"Discovering The Waterfront" as written by Shane Told, Neil Boshart, Joshua Bradford, William Hamilton and Paul Koehler....
I will promise myself I won't care
distracting myself from your stare
and I've seen this mistake once before
with your games I will never fall for
I've hung up my guns....
I won't kill again!
[Chorus]
I won't forget you! (I won't forget you)
I'm not going to let you win!
but I'm tired of lying!
tired of fighting you!
and it's not going to change
you ask for my heart
you know I'm down
but not the way you lie to me, you tear it all apart and beg for me to say
I sail off to sea, I'm not coming back
[Chorus]
count me down
make that sound
when you know it makes no sense
count me down
until you mess around
when I know you can't ever change
why am I trying?
throw it overboard
when I'm ready to we'll progress
count me down
make that sound
break the silence!
pretend its not forever
I'll pull myself together
I'll save it, I'll forget her, I'll breathe....
and I'll say she never hurt me
and look at it as learning
and laugh about the good and the bad
because I will live forever
we don't belong together
I know I'll be the better.
one day I will make it through.
[Chorus 2 X's till fade]


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"Discovering the Waterfront" as written by Neil Boshart Joshua Bradford

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song is to me is about him wanting the relashinship to work and the other person saying that it can but he nos that it cant cause she lies to him about the relashinship, and it hurts him that it wont work really bad but hes givin up but hes telling her he wont forget her
    feelgooddrag85on August 21, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is just full of so much emotion. I agree with everyone about it being about a broken relationship, but I don't think that the relationship ends. I agree with Garyg. How it ends with "and it's not going to change." I think he is so in love with this girl but he knows that their not meant to be and she is just killing him but he can't escape their relationship, and in a way he doesnt want to.

    I just simply love this song. Silverstein is one of my favorite bands, their amazing guys and their talent is unbelieveable.
    punkster 812on May 08, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is one of my favourites in the whole wide world. I believe its basically describing a break up, where the vocalist is talking about how hes dealing with the situation, hence the confusion and controdiction in the lyrics, talking about not caring, and then saying the girl hes in love with can see how hurt he is. With most relationships each break up is different, but the standard rule is to look like your so much better off and you dont miss them every second of the day, you dont wonder what they are doing, you dont cry when you hear that certain song or feel like your having a heartattack when you know the other person is having a fling with someone else. The saddest thing about this track is that you dont even need to listen to the lyrics to feel his pain because the tone of his voice literally drips with empathy and heartache. The song starts off strong and gradually he mellows and strains to keep his barriers up, with the end of the song coming back to a narrative equilibrium and his walls back up. Hes clearly no where near over her, but he doesnt understand who shes become, and he misses the way she used to be. Hes crying out for her to come and save him, but its clear she isnt going to come. ♥
    sleepingwithlionson July 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt might not have to be a relationship between a guy and a girl maybe a broken friendship between what use to be a really good friends and how everything is so fucked up it's not worth fixing but i also have to agree with everyone else that it might also be a fucked up relationship and all they do is fight and yell. Then the girl mess's around and just keeps sucking the soul outta the guy she's using and then the guy just wants to forget about it and move on. but yha watever the meaning I love this song with all my heart and it helped me through some tough times
    *_StEfFiE_*on February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe end of a releationship that ended with disloyalty and pain. she cheated on him and messed with his mind. he gave her all he had-heart body and soul and she took it- and then disregarded it when she committed her selfish acts.so hes tired of the games tired of the drama-so he finally says taht he is done-she was his true love and he will never forget her because she holds a place so deep in his heart but he will"sail" away-(sailing representing freedom) and seas representing far distance-to break away from the entire relationship- the good and the bad. he will pull himself to gether again-even after the mess she left him in-
    laurendayon October 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentum..there's a problem in the lyrics!!! It says
    "why am I trembling?
    throw it overboard
    when I’m ready to we will progress
    count me down
    make that sound
    break the silence"

    it should be:
    "WHEN I'M trembling,
    THROWN overboard
    AND I'M READY TO RELIVE THE PAST.
    countING down
    make that sound
    break the silence"

    also:

    "I’ll save it, I’ll forget her, I’ll breathe"
    and its actually:
    "AND I'LL SAY THAT I'LL FORGET HER, I'LL BREATHE."

    now..for the last error:
    "because I will live forever
    we don’t belong together
    I know I’ll be the better
    one day when I can make it through"

    to-->

    "because I WON'T live forever
    we don’t belong together
    I know I’ll FEEL the better
    one day when I can make it through"

    thank you and sorry for the very long post. :)
    emothreaton January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI listen to this song when me and by ex broke up I thought of it as a song about him and this chick being in a relationship and she keeps hurting him and they keep getting back together but he is like not this time i am not goin to do it. I am goin to stay away cause im tired and its never goin to change--?but I’m tired of all the lying
    tired of fighting you
    and it’s not gonna change

    So thats what i think
    Freefallinon February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell...i agree. I think its about a relationship gone real bad. The boy is EXTREMELY in love with the girl but she just keeps tearing him down and cheating on him and gay stuff like that. So the boy wants to forget her but he cant cuz he loves her sooo much..ya know? but this song is real real good and i love it!
    imnlovewitascreameron February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Silverstein.

    Yesterday I won a guitar signed by them, Hawthorne Heights, and Aiden off ebay. :D

    Radtasticalness. :D
    x__misfiton February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentx misfit person... i saw all three of those bands in a concert! wow great concert..silverstein was the bast
    imnlovewitascreameron February 19, 2006   Link

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