"Tragedy of Empty Streets" as written by Brandan Schieppati, Scott Danough, Brian Leppke, Marta Peterson, Ryan Wombacher and Derek Wayne Youngsma....
Now buildings are starting to fall
Bricks beginning to break
Your steps are leaving cracks in the sidewalks
Leaving trails of empty streets

And I'm going blind from staring at your eyes
Because they release the fire of a thousand suns
But I've grown so numb I can barely shed a tear
Even if you cut the strings that hold my head up

You're pulling teeth
Ripping flesh so you can lick the blood from your fingers
So break these bones taste my skin
Let my death sing the end of it

So you can do no more damage
So you collect no more trophies

Let me be the last
Let no one feel how I feel

This tragedy began with me
So let it end with me

From your hell I've become this numb
I wish this pain on no one

Behind your smile
Beneath your lungs
I hope your darkness comes

This tragedy began with me
So let it end with me

I tried to be what you wanted me to be
And I'm sorry that I can never be perfect for you
But every time I look in the the mirror
I see your eyes staring right back at me
And I don't want it anymore

I hope you're fucking happy


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"Tragedy of Empty Streets" as written by Brian Leppke Brandan Schieppati

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  • +1
    General Commentbeing in a relationship with someone who dosent want you but your lovesick about her. And its slowly tearing you apart and making you depressed
    A Devil Of Ruinon February 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta very abusive relationship that is hurting someone tremendously and they just want out and its so bad they they wouldn't want anyone else to have to deal with someonething so horrible hence the lines
    "Let me be the last
    Let no one feel how I feel

    This tragedy began with me
    So let it end with me"

    ...thats what i think its about
    Poop_Faceon February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...and to add on to my previous comment:

    "I tried to be what you wanted me to be
    And I'm sorry that I can never be perfect for you
    But everytime I look in the the mirror
    I see your eyes staring right back at me
    And I dont want it anymore"

    Despite all the abuse this person is casueing them they're still madly in love with them adn they hate it.
    Poop_Faceon February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is more about feeling like you never lived up to what your parents wanted you to be.

    Sure it could be about a bad relationship, but I think there's enough evidence in the song to show it's more talking to parents than like an ex.

    "But every time I look in the mirror
    I see your eyes staring right back at me
    And I don't want it anymore"

    this shows it is probably a parent because we end up with traits our parents had (in this case, similar eyes).
    mudsownon June 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I agree with Mudsown the most, it does seem like someone who tries to live up to expectations. Maybe not even with parents, though; I always got the feeling it was from someone like maybe a friend, you know? Someone who they aren't romantically involved with or related to but can still hurt them, maybe more than a parent or a girl/boy friend can. But, I dunno, that's just my take.
    Livloon May 14, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentBrandan's voice in this song reminds me of Henry Rollins!
    ozzmonkeyon February 14, 2006   Link

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