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What's real these days
Am I your friend
I wanna run, run from all my foes
Hey, I'm still, still, so alone
Got news for you boy
Got news for you boy

I'm on the other side
You don't know
You can't tell
I'm on the other side
I'm all dressed up in disguise
Well, it's easy they say
You just smile the day away
Yeah, yeah, yeah

So push away what hurts
We'll show you a drink
To hold, hold, yeah to hold you in
And to give, give them all they need
While you choke on
While you choke on

I'm on the other side
You don't know
You can't tell
I'm on the other side
I'm all dressed up in disguise
Well, it's easy they say
You just smile the day away
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Crossing your heart won't be easy this time
When you raise your trembling hand
And swear away, swear away your life
Yeah

When will life change for me
Could you answer that
I wanna crawl, crawl on a new shore
And know, know what's on my chest
Arrest my heart
Arrest my heart

I'm on the other side
You don't know
You can't tell
I'm on the other side
I'm all dressed up in disguise
I'm on the other side
I'm all dressed up in disguise
Well, it's easy they say
You just smile the day away
Yeah, yeah, yeah

The other side
The other side
The other side
The other side
The other side

You just smile the day away
Yeah, yeah, yeah


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    General Commentohh i love this song, cant quite decide what its about, seems its kinda just about life in general but the guy isn't very happy, he feels alone but hes hiding it all and no one can tell how he feels. 'i'm on the otherside, you dont know, you cant tell' 'i'm all dressed up in disguise' hes become good at hiding his unhappiness 'its easy they say, you just smile the day away' faking it for everyone. it also seems it could be about an alcoholic, whether its him or someone else 'so push away what hurts, we'll show you a drink to hold you in' drinking to make themselves feel better and forget their problems but whoever it is keeps swearing to someone they wont drink anymore 'crossing your heart wont be easy this time, when you raise your trembling hand, and swear away' and the last bit seems he just wonders when things will get better, 'when will life change for me' he wants to leave and go somehwere else, either away from himself and start again or whoever the other person is he wnats to understand how he feels 'and know whats on my chest, arrest my heart'
    mooon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about Jesus. Many of Dispatch's songs such as the General have obvious biblical messages. Like the part where it says "I wanna run, run from all my foes" is like how jesus always avoided the philistines. and the part "I'm all dressed up in disguise" reminds me of how he always wore his beard everywhere.
    BoredomHeightson October 28, 2007   Link

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