it's the same old story
i've seen it all too many times
it's the fall from glory
that makes you feel

place your needle to the record, stab it down
it feels good to be the one to break the skin
so run with me now, look at me now
you're face down, tell yourself you're happy once again
right now you need this more than anything
but it's never enough, it's never enough for you

and it's the same old story
i've seen it all too many times
it's the fall from glory
that makes you feel alive

and you know the hardest truth can flow like water now
break down, the moment that it touches your mouth
so place your lips against the bottle, take it down
it feels good to lose control of everything
but i wasn't myself, i wasn't myself she said

and it's the same old story
i've seen it all too many times
it's the fall from glory
that makes you feel alive
and it's the same old story
i've seen it all too many times
but it's not what you wanted
can anyone feel, can anyone see
can anyone taste the poison that we need
that we need

place your needle to the record, stab it down
it feels good to be the one to break the skin
so run with me now, look at me now
you're face down, this is what you wanted
this is what you wanted, this is what you wanted
and i know, but we've lost control
HERE WE GO

yah can anyone feel, can anyone see, yeah
can anyone taste the poison that we need
yah can anyone feel, can anyone see, yeah
can anyone taste the poison that we need
that we need, that we need, that we need
yah that we need


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    General CommentI would first like to say that In The Wake Of Determination is freakin awesome! And SOTY is awesome live!
    I think this song is about drugs and alcohol. How when people are depressed, that's what they turn to to try to feel better, but in reality it just makes us more depressed("breakdown the moment it touches your mouth").
    I can relate to this song because alcohol was what I turned to. I found that it made me even worse and I've stopped drinking until I know I'm better.
    SoCalKidon October 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with SoCalkid this song is about drugs and alcohol and how taking them thinking that they can help with the problems you face each day when they really don't and they make you worse then you were already!
    this song is amazing and all there songs on the cd In the wake of determination rock!
    *_StEfFiE_*on January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song's about drugs and alcohol, this song has gotta be the best off the In The Wake Of Determination album, and the solo in it is just amazing.
    I can't wait to see these lives, just two days now. =]
    HelloYou_on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, song is about addiction (Dan says so in the song notes) and i know how that feels, because i also turned to alcohol, still do, know i shouldnt and am trying to stop. everytime i hear this song it makes me want to not drink.
    Wasnt_myselfon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a friendship that has gone very bad and they both feel resentment to each other. He's asking if anyone can taste the poison that they need because he feels like theres no more hope and that suicide is the one way out.
    Matthew15on January 23, 2008   Link

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