Once because we always were there.
I'm impressed you've never seemed so scared,
and you still don't know.
But I found comfort in this bottle and you out of site,
out of mind and nowhere close to being,
sober straight I've seen that look in me.
Don't ever let me see those words on your lips,
it's just me,it's just me.
So yeah yeah well now its peace in the form of a dove.
And yeah yeah its peace and love or just whatever goes down,
easily, consuming our bodies; it's your fight this night.

What the hell's it to me, you still are what I think.
(Sky and buildings, lay so neatly.)
Keep those pictures around just to stay awake.
(Calm that leaves me safely dreaming.)
And we wait for winter, but no we wait forever.

It was desire represented by a ring with an angel,
I stayed until you fell asleep, but yeah you fell for me.
And lost the ring so I hope there's still
a piece of me upon your bedroom floor.
Where you curl up at night,
this nicotine is your air.
Stay to the face but feelings go over your head.

Once the sleep comes its over.
So both of us saw what it was,
everything you were every time.
A favorite of my dreams,
you've seen all that is me.
So sure you should take that,
it's one more mile, just the same.

Some say that, kings fall from grace.
So now we sit like kings amongst this,
crowd, is gone so speak to me.

Some nights she still charms her way out
and hopes to leave with a morning of sleep.


Lyrics submitted by tjwells, edited by Fayiirah

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    General CommentI love Lydia, such tight musianship.
    I think this is about a messy situation, not so much a break-up, just a very messy situation to be in with emotions and feelings.
    wiseaimeeon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with the person above me, i think its about a messy relationsip. its really a good song..kinda odd indie music but its definately my favorite song by them.
    krensberryon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song more then breathing.
    i think it's about
    love and commitment and frightening it can be
    drugs/alcohol
    and sex
    and i love ittt
    glory__fadeson May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the relationship theory:::


    But I found comfort in this bottle and your out of site,
    - finally getting them off your mind

    Don't ever let me see those words on your lips, it's just me, it's just me.
    - when people use the "it's just me" to excuse their behavor in a relationship



    What the h---'s it to me, you still are what I think.
    Keep those pictures around just to stay awake.
    And we wait for winter, but no we wait forever.
    It was desire represented by a ring with angel,
    - breaking up

    I stayed until,
    you fell asleep but yeah you fell for me and lost the ring so I hope there's still a piece of me upon your bedroom floor
    - the failed relationship

    So both of us saw what it was, everything you were every time.
    --fake?

    Some say that, kings fall from grace.
    So now we sit like kings amongst this, crowd, is gone so speak to me.
    Some nights she still charms her way out and hopes to leave with a morning of sleep.

    --- the realtionship ends, but soem people never change
    forever_searchingon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWoah...
    I've had this song on my itunes, but I never really listened to it, but I just did while reading the lyrics, and.. wow. I got the shivers lol.
    They're so great.
    lissahxoxon February 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlydiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa rock.
    deathcabforcutieson April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove
    kaeeoticon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit does seem like this song is about a relationship, i interpret this song a little differently though- probably just because it reminds me of something i went through..

    "I’m impressed you've never seemed so scared" and "Don't ever let me see those words on your lips, it's just me, it's just me."

    - i feel like the girl loves the guy but is breaking it off with him, either because she's done something wrong or because she loves someone else more or because it just isn't the same.

    "it’s your fight this night. What the h---'s it to me, you still are what I think"

    - i think as she tries to explain herself he is saying that he doesn't care what she says, he has already formed his opinion of her and its not going to change.

    "It was desire represented by a ring with angel"

    - i'm probably wrong but- i see this line as if they're talking about lust, like in the begining it was all desire and they showed there lust for eachother, they were really attracted to eachother- physically/emotionally.

    "you fell for me and lost the ring so I hope there's still a piece of me upon your bedroom floor where you curl up at night"

    -but then it became more than like and lust, it was love, she fell for him and lost her virginity to him. and because of that emotional bond theres still a piece of him with her, she'll always love him.


    "So sure you should take that, it’s one more mile, just the same"

    - i think this line is him asking her if shes sure.. telling her that all the relationships will just be the same because he knows her best, he knows how she is.

    anyways i adore lydia
    lindseylovesyoumoston December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites. I see it as what I went through with a past relationship.

    "and you still don't know but I found comfort in this bottle and your out of site, out of mind and nowhere close to being, sober " -He's trying to drink her memories away, but he's ashamed of himself for doing it, so he doesn't want her to know.

    "you still are what I think" "A favorite of my dreams" -He sees her as some saint, even though he knows in the back of his mind that she isn't.

    "Don't ever let me see those words on your lips, it's just me, it's just me" -While she's sitting there trying to make him feel better, he's telling her not to lie to just be honest about why they broke up.

    "I hope there's still a piece of me upon your bedroom floor where you curl up at night" -He hopes that she still thinks of him and misses him at times.

    "So both of us saw what it was, everything you were every time" -He realizes how she is but he still refuses to believe it.


    But that's just my point of view on this song. The best thing about Lydia is that their lyrics can be taken many ways depending on your perception of it. That's one of the things that makes this music so beautiful.
    reignbeauqueenon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLydia is AMAZING.
    The lyrics are absolutely beautiful.

    I'm probably just repeating what most of you said, but this is what the song means to me:

    "But I found comfort in this bottle and your out of site, out of mind and nowhere close to being, sober straight I’ve seen that look in me."
    - he drinks the pain away that the girl left with him. She has become out of sight after he drank so much, and he has forgotten about her. The man drinking is not going to stop and be sober becuase he has seen him sober, and he is a wreck.

    "Don't ever let me see those words on your lips, it's just me, it's just me."
    - He never wants the girl to end the relationship by saying that "it's not your fault, it's me"

    "What the hell's it to me, you still are what I think.
    Keep those pictures around just to stay awake.
    And we wait for winter, but no we wait forever."
    - The man still has an impression of the girl, regardless of whatever has happened. The pictures keep the girl awake because she can't stop thinking of the times they shared together.

    "It was desire represented by a ring with angel,
    I stayed until,
    you fell asleep but yeah you fell for me and lost the ring so I hope there's still a piece of me upon your bedroom floor where you curl up at night"
    - the ring is symbolic of their relationship and love. the girl is the angel, and the ring is their love. teh man stayed until she fell asleep, but after she fell for him, he lost the ring, therefore losing the love. for whatever reason, he hopes that there's still a piece of him left in her room so she can remember him. maybe he gave her some advice and meaning to her life, but they weren't meant to be together.

    -the last part could be that both of them saw insdie of the girl and how she was hurting and depressed possibly. she used to come in his dreams, and those were his favorite dreams. the girl has seen and knows everything the man has gone through.
    yupyupitsmeon March 08, 2008   Link

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