Now I see the truth in your eyes. This time it could be forever. Now I see the truth in your eyes. Tell me what you're looking for.

To fall asleep with you would be heaven; for once this dream wont be short lived. Take me with you, show me all lifes splendors. I've been waiting for lifes last breath.

The world wouldn't turn without you; breathing its air, id take you anywhere. For once this is one of those dreams that i can spare, but youd rather spare me.

Now i see the truth in your eyes. This time it will be forever. Ill trust you if youll just trust me. Tell me what youre looking for. Now i see the truth in your eyes. This time it will be forever. Ill trust you if youll just trust me.

If this isn't what you wanted, then tell me what is. (tell me)

And our roles have been filled, as they should with hidden messages in secret songs. This is my last breath of air, your last chance to live.


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    General Commenti think this song is about someone this guy loved alot, and him thinking "this is where i want to be...if i die right now i'll be happy, so just kill me now..." like that Dashboard Confessional song Hands Down "my hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me, so wont you kill me, so i die happy" and also him thinking " i'll be anything you want, just tell me what you want"
    music*ismyboyfriendon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis a freaking amazing song, from first to last is one of my favourite bands.. anyways, this song, i think, is about this guy whos in a relationship with this girl.. and their really, really in love, but shes dying/dead (haha, my name), and he wants to die, or for her to take him with her, hes telling her he doesnt need this life anymore.. (hence "And our roles have been filled", and "Take me with you, show me all lifes splendors. I've been waiting for lifes last breath"..)
    ofDEATHandDYINGon May 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenter, let me rephrase.. this song is about a guy who loves this girl who is on her deathbed, or whatever, and he's telling her he wants to go with her, but she doesnt want him to.. or something..*cough* 0_o
    ofDEATHandDYINGon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentold fft > new fftl.
    poisonawellon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI find this song to be one of the best FFTL songs, ever. I love the way it's written, like how it starts with how much he loves her, and how he displays it.
    But, at the end, there's more. I'm not positive if this is all right, but here. better than nothing!

    "(in background) TAKE ME WITH YOU
    ....music...
    I'll never miss it, the way you regret
    and everything, means everyone.
    The second I thought that I had it all
    You were the first one to tell me I'm wrong
    (X2)
    For you are my life and all this encompasses
    Everything that's about me
    So live all your days as if we had never met
    They'll be better than ones we spent."

    So, I think that it's showing the transition from being entirely in love, to hating her for doing this to him. Possibly that she said that she still loved someone else... keep rocking! [clare]

    Then, as it gets to the ending, I think he's saying that
    clarelvsmychemon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentclarelvsmychem, i've been searching the lyrics of the end of this song all over!
    codenameon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pure poetry, and amazing song writing.
    rangelon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh this song is one of my favourites.
    So beautiful, wonderful..
    The part : "to fall asleep with you would be heaven..." is my favourite part. it's just so amazing.

    ps. thank you clarelvsmychem for the lyrics of the ending ! ^^
    tick_tock_bangon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh this song is one of my favourites.
    So beautiful, wonderful..
    The part : "to fall asleep with you would be heaven..." is my favourite part. it's just so amazing.

    ps. thank you clarelvsmychem for the lyrics of the ending ! ^^
    tick_tock_bangon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMmkay, I think the lyrics speak for themselves but heres my interpretation. First degree, though it may be, I might as well put my opinion out there if for nothing more then shedding some light.

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    Now I see the truth in your eyes.
    This time it could be forever.
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    "Now I see the truth in your eyes" is basically corrospondent to the saying that you can tell what a persons truly feeling by looking them in the eyes. The eyes are windows to the soul. He sees the 'truth'.. what
    she's really thinking. But he hadn't seen it until now (which is why he says "Now I see" instead of "I see.")
    "This time it could be forever" means that he's thinking that this could last forever. But notice the "could." So he's basically questioning their relationship as of now. He thinks this one could last forever.

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    Now I see the truth in your eyes.
    Tell me what you're looking for.
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    "Tell me what you're looking for" shows that she's confused. She's not at all sure about this relationship lasting forever as he is. It's like fighting fire against water. He's asking her what is she looking for, what does she want. It shows her place in the relationship, and it shows she is having doubts, and she does not think/does not want this to last forever as he does.

