"Dethbed" as written by and Daniel Michael Andriano Mathew Thomas Skiba....
Calling all cars, all coroners, we got a dead one here
And anybody else receiving this, the west coast is far from clear
Like a time bomb, a sudden death
It's gonna find you when you least expect
It's gonna leave you the emptiest feeling inside

They found me face down in the street
On the night you left to find another place to sleep
In rain and regret
They said they tried everything but it was no use
Yeah, they tried everything and everyone but you

Falling like stars into the ocean black, we're gonna disappear
And anything left recognisable is swept away with fear
We got our hearts dipped in time release
We got the know-how and the elbow grease
We got our victim all cut up down here on the floor

They found me face down in the street
On the night you left to find another place to sleep
In rain and regret
They said they tried everything but it was no use
Yeah, they tried everything and everyone but you

... One but you
... One but you

They found me face down in the street
On the night you left to find another place to sleep
In rain and regret
They said they tried everything but it was no use
Yeah, they tried everything and everyone but you


Lyrics submitted by sethbrown

"Dethbed" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentI agree with HappyTrash's interpretation, but there would be no reason for matt to just make up a murder story like that, a good song writer always throws in the old double-entendre. I think that the whole song is just a big metaphor for what happens when you get put on the receiving end of a bad heartbreak.
    TomPowers724on April 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song off their new cd. I love their new cd, should be out around May. I think it's better than Good Mourning.
    TheShowerSceneon March 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. I think its talking about a girl moving out and he kills himself and the police and people finding him there in the street. Im pretty stupid if this is obviously something different tell me hwat cause im curious what was thinking for this song. It seems single-ish and i hope it does end up being a single.
    BradleyOuimeton March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere have you heard it?? please tell me i cant find it anywhere
    kavnaon March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits so tempting to dl these new songs. i love this band and i want to enjoy every song of this album. its like secretly opening presents before christmas morning. but really, if youre going to dl these just buy the cd anyway and support alkaline they are so awesome
    ilovealkalineon March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother very good tune from matt
    KennyDubson March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the new album for me, and probably deserving of the single.

    "Like a time bomb, a sudden death
    It's gonna find you when you least expect
    It's gonna leave you the emptiest feeling inside"

    It sounds like he's talking about love in general here, how it just sort of happens and then leaves you broken. The song seems to be about someone dying inside after his girl up and leaves.
    Obiwan6986on March 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the person 'died' inside, too. When it says

    "Yeah, they tried everything and everyone but you" I think it means that his only cure for love is the person he was in love with.
    antiviruson March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. It's real name is Dethbed though.
    exthuseon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyah i saw that on the site, i assumed it was a typo.
    antiviruson March 28, 2005   Link

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