it's a good thing that i haven't slept in weeks
because right now it seems times are hard for dreamers

i've got a broken neck sense of mortality
it clashes with your bloodlust sentimentality
she says "it's wrong but oh, we need it"
as she sits waiting up for me
but i'm not coming home
i've driven seven days of distance and the dial tone
on the end of this receiver is what's really wrong with me

one day, dear
i'll come crawling through
the front door just to fall into
an empty room with a ruined view
i'm doing this for you
i'm doing this for you

so i'll see to it that through me you
don't have to suffer like this anymore
my impulsive impulses give me my excuses

i've got a broken neck sense of mortality
it clashes with your bloodlust sentimentality
she says "it's wrong ... but oh, we need it"
as she sits waiting up for me
but i'm not coming home
i've driven seven days of distance and the dial tone
on the end of this receiver is what's really wrong with me

you know dear, i never think things through
but i'm doing this for you

for the first time i'm looking back on the time i spend writing down lines disguised as warning signs
there was something in the way you turned and looked at me
i started panicking
i started panicking
until your heartbeat stopped
until your body dropped
that will always be my favorite memory of you and me
and i've give anything to know the reasons behind the wreckage
i ruined everything for you
i ruined everything for you


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    General Commentall about a person who dosent come home to his lover...hes busy doing other stuff like working "you know dear im doing this for you". in the end he ruins everything by killing her...emotionally i think. the last verse is fucking gold.
    ruined_viewon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"the last verse is fucking gold. "

    100,000,000 percent agreed. the last verse... i just can't get enough of it. this is my favorite song from both albums. just the ending gives me chills. i dunno.. its all badass
    SaosinOwnsYouon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEverytime I listen to these guys I can't help but wonder if their favorite song is "Used To Love Her" by Guns N' Roses. Anyone who has heard that song will understand what I'm talking about.
    THOR9595on September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat would make sense. I agree with Thor...
    And also, this is just such a sad song.
    I love it.
    loversandliarson January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI gotta agree with y'all on that last verse

    best part
    kijimaon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about his relationship falling apart, but not just because of work, also because of his drinking problems.
    deepwateron August 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe songs about two addicts and in the end he kills her and for those who havent realized it basically every boys night out song is about killing a girl
    gem9291on February 28, 2007   Link

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