speak to me
tell me something so typical
a lullaby or something miserable
that will keep me up at night

cross out my eyes
i know you planned it
you know i love you
and i can't stand it
we just lost control
(we just lost control)

lie to me
give me something worth living for
tell me a reason worth fighting for
give me anything, anything to keep me breathing
lie to me
give me something worth living for
tell me a reason worth fighting for
give me anything, anything to keep me breathing

lie to me
tell me stories so beautiful
an epic of something so terrible
that it makes me weep

cross out these days
on the calendar
it hurts me so much
and im not quite sure
i care anymore
(i care anymore)

lie to me
give me something worth living for
tell me a reason worth fighting for
give me anything, anything to keep me breathing
lie to me
give me something worth living for
tell me a reason worth dying for
give me anything, anything to keep me breathing
[x2]

anything to keep me breathing


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    General Commentit sounds to me this song is about someone he loves "you know i love you, and i can't stand it" is making them slide off track for what they are truley striving for, and then he loses both, the one he loves and his goals.. which leaves him with nothing and he needs "anything to keep me breathing" which leads to the part that says "lie to me, tell me something worth living for" and he just wants something to yearn for again, whether its a lie or not, he wishes to have something fairly important in life.
    quie+_vioLenceon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that this song was talking about a relationship in which one person has really strong feelings for the other, and the other is just using the other. Even though the person being used can see this, they don't want to lose the person that they really think they love...

    I dunno...that is just what i think.
    Not_Like_The_Reston September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally good song ... put together very well .. buy the cd!
    NIKKIEon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm really curious as to what this song is about. I always listen to it when I'm really angry, so for me it has this desperation for goodness attached to it.
    sunset_prepon May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, i agree, i stick it on when i'm in a bad mood, makes me feel a lil better :)
    stodgiestcowon May 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song to me is about loosing sight of your goals and dreams. Most likely lost a loved one and now he wants something, anything; "Anything to keep me breathing."

    "Lie to me // Give me something worth living for" sort of happened to me, you just want someone to tell you what to do, just so that you can have a purpose.
    Bradwickon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentseems as though someone is waiting for something to keep themself breathing, even if its a lie.
    punk little stars.on June 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Matchbook Romance!
    Sckr4NethnAccOusticon June 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that perhaps it could be about wanting to be told that everything will be okay, even if it's not true.

    Lie to me // Give me something worth living for

    What do YOU think?
    Pagan Personon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate to this song very much... to me it's about someone who has kinda lost his interest in life, because everything that was once meaningful to him has either gone or has lost its meaning.

    Could be a loved person, but could also be a political, religious, or whatever belief that was once highly important to him and somehow constituted his reason to live.

    But now this thing is not there for him, anymore, and he has lost his place, his joy, his reason to go on. And he needs something like that, because right now nothing seems to be of any importance whatsoever:

    "it hurts me so much
    and im not quite sure
    i care anymore"

    a very sad song, but beautiful...!
    todaystomorrowon November 25, 2004   Link

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