(What have you become?)

If the past were photographs,
I'd tear them all up into shreds.
I found my way back there (Just the prettiest picture of)
If our exchange of words was free I'd type another to the wind. (a broken face with a third)
I found my way back there (with a third of the appeal and)
One last wish for one lasting good-bye. (never worth the chase)
I found my way back there
No one here will miss you when you're gone. (with a third of the appeal and)
I found my way back there (never worth the chase)

(no no no no)
Make your selection
(no no no no)
Another one will come along
(no no no no)
Make your selection
(no no no no)
Another one will come around
(no no point in steering now)

(The brakes are out and the search for interests
or boy meets girl is the counterculture clock ticking out a song
that paints the shadow of this world.
The lights are brighter when the game is new,
and though I've tried,
I wish I could say the same for you.
The lights are brighter when the game is new,
and though I've tried,
I wish I could say the same for you.)

(Don't forget that when you cease to see things the way you want to, it's the least important people that come back to haunt you.)


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    General CommentDoes any one know what the other singer is singing i know there are 3 singers andim pretty sure the one is singing "ive found my wayb ack there" but i cant figure out what else is going on...help?
    -Ben
    CinnamonHeartson March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThey are just singing the lyrics printed here. The one guy starts with "If the past were photographs, I 'd tear them all up into shreds." The other starts with "Just the prettiest..."
    SickandTiredon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHot Cross pulls off the layered vocals so well...

    And Billy is such an amazing lyricist.

    "Don't forget that when you cease to see things the way you want to,
    it's the least important people that come back to haunt you."

    Such an awesome line. The way Billy sings it and the words themselves... it sends chills down my spine.
    Maycombon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe last Hot Cross show I went to, Billy was on stage, and right before they played this, he said "This song is about myspace."

    Whether he was joking or not is beyond me, but I can totally see it.
    A Shoelaceon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat song might actually be about myspace and internet chats/relations in general. Would fit perfect..

    Another song on that topic is by Kodan armada "iwishididnthatemyself.com"
    NotFittingon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentall the correct lyrics are there above, but heres the exact arrangement.

    (What have you become?)

    If the past were photographs,
    I'd tear them all up into shreds.
    I found my way back there (Just the prettiest picture of)
    If our exchange of words was free I'd type another to the wind. (a broken face with a third)
    I found my way back there (with a third of the appeal and)
    One last wish for one lasting good-bye. (never worth the chase)
    I found my way back there
    No one here will miss you when you're gone. (with a third of the appeal and)
    I found my way back there (never worth the chase)

    (no no no no)
    Make your selection
    (no no no no)
    Another one will come along
    (no no no no)
    Make your selection
    (no no no no)
    Another one will come around
    (no no point in steering now)

    (The brakes are out and the search for interests
    or boy meets girl is the counterculture clock ticking out a song
    that paints the shadow of this world.
    The lights are brighter when the game is new,
    and though I've tried,
    I wish I could say the same for you.
    The lights are brighter when the game is new,
    and though I've tried,
    I wish I could say the same for you.)

    (Don't forget that when you cease to see things the way you want to, it's the least important people that come back to haunt you.)
    in2theoceansarmson March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song soooo much right now. Guitar is awesome, all three vocalists rule, and even more now that I know the lyrics.

    this album is an absolute classic.
    chris-jerichoon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt could be about all sorts of things. Regrets, shallowness, mistakes, and maybe even people who look at nothing but the material aspects of things. Being shallow, essentially. I love this song, no matter what it means.

    A lot of Hot Cross's stuff is about regret, so I wouldn't be surprised in the least.
    combatwoundedkevon October 17, 2007   Link

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