Forced to the wall
The crosshairs shift from this tied down burden: Courage
What did you expect?
A nightmare of reason and faith alike because
You take shots, my back's turned, you're gutless
You think you're saving face but I'll tell you what
And I'll tell you what
As far as you're concerned
The next breath that you take should be underwater
You're worthless
You've been told once before
This time you're gonna get back a little more than you paid for

Forced to the wall the record skips and this satellite sense is detecting
You run for cover
A nightmare, a vision, a quota, a reason
You take shots, my back's turned, you're gutless
You think you're saving face but
First things first
This is a matter of egos and how every shot you take is a shot taken in weakness and vain
Place your bets, it's a matter of context

You said it, you mean it, you want it, you've got it
I've been waiting far too long for this
You take shots, my back's turned, you're gutless
And you've got no spine at all
I've been waiting
I've been waiting for
Take your shot and be on your
And be on your way
Spill fiction while my back is turned, when you've got an easy target
Build stregth, and your heart is gone
You tell my back that you're more courageous
We've got our souls held in this dark hotel room
You're taking chances for the worst and the worst is yet to come
Place your bets, it's a matter of

You said it, you mean it, you want it, you've got it
I've been waiting far too long for this
You take shots, my back's turned, you're gutless
And you've got no spine at all
I've been waiting
I've been waiting for
Show a little backbone

In this ? dark you never crawling out alive
You won't make it too far
You won't get to far
In this home with me your never welcome again
You won't make it too far
You won't get to far
Place your bets on
Pay your randsom
Place your bets on
Pay your randsom

You don't know what it is to regret (x8)


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    General Commenti love this song..his voice is so beautiful <333
    teenagepoetryon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyric with the "in this ? dark you never crawling out alive" is actually "in this hole we've dug, you're never crawling out alive." awesome song, real good band in concert. i'm hooked.
    savestheday3785on February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo weird....the beginning of the song when he sings he sounds so much like the lead singer off of P!ATD
    layer00on February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a guy whoo had a relationship, with an alcoholic and hes talking about the things he went through
    kmiec35on February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think about a guy who knows this girl, maybe they at one point had a relationship, and now all she does is cut him down behind his back. they say "show a little backbone" because she needs to be a better person who watches what she says, she started a fued. and now she is making a bs sob story, and being a drama queen. maybe im crazy but thtas what i think
    kmiec35on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really love this song...

    i think it sounds very Taking Back Sunday..no?

    i mean, just the way he sings it...

    i dunno^^
    OneWithBigFeeton March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are actually a little taking back sunday....
    Amazing song though.

    Basically about a break up gone sour when the girl acts like a bitch. That's it.

    They're incredible though.
    lilyloveson April 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentholy shit, does adam from tbs sing on this? my gosh it sounds so much like him...really good song though. haha i'm so excited :]
    suckyourpitydownxon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentholy shit, does adam from tbs sing on this? my gosh it sounds so much like him...really good song though. haha i'm so excited :]
    suckyourpitydownxon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentargh i fucked up the post.. I ment i love this song, and i'm exctied for their new album.
    suckyourpitydownxon April 07, 2007   Link

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