"Dialtone" as written by Cezar Cunningham, Michael Patrick Jarrett, Michael Patrick Jarrett, Delano Noox Thomas, Delano Noox Thomas and N Writer Unknown....
Beside the drum kit in the basement
I was trying to get to sleep
I heard your voice come through the floorboards
On my answering machine
But by the time I reached the phone's ring
The only thing still singing was the dialtone

I couldn't find you in my dreams
So I went out into the night
I heard you talking somewhere soft
Your voice bounced off a satellite
But by the time I reached the place
From where the sound originated
You were gone

But I smelled summer in those letters
That you sprayed with your perfume
I breathed your breath
And I was left swaying with the curtains in the room
In the knowledge you would leave me
Beneath the angry April moon where you first found me

You've got one too many lovers
But you're still my only friend
And you got more secret admirers
Than there are snakes in the garden
And by the time you're finished kissing
Whoever's come around hissing
You're spitting out poison

And all the people have their reasons
For the things they think they have to do
But none of the reasons you're speaking
Sound anything like the truth

Each one sounds like a composite
Each one sounds like a new excuse for letting go
So let go
If all that's left is letting go

As the x-ray clearly shows
This thing was broken long ago

The bars will close
And the ashtrays overflow

I won't be there on Thursday night
But I hope you all have fun
You may not recognize my absence
But I won't be the only one
Who goes missing from your party
As the stitches come undone

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"Dialtone" as written by Cezar Cunningham Michael Patrick Jarrett

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    General Commenti love this song especially when he says that he was left swaying with the curtains in the room.
    missteenwordpoweron April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics in this song are some of my favorites ever, and I like the way he crams together some of the words towards the end of the song, gives it a personal sound, like he's confiding in the listener.

    to me it's about being involved with someone who takes him for granted, and she's treating him with so little regard that he's finally like "ok screw this, I'm going to disappear, and I doubt you'll even notice, but... I'm not exactly the only one giving up on trying to keep a friendship with you together."

    musically, this song makes me want to dance around in a poodle skirt with somebody.
    delialon July 08, 2006   Link

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