not another sunrise
another dry stale taste in your mouth
you walked away from waking up
inside the house
depending on the calm
you've been waiting for
thoughts spark a song
you loved so long ago
you can hear it now
they'll only miss you if you leave
so you try and stay awake
you just might be the love in their eyes
when they've subtracted all the times you sat there
trying not to say goodbye, goodbye

telephones and postcards with misshaped hearts beside the names
i've read this letter for the hundredth time today
i've rearranged, analyzed the words
tried to find something between the lines that wasn't there
at least now i can see through these worn out lines and torn up pages,
don't know how i'll fall asleep tonight

outside the window, awful weather
the storm will slowly close in on me
when it's time to leave
when it's time to leave
when it's time to leave

worn out lines and torn up pages
don't know how i'll fall asleep tonight

outside the window, awful weather
the storm will slowly close in on me
when it's time to leave
when it's time to leave


Lyrics submitted by shinefire, edited by shinzon

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    General Commentthis song haunts me, and i love every minute of it. The piano is gorgeous at the beginning and melody throughout just evokes so many emotions. Truly a work of art.
    mikestpierreon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAn amazing song. Though, when you think about it, the title of the song is just so true in life...its a shame how things like that work out.
    Its sad to see these guys no out and preforming together anymore.
    VertigoInABoxon May 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwonderful song
    sidelineson May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of the best song ever made.
    anfalason September 26, 2008   Link

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