It's times like these, in the midst of sink or swim that I've enfolded.
Nouns and verbs in nights I seek to forget, and looked for eyes spying on a future less grim.
You don't argue with the wise, well-read or well- spoken.
Teach the younger that it's running legs are easily broken.

Lessons learned are scars that don't heal, but are always earned.
And there's no chance of seeing through the disguises when your only staring through holes torn and burned.
Sixteen years too many with collars thrown to the wind.
Left wondering if it's easier to buy design, or wallow in sin...

(And we are passing through love, like we're shedding older skin.)


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    General Commentthis song rules, but half of teh lyrics are missing.
    shutupshutupshutupon June 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSo does anyone know what is being said in the beginning of the song, as they aren't printed in the lyric booklet either. The "Behind!" section.
    SickandTiredon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"These blinds have left me behind"?

    No idea about that bit, but this is what I came up for bit around 1:05:

    "The walls may never ???? (lessons learned)
    The fetus forgot to the kiss the ??? baby (lesson learned)
    The future's never darker ??? this story (lessons learned)
    ?????????"

    Something like that. Anyway, I LOVE this song. Can't wait to see them Thursday!
    Waves Of Delusionon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt almost sounds like "Despised and left me behind." or something to me. Not sure about those other lines, though the pieces you have there seem to make pretty good sense. Both times I saw them they were explosive as hell and just put on an awesome show. Unfortunately this song wasn't played either time, though.
    SickandTiredon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat sucks, as it's my fave tune and it would be awesome to see it live...
    Waves Of Delusionon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"These binds have left me behind"?

    "The leaders forgot to kiss the ? baby."

    Ok, I'm done trying.
    SickandTiredon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTHEY PLAYED THIS SONG!!!!!1111 It was brilliant. I went nuts and started screaming along, Billy probably thought I was insane.
    Waves Of Delusionon September 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthey played it live both times ive seen them, but i wish they would play a tale for the ages. damnit.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, they didn't do A Tale For The Ages for us either. But that's actually not one of my favorite songs by them to be honest though...I would've liked to hear Patience and Prudence...
    Waves Of Delusionon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthese binds have left me behind, I, I, I
    what weve learned, what weve learned
    ?of whats first????
    of broken hearts
    and false starts
    if anyone wants hot cross vids check out badjons
    killercliffon December 10, 2004   Link

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