"That's Why They Call It a Union" as written by and Rogerio Lima Manganelli Christopher Demakes....
There’s a black cloud over this house
That’s been around for three years now
There’s a thunderstorm inside
And it won’t go away

That’s why they call it a union
That’s why they call it a union
So both of you please forgive me tonight
That’s why they call it a union
So please forgive me tonight

I remember him turning around
He said, "Son, I’ll be leaving now.
I can’t be the person that you want me to be."
And then she said, "So things are finally ending now?
Yeah, I knew you’d be walking out
You can’t be the person that you want me to be."
"Want me to be."

Three years of all the arguments
Three years of all this silence
Has been enough to last me a lifetime
Three years of all the arguments
Three years of all this pain

That’s why they call it a union
That’s why they call it a union
So both of you please forgive me tonight
That’s why they call it a union
So please forgive me tonight

I remember him turning around
He said, "Son, I'll be leaving now.
You can't be the person that I want you to be."
"Want you to be."

Three years of all the arguments
Three years of all this silence
Has been enough to last me a lifetime
Three years of all the arguments
Three years of all this pain

That’s why they call it a union
That’s why they call it a union
So both of you please forgive me tonight
That’s why they call it a union
So please forgive me tonight

I can’t look at the pictures anymore
Because I know how it’s run it’s course
And I know how the story ends
I know it ends

There’s a black cloud over this house
That’s been around for three years now
There’s a thunderstorm inside
And another fight tonight

There’s a black cloud over this house
That’s been around for three years now
There’s a thunderstorm inside
And it won’t go away
No it won’t go away

That’s why they call it a union
That’s why they call it a union
So both of you please forgive me tonight
That's why they call it a union
So please forgive me tonight
So please forgive me tonight
So please forgive me goodnight


Lyrics submitted by almostmanda, edited by RealTofuShofu

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    General Commentno comments :S. this song is really good and shows the strugle that christ has with some1 and he just cant be the person that this person wans him to be. at least thats what i think its about, correct me if im wrong.
    LessThanJake4Lifeon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentChrist? Either that was a typo or you like Less Than Jake a little too much...
    I thought this was about some guy looking back on his childhood when his parents divorced and he starts to feel like it was his own fault that they broke up.
    ArianeTheFoolon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthahahaha, soz that was a typo i meant 'chris' being lead singer of ltj, lol sorry about that

    ps: thanx for the correction on the meaning i was lost with this one and the parents divorcing thing makes sence
    LessThanJake4Lifeon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell that was just a guess on my behalf. Maybe his parents are happy together and will be happy forever and when they die they will be buried in the same mausoleum or something.

    Made sense to me though.
    ArianeTheFoolon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah definitely about parents getting divorced. marriage is called a union.
    blitz05on March 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPrecisely.... and the really scary thing is that I can't remember at all writing that last message...

    But if this song was about divorce, it would sort of tie in with Escape From The A-Bomb House from the same album.
    ArianeTheFoolon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHis song is awesome, and it's one of the best on the Tony Hawk Soundtrack.
    stryker311on December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe songs about families and how they fight until the dad leave and the mums left alone with the child and thats why they call it a union says it all
    Standiton February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like hes leaving the family because they always argue and hes asking them too forgive him for leaving.
    -Longy-on August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about parents.. The dad can't take care of the family the way he needs to... He'd rather leave than cause his son more problems and force him to be in the house with all the fighting
    Crimson and redon February 25, 2007   Link

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