I would go to pieces if you said that this was just an act
to come and take the sleep out of my night
And I would go to pieces if you said that this was just an act
to come and take the shine out of my life

Oh and I go through it all
Oh it's a thing like habit, I know

I would be a fighter for a tiny piece of a tiny feeling
give it up to wonder what it's worth
And I would feel much bigger for the little joy that you get from stealing
I never really wonder what it's worth

Oh and I am dead and gone
Oh you will feel much older, I know

I would feel much better if I thought there was any other reason
to keep away the beauty from the dirt
And I would do much better if I thought I fill any other need
And I miss you, oh
And I miss you, oh

And I would be complete if you could put me down in facts and figures
the hardest things are always black and white
And I would be complete if you could touch me once but it never figures
the easy things are never really right

Oh and I go day by day, oh it's a thing to live for, I know
And I would feel much better if I thought there was any other reason
to keep away the beauty from the dirt
And I would do much better if I thought I fill any other need
And I miss you, oh
And I miss you, oh

Why don't you take a walk outside and see the mess I made
and see the mess I made
And I will be waiting with a knife just like an angry child
just like an angry child
And why don't you go spread the word just like some disease
just like some disease
I know your mother told you that you are God
But you are just a Boy

I would be much better if I thought there was any other reason
to keep away the beauty from the dirt
I would do much better if I thought there was any other need
And I miss you, oh
And I miss you, oh

And I would feel much better if I thought there was any other reason
to keep away the beauty from the dirt
And I would do much better if I thought there was any other need
And I miss you, oh
And I miss you, and I miss you



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  • +2
    General Comment"I know your mother told you that you are God
    But you are just a Boy"

    I love this lyric. I want to say it to anyone who ever broke my heart.
    recklesshungryrealon July 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentis this an earlier version of the song? i decided to download it to my other computer (lazyness, yeah) and i got this version. i have the ep and some live stuff on my laptop and the versions i have on there omit:

    Oh and I go through it all
    Oh it's a thing like habit, I know

    I would be a fighter for a tiny piece of a tiny feeling
    give it up to wonder what it's worth
    And I would feel much bigger for the little joy that you get from stealing
    I never really wonder what it's worth

    Oh and I am dead and gone
    Oh you will feel much older, I know

    it's a shame though, love that part.
    bugmenot123on March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And I would be complete if you could put me down in facts and figures
    the hardest things are always black and white
    And I would be complete if you could touch me once but it never figures
    the easy things are never really right"

    those are such good lines.
    definitly one of their best.
    skimthefaton December 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, I'm surprised this song hasn't gotten any comments. It's one of Voxtrot's best songs.
    peonyandoceanon May 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Voxtrot song. To me, it's about a guy who just got dumped and he's trying to put together what happenned but his anger is overwhelming him.
    SphagnumEsplanadeon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, definitely an unrequited love situation, probably post-breakup. seems like the girl doesn't want to realize what happened.

    i'm just confused about the line: "but you are just a boy"

    it seemed like this whole time he was speaking about a girl? but then again, if you make it NOT about a relationship, it could really just be about a lost friendship that he's remembering.
    erbylikewhoaon March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Voxtrot song as well.

    I love rockin' out to this song...
    inkyubozon April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone else noticed all of his references to people believing that they are god?
    Am_I_Still_illon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was thinking it's about growing older, growing out of the persona we were, and the idealised idea about things and missing that old more innocent view on things and ourselves?
    Reena12on June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am in love with this song. Definately about unrequited love. I really like that bit about him feeling complete if this other guy could ever touch him, but it never working out. Such a perfect line. Sounds like this guy has really screwed himself up out of love for him (I assume him because of the just a boy line, but it's not as though gender is really an issue), and is now officially mad about it.
    TerroristCakeson August 26, 2007   Link

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