She says, "I'm dying everyday, would you save me?"
"Would you pick me up and out of this pain?"
She says, "Darling I can't recall why my chest insists to rise and fall."

And as he's watching her eyelids close in the T.V. glow,
He can't help thinking that...
She's a tightrope walker... and he's the streets below.

So put your arms down honey. This ain't no execution.
I was just watching you sleep.
So put that crown down sugar.
This ain't no crucifixion.
I was just watching you sleep...
I was just watching you.

She says, "I'm praying everyday, but no one hears me"
"No one gives a fuck about me and my pain."
She says, "Darling I can't recall why my heart wants to beat at all."

And as he's watching her eyelids close in the T.V. glow,
He can't help thinking that...
She's a tightrope walker... and he's the streets below.

So put your arms down honey.
This ain't no execution.
I was just watching you sleep.
So put that crown down sugar.
This ain't no crucifixion.
I was just watching you sleep...

I was just watching you...sleep.
I was just watching you... sleep
I was just watching you wave me goodbye.

So put your arms down honey.
This ain't no execution.
I was just watching you sleep.
So put that crown down sugar.
This ain't no crucifixion.
I was just watching you sleep... I was just watching you.


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    General Commentabsolutely divine.. i think it is about him caring for her but her being so defensive and accusing and not letting him in - from the chorus especially.. she is clearly really down and feels she needs to be saved and that no one cares about her and her life is pointless.. she keeps letting him go because maybe she doesn' believe her really loves her or doesn't have enough faith in herself, doesn't think she is good enough etc.. gorgeous song, wow!
    -Amz-on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti could not agree more with Amz and djskein. Well said.
    iAMnotTHEoneon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is such a damn beautiful song. It brings me to tears. I miss you, damn i miss you.
    iAMnotTHEoneon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought this song was about a severly troubled girl, perhaps depressed. "She's a tightrope walker" because she's on the edge of life, the tightrope, I imagined, was a metaphor for life. The guy was telling her to relax and help her through it. Only problem is he's the streets below, which would put him in death according to that.
    However, that does work if he is already dead and this is about her struggling through his passing? That would explain why she waved him goodbye. He's watching over her in death?
    And the third and final is the one Amz was saying.
    Sorry to write an essay on it :P
    oldtinsorrowson September 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou should go to the epicure homepage sometime, they had the clip to tightrope walker there a while ago.
    anyway, i love epicure to death, they would have to be my favourite band and it is a shame that they are not well known enough but i think this song is about careing for someone dearly and being locked out no matter what you do. i love this song. if you want a good epicure song try last dance
    JoshuaChodykoon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti personally love that epicure hasnt been turned into a big circus parade. it means you can appreciate it without it being made into a huge public thing, u kno?

    neway wat i LOVE about this song is that there is no interpretation. i think everyone is right, its about depression, love, pain, heartache, death.....its brilliant either way
    Lyricist88on May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat if by saying that he's the streets below he's inferring that he wants to help her as she falls, that will try to save her, but if she falls really he wont be able to save her. at the end of the day, its a beautiful song with such a sad and touching meaning. love it!
    crumbson June 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh so agreeing with u all
    this song is amazing

    it sends shivers down my spine:
    'Darling I can't recall why my chest insists to rise and fall.' deeeeeep
    Lyricist88on June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel this song is about anorexia and the struggle to deal with the torture of it...it means alot to me..
    Starving_To_Screamon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    george1992on August 06, 2008   Link

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