Can you feel your heartbeat racing?
Can you taste the fear in her sweat?
You've done this wrong
It's too far gone
These sheets tell of regret
I admit that I'm just a fool for you
I am just a fool for you

Here is where we both go wrong

Tonight's your last chance to
Do exactly what you want to
And this could be my night
This is what makes me feel alive
Makes you feel alive
Here is where we both go wrong
So tie me up
And toss this key
Because for now we're living

In this moment that we both ignore the truth
It's all over
It's all over
I feel your heart against mine
So take a breath and close your eyes

Your lungs have failed and they both stopped breathing
My heart is dead and it's way past beating
Something has gone terribly wrong
I'm scared, you're scared, we're scared of this
I never thought we'd make it out alive
I never told you but it's all in your goodbyes
It's all in your goodbyes

Well look who's dying now
Slit wristless sleeping with the girl next door
I always knew you were such a sucker for that
It doesnt matter what you say
You never mattered anyway
Never mattered anyway

In this moment that we both ignore the truth
It's all over
It's all over
I feel your heart against mine
So take a breath and close your eyes

Your lungs have failed and they both stopped breathing
My heart is dead and it's way past beating
Something has gone terribly wrong
I'm scared, you're scared, we're scared of this
I never thought we'd make it out alive
I never told you but it's all in your goodbyes
It's all in your goodbyes

Don't shake, I hate to see you tremble
Trembling you've lost your touch haven't you?
I'm so addicted
So addicted

Your lungs have failed and they both stopped breathing
My heart is dead and it's way past beating
Something has gone terribly wrong
I'm scared, you're scared, we're scared of this
I never thought we'd make it out alive
I never told you but it's all in your goodbyes
It's all in your goodbyes

I never thought we'd make it out alive
I never thought we'd make it out alive
I never thought we'd make it out alive
It's all in your goodbyes



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  • +4
    General Comment:Ya, you're both kinda wrong, BUT right at the same time. Underoath is signed under tooth and nail, AND solidstate! 10 points each. and ya, they're both semi christian labels, and avtually, they're basically the same company...solidstate is a branch off of tooth and nail.

    But anyways...

    I think this song is about giving into sexual sins when you know it's wrong. He says how this is where they both go wrong, and "in this moment, we both ignore the truth" and the truth being that what they're doing or about to do is wrong in the eyes of God. and there's other lines that suggest this as well. And in the chorus kinda part where it sounds like they're dying and everything, I think that might be saying that they're spirits have died from all their sexual sins, or something to that effect. I'm pretty sure y'all catch my drift, eh?
    encased_in_flameson July 03, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I'm pretty sure that it says:

    "Slit your wrists for sleeping with the girl next door"

    if you actually listen to the song.
    MartyMcFlyon October 01, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I think this song is about a boy and a girl having this meaningful realationship and then one of the cheats on the other. "sleeping with the girl next door.." and before that the singer calls 'the girl next door' a whore in the demo... so yeah. I wouldn't call my boyfriend a whore if I were to loose my virginity with him.. But thats just me!

    I dont know. thats how I think of it. Reminds me of my ex boyfriend - who cheated on me.
    micsareforsingingon October 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i skimmed the lyrics of this and it meant nothing. then i read all your sex theories, and i looked at the lyrics. i totally agree with everything thats been said.
    xpadriacx187xon December 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Yeah, this song seems to be about casua sex beeing a bad thing...
    Personnaly I gotta disagree. As long as you take precaustions, SEX IS FUN!!!
    Good song too =D
    Iowa $evenon April 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:ahh shitttt.
    one of the best songs and one
    of the best bands you will ever hear.
    ashleyxcorexstfuon June 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i love this song,especially when spencer breaks out screaming "dont shake; i hate to see you TREMBLE!" it hits me hard every time
    hXcSamsXeon August 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:The song is about SEX. That is all.
    briar_roseon August 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:PLEASE READ

    k im 90% sure i got it, this guy is mad at his girlfriend(maybe cuz she wont have sex with him, and hes tired of no sex, so he cheats on her, but he still loves her and he doesn't realize it till hes at the bed with his neighbor, about to lose his virginity to someone he doens't really love

    Can you feel your heartbeat racing?(hes nervous and regretful already)
    Can you taste the fear in her sweat?(idk, i dont know why hes tasting her sweat lol)
    You've done this wrong
    It's too far gone
    These sheets tell of regret(hes gone too far by cheating, and these sheets tell of regret is a cool way of saying i regret what i did in those sheets)
    I admit that I'm just a fool for you
    I am just a fool for you(idk, just cool stuff)

    Here is where we both go wrong(him and his girlfriend)

    Tonight's your last chance to
    Do exactly what you want to
    And this could be my night
    This is what makes me feel alive
    Makes you feel alive( tonites his chance to do what he wants to( have sex finally) cuz sex is what hes all about now)
    Here is where we both go wrong
    So tie me up
    And toss this key
    Because for now we're living( he knows he did somethign wrong, so tie me up, and toss the key, so i dont do wrong things, i dont know what "because for now were living" is

    In this moment that we both ignore the truth
    It's all over
    It's all over(he and his girl both know what happened but dont say it, but she knows shes gotta break up with him for his fuck-uppedness)
    I feel your heart against mine
    So take a breath and close your eyes( its way intense but take a breath and close your eyes cuz this is about to be all over) he thinks

    Your lungs have failed and they both stopped breathing( shes crushed)
    My heart is dead and it's way past beating(hes crushed and shameful)
    Something has gone terribly wrong(obvious)
    I'm scared, you're scared, we're scared of this(about all of whats happenned)
    I never thought we'd make it out alive
    I never told you but it's all in your goodbyes
    It's all in your goodbyes( he never thought he'd survive through all of this, but just her words keep him alive)
    (i think this is the girl telling him)
    Well look who's dying now( shes comfronting him)
    Slit your wrists for sleeping with the girl next door
    I always knew you were such a sucker for that(sex)
    It doesnt matter what you say(cuz whats done is done)
    You never mattered anyway
    Never mattered anyway


    Don't shake, I hate to see you tremble
    Trembling you've lost your touch haven't you?
    I'm so addicted
    So addicted( this is the only part where i have no idea whats going on, its prolly my favorite part though lol)

    I never thought we'd make it out alive
    I never thought we'd make it out alive
    I never thought we'd make it out alive
    It's all in your goodbyes ( its done and there broken up, he never thought he'd make it out alive but he did, the problem is he still loves her and has to go his life with knowing he fucked up big time)

    i dont think this has anythign to do with marraige or being a christian though, good ideas, lemme know what u think
    njhendrixxxon August 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:I guess it depends on your perspective but I COMPLETELY disagree with many of the people on here. I don't really see where the song implies that having sex is bad, or "too far", It seems to be about a relationship thats pretty much over (something has gone terribly wrong...you've lost your touch) but both people are putting off the inevitable breakup and still holding on (In this moment where we both ignore the truth,its all over) because they are comfortable in the relationship and don't really know how to handle/are scared of single life (I'm scared, you're scared, we're scared of this). Im thinking it may be because he was cheating and destroying her life (slit wrists, you're sleeping with the next door i always knew you were such a sucker for that it doesnt matter what you say you never mattered anyway)
    Anyway I know the majority of people think its about the "temptation and evils of having sex" but I see it a completely different way and just wanted to offer an alternative opinion.
    Voltxon January 10, 2012   Link

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