"Slow Dance" as written by and Bruce Miller....
If you pull too hard,
Then the string will break.
And if you leave the slack,
Then the string won't hold..

So how can we find ourselves
Trapped in our own private hells
Where we just scream
But no one can hear.
'X' marks the spot where the dig begins
The treasure is found within
The broken hearts, that are soaked with fear.

Fill the glass to the brim
And it will spill out
And keep a shotgun next to you
Drop it, it will, it will be so blunt.

So how can we find ourselves
Trapped in our own private hells
Where we just scream
But no one can hear.
'X' marks the spot where the dig begins
The treasure is found within
The broken hearts, that are soaked with fear.

Me, I wanted, more, your lies.
Everytime I, awful thought.[x4]

(So how can we find ourself, trapped inside our own private hells) So how can we live on
(Where we just scream but no one can hear) Without your lies
(X marks the spot where they the dig begins) And do without
(The treasure is found within the broken hearts that are soaked with fear) Doing any
Don't try to hide
Doing distempt
I go messed up
Messed up what i had


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"Slow Dance" as written by Buddy James Nielsen Garrett Zablocki

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    General CommentXPerroneX:

    "...and the lyrics of "Slow Dance" are comprised of lines from Dao De Jing."

    "I was really into Daoism for a while and I really to write a song explaining what it was about -- the ideaof living a pacifist path. You let things come and you let things go. You don't get overexcited or overly upset. I'm a very emotional guy. I'm either really upset or really happy. There's no in between. So I'm always tryin to find that middle ground where I can be happy."

    -- vagrant.com/vagrant/bands/…

    You, sir, are the moron
    Armless Penguinon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentuhhh you guys are idiots once agian this song is called slow dance off the cd let it infold u once agian i have the cd and i loe this song and the whole cd senses fail is amazing
    and i think senses fail should no wat they are talking about with the whole thing geist is takling about they have a master in poetry you should do you reasearch before you start your bullshit their very spiritual people actually
    and i only did this to find the meaning to this song and found idiots talking shit on it and i found my meaning from people that arent so stupid so thank you guys
    dnk4evrsfon March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOMG god another BLack on this.this song could be the next single...Fuk all poser senses fans..this song one of the best on the Cd..
    lipgloss&letdownon October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSenses Fail was on Drive-Thru, no wonder there are 'poser' fans. I haven't heard the term 'poser' since I was a 12 year old skater just learning how to kickflip condescending upon everyone else that sucked worse than I did. You'll learn soon enough that the 'poser' fans won't last. And, they don't matter. Get over yourself, Senses Fail is too big to be concerned about 'poser' fans, because to someone, you're a poser fan too.
    ThreexOveron October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthreexover has many good points...this song is sick though...i'm not sure what the songs means...i think it's about like...balancing everything out...cus how he talks about pulling the rope too hard...and it will break...that could mean like...if you try at something too hard...you'll fail...but then if you leave some slack...it won't hold...if you don't try hard enough at something, it won't happen. I don't know what i'm talking about really.
    bballmann34on October 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis and angela baker & my obsession with fire are the two best songs on the cd....everything else is awesome but these two just rock
    Irishcrakaon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThreexover says what needs to be said, so ill continue his trendy actions. Irishcrraka: i dont care if these two songs rocked so hard you pissed in your mom's face. the fact of the matter is that bbalmann34 got some good discussion going, and you were dumb enough to interrupt that to flap your floppy dick for a few seconds of limp fun.

    bballmann34, i think your on the right track there. this song seems really zen and slightly nihilistic to me. the message seems to be that if you want balance in your life, you need to just let it happed (let it enfold you), and wheather the bad shit. this is a central idea in taoism, where you should model the river and bear the rocks in the stream. this song was actually taken from the teachings of a taoist book (the name escapes me)
    donutman27on November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is based on the 9th chapter/passsage of Dao De Jing book or teachings. I'm not quite sure what it's technically called. The passage reads "Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after your money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity."

    I think the song is about, freeing yourself of extremes and of what others think of you. The chorus about "trapped in our own private hells" refers to the line in the passage about being others prisoner and the part about "the broken hearts that are soaked with fear" refers to seeking for approval that you never win.
    Geist90on December 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe song to me means dont try to hard at life but dont just go through life without a care this is one of my favorite songs on the new cd SENSES FAIL RULES!!!!
    termin8aplaya11on January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSuuuure. That's a bunch of bullshit to me.
    xperronexon January 24, 2005   Link

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