I painted a picture of you on the back of my eyelids
So that, even when I blink, I won’t lose sight of you
But the hand was quicker than the eye once again
Selfish, you paved crimson roads through plains of skin
Without a word, you set a hush to your lungs
This is a silence that will never be golden
You lay in stillness, but your sleeping eyes are open
I lie in wait, eyes closed and screaming

Wake up
Don’t go to sleep, I’m nothing without you
Don’t go
Don’t leave me here, I need you with me
Wake up
I don’t want to have to miss you…

And the letter read:
“I know you can‘t help it, but try not to miss me.”
You didn’t sleep alone, I laid there with you
I’ll never open my eyes again
“Breathe for me. Breathe for me.”
Wake up…

Lyrics submitted by 3chordvalentine

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    General Commentaw. it has to do with the death of a loved one. :( i love goodbye tomorrow
    tinyflowerson May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim not exactly sure what this song is about.
    but when i first heard this song(and ever since then)
    i have been completely blown away. theres something about this band and song that just is unique and full of passion to make the music they do.
    kyleeeon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know this song has to do with the death of the best friend. I believe the lead singer wrote this song in what he witnessed of his best friend's death. All I know is that whenever they played this song in concert, they started crying. It's really sad and it makes you appreciate your best friends a bit more.

    kaeeon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    Puppetton September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics made me cry
    lindsaylollygagson September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is by far my favourate song, and has been for years since i heard it.

    From my understanding of it. I believe it is a story about a boy (if you can say that) promising to always be by his friends side, to never lose sight of her. Then something drastic must of occured in her life, the boy "blinked" and ignored her signs of plead, and she ended up suiciding.

    It then goes on to the boy being in denial; exepting what has happened, but rather trying to avoid it, "laying next to his deceased friend, eyes closes and screaming"
    He then goes further into it more explaining he is worthless without his friend and attempts to try and "wake" her up, not wanting this on his concious but of course failing.

    The letter the girl left then explains that it is not his fault, and to not miss him, even though that may sound rediculous to him.

    The song finally goes back to the boy being in denial again about the death of his loved one. "you didnt sleep alone I laid there with you" also may suggest that his friend didnt go through her hard times alone, but with him?

    "breath for me, breath for me" Finally he's realising his friend is dead. and attempting to "wake her"

    The last line then "wake up..." is his final plead to his friend in desperation. He's asked continously for her to "wake up" and he has not succeeded, this final plead is the boy giving up, with his last hope for her to come back to him.
    Puppetton November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy friend commited suicide yesterday this song means alot to me.
    && Before i dealt with this expierence it made me cry.
    This sucks.
    Goodbye tomorrow is the shit.
    R.I.P JF!!!
    You shouldve known i was always here for you.
    itastehealthon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really cannot understand Matthew during the song when he is supposedly singing...

    And the letter read:
    “I know you can‘t help it, but try not to miss me.”

    Hell, I don't even know if thats what hes really saying! Can anyone else understand that part? Are there two different versions of the song?
    erasethepaston September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe story is quite sad. matt went to one of his good female friends place but he found her in the tub with her wrist slit:/
    Errkaon November 19, 2012   Link

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