"Firewater" as written by William Ryan Key, Sean Michael Wellman-mackin, Benjamin Eric Harper, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons and Peter Michael Mosely....
You sat me down beside myself
To show me all the reasons I was wrong for you
Was this for real, it's hard to tell
'Cause it was such a beautiful mess we had got into

I'm gonna overcome this
Paper hearts can't win this time
And all along I should have know this
It wasn't your dream, it was mine
I know you wanted me to give up this life to be
Everything I was back when you had the hands my heart was in
I was never good at goodbye

Can I swallow this bottle whole
So this brain in my head can forget your face

When we were starting out
You believed in me without a doubt
You were the finest thing that happened to a boy like me
It's so much harder now
I want to try and tell you how
There is so much love in me
Even though it's hard to see
And I was never good at goodbye

Can I swallow this bottle whole
So this brain in my head can forget your face
Can I swallow this bottle whole
'Cause I'd rather be dead than make more mistakes

Today I couldn't stay awake
Feels like I'm drowning in this firewater lake
I won't be sleeping much tonight
It's not the same without you lying by my side
Right beside me

Can I swallow this bottle whole
So this brain in my head can forget your face
Can I swallow this bottle whole
'Cause I'd rather be dead than make more mistakes

I know you wanted me
To give up my heart to be everything I am
And you're the only thing that I can see
I'm sorry, but you're not the only one for me

You left me here beside myself
Left me with all the reasons I was wrong for you


Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208

"Firewater" as written by Longineu Warren Iii Parsons Benjamin Eric Harper

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    General CommentThis song is journey of he’s mind in the time that she’s leaving him. "You sat me down beside myself ; To show me all the reasons I was wrong for you.”

    She could not take their relationship anymore; she makes the first move. He's not really paying attention.. He already knows what's all about, so his soul and body aren't at the same place, he just can't believe what's happening. “Was this for real? It's hard to tell 'Cause it was such a beautiful mess we had got into"

    He wants to pretend he doesn't care, but he really does, "paper hearts can't win this time". So he wants to get on the top of it and end it soon. "I'm gonna overcome this" before getting heart broken.

    He understands that she isn't happy with their relation at this moment, cuz of something he may be doing that he won’t leave and she just can't take it anymore. "And all along I should have known this wasn't your dream, it was mine I know you wanted me to give up this life to be everything I was back when you had the hands my heart was in". The "dream" can be the ban lifestyle or their relation ship or life together, etc..

    He just can’t take the brake up, “I was never good at goodbye...”, he feel so bad, that he would be able to swallow a whole bottle of pills, to be anywhere but there thinking about her “So this brain in my head can forget your face”, thinking why or how everything went wrong, thinking that’s his entire fault. He’s just a coward that choose be dead than facing life. “Cause I'd rather be dead than make more mistakes”

    They are having the typical couple fight, when one is changing, and she just can trust him anymore, he’s not a saint. “When we were starting out, you believed in me without a doubt”. He admits that she’s has become a big part of him “You were the finest thing to happen to a boy like me. It's so much harder now,” but he doesn’t have the guts or just doesn’t know how to prove her how much he loved her. “I wanna try and tell you how There is so much love in me, even though it's hard to see”

    He is falling apart, he can’t even sleep or stay awake he feels likes drowning in hell. (firewater drinks is composed tequila and Habanero pepper). Cuz he knows that won’t be the same without her, but he prefers to take all the reason why she’s leaving him, because he won’t leave his new life style or dreams for her.

    natbaldion August 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful

    i especially like the acoustic version
    punkrockchick217on April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song - it's one of my recent favorites...

    punkrockchick217 - I'm pretty sure this song is only in an acoustic version, but if not I would definitely like to know so I can find the non-acoustic one
    Ryan01GTon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah it's definitely only an acoustic song, seeing as how it was recorded for the Punk Goes Acoustic compilation.
    BrandNew1208on April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh, thanks for letting me know...i haven't really gotten into YC, i just heard them on the punk goes acoustic cd...so thanks for the help guys...and i think i'll look into YC...
    punkrockchick217on April 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis ong is exactly what I am going through at the moment, and what happens to lots of people. A harsh break-up results in alcohol abuse. The line that gets me is "I won't be sleeping much tonight. It's not the same without you lying by my side"
    loserkidgirlon April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song is my favorite. The instant I heard it I fell in love with the band, but more importantly the violin. The violin sounds so good in this song.
    intheblenderon May 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's my favorite Yellowcard song.. I have tried to drink a bottle whole to forget the pretty face of a love once lost. :)
    KingCrashon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome, probably the highlight of the Punk Goes Acoustic cd and that's aan awesome cd all-around. I could relate to this song so much after me and my girlfriend of a long time broke up, except for the drinking part, especially the line "all along I should have know this wasn't your dream it was mine"
    Running_On_Emptyon June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat's cool how they managed to rhyme swallow with bottle whole. It doesn't sound cheesy at all.
    YcSoCoLpon June 17, 2004   Link

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