"Something Beautiful" as written by and Alan Doyle....
Faded away like the color in a blue sky at the end of the day.
Night falls and the search begins for something something better than this.

A scream or a cry, the truth or a lie,
I'm not sure they will save us this time.
I don't want to be around
When it all comes down to watch something beautiful die.

You said the only way was to run away.
You're sick of me so you just can't stick around to hear me pleading
(I'm pleading).
Does it show?
I'm pathetic, I know.
I just can't stand here and watch you go.
I'm running after you (I'm running after you).

Helpless, cause my hands are tied.
Eyelids pinned back so they're open wide.
In a theatre, all alone in the front row,
To watch something beautiful die.

A scream or a cry, the truth or a lie,
I'm not sure they will save us this time.
I don't want to be around
When it all comes down to watch something beautiful die.

You said the only way was to run away.
You're sick of me so you just can't stick around to hear me pleading
(I'm pleading).
Does it show?
I'm pathetic, I know.
I just can't stand here and watch you go.
I'm running after you (I'm running after you).

What happened to the things that we used to do?
You said it's all the same and that you needed a change.
You left without goodbye and now I'm wondering why.
But I don't think I want to know all the things that he does better
And how the past just doesn't matter.
You left me once but this time will be the last time.

You said the only way was to run away.
You're sick of me so you just can't stick around to hear me pleading
(I'm pleading).
Does it show?
I'm pathetic, I know.
I just can't stand here and watch you go.
I'm running after you (I'm running after you).

Look for the feeling that we lost.
Where did you have it last?
Maybe if we retrace our steps.
But we can't find the path that led us here to where we stand.
Face to face to watch this bitter end.
Now something beautiful is dead.


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"Something Beautiful" as written by Jesse Randall Smith Jason Scott Bone

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    General CommentSimply... beautiful <3
    BeautifullyCompleteon June 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto me at least... the 'something beautiful' is not the girl in the song, but their relationship. and when it goes "helpless, cause my hands are tied... to watch something beautiful die" its about how hes being forced to go through the break up and not be able to break lose and fix things.
    dizzastaron June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs on this CD. Cauterize is my favorite band! You should all check out there older stuff they did when they were T.O.E. (Take Off Eh!)
    ICECAT555on January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song one of my fave songs
    FeonixMonkeyon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree that the "something beautiful" is their relationship. he can tell their relationship is fading and he doesn't want to sit around and watch it die. he wants to chase after her and work on it, but he feels so helpless.

    I love the first line it's amazing. and they are an awesome band!!!!! this is one of my faves of their songs.
    star_up_in_the_skyon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome, does anyone know when the new cd is coming out?! cauterize is awesome!:)
    roxychic89on April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome, its the only song i knew of theirs, but the 1st time i hear it, i loved it, i didnt know the lyrics, bit theyre actually really smart and kinda profound, i like it even more now
    chloe_713on June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentKILLER song! one of there best...they have great lyrics with great meaning, there new cd is pretty good i recommend it if you like them!
    xstillxlovingxyouxon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsweeet song!...i think it about a guy saying that they can't be even though he still wants her and she's leaving and he's going after her...GREAT BAND
    punk-gurl22on March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song but I don't think it is necessarily about the relationship, it's just about being forced to watch and deal with something you can't do anything about, and how much it sucks. It may be about seeing the girls self destruction or the destruction of the relationship it's self, just something he can't change but wants to
    skybleachon May 17, 2007   Link

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