All along
I've been waiting on
The open invitation
You're silent
Show me no relation

In the rising calm
Don't you feel alone
I'll be standing with your sorrow
All you left me
Is gone away tomorrow
And we may never be here again
And we may never be here again

Pull me up on either side
Don't leave me standing alone in the light
Pull me up on either side
Don't leave me standing alone in the light

All along
I've been waiting on
The open invitation
You're silent
Show me no relation

In the rising calm
Don't you feel alone
I'll be standing with your sorrow
All you left me
Is gone away tomorrow
And we may never be here again
And we may never be here again


Lyrics submitted by sethbrown, edited by gothic_hobbit

Open Invitation song meanings
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    General Commentwow
    venus in furs 28on January 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeh wow
    ...
    WOW
    drownedinsoundon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmarvelous!
    tbsbrandnewdcjewon March 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabsolutely amazing song, i love the way it builds up. wow.
    fireplaceon April 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is:

    "On and on
    I've been waiting on the open invitation"

    Not "all along". Just FYI.
    SouthernBelleon December 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a plea to Nick Dago to get off the drugs and come back to the band. He did, and actually contributed a drum track to Howl, but everthing else was done by the bassist and guitarist.
    kamenokoon June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely looove this song. I first heard in the OC in season 3 while Marissa is struggling. Ever since I first heard, I've loved it.
    courtneyyon August 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThis song is actually titled Outtro and is listed as such on their LIVE in London album.
    ffmedicon February 08, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI've always felt there's an element to this song about dying and the open invitation to whatever comes after. I find his expression of the anticipation of this event beautiful and haunting.
    inter8ectionon February 23, 2014   Link

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