i'm gonna make it go away, like it never happened
like the author ran out of ink, before you got to me
it doesn't matter, you have your answer
my breath upon yer hand
my breath upon yer hand
cos we're never far from another life
but i never wanted to make you spend the night
with yer loneliest thoughts
will you come around this time
will i be left here

ooh, love

when so proudly we fail and all the optimists sing
"yeah, we'll be that far"
when we'll be that far behind
it's the drug distraction(tm)
they'll scream when i kick

but for every moment that i get too close
to the faceless void from which i stumbled
it's only because my heart swells over
and i misinterpret it, i dwell on my failures
cos i had parents who taught me to love
yeah, love was something
they never knew
they never cared about you anyway
a hope vicarious, a captive audience

even the people that you call your friends
can fuck you over in the subtlest ways
it'll be your comfort that you're always alone
they never cared about you anyway
they never cared / they never care so much
as when you've lost your way
fire and brimstone where they lay me
heaven help us for a way to get out of here



Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter

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    General Commentthis song is a pretty beautiful melancholic love song. it's about wanting to wrap your lover up in cotton wool so nothing can ever get to them.
    tinfoilon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteven the people that you call your friends
    will fuck you over in the subtlest ways
    it'll be your comfort that you're always alone
    they never cared about you anyway
    they never cared

    Beautiful.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI discovered this song a few years ago and I still get chills when I listen to it. The lyrics are beautiful.
    jrobsmithon January 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSame here, love this song...
    Music_Is_Emotionon September 30, 2009   Link

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