It's what you want
It's your amphetamine
Another night you're settling
For comfort in your bed

The more you fill
The more you're empty
You're never what you should be
Here is why you're sad

You're miserable
When he is close
So take another drink
Another drink will numb those senses

And make the most
Of flesh and bones
If it helps you
To fall asleep

I'm watching you change
It doesn't have to be this way
It gets harder everyday
So you keep numb to feel safe

Fuck what you know
Can't you see its shallow?
Every time you swallow,
Do you get a taste of what you've become?

Regrets, they wake you in the morning
You shower but you're not clean
Please just listen

I still remember the days
When you didn't feel the need to escape
And every demon you never face
Is the reason you're not safe

Please understand that you've had every chance
You've had all the time
All the time in the world

You don't listen

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So Long As We Keep Our Bodies Numb We're Safe song meanings
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    General Commenti really like this song. i think it's one of their better tracks on "forget what you know."
    constanton May 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, but the entire cd is awesome!
    brtnbabe04on June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah this is one of, if not my favorite songs on this cd. I love the ending too
    DarkEternalon October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf you're depressed or mad or anything, this is the PERFECT song
    Ratboyon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe ending of this song reminds me of jimmy eat world's "goodbye sky harbor" with the layering of vocals and stuff.
    fall out taraon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawesomeness. I like when he says "flesh". he says it......different. kinda lik "and make the most of FLESH and bones"
    TBOSMon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBEST LINE
    "Please understand that you've had every chance, You've had all the time, all the time in the world" really think about it!! its so true
    xxpipixxon May 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo ones really talked about what this song means...ok ill get the ball rolling. I love this song, and i can relate to it soooo much. I think its about a friend they have who uses sex and being with a guy to keep them happy or is with someone who they dont want to be with but stays with them anyway. eg. "your miserable when he is close". I think its saying their trying to fill a gap with sex or a guy and its just making it worse. "So take another drink, another drink will numb those senses, make the most of flesh and bones" it's like saying they drink so they dont have to think about whats going on and they can use the sex to feel better temporarily eg flesh and bones. Obviously he's known the person a long time "i'm watching you change". "Can't you see its shallow, every time you swallow, do you get a taste of what you've become". I think you can take it a few ways. I think its like their just going to parties having sex and he thinks its only superficial, and i think that the swallow thing has more then just thinking about what their doing but also a physical element.....but thats just me. I love this song. Its just so damn good. One of the best on the album, and the whole album is fukn awesome.
    thats_hot89on August 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpersonally this reminds me of my mom. alcoholic who is stubberon and doesnt realize that this effects both her the rest of the family. she drinks more when my dad gets closer.
    easyrideron December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti disagree with the sex view on this song. it's so much deeper than that. there are several references to drugs and alcohol in this song. i think that he's singing about losing somebody to another person but that person isn't happy and fakes it. in order to convince themselves of their own happiness they drink. 'the more you fill the more your empty'
    another drug reference is the shower but your not clean and losing sight of who that person once was.
    my personal fav lines are "I still remember the days
    When you didn't feel the need to escape
    And every demon you never face
    Is the reason you're not safe"
    he's saying he remembers back when you didn't need drugs to block out life. this person won't face their problems. incredible song in my opinion about abuse
    urbson February 11, 2006   Link

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