It comes back to me like pieces of,
a dream I cant remember.
And I dont think you took a breath,
from march until september.
When they sat me down and upped the dose.
Said son, tell us what to do.
This isn't only killing you.
This isn't only killing you.

They say rats in your sinking ships,
I think that you could learn something from rats.
Ask them in your traps.

Have you ever seen the stars,
just after the rain.
Have you ever seen the stars,
through someone elses pain.
Have you ever blacked out,
With nothing in your veins.
Have you ever blacked out.
Noooo.

These days I wake up,
with silver sparklers burning in my eyes.
These days these days I wake up,
with silver sparklers burning in my eyes.

I was standing on a hill.
I was on the phone with hell.
I was hoping to hear something I could understand.
When I saw you walking up the road,
your love and desperation,
lighting up your face.
I think it cost a dime

These days I wake up,
with silver sparklers burning in my eyes.
(These days these days I wake up,
with silver sparklers burning in my eyes.)
These days these days I wake up,
with silver sparklers burning in my eyes.
(these days these days I wake up,
with silver sparklers burning in my eyes.)

Oh.
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god I am sorry.
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god I am sorry.
I'm sorry.


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    General CommentI read somewhere that this song deals with the singer's father's reaction to his struggles with mental illness. I can believe that, because a lot of the sentiments (the "I think you could learn something from rats" and the repitition of "oh my god i am sorry") is a lot like my thoughts for my own parents when I was deeply depressed. Amazing, amazing song.
    AlmightyChrissyon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy friend showed this song to me and we both really liked it, but we didn't know what the chorus meant, but one time it just hit me.

    "These days I wake up,
    with silver sparklers burning in my eyes."

    It means he wakes up crying, 'silver sparklers' are a reference tears in his eyes, burning like your eyes do when you cry. Tears in your eyes cause everything to look starry like silver sparklers.

    From that the rest of the song can be understood fairly easily. At least that's how I take it.
    Zeriamon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is totally incredible, I'm just waiting for this record to pop through my letter-box.

    Especially the ending.

    "Oh.
    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god I am sorry.
    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god I am sorry.
    I'm sorry."

    Incredible. It's not just the words, but the driven passion behind it when it's sung.
    NickEon May 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust to correct a lyric above- the line should read "They say rats flee from sinking ships". Once you read it like that, the whole rat reference makes more sense.
    grupgirlon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually it's "they say rats leave sinking ships."
    charcoalsketchon April 24, 2007   Link

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