i've got problems
i'm gonna use them
i'm gonna keep them from you until you cry

got machine guns
I never shoot them
I only borrowed them in case we die

late nights
play fights
i'm freezing and you're leaving me here
blue and red, up i'm fed, you're upset, almost dead, tounge twisted

35 nightmares & 94 days
since i got near you
and your anxious ways
hey darling, lets steal it
i'm certain you're sure
spell it to me love

and as we planned, there's fireworks stage right
swallowing the brains of all in sight
it's 1am that's evening your time
we're counting sheep
sell it to me, yell it to me LOVE

leave it while it still smoulders
so I have to say I told you
I carved our names in a tree there
I meant the letters to be bolder
around the angles there's a race where
silver never gets golder
maybe when we get older (baby when we get older)
we don't have to get colder, colder


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In Case We Die (Parts 1-4) song meanings
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    General CommentOne of the best ever.
    lvanceon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhere are the comments? This song is simply amazing. It reminds me of a great piece of classical music. From the chaotic beginning to the heavenly ending, this song just rocks. These guys are something else.
    ArrestedDevelopmenton December 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreally. this song is great
    shampoo suicideon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe music surrounding the fireworks verse makes me feel free like summer nights.
    finiteon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is like an epic. if only it were longer. it sends chills up my spine.
    Colosimoon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the idea of this being about a crazy relationship. One that is really, really passionate, which results in both silly and intense fights, but alongside beautiful moments and a feeling of love that is just exploding.

    The last part reminds me of when relationships get old, they dull down, and this couple thinks that isn't necessary.
    blueoftheskyon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fireworks.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a dangerous couple, who get into trouble, only for one of them to eventually take a step back, and try and blame it all on the other ("leave it while it still smoulders
    so I have to say I told you")
    And here: "around the angles there's a race where
    silver never gets golder" I think of 'silver never gets golder' as being a way of saying "What we have now may not be the best, but this is the best we can ever have it", and I agree with blueofthesky, that the last two lines are basically saying that they don't have to become conventional and start acting their age, that they can carry on acting like they do now, and keep the relationship a bit dangerous and exciting.
    Venneon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds like some mad lovin'. Maybe we don't have to get colder indeed.
    raiseyourvoiceon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw this a bit differently. I think this is about a crazy relationship where they're in love but they fight all the time and manipulate eachother. Let me explain.

    Person 1: "i've got problems
    i'm gonna use them
    i'm gonna keep them from you until you cry" --> Person 1 has issues... trust, etc. It's going to F up the relationship.
    Person 2:"got machine guns
    I never shoot them
    I only borrowed them in case we die" --> Person 2 knows some things, (machine guns) about person 1's past or whatever. Doesn't reveal this knowledge but keeps it as a weapon in case they break up (die)

    "late nights
    play fights
    i'm freezing and you're leaving me here
    blue and red, up i'm fed, you're upset, almost dead, tounge twisted" ---> They have some good times together, late nights. They start having play fights. They start having real fights. Next line, they're almost over (dead). "Blue and Red" = Sad and mad. "tongue twisted" = doesn't know what to say, how to fix it. His tongue is tied to fight anymore.

    "35 nightmares & 94 days
    since i got near you
    and your anxious ways
    hey darling, lets steal it
    i'm certain you're sure
    spell it to me love" --> He's having nightmares from jealousy, trust issues etc (like in the beginning when she had the issues but was going to give them to him). He's certain she's in love with him, and makes her explain her love so he can be sure. ex: why do you love me?

    "and as we planned, there's fireworks stage right
    swallowing the brains of all in sight
    it's 1am that's evening your time
    we're counting sheep
    sell it to me, yell it to me LOVE" --> the climax of the song (so epic!). The fireworks stage right is a seemingly scripted, unavoidable final blowout between the two. The emotions take over, neither are thinking rationally (with their brain). It's 1 am which is still early for her. They can't get to sleep, she's trying to tell him what love is (spell it to me) and convincing him that they're in it (sell it to me) despite all this mess of a relationship.

    "leave it while it still smoulders
    so I have to say I told you
    I carved our names in a tree there
    I meant the letters to be bolder
    around the angles there's a race where
    silver never gets golder
    maybe when we get older (baby when we get older)
    we don't have to get colder, colder"--> The relationship is over although there are still feelings of love (leave it while it still smolders). When he fell in love with her (carved their names in a tree) he meant it to mean more and last longer (meant the letters to be bolder). He may have physically done this as well but its still a metaphor. They had a silver (second rate, possibly tarnished) relationship they were just waiting and hoping would turn to gold, but he realized that doesn't happen. He hopes that they don't stop being close friends now that they have gone separate ways.


    I LOVE THIS SONG
    pezdelon September 28, 2008   Link

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