"Hospitality" as written by and Robert Malone David Gray....
Forget the letters just sleep sound tonight
Pull back the covers without a fight
But as we dance by emergency light
I fail to swallow my tongue
And I'm still here bleeding

So pull this switch and see my body twitch
Oh, as we dance on this memory
A light left blinking on it's own
And my blood is flowing
Down through this machine
In hope and desire in hope I expire

Turn off this machine
'Cause this is the only thing that's keeping me alive
Turn off this machine
'Cause this is the only thing that's keeping me alive

So pull this switch and see my body twitch
As we dance on this memory
Despair has devoured me whole
A seed won't grow from this soul
This pill won't cure my disease
Can't you kill this beating heart

Turn off this machine
'Cause this is the only thing that's keeping me alive
Turn off this machine
'Cause this is the only thing that's keeping me alive

Please nurse my batteries are running low
Please nurse oh I think I'm running low
Left here swallowed by this fear
That you will always keep me here
To close your eyes and pray for this to go away

'Cause I'm not angry, tired or sore
More of a man than I was before
Is this the cause I'm looking for?

I plead forgive me
'Cause I'm no martyr
Is this the cause I'm looking for?
Is this the cause I'm looking for?

'Cause I'm not angry, tired or sore
More of a man than I was before
Is this the cause I'm looking for?
Is this the cause I'm looking for?

I plead forgive me
'Cause I'm no martyr
You're not the cause I'm looking for
You're not the cause I'm looking for
You're not the cause I'm looking for


Lyrics submitted by beni_ffaf

"Hospitality" as written by Gareth Davies Darran Anthony Smith

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    General Commenti think its about a guy dying on his deathbed in a hospital, wishing he would die. and towards the end of the song he realizes he is dying and pleads god to forgive cuz he isnt a 'martyr'

    This is the only things that keeping me
    alive

    is 'things' in the line correct?
    Shawnk00on July 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman this song is beautifulla, much more mature and heartfelt than they're older schtuff "is this the cause im looking for???" beatifulla. Ok meaning time...hmmm from reading the lyrics its obviously about some guy who has winded up in hospital (like the name ;)) probably on his death bed yet he wishes to die in a dignified way rather than be in pain and lifeless. Cant work out any deeper meaning or hidden meaning maby its about someone Matt knew? xX
    zedzedBadnustyon June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcommon man leave muchos comments, the more i listen to this song jeez its such a triumph. Alot of fans wont like the new stuff but ffaf deserve alot of respect for the move they've taken. They're no longer 'another emo band' they have left the rule here, NICE ONE GUYS! xX
    zedzedBadnustyon June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about Matts time in hospital from working so hard, and his recovery and how he realised what he was doing with his life, and he felt that he was letting some of the other band down, but it was from situations that were out of his hands.

    I agree with you Zedzed, they've changed their style quite a bit, but they've still got the old FFAF traits in their music. They've matured, and I think they've gone onto another level
    beni_ffafon June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i never knew he spent time in hospital wow... Nice to know you can see what theyve done here too XD. Thanks for info man xX
    zedzedBadnustyon June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTheir new album is AMAZING!!! go out and buy all their shit!!
    Trebmalon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed^ =D
    zedzedBadnustyon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis whole album is a complete turn around from the last.. I think its amazing how ffaf can change their style and still pull it off.. third album and they're still amazing. the new album is great along with the others, they better not be planning on quiting anytime soon..id be pissed
    DarK__AngeL_246on June 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'I fail to swallow my tongue'

    I think at the start of the song he wants to die, rather than be in what ever state he is in now, yet he can't pull it off.

    And towards the end of the song he realises he has possibly more to live for, and is asking for forgivenessm or something.
    All_the_Rageon August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMatt contracted mono while recording the album and developed an absess (sp?) in his throat which almost choked him to death. he wrote this while he was in the hospital--this is an awesome song though
    MySensesHavFailed35on August 23, 2005   Link

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