A subdued silence undisturbed by the sound of her breath.
So carefully, brush her hair back from her eyes
In steady sequence, one by one.
She slips away.

So close your eyes and sleep to dream.
I'm by your side.
No words to speak.
We'll set our course and make it through.
No matter how far I go my heart remains with you.

And I'm not sure what I'm looking for.
But it's clear to see the purpose of my exsistance Is laying here in front of me.

So close your eyes and sleep to dream.
I'm by your side.
No words to speak.
We'll set our course and make it through.
No matter how far I go

And if all else fails you can look up at the sky
Because it's the same one that shines above you and I.
And if all else fails you can close your eyes
And I'll be right beside you.
I'll be the one by your side.

So close your eyes and sleep to dream.
I'm by your side.
No words to speak.
We'll set our course and make it through.
No matter how far I go
No matter how much this hurts
I wanted you to know,
My heart remains with you


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    General CommentI wouldn't be surprised if this was for Andy's girlfriend.
    Juliana16on June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentpoetic lyrics ..
    NIKKIEon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is a beautiful poetic masterpiece that sets it apart from most other matchbook songs..gotta love it
    oneyewlove2hateon May 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe how few people have commented about this band. They are soo good. I hope they start getting more recognition! This song is awesome!
    ROsniper18on May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful beautiful beautiful!

    "and i'm not sure what I'm looking for but it's clear to see the purpose of my existence is laying here in front of me"

    wow
    thats superon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics to this song are awesome, but the idiot who posted them should have wrote them the right way.
    acidtearson September 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song! ob course i would if i was gonna post this DUH! ....i like the intro and how the instruments 'ease' into the song to create this tension and a kinda of melancholy tone, but it builds up towards the end at the song and this strong release of rhythm and energy! it works so well! I adore, how Matchbook romance make use of harmonies in Punk music their soo cool ! ^.^ The lyrics are really beatuiful .. they don't write songs like this any more! i mean its about the heartbreaking decision about leaving the ones you love... Good song cosh their a Great band! Gotta love it !
    Tig3r_Lilyon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing... my fave!!! I love the ending...

    "no matter how much this hurts
    i wanted you to know my heart remains with you"
    eat your heart outon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFor Katie.
    starfadedon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful and amazing.. just listening to it puts a smile on my face and gives me chills. *Dedicated to Andrew*
    musickid07on November 10, 2004   Link

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