I've noticed your design
Cause I'm not blind
I'm like a cagarette
Burning, burning every night
But there's no ash that falls
There's only telephone calls in the afternoon
Stretching through a thousand walls
So I'll pray
For words to say
To make these miles disappear
If you can't sleep alone
I'm better off
If you can't sleep alone
If we're measuring with time
In seconds or in lifetimes
There's no difference
It's constantly just passing by
There's nothing at all
Not valium or slow songs to relax my view
Just you, maybe your new perfume
So I'll pray
For words to say
To make these miles disappear
If you can't sleep alone
I'm better off
If you can't hear the song
Then turn it off
If you cast the first stone
Then throw them all
I start to sleep but it's not over
The second hand is moving slower now
I'd take it all back
To start over again
Just between the rock and paper
The scissors cut in so much deeper
I'd take it all back
To start over again


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  • +2
    General CommentI think this is about Toby's personal life and being on the road away from his wife all the time.

    It's called a win win situation because if she can't sleep alone and cheats on him he's away and it's better, but if she stays faithful he knows that she's right and he wins because he found the right girl.
    matthiasnotjudason August 10, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"If we're measuring with time
    in seconds or in lifetimes
    there’s no difference
    it’s constantly just passing by"

    that part of the song just freaks me out, i love it, it reminds me how much we really have to apreciate every moment because time slips away and after its gone there is nothing we can do
    kaisers22on June 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites on the album. I love the little end part sung with the girl. "And I'll stay here. You'll be gone for another year. And plans that I've made are falling on deaf ears. And I'm beside myself now that you have gone..." These lyrics almost sound like regret on her part. Anyone know who the female that sings it is?
    Autumn Abandonedon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentREAL good song... fav on the CD...yes
    imnlovewitascreameron March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe female vocalist is Melanie Studley.
    Autumn Abandonedon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I just love it. The female vocals are a nice touch.
    CryingCrimsonTearson August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis cd seems to be about people making mistakes and running and doing bad things. it concludes with "i'd take it all back to start over again" which i think wraps up the album
    mxpxemerymaeon October 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last part...the beat that starts it...is that sposed to be the beat of a bed? and then at the end it kinda sounds like they stop and get off...

    or maybe im just delusional?
    thelaststrawon March 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"If you can't sleep alone,
    I'm better off"

    I don't think these lines are about how if she gets lonely and cheats on him he'll be gone so it's better. When I hear that line I think that if she can't sleep alone, he's better off because he knows it's because she misses him.
    thebutterflychildon April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmatthiasnotjudas I think that was dead on. The minute I heard this song I thought of his relationship with his wife and how hard it must be. when hes talking about if she cant sleep alone, I really do think its like "if you cheat on me cuz Im gone, then I dont need you" and he says if you cant hear the song then turn it off. cuz this song is for her you know?
    hurricanemadion May 14, 2007   Link

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