So why should I take your hand when you can't promise happy endings?

It's starting to get old
That story that untold
Reflect before we walk into
What we already know
Won't be so easy
Looking back at high school drama
Didn't try to fix what we thought were problems
Someone's writing empty letters
Is there no other way?

Staring at your reflection every day
Can make or break my heart away
When you won't listen to what's hard for me to say
Those tear stained eyes can make me feel so sad
And once again we're further away from what we never had

So why should I take your hand when you can't promise happy endings?
Just run away with so much left to share
It's just not enough
When we're so much more than friends
We're much too young to throw away our cares

There's no sense in regretting what's been said in our yesterdays
We're getting backwards double
We can look ahead
And I would walk so much further just to know what I'm doing here
And there's no end to what I'd give to know just what you meant when you said
How can I feel alive when we can't help but break our backs just to survive?
Is this another time we can't control our lives?

Those tear stained eyes can make me feel so sad
And once again we're further away from what we never had

So why should I take your hand when you can't promise happy endings?
Just run away with so much left to share
It's just not enough
When we're so much more than friends
We're much too young to throw away our cares

How can I feel alive when we can't help but break our backs just to survive?
Is this another time we can't control our lives?

Those tear stained eyes can make me feel so sad
And once again we're further away from what we never had

So why should I take your hand when you can't promise happy endings?
Just run away with so much left to share
It's just not enough
When we're so much more than friends
We're much too young to throw away our cares



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    General Commentthis song is so rad, I love these guys, from what I've heard of samples, this one and one other are the only full songs I've heard, I'm gonna get the cd for sure though
    Running_On_Emptyon October 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with running_on_empty......this song is one of my favorites.i HAVE to find the cd.sheez....i've been looking for it for a couple of months now.gawsh.
    freakeyguitargirl3on October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEasy to get in the northwest..duh but outside its pretty hard
    Thru7being7Coolon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOMG this song fucking rocks this band is so fucking awesome when i hear them i pop a bonner every fucking time man i mean geez their fucking awesome i love their cd i tried to have sex with it but it didnt fit in the fucking hole (too big)......... You guys should all shut the fuck up your supposed to comment on what you think the song is about not what oh i love this band if you love them so much you should appriciate them by trying to guess what their singing about i come on this site for help and i find fucking stupid shit like their so awesome blah blah blah....... the only reason you fucking idiots dont know what the song is about is cause you retards dont fucking understand it
    hardcorepunkeron March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand it about not wanting one night stands because they'll never see each other again
    hardcorepunkeron March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcould be looked at it like that, but i think it's about how when you're growing up you don't think about the things that matter most. you don't think about what you have. and when something little comes along, you think about throwing it away. trust me, i spent hours on end listening to my amber pacific cd with this song on repeat when me and my ex broke up/
    ohmurderon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentReal bummer that this song isn't on the new full length album...
    WhatWentWrongon May 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy amazing boyfriend scooped up the Fading Days ep and the new full length for me. He got the new cd for me, along with a poster and button, the day before it was released. What a gem, he's got connections because a radio DJ.

    But anyway...
    To me, this song describes how my current relationship was at the very beginning. It was so difficult since he was in his last year of college and I was in my sophomore year of high school. His future is so uncertain since he has to go get a real job and the path he's taken may take him pfarther away from me than I could possibly ever imagine.
    "why should I take your hand when you can't promise happy endings"
    That just seemed to sum it all up for me. I was so scared that this ending could in no way be happy. All of the words just mixed into all of my emotions at the start of this new relationship. It was difficult, but it's getting clearer with each passing day.

    I love the song and it has so much personal meaning to me. Amber Pacific is so emotional and I love them.
    SkaManifestoon August 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this sone on a Warped Tour compilation. It quickly became my favorite song in the entire two-disk set. The lyrics for this song are so brilliant...

    "Once again we're further away from what we never had."

    Yeah, why keep being in love with someone you know won't love you back? Love you, Amber Pacific.
    Kiwi Sebastianon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome, just kinda pisses me off when they say
    "...we're further away from what we never had."
    It should be farther XD
    minoshaon January 22, 2006   Link

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