I was fucking up, handing off the reigns to you.
I know the bodies, but I can't place names, so I should be forgetting you.
It's a cathartic song like that other shitty one and I have never felt so old.
I'd cool off and sleep it away, but it's a hot fucking day and I've got my afternoons alone because you won't let him go.
You let your feelings oscillate.
I was out of the running without warning to find out the worst fucking way.
But every move that I missed I will take out on another one.
Because if we all get close and miss then we are to take the short end of the stick and dish it out.
Is there someone who wants to know? It's the same old shit though.
Everyone's gotta love the miserable. That's what they're in it for.
If there's a positive to your dramatic actions, block my ears so I'm not privy to it.
This karmic debt is screwed.
And I know why.
I want to burn this picture of the world where all my thoughts reside.
I'm gonna burn this picture of the world for all my friends and I.
This picture's proving now that I'm used to falling down.
Don't leave me down.
An ardent call for resolution, or a wordy premiss of old?
I can sleep tonight, but it's gonna be a long fucking time before my comic debt is going to grow.
Because you won't let him go.
Time will take its revenge, not just me.
Lost is the prospect of goals met. I'm 22 years closer to death.
I would have found that hard to believe when I was 15.
Familiar failure is all I know. Please forgive me if it shows, but I won't stop until this beats me, or I go crazy.


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    General Commentfavorite song from them.
    its amazing.
    fadedfromthewinteron May 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, amazing song
    happy.armon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like this song is about unrequited love and anger about that girl and her boyfriend
    McNizzleon November 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentid agree with Mcnizzle, but i just wonder on the "I'm gonna burn this picture of the world for all my friends and I" line...what would that mean?
    TheOlderIGeton December 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentid agree with Mcnizzle, but i just wonder on the "I'm gonna burn this picture of the world for all my friends and I" line...what would that mean?
    TheOlderIGeton December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me that this song is about being lead on by a girl who apparently wants to be with you, but then ends up falling for someone else.
    "I'm gunna burn this picture of the world for all my friends and I" probably means that you're just going to suck it up and get over it, not just for yourself, but because your friends like you better when you're not miserable.
    MZAon March 09, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about a girl who while she's with her boyfriend talks about him all the the time (not letting him go). He says he fucked up by handing her the reins; he gave her his heart. Her feelings "oscillate" between the two guys and she ends up cheating on her boyfriend with this other guy and he walks in on it (finding out the worst fucking way). His rage boils and he wants to complain to someone, or just be miserable while someone's listening (dish it out). Someone tells him the old "god closes a door/opens a window" adage to which he thinks "if there is a positive to what she did, I can't see it." (if there's a positive...I'm not privy to it) The picture of the world is his miserable outlook on life and missing her. He wants to burn it for himself for catharsis and for his friends' sake so they don't have to listen to him be miserable anymore. However, it's not as easy as he'd like it to be and he's still suffering. He plots revenge and says that his karmic debt won't grow because of everything she has put him through. He thinks he's done nothing with his life but get closer to death, but when he was younger he was wide-eyed. The song ends with him resolving to get clear of what she put him through and move on, or go insane trying. (Familiar failure...I go crazy) Anyway, that's my take.
    gofuckyourselfon June 10, 2013   Link

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