Your words are like knives
They peel the skin and pierce my soul
Your body will learn to love
And now your heart may still let go

And I will blame myself
And I will blame myself
For holding on to what I hope will keep you by my side
And I will blame myself
My sheets are stained with
Memories of your soft kiss
Now this is all I have
Deeper than I can let go
And I am aware

And I will blame myself
And I will blame myself
For holding on to what I hoped would keep you by my side
And I will blame myself

Can I have you?
Can I have you?
Why can't I have you?


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    General CommentYour words are like knives
    They peel the skin and pierce my soul
    Your body will learn to love
    And now your heart may still let go

    And I WILL blame myself
    And I WILL blame myself
    FOR holding on to what I hope will keep you by my side
    And I WILL blame myself
    MY sheets are stained with
    Memories of your soft kiss
    NOW this is all I have
    Deeper than I can let go
    And I am aware

    And I WILL blame myself
    And I WILL blame myself
    FOR holding on to what I hope will keep you by my side
    And I WILL blame myself

    CAN I have you?
    CAN I have you?
    WHY CAN'T I have you?
    PhoenixInFlameson September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFOR holding on to what I HOPED WOULD keep you by my side
    PhoenixInFlameson September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThanks man. I got the lyrics from somewhere else, and they seemed pretty correct, so I just copied them. I'll edit now.
    geekusaon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentman i feel that
    Cessilyon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI got Dallas to play this song at scene festival.
    Cessilyon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLike Knives:
    Your words are like knives
    They peel my skin and pierce my soul…
    Your body will burn tonight…
    Though your heart may still remain cold

    And I will blame myself
    And I will blame myself
    For holding on to what I hoped would keep you by my side
    I will blame myself

    The Sheets are stained with…
    Memories of your soft kiss
    Now this is all I have
    Paper and pen to remember you with

    And I will blame myself
    And I will blame myself
    For holding on to what I hoped would keep you by my side
    I will blame myself
    Can I have you… (x4)

    These are the actual lyrics.
    fakesoundofprogresson May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYour words are like knives
    They peel my skin and pierce my soul
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    Pretty obvious what he means here.

    Your body will burn tonight…
    Though your heart may still remain cold
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    I think Dallas is talking about this girl in the song. Her body may burn tonight....she may have found another relationship/another guy. However, it wont fulfill her, her heart will still remain cold, it wont be love, itll be just another senseless/meaningless relationship.

    And I will blame myself
    And I will blame myself
    For holding on to what I hoped would keep you by my side
    I will blame myself
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    He's obviously blaming himself for what broke him and this girl that he loves apart. He sees it as his fault. He also blames his continued love for her and all his memories. His memories are what he holds onto that he hoped would keep her by his side.

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    The Sheets are stained with…
    Memories of your soft kiss
    Now this is all I have
    Paper and pen to remember you with
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Obvious meaning in the first two lines.
    Now all he haves is a paper and pen to remember you with. He used to have this love from this girl. He used have everything. Now he has nothing but memories and a paper and pen to express them with.
    fakesoundofprogresson May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song,lots of meaning.
    i agree with just about everything fakesoundofprogress
    said:)
    ellixox
    YourEverythingIWanton December 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti see this song differently. it suppose its because of stuff that is currently happening in my life atm.
    i think its about a girl, but shes led the guy on.
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    Your body will learn to love
    And now your heart may still let go
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    she was only involved in the physical stuff...her heart never had any say in it.
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    and i will blame myslef for holding on to what I hoped would keep you by my side.
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    he thought he could make her see past the physical stuff. he thought that maybe she will fall in love with him. he blames himself for being so stupid. for believing that such a thing could have ever worked to his favour.
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    Can I have you?
    Can I have you?
    Why can't I have you?
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    shes moved on. shes over him. he's heartbroken. why cant he have her? he loves her. what will she get from any other guy? she never cared at all and now she gone and he has to deal with what has happened to his heart.
    aurey_90on May 17, 2008   Link

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