I've been waiting all night long
I've been waiting to sing your song
Tonight, will you help me
Just help me find your key?
I run my hands down your neck
Across your back to another fret
I know you're fragile
You're bound to self-destruct

And I can see right through your skin
Your bones are hollow, they're paper-thin
Tonight, you're weightless
I know the way you feel

So try, try lifting all your weight
For a man, a man gone wrong.
And try, try wasting all your days
On a man, a man like me.

And my love is a lot like yours
It's been crippled by the wars we wage
We're hopeless
We're on the losing side
You never speak when we're making love
You never mean it when you come to me
With your arms stretched
Defenseless and alone

So try, try lifting all your weight
For a man, a man gone wrong.
And try, try wasting all your days
On a man, a man like me.

I taste you on my fingers
And I smell you on my lips
I don't know where you're going
But you're going to slip
Hey, honey, better save yourself
You're never gonna make it
Hey, honey, honey, better save yourself
You're never gonna make it.

So try, try lifting all your weight
For a man, a man gone wrong.
And try, try wasting all your days
On a man, a man like me.


Lyrics submitted by Aristophanes

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    General Commentthis is such a different sound for beulah. half of me is sad its not the poppy stuff i know and love, but the other 15 year old emo kid in me loves it.
    soundgoroundon November 04, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"I run my hands down your neck
    Across your back to another fret "

    Well, frets are on guitars, so either he is singing to a guitar or he is simply describing how he wrote a song for a woman he loves and now he is performing it for her.

    "And my love is a lot like yours
    It's been crippled by the wars we wage
    We're hopeless
    We're on the losing side "

    Basically, the relationship he has with this woman is very fragile. They have fought so much that it has weakened or "crippled" their love for each other.

    "You never speak when we're making love
    You never mean it when you come to me
    With your arms stretched "

    Basically he doesn't feel like the woman is being honest with him. He doesn't think she really loves him.

    As a sidenote, I don't think he is trying to tell his girlfriend that she has an elongated spherical shape. The words are not, therefore, "Defenseless and oblong", but "Defenseless and alone".


    My favorite part is when he says
    "I taste you on my fingers
    And I smell you on my lips"

    Also, soundgoround, it's not emo, so please don't get too excited.
    Fionar2001on January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think when it says "defenseless and oblong" it really says "defenseless and alone"
    smartchic42on July 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment**sorry i didn't notice that Fionar2001 had already posted the mistake in the lyrics

    ....
    my favorite part is when he says

    "And my love is a lot like yours
    It's been crippled by the wars we wage
    We're hopeless
    We're on the losing side
    You never speak when we're making love
    You never mean it when you come to me
    With your arms stretched
    Defenseless and alone"

    i think he is trying to say that they have both been in hard relationships before and that they are both scared of getting hurt again...and that they'll never get anywhere if they don't just tell each other what they really mean. they can't really show what they mean to each other for fear of getting hurt...and so he thinks that she doesn't love him when she's with him...she just needs somebody

    whoa...this is way wrong, but i was just throwing it out there as a suggestion
    smartchic42on July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of brings about a revelation for me - its not always what the lyrics are about; the tone of this song in general say it all.
    roleohibachion January 03, 2006   Link

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