"The Bright Side of Suffering" as written by Brian Mcternan, Pouyan Sean Afkary, Peter Allen Costa, Chad Lane Crawford, Steven Christopher Kirby, Tyson Curtis Stevens and David John Wilson....
I swear that if I could
I'd take it all
Take it all away
All the sorrow and the pain

I'm not responsible
You always say
But you need your space
And this always ends the same

Hey, is your heart still beating?
I can't stop the bleeding
I've lost you completely

Hey, gather all the heartache
I'll hold it in my hand
Just to lose it all again

If there's a bright side
To this suffering
Can you help me see?
It's getting harder to believe

You always said this
Would not last long
But it's gone on and on and on
And I just can't make it stop

Hey, is your heart still beating?
I can't stop the bleeding
I've lost you completely

Hey, gather all the heartache
I'll hold it in my hand
Just to lose it all again

They're right this time
I won't pretend to smile
Because inside
I'm black and
I am hollow

This time you've

[Repeat: x5]
Took this way too far

I'm sick
And tired
Inside
I'm black and
I am hollow

I'm trying to find
What's missing form my life
And the tables have turned
This life is only temporary
This life is only temporary


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"The Bright Side of Suffering" as written by Peter Allen Costa Pouyan Sean Afkary

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    General Commentwell, in case no one noticed, how about the part that sais, "hey, is your heart still beating, i cant stop the bleeding" so i think it means he has lost someone, he feels guilty for it. etc etc...some of it makes it seem about a girl, but the rest seems more about something a bit deeper...the line "this pain is only temporary" reminds me of self harm and depression..i love this song, effing incredible
    skinnyjeansXcoreon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG.... I think he is talking about the person you love leaving you and that the pain from losing that person will never go away.
    as_i_walk_awayon January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnce again, SKSK does the work, they are quickly becoming one of my favorites, if not my favorite band, their music is so unique and amazing.
    SKSKon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely love this song. I think this song is about how a girl told a guy that she wanted to take a break (or she "needed space") and she's making him wait and wait until she is ready, but it's killing him and he is suffering and it's hard for him to believe and wants to know if the waiting will be worth it ("If there's a bright side to this suffering, can you help me see? It's getting harder to believe.")

    That's just what I think, that's how I'm relating to it. I love SKSK.
    katlynnon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe way I interpret this is that I believe its about a girl that told him the cliche line "Its not you, its me". She said she needed her space and "its gone on and on and on". BUT, the way I see it, I think she said that because she believes he is too dark ("black") and insensitive ("hollow") and too emo. Just a thought.

    I LOVE SKSK btw!!!
    ahopelessromanticon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow...i think all of your interpretations are pretty great..and i totally agree...i can see how it all plays out in the song..awesome.for sure
    thesocalledemoon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have always loved the line "I swear that if I could I'd could take it all, take it all away, all the sorrow and the pain." The intro to this song is so perfect. Amazing song.
    Jester580on January 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow..scary kids scaring kids quickly became my favorite band after listening to this song!
    oreo_boi09on June 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think hes talking about falling in love with a girl and losing her..then gettting her back just to lose her again...just as everyone already said lol and then hes saying that she took it way too far but i dont really understand what hes talking about...im not gonna lie lol
    oreo_boi09on June 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentokay on like eery song everyones like "oh this is about a bf and gf" and its sick... this whole album was written about the 9/11 attacks and the events that followed...
    tommycameronon June 11, 2007   Link

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