Betray
The Avalon is always beside me
And I'm following it home
Where is my home
Orion glows
And his eyes open up
I once believed that I would set you in line

If only I had the strength you'd be completely accepting something else

If you keep asking me I'll melt away in the summer air
It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you to stop it now
If you keep asking me I'll melt away in the summer air
It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you just tell me something

The fluid through the alpha waves and power cables everywhere
Exercising self-control
The child calls
And he lies open
I would believe if only I'd been thinking at all

If only I had the strength you'd be completely accepting something else

If you keep asking me I'll melt away in the summer air
It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you to stop it now
If you keep asking me I'll melt away in the summer air
It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you just tell me something

If you keep asking me (keep asking me) keep asking me

If only I had the strength you'd be completely accepting something else

If you keep asking me I'll melt away in the summer air
It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you to stop it now
If you keep asking me I'll melt away in the summer air
It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you just tell me something

You swore
Out like my life
You cried
So I'm engaged to smile


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    General Commenti think that this is a song about a girl. the avalon part i think means that he cannot live up to the old boyfriend of the girl. i think that the 'riot' is a fight between the two and then his 'eyes' opening up means that he realizes that the girl is still hung up with the previous relationship.

    the chorus is, i think, about the girl wanting to know what is bothering him. it seems that he knows that fact that he can't live up to the previous guy, but doesnt tell the girl. he is torn inside, not knowing what to do.

    well, thats what i think. i can be completely wrong, but thats the beauty of music in general: we make our own interpretations.
    blank_Xon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"If you keep asking me I'll melt away in the summer air.
    It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you to stop it now.
    If you keep asking me I'll melt away in the summer air.
    It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you to just tell me something."
    that part of the song is better than sex
    saoxcoreon December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely sweet
    newworldkingon May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that he's singing about a girl that won't stop bugging him about a relationship, or something of that nature, and the more she asks him things and the more she talks about it, the more he feels pressured and secluded. "if you keep asking me i'll melt away in the summer air", melt away as in just break down. he's had enough, and doesn't want anymore.
    phugazion June 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm not sure what it's about..
    but i love it!
    pennylane__on June 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think these are one of those songs only the artist knows why it was made . the last two lines confuse me enough . i like it though .
    saythiswilldieon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentphugazi, if that line were the only one in the song your interpretation could work.. but lines like "A riot grows and his eyes open up.
    I once believed I would set you in line. " If only I had the strength then maybe you could believe in something else.
    "
    could show differently. and anothony does write really hard to understand songs, and he won't even give the meanings away, so i think saythis was right;)
    x.dave.xon September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcall me crazy but can this have something to do with god ?
    saythiswilldieon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah the artist is probably the only one, but most song you make your own opinion thats what makes it so fun you make your own judgement based on your own experience. This song is a good example because i could see where you could get 4 or 5 meanings out of it.
    Yourlastsmileon October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdoes anybody know which of the two versions has anthony and which one is cove. i've listened to both simultaneously, and i can't tell the difference. if it wasn't for the drum machine in one version it would be the same song. i swear.
    superkoolkidon October 05, 2004   Link

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