I slipped into a house
To escape my enemies
And opened the door to another world

Of lovers and whores
But I loved you more
Than any of them and ever before

Look how close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
I'm far away

The universe is brought back
From the brink of destruction
Everytime you smile

But I can see things clearer
It's all smoke and mirrors
Yeah you broke my fucking heart but I still want you

Look how close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
I'm far away

Look how close I've come
I'm far away

One can only guess
What would happen if
I got all my questions answered

Then we'd know for sure
Who's got the quickest draw
Who's laying dead and who's above the law

Look how close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
How close I've come
I'm far away

Look how close I've come
I'm far away


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    General Commenti think this song is about a guy who is so close to commiting suicide (well his life is pretty fucked up), but this one chick makes him (appears to be the ex girlfriend/ love of his life) yeah, well she stop him from ending his life just by smiling ect.
    ilove the line
    'Yeah you broke my fucking heart but I still want you'
    theres so much emotion in it
    an awasome song!!!!
    Snowboardgalon October 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere are many inerpretations to this song I could jot down but at the end of the day we buy or download music not for the shoes the artists are in (yes it is interesting though) but the way the songs connect with us.

    My meaning for this song is what it means to me, which is as follows:
    I grew up in an emotionally rough environment of social outkastation. To escape those "enimies" I found a so called sancuary in porn and sexual experimentation. This is open a door to "Lovers and whores". The true love of my life came walking around and pulled me out of that fake love "You loved me more..." "I see things clearer, it's all smoke and mirrors". She came to leave me (long story) "You broke my fucking heart but I still want you" and there is that temptaion of delving back into that old lifestyle, and when I occassionally do the aftertaste is brutal and it sucks because I resisted is for so long "Look how close I've come".

    Music is the ultimate way to communicate any sweet concord of mind!
    BohemianEagleon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about finding someone who is worth changing your life for.

    however i think it's an uphill battle, and he is at a point where he is just so frustrated that the song isn't really romantic, it's more simplistic and "take it or leave it."
    jetplainon January 17, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a long term relationship gone bad. The house metaphor is, of course, the beginning of the relationship. She made him feel safe and he loved more than all the women before.

    Then she probably cheated on him (the unanswered questions, the smoke and mirrors) and now he is thinking about how close he has come to seriously commiting himself to that person and about how far away he is from ever feeling that way about someone again.
    chriskit2001on May 03, 2011   Link

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