Second place to you is the last place I ever thought I’d be,
and in this race the selfish survive,
while the selfless suffocate in suffering.
I’m choking on the words that kept us alive,
so kiss me and them and all we had goodbye.

(Where was I?)

When they kicked out the lights,
and when your world turns black you can’t take back
all the lines you’ve crossed and trust you’ve lost.

So take my hand, no, not to hold
cause you could use the extra fingers to count your mistakes.
Because this distance has only lead to deception
a curse for every mile and a lie for every smile.

(Where was I?)

When they kicked out the lights,
and when your world turns black you can’t take back
all the lines you’ve crossed and trust you’ve lost.

(Drown in your goodbyes, and miss what we had.)

Foreign tongues are burning above self-righteous heads,
you're so dexterous and articulate, i count on too many fingers and friends.

If your body is a temple then your roof is on fire...

(Where was I?)

When they kicked out the lights,
and when your world turns black you can’t take back
all the lines you’ve crossed and trust you’ve lost.

(Drown in your goodbyes, and miss what we had.)


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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship and the girl chose another guy over him and her now ex knows that she will regret it someday
    yeee_sonon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is a bitter song that speaks of heartache and betrayal but also of self-righteousness. He knows she made a mistake in leaving him and he's telling her that she made a huge mistake and he won't be there to rescue her but watch her drown happily as he smirks and thinks "I told you so"
    candykaoson June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo take my hand, no, not to hold
    cause you could use the extra fingers to count your mistakes.

    Wow, one of the greatest lines in any song I've heard. And I've heard a ton of music, so that says something.
    AudioGlaiveon April 27, 2009   Link

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