Something isn't right
See it in your face
Don't try and leave me here
I can't be a better boy
Then the one you had before
As the rain seeps though your aged and tired dress

When I whisper here me say
Find your exit
Find your exit
Don't you wanna find your exit
'Cause the door swings both ways

Help me out
Flash the lights
So I know
It's not my fault
Your perfect in every way
In every way

We'll get along, we'll get along
I swear just lock the door
And who knows
We might be floating on for two long

You don't want to tell the truth
And I don't want what you have left inside
Could I be the better one between us if I turn around and run this time

Cursed are the ones who tell
All the dirty things that go on at night
Stop 'cause the wolves are quickly on your trail
if you don't hide your sent
Before they
Cursed are the ones who tell
All the dirty things that go on at night
Stop 'cause the wolves are quickly on your trail
if you don't hide your sent
Before they catch you

Help me out
Flash the lights
So I know
It's not my fault
Your perfect in every way
In every way

We'll get along, we'll get along
I swear just lock the door
And who knows
We might be floating on for two long
For two long

I can't be a better a boy then the one you had before

I can't be a better a boy then the one you had before
I can't be a better a boy then the one you had before
I can't be a better a boy then the one you had before
For that I apologize, for that I apologize

Help me out
Flash the lights
So I know
It's not my fault
Your perfect in every way
In every way
In every way

Let it go


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    General Commentits 'flash the lights' not 'bash the lights'
    *sigh*beautifulon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsorry theres more...'I can't be a better boy' ...'as the rain seeps though your aged and tired dress'...'cursed are the ones who tell'...'if you don't hide your sent'...thanx
    *sigh*beautifulon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love sullivan with a deep burning passion but sometimes their lyrics seem a bit too elusive and hardly fit in with the rest of the song. like i get that this song has a lot to do with religion (being a christian band) with sullivan saying that they r trying to make their way to perfection but it's turning out to be a bit more difficult they they thought it would be and they need someone to help them out (Help me out/Flash the lights) and he's also apologizing/whining how perfection is such a far-fetched goal and they'll never be as good as Christ (I can't be a better a boy then the one you had before) but please save me neway (Don't try and leave me here). And he is also acknowledging the fact that his exit out of all his problems and sins is to let the gosple into his life (Find your exit/Find your exit/Don't you wanna find your exit/'Cause the door swings both ways)A lot of it is him comparing himself to Christ and asking him to accept his faults (hence the: We'll get along, we'll get along/I swear just lock the door/And who knows/We might be floating on for two long) i think. But a LOT of their lines are just so random i have no idea what they mean like: As the rain seeps though your aged and tired dress, or the whole stanza about wolves. what the heck? any thoughts?
    compulsiveslackeron May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. The guy's voice is kind of...strange. But, it fits the song. I love Sullivan.

    "Find your exit
    Find your exit
    Don't you wanna find your exit
    'Cause the door swings both ways"

    ^Best part of the song!
    WishingForYouon August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, and, one more thing. About the wolves: "Stop 'cause the wolves are quickly on your trail, if you don't hide your scent, before they catch you." Wolves can be looked at as demons, or some sort of thing/person after you. Maybe a person who abuses this certain guy that's singing this song. Fill in the blanks. So, you have to run and "hide your scent" so they don't catch you and hurt you because, obviously, he doesn't want to be hurt again. He's running away from this hurt and pain, trying to escape. Just a thought. And the line that says: "As the rain seeps through your aged and tired dress" ...well, dress is for a woman. So, "aged and tired"...this could mean his mom maybe. He could be talking to his mom (Notice in this line: "Something isn't right. See it in your face")
    who wants him to be different...maybe better than her other kids. Perfect, so to speak. But, he's saying he can't be what she expects of him. Basically, apologizing. I don't know about that line. Comments?
    WishingForYouon August 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst off, this is a great song. it seems rather obvious that the song title is a quote from the novel IT by Stephen King, when the monster hiding in the sewer drains says "Down here we all float". this idea is supported by the music video which features children running around a house, similar to the book. Finally, a little boy near the end of the video is holding a red balloon, which is another allusion to IT. however, besides the allusions to IT, the song seems to address christian material, such as when he sings "I can't be a better boy than the one (Jesus) you had before."
    cavalierchen28on September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wasn't sure if the singer was a chick or a dude the first time I heard it. It's pretty Emo sounding for one thing, but the voice is also so soft and beautiful that I couldn't figure it out right off. This remains the only Sullivan song I know, but I wish to find more. Does anyone know where I can find a biography for them?
    Aulakausson February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGREAT SONG! and the video is weird but good. i just found out they had the video and like watched in 10000 times lol.:P
    musiquenoteson August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah and i think this song is more about a girl then christ hense the part about the dress, although whatever the hell jesus was wearing back in the day i would have confused it with a dress lol:P who the fuck picked his wardrobe anyways, no sense of style :) anyways he was probably talking about a girl when he said i can't be a better boy then the one you had before because jesus wasn't fucking gay and i doubt he is talking about a girl who dated jesus lmfao... but that does bring me back to my rambling... wouldn't it be funny if jesus was gay? ahha... sorry to all you christians
    musiquenoteson August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJust so you all know sullivan isnt a christian band just becuase there on Tooth and nail doesnt mean there christian bands there are bands like The Classic Crime, Mae, Ivoryline,MxPx,Neon Hores al thoes band a non christian but there on the tooth and nail roster and Sullivan is one of thoes non christian bands. There lead singer in a interview said bullshit, and what hell two times. oh also i like new indie/alterntive/emo sullivan better then there old post hardcore stuff they just good at screamo.
    Zerosk8eron August 18, 2007   Link

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