weak for lack of oxygen
strangled by the thought
promise you’ll remember
when i’m gone
sleep is mostly optional
trace lines around my heart
steal the only breath from my lungs
and if i had your faith
i’d be fearless
but until that day
i’m envious

miles and miles that distance us
like meters on a map
trace lines that only translate to a day
but if you’re awake
tell me it’s safe
if you ask me to stay
then I’ll stay

don’t leave me here
when i’m bleeding
when i’m fading but i’m true
and it’s tempting to stop everything
when i’m pouring out to you
so take everything
take it all from me
because all i want is you


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    General Commentthis is quite possibly the most amazing song i have ever heard. the letter on the web site pretty much explains all of matt's feelings on the entire cd.
    patricklp2on December 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it is one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard
    cant say enough about it.
    Fabian3on December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think, as with most of his material, that the meaning of this song is pretty clear. It seems like he's written a song for every mood, every feeling, every thought... like no matter what I'm going through, or how happy or sad or angry I am, there is a song by Matt Pryor that I cna relate to. That's pretty impressive
    CHOOSE BRONZEon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the greatest and underrated song writers of all time
    Fabian3on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song always reminds me of the GUKs cover of 'Close to Me' when he sings the "if I had your faith" part
    ak1ra07on May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably the most most emotional song I've ever heard.

    Love it.
    RavenSanon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's too damn beautiful...it leaves me speechless
    Guigouon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcant get tired of this song =/
    Guigouon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's amazing how the 2 different versions of the song evoke two differnet feelings. Both versions are great. I prefer the "Cured" version though
    wigginson September 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat's the other version?
    Guigouon September 19, 2007   Link

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