Piece by piece, and bit by bit
I'll break this down for you, real slow
But I can't whisper all of this
And I can't seem to let this go

So I'll watch the matches, turn to ashes
I'll watch the matches, turn to ashes

I can tell as you turn, I smell the sulfur so clear
And fire's a beautiful sound
And the wings that you burn turn to ashes my dear
And ashes just fall to the ground

Yeah we're only ashes

Part and part and inch by inch
You'll have your mile when its through
Incinerate whats left of this
And torch the part of me that's you

So I'll watch the matches, turn to ashes

I can tell as you turn, I smell the sulfur so clear
And fire's a beautiful sound
And the wings that you burn turn to ashes my dear
And ashes just fall to the ground

Yeah we're only ashes

I can tell as you turn, I smell the sulfur so clear
And fire's a beautiful sound
And the wings that you burn turn to ashes my dear
And ashes just fall to the ground

Yeah we're only ashes


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    General Commenta whirlwind of emotion and anger... displaying frustration with a lover, and all the things they've done to you.
    thewhitepony33on April 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is BY FAR something corperate's best song. I was never a fan of them until North...that album is really really good especially if I'm in the mood for just some light mellow music. but yea i think this songs is amazing
    iheartdcon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe only 2 people have commented on this one! i LOVE this song! it's like a mellow rock that's exciting to listen to, but it's not so loud that it gives u a headache. this song makes a lot of sense! it tells it's own story. i love it!
    andysgurl14on May 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree wiv these coments totally....i am not really into leaving through the window and I think they grew up a lot when they did North! I suppose it is because they will have experienced more in their lives! I really love this song and cannot believe that so few people have commented!!! It is a really good album that I love to listen to when I ma in a depressed mood and Only Ashes is a great song with lots of hidden meanings! A real winner!
    i_am_klooton May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti'm surprised hardly anyone has commented on this song. it's perhaps one of their best.
    obscureon June 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favs:)
    Comalieson July 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song.
    IgnoreYourPainon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup, i love this song.
    tommyhaychon October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup, i love this song.
    tommyhaychon October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has so much feeling! Personally, i interpret it two ways: a relationship falling apart is one. the other is that we're only ashes in the scale of things. we're small and pathetic or something like that.
    pumpkinqueenon October 13, 2004   Link

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