Something I should have done a long time ago
Just kept it hanging over
Somewhere I never went but wanted to go
Out into the open

It was a long year and I wasted it
Now each breath's getting shorter
Get it over with, but I'm not convinced
It will rub my shoulders

Nothing I could have said, my mouth wouldn't move
The words entered my head
Frozen in place like a monument to silent death
Then I'd wake up from a dream of true love and filter it
A far away look like a suspect, nervous in a line up

Stuck in slow-motion until this is through
And it's kill or be killed
I'm facing up to it with nothing to lose
The decision made itself

And I will say, yeah
I will say
I will say, yeah
I will say

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    General Comment"I'm facing up to it with nothing to lose
    The decision made itself"
    The way the guitar tune drops at the end of these lines makes my heart drop.
    InLoveWithRebeccaon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwoah, no comments on this one? def one my my favorites... awesome song to listen to in the car when you're movin real slowly in traffic... its on the mix i made for my road trip in CA. anyone have any ideas on what its talking about though? I actually like to think that its NOT about a relationship... just cause it means more to me that way... like, missed opportunities, maybe in love and life in general?
    wannabelleon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lead singer said in an interview that it's about him becoming open with his homosexuality.
    Niccupon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNiccup, I'm kinda glad to hear that because that's how I'd always interpreted this song and "Surrender." I like that--it gives the song a much more personal meaning for me :)
    AlmightyChrissyon March 30, 2005   Link

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