I have this reoccurring dream
Where you make it hard for me to breathe
I gave you everything I could
I gave up everything I owned

And when you smile it's not for me
You offer little sympathy
Your grasp so far exceeds your reach
I wake up and this is not a dream

I almost can't believe
That you're the same
Person who can
Straight-faced with a smile
Tell me that you love me

Crawl
(And I know I should run)
But I don't get too far
(And I know I should run, and I know I should run)
I know I should run (and I know I should)
(And I know I should run)
But I just keep running back
(And I know I should run)
(And I know I should run, and I know I should)

I have this reoccurring dream
Where you admit that you're not happy
I know that you will never leave
You're here just to torment me

I almost can't believe
(And I know I should run, and I know I should run)
That you're the same
(And I know I should run, and I know I should)
Person who can
(And I know I should run, and I know I should run)
Straight faced with a smile
(And I know I should run, and I know I should)
Tell me you love me

I have a new dream that everything is perfect
The sky is pink, yellow, green, blue, and orange
And all the past has been forgotten
(I don't know how you don't choke on every lie you've ever told me)
And we fell in love, and we fell in love, and we fell in love
And I fell into your trap

And I know I should run, and I know I should run (you kept me sick)
And I know I should run, and I know I should (you kept me sick)
And I know I should run, and I know I should run (you took it all)
And I know I should run, and I know I should

(Crawl) And I know I should run, and I know I should run (crawl)
And I know I should r-r-run
(Crawl) And I know I should run, and I know I should run (crawl)
And I know I should r-r-run

You kept me sick
You took it all
You kept me complacent
But not for long

Crawl, crawl, crawl
Crawl, crawl, crawl
Crawl, crawl, crawl


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    General CommentThis is my FAVORITE pencey prep song EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
    B12on October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSame here.
    It's definately about living in a night mare.
    Great music.
    dressedinredandblueon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawwww wonderful song.
    my favourite pencey prep song too.
    tick_tock_bangon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI miss that band... but it's awesome that Frank got to join My Chemical Romance
    SilenceAndLieson May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI miss that band... but it's awesome that Frank got to join My Chemical Romance
    SilenceAndLieson May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics to this song are so awesome.
    MillionDollarBabyon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefenatly my fave Pencey Prep song!
    I only heard of them because of 'Life on the Murder Scene' (MCR) but I'm glad I did!
    I think I like the lyrics more than the singing, but the singing's still good. (Love the screaming too)
    LosingMyMindon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor every month, I obsess over one of Pencey Prep's songs. This month, it's Trying to Escape the Inevitable. I love it
    x_See You in Hell_xon May 06, 2008   Link

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