You wanted to know if
If it was worth the pain that it has caused us
Both our lives - subtract one life
To know why it was you deserved this

As simple as I can
I'll tell you the difference
Between a pencil and a pen
And where it will leave us
Now as your body lets you die
And I sit here still alive

In my memory I wrote you down in ink
I never wanted to erase your story
Even with the tragedy it brings

The fluid in your lungs
That tells you you're losing
Stop breathing
The medicine that comes
Will fix you, will help you
But takes you from conscious to sleep
Place my hands to face and weep

In my memory I wrote you down in ink
I never wanted to erase your story
Even with the tragedy it brings

Something beautiful
Something torn from my hands

I'm not ready for you to die

(I can't leave here like this, get away from her)
This day will end with a life complete
(that is not all that she was. I don't want to say goodbye yet)
This day will end with a life complete
My closest friend here in front of me

You wanted to know if
If it was for the pain that it has caused us
Both our lives - subtract one life
To know why it was you deserved this


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Returning The Smile You Have Had From The Start song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentnow for the actual lyrics...

    You wanted to know if
    If it was worth the pain that it has caused us.
    Both our lives - subtract one life
    To know why it was you deserved this

    As simple as I can
    I'll tell you the difference
    Between a pencil and a pen
    And where it will leave us now
    As your body lets you die,
    And I sit here still alive

    In my memory I wrote you down in ink
    I never wanted to erase your story
    Even with the tragedy it brings

    The fluid in your lungs
    That tells you you're losing, stop breathing
    The medicine that comes will fix you
    Will help you but takes you from conscious to sleep
    Place my hands to face and weep

    In my memory I wrote you down in ink
    I never wanted to erase your story
    Even with the tragedy it brings

    Something beautiful
    Something torn from my hands

    I'm not ready for you to die

    (I can't leave here like this, get away from her)
    This day will end with a life complete
    (that is not all that she was. I don't want to say goodbye yet)
    This day will end with a life complete
    My closest friend here in front of me

    You wanted to know if
    If it was worth the pain that it has caused us.
    Both our lives - subtract one life
    To know why it was you deserved this
    coolestguyeveron August 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso, each song title is an answer to THE QUESTION.

    in the liner notes with the actual album, there is a question.

    it reads:

    Where were you when i was ...

    you can add in any song title and it makes sense.

    i.e. - Where were you when i was In a Win, Win Situation.

    i think it is a brilliant concept.
    The Resonatoron July 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so awesome.. wow. The lyrics are great.
    I absolutely love this..
    "In my memory I wrote you down in ink
    I never wanted to erase your story
    Even with the tragedy it brings."
    sundayrequiemon July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this sone. pure emery genius
    christsiderideron July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow are emery sooooooo good i cant get enough!!! i looooovee them!! best ever
    milla_pooon August 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow are emery sooooooo good i cant get enough!!! i looooovee them!! best ever
    milla_pooon August 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy is this song called "returning the smile you have had from the start"? isn't this song about death... consider me confused...
    latinorockeron October 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLatinorocker, you know when someone has cancer or is just dying away and they are emaciated and tired looking. It's just like remembering someone for what they were like when they were well as you currently see them looking horrible.

    i remember seeing my grandma for the first time when i was younger after she really started to go downhill with alzheimer's, I remember what she was like before.
    nicnameon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks
    latinorockeron December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks
    latinorockeron December 15, 2005   Link

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