All the way up here
I was thinking it over
I wish we could drink some beer
And work it out.

Our lungs were burning
We're starting to worry
I couldn't catch my breath
Or slow my heart beat.
We took your photograph;
We thought thought we'd have a few good laughs
at your expense.

Here you thought we were your friends.
I guess now you know.

Or do you?

Are they really
People like that
or is this idea
Making shit up
pity party
feeling sorry for yourself

We were begging for mercy
You were holding a gas can
You had our hands tied
Behind our backs
I started crying.
I thought it was over.
You pulled a matchbook from your back pocket.

We took your photograph
We thought we'd have a few good laughs
at your expense.
Here you thought we were your friends.
I guess now you know.

We knew you were half and half
But we never knew you were
a psychopath
or that you'd have the last laugh
I guess now we know.


Lyrics submitted by Sepulchrave

Gas and Matches song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI like this one. No one else does?
    Sepulchraveon April 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song caught my attention more so then the others
    tigerbeaton May 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis one seems to be about a trio of friends, in which one becomes alienated and is ridiculed by the other two.
    After he becomes fed up, he ties the others together, and lights them on fire.

    Pretty cool, really.
    ElectricPinkPantheron June 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSometimes this is how I feel towards my friends.

    This band is amazing live.
    (Bumbershoot 2005)
    sassafrason October 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs Jimmy Stewart once said, "be nice to people, and they will be nice to you." It never hurts to be a good friend to someone.
    NorthWriteron February 08, 2007   Link
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    QuestionI dig this song a lot. It's on my playlist and it always gets me to pause and listen. My question is about the last verse. "We knew you were half and half"... What do you think THAT means?
    john102070on September 27, 2016   Link

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