I can't leave with words like these
They'll break the bones that hold up my sleeves
I've got to tie her so high her breath freezes before she speaks
But this bus just won't go far enough
So I'll strap my face to a homemade bomb
And blow the bus stop through the parking lot
We'll celebrate like we were free

I know a place where we can both get laced
Take some time to learn about your face
About bawling and bell curves, about strength from inhalers
And I'll take the fifth and you can just sit
And I'll watch from a distance while you open it
This is how I will keep her in pieces, she's a keeper

And I'll be holding my breath with the best
My breath with the best intentions

This is not for me, your perfume struggles perfectly
It wraps around and screams at me
"My hero tastes like plastic, he's elastic and now he's dead"

My straight-faced grin is the first to leave
Hand in hand with the queen of tragedy
Why do I hurt just on purpose?
I guess I lack a purpose
So smile like a child sitting in the sea
Forget about what's in the water and just focus in on me
'll be the phantom of the opera
I'll be the lantern you blow out first

And I'll be holding my breath with the best
My breath with the best intentions

This is not for me, your perfume struggles perfectly
It wraps around and screams at me
"My hero tastes like plastic, he's elastic and now he's dead"

And I'll be the reason you'll leave this city

This is not for me, your perfume struggles perfectly
It wraps around and screams at me
"My hero tastes like plastic, he's elastic and now he's dead"


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    General Commentthis is a really great, catchy song. wait why am I the first to post a comment? comment guys! :)
    indiewuvon April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. I don't quite get the title though....
    stickboy20on May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it seems like hes questioning possibly drug abuse. And that either hes bringing someone else into it or trying to get them out of it.. quiet possibly himself.. Seems to be sort of a drug theme to alot of their songs...
    MeltingPlasiticon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the Pollyanna album...I think. The whole album is pretty amazing, almost better than their first.
    shotgunsighson May 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is not for me, your perfume struggles perfectly
    it wraps around and screams at me,
    "My hero tastes like plastic, he's elastic and now he's dead"

    it's just so catchy it's crazy!
    a subtle allegoryon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"My hero tastes like plastic, he's elastic and now he's dead"


    metaphor for a condom
    FellSoFar178on June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i think this song is about getting high and then having sex
    ThingsIHaventToldUon June 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthot shit
    pinkiscooldammiton July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentany idea what the title means?
    pinkiscooldammiton July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWow, nobody comments on these guys really. Northstar is amazing.. <3
    itoldyouidshooton October 01, 2004   Link

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