there's banging on the wall
it's 5 am i've got no sleep at all
just thoughts of how i might
struggle through tomorrow
too much time in one day
too much time to occupy
with boring thoughts
boring moods
boring bedtimes
won't tell a single soul
that my soul's gone
it's hard to write this song
it's all a joke
it's all been wrote down by
someone that's probably dead

i might be leaving soon
i might be leaving soon

there's laughter from below
it's 1 am how could you have known
the thoughts of silence
that keep me from going
back to sleep at night
wish i could call someone i love
to stop thinking of myself
long look in the mirror,
just look so blankly

you were right
i can't do this
i'm going crazy
it's fine by me
now you can see
how much i've become empty

i might be leaving soon
i might be leaving soon
i might be leaving soon

my dreams are full of what's not real
i'll fly away and save the world
i'll make you proud someday
i just won't be around to see your face
my life is full of what's not here
i'll go away and save myself
i'll make you proud today
i just won't be around to see your face


Lyrics submitted by shinefire, edited by dogmoney, mentalexperi

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  • +3
    General CommentI haven't heard a sadder song for a long time :'(
    la meron April 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is me.
    acityofwebson March 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is truely a depressing song. What makes it more depressing for me is that it seems to be written about my life almost word for word. I can't stop listening to this song.
    xLeavingThePastxon July 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a relationship that Jenn had w/ a girl Tasha in Grand Rapids, MI. She was a crazy girl and Jenn was wrapped up with her...then it turned out that Tasha was just in it for the "Wow Factor" and not genuinely into Jenn. We dragged Tasha's ass all the way to Tucson from Michigan, only to deal w/ major DRAMA and put her back on a bus soon thereafter.
    HRhodeson March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cried listening to this song. so depressing. On an interview, they said part of it is about loving someone and having to hate yourself for that.
    ushiroon December 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe female vocalist always sounds so sad. Her lyrics seem consistently more melancholy too. I worry about her.
    LightsFadingEaston October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJenn Ghetto I now know. I was a rookie.
    LightsFadingEaston December 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my top CW songs.

    I think it's about what goes on when a depressive tries to fall asleep at night. The first part is about just lying in bed, not having any motivation to go to sleep because tomorrow will just suck as much as today. The second verse is about the desperation of loneliness and wanting to give up trying to lead a normal life.

    And finally the last is dreaming/fantasizing about being someone better, someone people can look up to and that you yourself can aspire to... even though it's just a dream.

    (the 'I might be leaving soon' repetition is blatantly thoughts of suicide and/or one's consciousness giving 'way to sleep)
    Ves1011on June 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with your description, Ves1011

    Her voice sounds so sad, especially at certain points when her voice breaks down. Ahh this song is addictive.
    crookedbrainon July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is so sad, at first i didn't like CW because it was too dramatic and sad for me but i've learned to love them, too bad their broken up when i become a fan haha. the guy should quit grand archives and start up CW again i have faith
    gnoz05on January 21, 2011   Link

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