I know you’re dying to tell me everything that you want to say,
but I’m not listening.
Try to tell me everything that you want to say.
I know you’re trying to force me.
Feed me lies but I’m on my way.
Can you taste it now?
I’m dying to watch your face when I walk away.

Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death.
Our days are never coming back.
I know it’s you I can forget.
Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check.
Our love is never coming back.
I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

I know you’re dying to tell me everything that you want to say,
but I’m not listening.
‘Trying to tell me everything will be okay. “We’ll be okay.”
You’re trying to warm my heart but you freeze my blood.
There’s ice inside my veins.
I’m only dying to watch your face when I turn away, and I’ll turn away.

But you cannot separate the two things I would live or die for.
I’d kill to separate your heart from your head.
That’s to die for.

Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death.
Our days are never coming back.
I know it’s you I can forget. Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check.
Our love is never coming back.
I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

You’re just a waste of a song. You’re a simple regret.
I thought I knew who you were, but watch how fast I forget.
You wore your prettiest dress, but there’s a mess in your head.
They say old habits die hard. I say they’re better off dead,
‘cause you were bitter and cold, but still you burned me alive.
You held the match to my skin and poured the fuel on the fire.
You’re not my favorite mistake. You’re just a simple regret.
I though I knew who you were, but watch how fast and watch how well I forget.

It’s too late to play the good guy.
It’s too late to play the good guy now.
It’s too late to play the good guy. Goodbye.

Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death.
Our days are never coming back.
I know it’s you that can’t forget. Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check.
Our love is never coming back.
I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check.
Our love is never coming back.


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    General Commentyeah i have no idea what brett is saying in the underlined parts.
    thinkingoptionalon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta few things that need fixed:

    You can not seperate
    The two things I would live or die for

    and the last chorus brett says:
    I know it's you THAT can't forget.


    this is porbbaly my favorite song off the new album, i'd say it's about haveing an ex that cant get over you, a nice mean goodbye song.
    AshBlackon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh and the missing part is:

    You're just a watse of song
    You're a simple regret.
    I thought I knew who you were
    But watch how fast I forget
    You wore your prettiest dress
    (???)
    They say old habits die hard.
    I say thier better off dead.
    AshBlackon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcomplete lyrics:

    I know you’re dying to tell me everything that you want to say, but I’m not listening.
    Try to tell me everything that you want to say.
    I know you’re trying to force me. Feed me lies but I’m on my way.

    Can you taste it now?
    I’m dying to watch your face when I walk away.

    Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death. Our days are never coming back.
    I know it’s you I can forget. Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
    There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check. Our love is never coming back.
    I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

    I know you’re dying to tell me everything that you want to say, but I’m not listening.
    ‘Trying to tell me everything will be okay. “We’ll be okay.”
    You’re trying to warm my heart but you freeze my blood. There’s ice inside my veins.
    I’m only dying to watch your face when I turn away, and I’ll turn away.

    But you cannot separate the two things I would live or die for.
    I’d kill to separate your heart from your head. That’s to die for.

    Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death. Our days are never coming back.
    I know it’s you I can forget. Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
    There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check. Our love is never coming back.
    I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

    You’re just a waste of a song. You’re a simple regret.
    I thought I knew who you were, but watch how fast I forget.
    You wore your prettiest dress, but there’s a mess in your head.
    They say old habits die hard. I say they’re better off dead,
    ‘cause you were bitter and cold, but still you burned me alive.
    You held the match to my skin and poured the fuel on the fire.
    You’re not my favorite mistake. You’re just a simple regret.
    I though I knew who you were, but watch how fast and watch how well I forget.

    It’s too late to play the good guy. It’s too late to play the good
    guy now.
    It’s too late to play the good guy. Goodbye.

    Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death. Our days are never coming back.
    I know it’s you that can’t forget. Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
    There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check. Our love is never coming back.
    I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

    There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check. Our love is never coming back.
    madsunon November 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbang bang shoot shoot!
    Narayanon January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe obvious explanation here is a breakup gone bad.
    or a girl wants guy still but guy doesnt deal.

    it also could be fueled by their bad deal with epic.
    silentsainton February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG. Soo much. It's such a break-up anthem. You can sing the lyrics at the top of your lungs and feel so good after. Seriously. It works. The Juliana Theory will be missed.
    Whit_Pon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is obviously about a breakup, like quite alot of songs out there, but I really really love this one. The lyrics, in my opinion, are incredible. And the song... I just love all of it, hah.
    razorb1ade.romanceon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my breakup anthem.
    RettAlexison September 21, 2008   Link

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