Alongside all hearts
As they finish with backdrop cities
As jagged teeth dig in deeper
Ripping new wounds
For former scars
Stricken with insomnia
Sickened lungs insist on heavy breathing

And the conductor is conducting
[conductor is conducting]
Electrical time signatures
And I fall into rhythm
[I fall into rhythm]
And my life is a rhythm
And my feet will improvise
[My feet off beat, my feet off beat]
As I sputter at the knee like a leaking faucet

You'll be undercover, under covers
Sleeping with the enemy
This is what I like to call internal espionage
[[Concrete coated gazes in hot pursuit of self-made mazes
Talking circles around each other
Deserting halos to be
Handcuffed and hogtied with your words]]

On the search for girls
[Stricken with insomnia]
With milk carton father figures
My veins are pulsing
[Free form jazz]
To peninsula extremities
My fingertips
tip tip tip tap tap
Polyrhythms like nervous fragments from a nervous mouth
And these words set the cadence
[These words set the cadence]
To the crude interpretation of scripts and codes
Breeding pixels without homes
Reside in my mind, resonate in my eyes

You'll be undercover, under covers
Sleeping with the enemy
[[Concrete coated gazes in hot pursuit of self-made mazes
Talking circles around each other]]

So affect this love affliction
Leave the injured overturned
Fight for beath with flailing arms
In vain, to float the bane
[[Leave the injured overturned
In vain]]


Tentative tastes for those less interesting
[[Stricken with insomnia
Veins are pulsing like form jazz
Fingertips tap tap]]

Leave the injured overturned
Fight for beath with flailing arms
In vain, to float the bane
[[Leave the injured overturned
In vain]]

You'll be undercover, under covers
Sleeping with the enemy
This is what I like to call internal espionage
[[Concrete coated gazes in hot pursuit of self-made mazes
Talking circles around each other
Deserting halos to be
Handcuffed and hogtied with your words
This is what I like to call]]
[[[[Concrete coated gazes in hot pursuit of self-made mazes
Talking circles around each other
Deserting halos to be
Handcuffed and hogtied with your words]]]]


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The Rival Cycle song meanings
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    General Commentmaybe about starting again, or just living your life without planning it,
    i don't know
    its a good song.
    i have no idea why its named the rival cycle
    theperfectbreakon October 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about masturbation. I'm not kidding, they told me about it when they were writing the album.
    hydraulic_hearton February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt all makes sense now. Wow, this song instantly got better if that was even possible.
    Rotisserie Sluton March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment=====
    The Rival Cycle
    =====

    Alongside all hearts
    As they finish with backdrop cities
    As jagged teeth dig in deeper
    Ripping new wounds
    For former scars
    Stricken with insomnia
    Sickened lungs insist on heavy breathing

    And the conductor is conducting
    [conductor is conducting]
    Electrical time signatures
    And I fall into rhythm
    [I fall into rhythm]
    And my life is a rhythm
    And my feet will improvise
    [My feet off beat, my feet off beat]
    As I sputter at the knee like a leaking faucet

    You'll be undercover, under covers
    Sleeping with the enemy
    This is what I like to call internal espionage
    [[Concrete coated gazes in hot pursuit of self-made mazes
    Talking circles around each other
    Deserting halos to be
    Handcuffed and hogtied with your words]]

    On the search for girls
    [Stricken with insomnia]
    With milk carton father figures
    My veins are pulsing
    [Free form jazz]
    To peninsula extremities
    My fingertips
    tip tip tip tap tap
    Polyrhythms like nervous fragments from a nervous mouth
    And these words set the cadence
    [These words set the cadence]
    To the crude interpretation of scripts and codes
    Breeding pixels without homes
    Reside in my mind, resonate in my eyes

    You'll be undercover, under covers
    Sleeping with the enemy
    [[Concrete coated gazes in hot pursuit of self-made mazes
    Talking circles around each other]]

    So affect this love affliction
    Leave the injured overturned
    Fight for beath with flailing arms
    In vain, to float the bane
    [[Leave the injured overturned
    In vain]]


    Tentative tastes for those less interesting
    [[Stricken with insomnia
    Veins are pulsing like form jazz
    Fingertips tap tap]]

    Leave the injured overturned
    Fight for beath with flailing arms
    In vain, to float the bane
    [[Leave the injured overturned
    In vain]]

    You'll be undercover, under covers
    Sleeping with the enemy
    This is what I like to call internal espionage
    [[Concrete coated gazes in hot pursuit of self-made mazes
    Talking circles around each other
    Deserting halos to be
    Handcuffed and hogtied with your words
    This is what I like to call]]
    [[[[Concrete coated gazes in hot pursuit of self-made mazes
    Talking circles around each other
    Deserting halos to be
    Handcuffed and hogtied with your words]]]]
    NightPride911on April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI asked Casey if it was true that this song was written about masturbation and this is what he had to say

    Hey,

    That is half true. Brendan and I wrote those lyrics together, and while I was writing them from the perspective of empty sex, he was a virgin at the time we wrote the song, so he was writing it from the perspective of masturbation... I think its about all things fornication. It stretches beyond simple sex and masturbation- and into the isolation, embarrassment, resentment, and regret that can be negative side effects of said events.

    the colors are slow.

    casey
    candykaoson July 23, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAm I the only person that thinks the bands lyrics are way to derivative of Palahniuk?

    Oh well. Still a good band.
    antennason October 14, 2006   Link

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