Even columbus looks better on the back seat of a bike
And all my fears get washed away in a stream of blinking lights
And the concrete strip below seems less like a noose
And more like a tie that binds
Or at least a tourniquet.

It’s been such a hard season
And the bridges we burned might be all we had to keep us from drowning.
But at least we had this time;
And I'd like to think we're better off for it.

And I- I’ll remember this:
Sometimes broken things make the best building supplies.
And we'll keep on building.
Hearts aren't made of glass,
They're made of muscle and blood and something else.
And they don't so much as break as bend and tear.

We have what it takes to keep it together;

and move on.

Lyrics submitted by b-pot, edited by ThisIsBenSilver

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    General CommentFrom The Website:
    any relationship that matters - a friendship, a family, a romance, a band - anything - is a perilous and fragile thing because along with all the amazing experiences and creations that can come from something so intimate and exhausting comes the possibility for things to crumble and shatter or whither and die. when that happens, it's easy to forget what was precious amidst all the disaster. we should always carry our history with us but never let it bury us."
    b-poton April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful.
    anneymalon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit is beautiful. It's about what really means most to us, what makes us happy, and times you never want to forget.
    malnutritionon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, its perfect. so slow then so full of energy and happy.
    dinnerforlunchon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing lyrics. brilliant.
    Lowenon December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wish I could explain how this song makes me feel. This song is PERFECT.
    noteventherainon June 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"sometimes broken things make the best building supplies."
    < truth 3
    lagwagon182on September 06, 2011   Link

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