The traffic's back for miles
On these quiet suburban roads
While the rubber necking strangers
Are dying to see this victim's wounds
Cause he's all alone
With his notebooks and poems
In this empty grave where he wrote
All of his secrets that became his lyrics
With no intent to show anyone

And we give and we give
But its all for nothing
We try to resist but I give
Everything and its all for nothing

So the panic sets and cycles
HIs mind for restless sleep
While the blood sucking leeches contaminate every line they read
Just leave him alone in this dark room
This white sheet tightly wrapped cocoon
Cause it's no secret I fucking need this
Like I don't need anyone

It's like I'm falling asleep with my eyes open
Shutting down and off the lights
Cause after all of this it's all or nothing
Still I wouldn't try to fight
I've fallen asleep with my eyes open
Shutting down and off the lights
Cause after all of this it's all or nothing
Still I wouldn't try to fight
And you'll lie to all your friends
About sights you never saw
And you'll preach to all the press
About what you don't know at all

So let me drown so I can breathe again
I'm through choking and suffocating
On alter egos and alterior motives
Which weight you down and take control of
The way you are and the things that you need
The life you live and the dreams that you dream
Distort and blur all in slow motion
They broke you down and now you're broken
And it's sadder than the saddes movie
I ever saw but without the beauty
So I stopped watching, I stopped caring
I lost all interest and I stopped wearing
These plastic smiles I'll wash my hands clean
I'll forget that you forgot about me
And I'll live the life, the big city feeling
Cause it's better than suburban dreaming
Living off the friends that hate you
Who talk shit on me
LIke I don't know who my real friends are
Anymore no I don't know you anymore
And it's sadder than the saddest movie
I ever saw but without the beauty
So I'll stop watching, I'll stop caring
Spill the ink and spill your guts again


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    General CommentI saw HIPV for the second time the other night with Allister and Less Than Jake. It was an amazing show, and we got front row ahhhh. This song was so beautiful when they played it. Afterwards we saw Joe (their singer) outside and he walked us to our car! Great night

    Anyways before they played this song, Joe said it was about where they where from, New Jersey.
    MySensesHavFailed35on April 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthese guys are gonna b huge eventually, they always put on amazing shows...."I lost all interest and i stopped wearing this plastic smile " totally relate, sick song
    purpletoilet420on January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti hear the lyrics being something more like this:

    The traffic's backed for miles
    on these quiet suburban roads
    while the rubbernecking strangers
    are dieing to see these victims wounds
    cause he’s all alone
    his notebooks and poems
    well there’s something grave
    where he wrote about this secret
    that became his lyrics of no intent to show

    [chorus:]
    well we give we get
    but it's all for nothing
    its all for nothing
    we try we insist
    that i gave everything
    but its all for nothing

    so the panic sets and cycles
    his mind for restless sleep
    and while the bloodsucking leeches
    contaminate every line they read
    just leave him alone in this dark room
    this white sheet, his tightly wrapped cocoon

    cause its no secret
    I fucking need this
    Like I don’t need anyone

    [chorous x2]

    It's like I’m falling asleep with my eyes open
    shutting down and off the lights
    cause after all of this it’s all or nothing
    still I wouldn’t try to

    I’ll fall asleep with my eyes open
    shutting down and off the lights
    cause after all of this it’s all or nothing
    still I wouldn’t try to fight

    So let me drown so I can breathe again
    I’m through choking and suffocating
    on alter egos and alter motives
    just weigh you down and take control of
    the way you are and the things that you need
    the life you live and the dreams that you dream
    sudden blur all in slow motion
    they broke down and now your broken
    it’s sadder than the saddest movie
    I ever saw but without the beauty
    so I stopped watching I stopped caring
    I lost all interest and I stopped wearing
    these plastic smiles I’ve washed my hands clean
    forget that you forgot about me
    and I’m living like the big city feeling
    it’s better than suburban dreaming

    im leaving all the friends that like to
    talk shit on me
    Like I don't know who
    My real friends are anymore
    Don’t wanna know you anymore

    and it’s sadder than the saddest movie
    I ever saw but without the beauty
    so I stopped watching I stopped caring
    spilling ink and spill your guts again

    fall asleep with my eyes open
    shutting down and off the lights
    cause I feel all of this is all or nothing
    still I wouldn’t try to fight
    m2cool2goon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsomeones jealous.
    poisonawellon January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about dreams, aspirations, broken friendships and skepticism.

    Brilliant.
    tastethemercuryon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with m2cool2go on the correction of these lyrics. But besides the point, this is a great song! go hipv!!
    Safe2Sayon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was:

    it’s sadder than the saddest movie
    I ever saw but without the goonies.

    I guess i was wrong.

    Man i love this song.
    tommyhaychon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song dope...i love the part when it goes into that emo breakdown

    its like im falling asleep with my eyess Opeennnnn...wooo
    lipgloss&letdownon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love how it sounds like its fading out to end the song the the best lyrics come out at the end... Does anyone know exactly what the song means..or how they feel it means.. if u can add that in ure next comments that be great
    Newsilverlineon March 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMost of these lyrics are wrong.
    It should be
    "Living off the friends that hate me
    That talk shit on me"
    "Where he wrote all of his secrets
    That became his lyrics"
    "We give & we give
    But it's all for nothing"
    "The panic sets in cycles"
    "That weigh you down & take control of"
    "distort & blur all in slow motion"
    "They've broken down & now you're broken"
    "Spill the ink & spill your guts again"

    It's a kind of random song. Like, not really one prevalent theme.
    But I'd say the car crash idea is overwhelming.
    The breakdown is my favorite part on the whole cd.
    It is absolutely amazing.
    Whenever my brother & I are driving in the car, we always roll down the windows, dispite the weather, hold our fists up & scream the "Spill the ink & spill your guts again!"
    It is such an awesome song.
    My favorite on the cd
    sx edgeon April 03, 2005   Link

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