Thoughts pass by like a river flow
Must be hard to keep track where you came from
I float down and stand right next to you
But something is causing a lull in the traffic
The empire is moving, the grass overgrown

I'd blow this whole world to pieces to not be alone
The shovel's been digging all day long
It can't even seem to make a scratch
A scratch in the surface what is the purpose?
I'll always be stopped by the
"why can't i, why can't i be you?"
and put those hands away
I go through this everyday...

Sounds like a radio tuned to whitenoise softer, slowly softer
Can't this thing go any faster?
For everyone to see, it's only killing me

Awake in this cold cell I, I just hope you're happy
Awake in this cold cell I break my body against the wall
Awake in this cold cell... I am my only devil
Why can't I be you and put those hands away
I go through this everyday

Sounds like a radio tuned to whitenoise softer, slowly softer
Can't this thing go any faster?
For everyone to see, it's only killing me


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    General Commenti think this song is about how we trap ourselves with our thoughts, and don't reach our true potential. (awake in this cold cell...i am my only devil)
    gleaveron June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it means what you said, and also possibly that Jason is trying to start a relationship with someone and is sick and tired of being alone - 'I'd blow this whole world to pieces to not be alone.'
    EmoKid89on June 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this is just about the coolest song ever...that's what i think
    on2morningstarson June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI personally find the line "I'd blow the whole world to peices to not be alone." To be the most moving line I've heard in a song.

    It's like, he's upset because he's alone, he'd rather destory everything precious to him than be alone, but then later in the song he says that he is the reason he is alone "I am my only devil" he locked himself inside his own "cold cell" by either his words or his actions and now he can't get out and is all alone. Not to mention fed up with the whole thing.

    I think the line about the empire and the grass being overgrown is about what he had before he started screwing everything over. The whole song seems to suggest some sort of relationship that he seriously screwed up in, so now he's alone. Then again, he could be singing about his love for cheese... who can say.
    SpaceMonkeyon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCorrections:

    Thoughts pass by like a riverflow
    must be hard to keep track where you came from
    I'd float down stand right next to you but something is causing a lull in the traffic
    an empire is moving, the grass overgrown
    I'd blow this whold world to pieces to not be alone
    this shovel's been digging all day long
    can't even seem to make a scratch
    a scratch in the surface, but what is the purpose?
    I'll always be stopped by the why can't I, why can't I be you?
    and put those hands away
    I go through this everyday
    sounds like a radio tuned to white noise
    softer, slowly softer, can't this thing go any faster?
    and for everyone to see it's only killing me
    awake in this cold cell I, I just hope you're happy
    awake in this cold cell I break my body against the wall
    awake in this cold cell, I am my only devil
    why can't I be you and put those hands away
    I go through this everyday
    (I am my only devil)

    Toodles
    FSFfanaticon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about masturbation.
    Kabala33on April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe song is absolutely beautiful. and like it was said, the line "I'd blow this whole world to pieces to not be alone" is excellent. Good stuff
    perfectimperfectionon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgood lyrics. And "gleaver" I think I agree with your meaning.
    capriciouspoeton June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this song was about having to live up to what someone before you had done( "I'll always be stopped by the why can't i, why can't i be you") and not being able to do it ("digging all day long/ can't even seem to make a scratch") but in the end realizing that they weren't the expectations of others, but your own expectations ("I am my only devil").
    Rachey3on June 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about the futility of life for those who just don't seem to be good at anything. For those who work and work, but just never seem to get ahead in life, whether it be in professional or personal relationships. It shows an anger of someone who just can't understand why some people seem to have all the luck.
    Pabliciouson December 23, 2004   Link

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