as I begin
to sink into this fate that I
have tried so hard to tread
while you sit with your magazines
your cigarettes
your apathy
as we continue downward
into lukewarm discontent

descending side by side
as retrospect and time
devour our thoughts
and our long nights

with such civilized
but brutal taste in
suffering and self disgrace
your disappointment paints your eyes a darker shade of brown
and your poor excuses reek of such expensive wine
while my replies of cowardice
get molded into forgiveness for
everything you said
and everything you did

i have failed to forgive you for either
i tried but i failed to forgive any aspects of either

fairweathered friend
how could these eyes ever forget
those lustfull nights
seeing your lips pressed against theirs
as i tried to forget
i tried but failed

as i begin to sink into this fate
that i have tried so hard to tread
because apparently i'm much too dense
your much too tired and oh so stressed
ignoring all these words that i am struggling to say

so put down your pill bottles
put down your glass of wine
put down all of your magazines
and look me in the eye
and tell me that your happy
tell me this is what you wanted from me
because it's everything i have
and everything i can afford
such curteous envy

i tried but i failed to forgive any aspects of either

fairweathered friend
how could these eyes ever forget
those lustfull nights
seeing your lips pressed against theirs
as i tried to forget
i tried but failed

she never said she wants it all
i bet she does
i bet she does


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    General CommentWelcome to the one of the better songs no one has heard. It's too bad these guys won't catch on, they are fantastic. Intelligent lyrics and well-composed music.
    vtmatton December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love these guys. They are amazing. I completely agree with vtmatt. I don't see why they won't catch on, tho. Everything about them screams wonderful.
    x_not your star_xon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song and it is a horrible that they are seemingly always overlooked.
    Irish737on July 26, 2006   Link

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