
    where I dropped so fast straight through the floor
    when I lost my grip on everything

    Then he gets drunk and depressed and its all he can think about... retracing the relationship, where it went wrong."There's a place that I might fit in,
    but it reeks of where we’ve been
    Perfect footprints from our feet
    that our haunted just by me"

    And then finally getting over it and relizing that it doesnt matter and there are plenty of other people out there... "That’s where I caught my grip and became King
    Eight feet undercover, don’t forget that I'm here
    Warm secrets under covers with new friends
    and your holiday lovers "
    kchubb99on May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song means all of the above with a few additions. It's definitely about a failing and broken relationship, but I think it has to do with a failing relationship in which the girl is starting new relationships and slowly forgetting about the guy. I don't think it even neccessarily has to be a girlfriend (it probably is though). These are the lines that suggest this meaning:

    "Eight feet undercover, don’t forget that I'm here
    Warm secrets under covers with new friends
    and your holiday lovers"

    I don't know though. As it is with most Northstar songs, it's probably dealing with a lot of different things.
    guitar_player05on June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthow come there aren't very many posts? Northstar is a particularly awesome band who really deserves cred..
    you_move_meon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with guitar player in that the lines

    "Eight feet undercover, don't forget that I'm here
    Warm secrets under covers with new friends and your holiday lovers"

    means that the girl is moving on and he is afraid she will forget him.
    EmoAlfieon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is kinda about a relationship but it is actually about a close friend of the band who died and it was played by the band at the funeral but they don't play it live. This is actually a very personal song to them
    mr. brightsideon February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing!!
    first one that got me into Northstar.. Then the pornographers daugther followed of course..

    Such a good band. Miss them =(
    ineedsleepingpillson September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's "Eight feet under covers, don't forget that I'm here
    Warm secrets undercover with new friends
    and your holiday lovers"
    y2jayjkon September 28, 2009   Link

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