Wake up!

That night haunts you like a vampire bite,

blood runs right down your face...

Cry harder, till you lose your place,

Bite the bullet/Get your gun.

Do you feel safe now? Do you feel secure huh!?

What is that you say!?

With your false pretense, with your face rock hard...

Things fall right out of place...

Cape Town, where love wants us, where they'll never find us hiding in the back of your car!!

Burn some rubber, burn the skin off our backs…

Drive out of here as fast as you can!!

Pedal to the Metal!!!

Better get your facts straight...


Never gonna settle, never gonna give you, give you what you want...


So tell me, where'd you get those pretty little eyes?

These!? Yeah! These!?

Tell me where'd you get those pretty little thighs...

These!? Yeah! These!?

You make me look bad it's just so sad!

I know those hands put me to bed.

Tell me that you want me, tell me that you need me tonight!!

Didn't mean to make you cry, didn't want to see you die...[2x]

Tell me that you see me, tell me you wanna be me tonight!!

Didn't mean to make you cry, didn't mean to say goodbye...

The docks held still time's hand with each wave!!!

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    General CommentFinally, at least my favorite song has the right lyrics posted to it. This song is absolutely fantastic. its an epic and very suiting that it is at the end of the album. How can the very best album of the 21st century end other than this?
    AntiFlagSDon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song!

    The part with the high pitched stuff is odd.
    Killcultureon May 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. Little known fact; The lyrics "The docks held still time's hand with each wave!!!" were actually taken from the song "Tears of the Green Eyed Angel," a song the band wrote when they went under the name "Thirty Years War."
    Cr_EaT-uReon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song, at least on the surface, seems to be about sex but I doubt thats the true meaning
    ourmodernredon August 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha finally someone else who knew about Fall of Troy before they were called that.

    It's awesome to see that they signed to a big label like Equal Vision, but with that popularity comes trends, and unfortunatly, fall of toy seems to becoming a trend with tons of little hipster kids. Though I love this band and think they definitly deserve the attention their getting, it sucks to see people with screenames like xautumndeathx name dropping them.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron August 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentrrrlalororrrrorrororoorrrrrrrrrrrggh

    Mastodon fo sho

    but seriously i absolutely love fall of troy, and i would love to hear some thirty years war, were can you hear it?
    number12lookslikemeon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI THINK the song is a story, told a little out of place, i think it all starts at "lets get laid tonight" so they drive to cape town to find some prostitutes (illegal) note the hiding in the back of the car, but the prostitutes beat them up, thus the beggining of the song. "blood runs down my face" etc also note how he says "THAT night haunts you..."

    its a very rough guess but it makes sense to me at least. anyone else agree?
    number12lookslikemeon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think you are close. I think it may have something to do with rape. Maybe the characters in the song find a girl to rape, and accidentally kill her.
    ^Debaseron January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment#12lookslikeyou...

    Your guess may seem sketchy but Cape Town is a very corrupt city, so that part holds true.
    At-the-driveinon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love how the bit from 4:30 to 5:50 sounds so amazingly At The Drive-In ish.
    AOKon April 17, 2006   Link

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