You told me nine times before and you said that her touch was not love all these years. You said that she stole and lied and you said to be "brave like me". And I couldn't believe when you said outlive, but I must come out and face the unwilling terms. These eyes they are old and can only focus on the son that I was, the wrong that I was. I tried to gape the teeth just so the water could fill my lungs. And all this time I thought I was drowning and all this time she made me and you caged me and beat me. These shackles reek of your cologne and manipulative phrases. She is dying and I wish Hell upon you one thousand times a day. I have her graft inside of me, she sewed this body and made these eyes. She put them in my head and gave me life. You gave me hate, greed, confusion and a shimmering blurred backhand of your affection. She is dying and I have come to realize this. He is breathing but should have stopped a long time ago. I know his heart quit but I have no reason for him to give anything. And she is dying and I have missed her life. She gave everything to me, I have so much conscience tied to my neck. I want to swim atop of this sea and give her all the love which has so diligently fallen under lock and key. it was so uneven and the anchor that I have woven is weighing and pulling me down to the bottom of this ocean. And I wish I could spread my wings far enough to stop this fall from grace but there is nothing I can do.


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    General CommentWhen he made reference to a certain 'you' I think that it doesn't target a certain person and his/her's actions to the girl, i think it symbolises everything that can rock a relationship such as:

    You gave me hate, greed, confusion...
    You told me nine times before and you said that her touch was not love all these years... (distrust, doubt)

    Man I just love the last seven lines of this song because I can relate to it so much, not just the whole love issue, but the feeling of being unable to return what other people have given to you. For him, this girl gave him life and everything but he must have done something, such as ignore her advances. and by the time he realises this, he's too late and to the girl, she is dying to him (maybe have found another person?):

    I have so much conscience tied to my neck. I want to swim atop of this sea and give her all the love which has so diligently fallen under lock and key.

    fuck one of my favourite i love everything about this song
    sainton February 26, 2005   Link

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