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    To fall asleep with you would be heaven;
    for once this dream wont be short lived.
    Take me with you, show me all lifes splendors.
    ----

    Basically just him telling her how much he cares about her. He doesn't need a lot, all he wants is to just lay with her. Be with her. He wants her to take him away. He thinks she is the epitome of perfection; he's dumbstruck in love, and he's just saying that to her, trying to explain it. "For once this dream won't be short-lived" could mean "for once I won't give up that easily."

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    I've been waiting for lifes last breath.
    ----

    This could mean that she IS what he's living for. "I've been waiting for lifes last breath" Means he's just been waiting to die. His life means nothing, but she gives him something to wake up for.

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    The world wouldn't turn without you;
    breathing its air,
    id take you anywhere.
    ----

    Just once again going over how much he cares about her and how much he just wants to be with her. How much he can't live without her. "The world wouldn't turn without you breathing its air"... for him, life is meaningless without her there.

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    For once this is one of those dreams
    that i can spare,
    but youd rather spare me.
    ----

    He's trying to explain that he'd give up everything he has for her, just to be with her. "For once this is one of those dreams I can spare." means "For once, I have something to give up my dreams for. You." But she's not taking it. She'd "rather spare him." It means that she's not in love with him as he is with her. Her feelings towards him may be one of love just dying away, and he's trying to hold on as long as he can to something that doesn't care.


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    Now i see the truth in your eyes.
    This time it will be forever.
    Ill trust you if youll just trust me.
    ----

    Once again referring to the above. "I'll trust you if you trust me" is him saying that he'll trust her, if she just trusts him. But the thing is, she doesn't trust him, nor does she love him. He's giving her a descision. Also notice he says "This time it'll be forever" instead of "This time it could be forever." He's saying "I'm going to spend forever with you, if you just trust and love me."


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    If this isn't what you wanted, then tell me what is. (tell me)
    ----

    "IF this isn't what you wanted" means that she doesn't want to spend forever with him. She doesn't love him. And he's trying to compromise now with her feelings by saying "then tell me what is" in other words, "I'll do whatever you want, just tell me." But she wont.


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    And our roles have been filled, as they should
    with hidden messages in secret songs.
    ----

    "And our roles have been filled as they should." could mean that they've replaced eachother with different people, different lovers. They've moved on, they've broken up. But he still has feelings for her. "Hidden messages in secret songs" Means he still cares about her so much, even though she's left him and he has someone else. He's hiding that message within this song.

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    This is my last breath of air, your last chance to live.
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    Maybe referring to their break up. "This is my last breath of air" because he had been living for her, but she's gone. "This is your last chance to live" means this is your last chance to feel alive, and spend forever with someone who'll never stop loving you.

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    I'll never miss it, the way you regret.
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    After the break-up, he realizes that he'll never miss the way she regrets. Maybe apart of her personality is that she's regretful of things, and he didnt like that but dealt with it when they were together, but now they aren't so he says he'll "never miss it."

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    And "everything" means "everyone."
    ----

    Probably referring to something she might've said. Quoted from an arguement they might've had. She tried to avoid the actual subject by saying "everything" when she really meant "everyone" and he figured that out.


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    The second I thought that I had it all
    You were the first one to tell me i'm wrong.
    ----

    "The second I thought that I had it all" the time he thought where they would be together forever, she was "the first one to tell me i'm wrong"... she was the one who left. She was the one who said "No, I'm not spending the rest of my life with you." She was the first
    one to tell him, he's wrong.

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    For you are my life, and all this encompasses,
    everything that's about me.
    ----

    He's saying "you are my life, you are everything about me, to me." He still loves her, though they've gone their seperate ways.

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    So live all your days as if we had never met.
    They'll be better then the ones we spent.
    ----

    This is him trying to move on with a witty comment of "they'll be better then the ones we spent." but he knows in his heart he still loves her, though he tries to portray himself with hate.. he still cares. Even though she's completely moved on.



    So yeah. That's my intake. Love this song =D
    TerribleThings___xon May 31, 2006   Link

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