i'll tell myself that, that i'm not standing here,
convince myself that i'm standing somewhere else
where we can make believe all of our friends from enemies, where,
where we can make believe it all.

but now you're not making any sense
pay attention to yourself.
and now you're not helping anything
pay attention to yourself.

it's not an opinion, it's a bad idea.
count me out and take the blame for yourself
chances are, the chances don't look too good right now.
street light illuminate shadows that stand beside themselves.
and the outcome never fit the first idea
i can't make heads or tails of your declarations now.

someone else's cigarette is in the ashtray
that sat at the foot of our bed.
you said, wear well those scars along your back.
you said, wear well those scars along your arms.
well that's not all you said.

now you wish that we could be like someone else.
and now you're not changing anything,
pay attention to yourself.

it's not an opinion, it's a waste of breath.
count me out and take the blame for yourself.

chances are, the chances, they look just fine.
telling me on bloody knees and two of them were mine
and the outcome never fit the first idea.
can't make heads or tails of your declarations.

and you wake up on a city bench at 5AM
no one's there to walk you home.
it's too cold outside to watch the sun rise. [x3]


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    General Comment"street light illuminates shadows that stand beside themselves."
    hewinsdon December 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought it was "...ashtray that sat at the foot of our bed" and "You said, 'Wear well those scars along your back.' You said, 'Wear well those scars along your arms,' but that's not all you said."
    I just think that "wear well" makes a lot more sense than "where and well."
    And I don't suppose anyone has figured out the very last bit in which Mat and Jenn sing simultaneously? It's incredibly beautiful and I would love to know the full phrases. I can pick out a few words, but never more than three or four in a row, and then only by Mat or Jenn -- not both.
    ugly but honeston June 24, 2008   Link

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