it's 1 am and it's getting late
and she was waiting on the fire escape
with cigarettes and christmas lights,
she turns to me and says"are you tired?"
she says "sometimes it's just the jazz that matters
and nothing seems to make sense anymore,
and i've been pulling out my hair
and falling down these stairs..."

and i think..
.this is how it ends.
and i'm turning off the radio,
so i can hear you breathe
i'm sleeping with the lights on,
so i can see you leave ...

throwing rocks beneath the bridge
i can't explain what we just did.
no words to leave just time to keep
"it's getting dark" she said "can we go to bed?"
just go to bed...

for 1000 words, can we take a picture to remember today?
and everytime i said too much
i know that it was just enough to make you stay.
so i'm turning off the radio,
so i can hear you breathe
i'm sleeping with the lights on,
so i can see you leave,

if i wake up in the morning and you're gone,
i hope it's not for long.
and she says i can hear you on the phone,
but i can't hold you from so far away,
and if you have to say goodbye,
does it have to be today?

and i'm turning off the radio,
so i can hear you breathe
i'm sleeping with the lights on,
so i can see you leave
if i wake up in the morning and you're gone.
i hope it's not for long.



Lyrics submitted by fadedmorninglory

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    General CommentCan't believe nobody's commented on this sweet band! They're from Chicago and effing rock. If I remember correctly, the singer (Adrian) wrote this song for his current girlfriend when their relationship was just starting, things were just starting to take off but he/they were still really unsure about things.
    One way or another, anyone who likes anything from Taking Back Sunday to Rise Against should check out Burning Bright!
    Nova4761on January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey, this is Adrian, i wrote the song and yeah that's pretty much what it's about. It's about my girlfriend at the time, she was an insomniac and i was always waking up alone. I tried to write this song about wanting to be there for her even when i wasn't close by. There was still a certain sense of trying to figure out where we were going to, Nova4761, you nailed that part. Lemme know if you have questions on any other songs and check out my new band myspace.com/… (2 of the guys from Burning Bright are in it too)
    adrianburningbrighton June 04, 2008   Link

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