Crush my bones tonight
So thin that they might slide under his door
Leave my heart for the world to see (he did this to me)
He thinks he's framed, so clueless as to the situation
He's found himself in
Buried beneath his haunted memories

So cough, cough, cough it up
Have you lost your breath
Or maybe that's me tearing out your lungs
Tell me how it feels
To know that this is just my dream
And it's your reality

A scream pulls me
In the direction of my livingroom
A body laying on the floor
Looking at me with a blank, blank stare on his face
Does this seem familiar?
Does this seem familiar?

So cough, cough, cough it up
Have you lost your breath
Or maybe that's me tearing out your lungs
So tell me how it feels
To know that this is just my dream
And its your reality...
(Fade)


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Scarlet Letter Part 2 song meanings
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    General CommentWow, I had the lyrics and meaning very wrong in my head. For years I though the song was about two brothers or friends and one was getting molested / raped by his father. I always thought the friend was trying to get his friend to tell him what was going on as he can see symptoms in his friends behavior. I was sure it was an helpless, outside-looking-in perspective of a child being abused. So many lines made that idea make sense until I saw the posted lyrics. I know these are wrong now but at least read what I heard in my shoddy headphones so you don't think I'm too crazy:

    Crush my bones tonight
    So thin that they might slide under his door
    Leave my heart for the world to see (he did this to me)
    He thinks his friends are clueless as to the situation
    He's found himself in
    Buried beneath assaulted memories

    So cough cough cough it up
    Have you lost your breath
    Or maybe that's me tearing out your lungs
    Tell me how it feels
    To know that this is just my dream
    And it's your reality

    (This verse is the friend begging him to tell him what's going on at home. He suspects that what might be happening [his dreams] but needs confirmation as it's a huge accusation.)


    A scream pulls me
    In the direction of my livingroom
    A body laying on the floor
    Looking at me with a blank, blank stare on his face
    Does this seem familiar?
    Does this seem familiar?

    (The friend/ brother spending the night has heard the screams and comes out to find his friend on the floor just after another assault. The friend can no longer hide it.)
    Daistaaron February 23, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerfect ending to the halifax EP
    tommyhaychon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSorry, but these lyrics = very wrong. Only in some parts. But either way, good job submitting them.

    Crush my bones tonight
    So thin that they might slide under his door
    Leave my heart for the world to see (he did this to me)
    He thinks he's framed, so clueless as to the situation
    He's found himself in
    Buried beneath his haunted memories

    So cough cough cough it up
    Have you lost your breath
    Or maybe that's me tearing out your lungs
    Tell me how it feels
    To know that this is just my dream
    And it's your reality

    A scream pulls me
    In the direction of my livingroom
    A body laying on the floor
    Looking at me with a blank, blank stare on his face
    Does this seem familiar?
    Does this seem familiar?

    So cough cough cough it up
    Have you lost your breath
    Or maybe that's me tearing out your lungs
    So tell me how it feels
    To know that this is just my dream
    And its your reality...
    (Fade)
    HalifaxXxon January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSorry, but these lyrics = very wrong. Only in some parts. But either way, good job submitting them.

    Crush my bones tonight
    So thin that they might slide under his door
    Leave my heart for the world to see (he did this to me)
    He thinks he's framed, so clueless as to the situation
    He's found himself in
    Buried beneath his haunted memories

    So cough cough cough it up
    Have you lost your breath
    Or maybe that's me tearing out your lungs
    Tell me how it feels
    To know that this is just my dream
    And it's your reality

    A scream pulls me
    In the direction of my livingroom
    A body laying on the floor
    Looking at me with a blank, blank stare on his face
    Does this seem familiar?
    Does this seem familiar?

    So cough cough cough it up
    Have you lost your breath
    Or maybe that's me tearing out your lungs
    So tell me how it feels
    To know that this is just my dream
    And its your reality...
    (Fade)
    HalifaxXxon January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou can extract a lot from the title alone. The Scarlet Letter is given to someone who commits adultery. "Part 2" most likely means this is the second time the girl has cheated on him. At first I thought the song was about the girl, but now it seems like it's actually about the guy who she cheated on him with. "He thinks he's framed, so clueless as to the situation", I'm thinking the guy had no idea that the girl was seeing someone else (Mike). So when Mike is "tearing out his lungs", the other guy has no idea why this is happening. It's a song about Mike murdering this other guy out of anger and jealousy.

    Another great concept for a song. Halifax is such a quality band.
    unlimitedon April 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so good, so sad. The meloncholy nature of it really gets me.
    SammySinon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so good, so sad. The meloncholy nature of it really gets me.
    SammySinon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Scarlet Letter is actually an American romance novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1800s. For anyone who has had the experience (mostlikely misfortune) of reading this book, I think the songs I sung from the point of view of Chillingworth, whose wife cheats on him. Chillingworth seeks hirrible revenge on the man his wife slept with, and in the end almost kills him.

    Hoorah for 11th grade English
    noaheatsbeefon October 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst off, i'm obsessed with the sadness of this song, i love depressing things they make me content.

    Anyways, with that aside, i definitely think it is correlated directly to the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawethorne. I love that book.


    follow the lyrics and compare to this:
    he wishes he could've been there to see him commit this act firsthand, also saying that he feels dead because of this. he wants the world to know of his pain, by this i belive it's a reference to the letter from the beginning of hawethorne's book that seared the narrator's heart with pain like a red hot iron when he held it near his breast. the other man didn't realize that she was with another man, and now that he realizes the severity of this he's consumed with guilt

    the first man wants the other man to fess up, but for one reason or another the other man does not, and as a consequence the first man kills him. the first man finds it ironic that his dream of killing him has finally become a reality.

    now he talks from the wife's point of view, she walks to the living room to see what the scream she heard was from, she now see's her husband lying on the floor dead. It seems familiar because both of her lovers are now dead.

    the chorus repeats and now her worst nightmare/dream has now become her reality

    That's my take on it, i believe the part two on the title refers to the fact that things like these happen in everyday life and they will until the end of time, this is just the 2nd time someone has recanted the story.

    It's a subjective theory to the song's meaning, but i love this song so much. It's subjectivity is what makes it so good
    mace487on May 10, 2008   Link

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