Break the soil, its now your home with the rest of us down here.
Tell the world what you told me so they know how it feels.
You're on and you're off but you're up to something, it's a cry for help.
Was it worth it to be part of something if you can't control yourself.
And I told myself I wouldn't lie.

You'll lie in his sheets and you hear how he speaks at the altar,
yet his toiletry bag is still lit with other girls hair.
Who takes the place of your beautiful face if he loves her?
You'll be glad its over. (repeat x3)

Paper trails don't always lead you home. Lock the door because I'm leaving you tomorrow.
Do you always do just what you're told?
Get the shovel and we'll bury you,
we'll bury me.
And I told myself I wouldn't lie.

You'll lie in his sheets and you hear how he speaks at the altar,
yet his toiletry bag is still lit with other girls hair.
Who takes the place of your beautiful face if he loves her?
You'll be glad its over. (repeat x 3)

So don't waste my time
and tell that everything I want is unfair.
Perhaps in another life we'll be together up there.
Matters of heartbreak and time, spirits in tandem with mine.
Smear on your rouge and your favorite blues tonight.

You lie in his sheets and you hear how he speaks at the altar,
yet his toiletry bag is still lit with other girls hair.
I'm cutting through streets like cars at breakneck speeds with no purpose.
I'm so glad it's over. (repeat)


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    General Commentwhat does toiletry bags being lit with other girls hair mean exactly im a little confused about that anyone know?
    nobodieslisteningon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think (and I'm most likely wrong) that they are refering to the fact that he has been 'sleeping' at other girls houses....my brothers are in a band(the soon after) and they are gonna be opening for sullivan soon so when they do I'll ask them myself and comment back.
    *sigh*beautifulon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOMGOsh na huh? ur brothers r seriously opening for SULLIVAN! wow too cool. well neway i think this song is about a girl who basically has fallen in love with a guy who was really too good to be true. In this line:
    "You'll lie in his sheets and you hear how he speaks at the altar,
    yet his toiletry bag is still lit with other girls hair."
    It's saying that she's sleeping with him thinking how he's so fantasic (hence the whole alter cause priests are constantly thought of as perfect) but she fails to allow herself to see his faults (like sleeping with other girls) because liking him is really more about herself than about him:
    "You're on and you're off but you're up to something, it's a cry for help.
    Was it worth it to be part of something if you can't control yourself.
    And I told myself I wouldn't lie."
    She is dating him to have something to hold on to when her whole life is spinning out of control but it really is just one huge lie. And when she finally lifts the veil from her eyes and sees who he really is, she lets go of him but continues on in her parade pretending she knows how to live her life all on her own:
    "So don't waste my time
    and tell that everything I want is unfair. . .
    Smear on your rouge and your favorite blues tonight."
    The guy who is singing this loves her and probably has a close relationship with her (as suggested in this line: "Tell the world what you told me so they know how it feels.") but can't continue on knowing that she can't even admit her own feelings to herself so he wants to leave the emotional overload until she stops lying to herself:
    "Lock the door because I'm leaving you tomorrow.
    Do you always do just what you're told?
    Get the shovel and we'll bury you,
    we'll bury me."
    He also knows it'll end and whenit does everything will be okay and they can finally be together:
    "Perhaps in another life we'll be together up there.
    Matters of heartbreak and time, spirits in tandem with mine...
    I'm so glad it's over."
    WHAT A THUGTASTIC SONG! and sorry for making up this crazy analysis that - now that i look back on it - doesn't even really piece together! i heart criticism by the way.
    compulsiveslackeron May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLOL i m seriously such a FREAK. i listened to the song like 56768 more times and read over my analysis and realized i have NO idea what i was saying!!!. this song is actually about a girl who is married to some man who is considered an 'upstanding citizen' (as religious leaders usually are hence the whole alter thing) but she begins to suspect that he's sleeping with someone else. as indicated by the 'paper-trail line' she begins to look around and finds out that it's true and more (hence the hair in in this toiletry bag). she finds out that the girl he's sleeping with is more than some prostitute, he actually loves her. so in reality his wife has become the whore:

    "Who takes the place of your beautiful face if he loves her?"

    And the guy who is singing the song? well he loves the girl he's singing about but she refuses to have an affair with him because she's devoted to her husband. so he's using the evidence of her husband sleeping with another girl to convince her to divorce him.
    i think that makes more sense sry about that huge thing up there!
    compulsiveslackeron June 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnice its so awesome how freaking long it takes to get a fraking answer on here but its cool otherwise sullivan is pretty and related to underoath by way of the drummer is brother of spencer makes it easier to like sullivan and the vocalists high voice is sweet thats whats in right now (saosin, chiodos, circa survive, aaron gillipsies parts in underoath well and now sullivan too) but yeah that makes perfect sense for the meaning nice job
    nobodieslisteningon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song is good but i mostly like the lyrics and especially the title ahha.:P
    musiquenoteson August 19, 2007   Link

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