Will we ever know if falling backwards can save us
Why not try it just once
and hope that we survive
Even though we're running from what once was behind us
We still stand a chance to change our lives

For you I'll take one breath
and leave you with the memories you'll forget
for you I wave my life away
just to be with you and
to never feel this pain

I'll pick up the pieces from what's gone and broken
I'm sorry you're left with what I've become
We're lost in the moment, our chapters unfinished
Regret every minute, I miss you so

As each day will pass
We'll stop to take this time
To find it in our hearts to share this night
A piece of you is here with me
But now you're gone

I'll pick up the pieces from what's gone and broken
I'm sorry you're left with what I've become
We're lost in the moment, our chapters unfinished
Regret every minute, I miss you so

I'll take one breath (and close my eyes)
To forget


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    General Commentpretty good song.
    punkrockasianon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I'll pick up the pieces from what's gone and broken
    I'm sorry you're left with what I've become
    We're lost in the moment, our chapters unfinished
    Regret every minute, I miss you so"

    maybe its about a guy thats changed and a relationship that was left unfinished...and the guy regrets it but its too late, so he realizes he has to try to forget about her

    "ill take one breath (and close myeyes)
    to forget"



    ....i dunno, just my interpretation of it i guess
    Kakatrina15on March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThose lyrics are wrong, these are the right one :
    "For you I'll take one breath
    And leave you with the memories you'll forget
    For you I'd wade my life away
    Just to be with you and to never feel this way

    I'll pick up the pieces from whats gone and broke now
    I'm sorry you're left with what I've become
    We're lost in the moment, our chapters are finished
    Regret every minute, I miss you so.."
    angill973on November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that it is about a guy and his ex. They broke up and he wants to get back together. They had a "moment" but they both know that the relationship is done, "out chapters are finished."

    I love this song, it is bittersweet, though
    angill973on November 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Will we ever know that falling backwards can save us?" great line right there. I think it's all about how they broke up and moved on too fat, never bothered to go back and clean up the pieces. He's saying maybe if they hadn't tried to forget so hard, they could have tried again to get their moments back.
    serenity23on July 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about like a guy who broke up with someone and like hes kinda living in the past but not so literally and therfore he wants to return to the past but he knows he cant and just half of him wants to forget and half wont give up so he wrote this song
    damage94on March 13, 2009   Link

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