"Alvarez" as written by Gareth Davies, Matthew Davies, Ryan Richards, Kris Roberts and Darran Anthony Smith....
The stars will be your nightlights tonight
And I will be your lullaby
They dragged it up
And continued with the beatings

How you bleed
You could bleed forever
It burns and leaves the rope tied
It burns and leaves the rope tied

The stars will be your nightlights tonight
And I will be your lullaby
Another finger lost
What use do you have for those eyes in your head

You took and killed
Everything about me
It burns and leaves the rope tied
It burns and leaves the rope tied

The stars will be your nightlights tonight
And I will be your lullaby
So disgusted with it
You took your sweet time

So let's get out of this town
So let's get out of this town
So disgusted with it
And you took your sweet time

So lets get out of this town
So lets get out of this town
And start this day all over and over again
Just like the good old days

You wipe the stains from off your face
And forget her, just forget her
Best line I heard all day
You're too much of a good thing


Lyrics submitted by beni_ffaf

"Alvarez" as written by Gareth Davies, Matthew Davies, Ryan Richards, Kris Roberts, Darran Anthony Smith

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    General CommentParts of this song remind me of 'Lazarus' and how Matt wrote about the dying Emocore scene.

    'So disgusted with it
    And you took your sweet time
    So lets get out of this town
    So lets get out of this town
    Start this day all over and over again'

    This bit sums up his ideals on the scene these days, being swamped by below-par scenesters, and how the band have tried to re-invent the music and escape 'emo' before it dies out, as does this section :

    'Just like the good old days
    You wipe the stains from off your face
    And forget her, just forget her'

    Leaving the old scene behind, forgetting it and moving on. The 'Too much of a good thing' line could also apply to this. Matt and the band love the genre, but these days it is overplayed and overtly fashionable.

    The song could also refer to the above ideas of suicide, but this could be one of the other metaphors going on.
    coup__d_etaton August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds alot like matt is reffering to death or the loss of someone or something in alot of the lines in clever ways here, this is the hardest song for me to get into atm but the rest of the album is beautiful and nothing less .xX
    zedzedBadnustyon June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about suicide I think, specially referring to the lines:

    'And how you bleed
    'Cos you could bleed forever
    It burns and leaves the rope tied tonight
    It burns and leaves the rope tied...'

    Refers to cutting yourself and even hanging yourself I think. Very deep song! You become disgusted at the fact youve let yourself do this to yourself and you just want to escape.

    'So let's get out of this town'

    I wouldnt take this line too literatly, I think its more escaping the pressures of everyone around you and just being on your own for a while you and your thoughts when referring to you or we in the song.
    PorcelainPrincesson June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favourite song from the new album, the ending is just so great..."you're too much of a good thing", what a line! The whole new album is freakin' awesome by the way.
    youlooksogoodinblueon June 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song. fuckin amazing..
    DarK__AngeL_246on June 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song when you first get hours for most people i no and me is the hardest to get into but after a while becomes a favourate, its just got a sound about it thats really different for ffaf, but still is really good like there other stuff. To me this sounds like escaping, either through suicide or generally getting away or combing the two through death getting away from what you hate to something better.
    louloubellon January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"just like the good old days,
    you wipe the stains from off of your face,
    Just forget her, Just forget her,
    Best line I heard all day,
    You're too much of a good thing,
    Too much of a good thing"

    Ironically, is the best line I've heard all day :P
    (yes, i am aware it is more than one line, but you get the idea)

    Great song. I think it is about suicide...yeah...i love the first few lines too.
    I saw FFAF last night in Adelaide (australia) it was FUCKING AWESOME!
    great band.
    great song.
    great concert.

    great.
    zap1789on April 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI went to one of their concerts at the Astoria, London, about a year ago and Matt introduced the song to be about a pair of gay cowboys "with their assless leather chaps", interestingly. Aw, I just love him.
    looklikewingson July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song ever.
    _4xenoon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah amazing song!
    oqhyreon April 26, 2007   Link

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