Is it hard for you to sleep at night?
The powder glowing in your smile
And is it hard to die a fraction at a time?
Is it just too hard to say goodbye?

Your life spins like a carousel
Your hopes are buried in a wishing well
Awake in a grave that you dug yourself
Just keep on betting on the horse you love

I can see the sun less in his face
Deep behind his lacquered eyes
A real devastation quaking in his jawline
The demon always comes alive

Your life spins like a carousel
Your hopes are buried in a wishing well
Awake in a grave that you dug yourself
Just keep on betting on the horse you love

Do you ever see the light of day?
Did you ever think you would live this way?
Is it just so hard to sleep at night?
Is it just too hard for you to say goodbye?

And when the sun goes down,
You better paint the town
Just keep riding now
Your horse will never touch the ground

Your life revolves like a carousel
Your hopes are buried in a wishing well,
Dead or alive, it's just so hard to tell
It looks like you've already found your hell

You found your hell


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    General CommentThis song is about getting caught in an endless cycle of repetition and boredom that just makes life unbearable. I really like the lyric about "betting on the horse you love," coming after the carousel lyric, implying that even though it's a carousel and the outcome is always the same, the protagonist just keeps betting on the same horse to come in even though it never does and never will.
    punkpirateon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about getting caught in an endless cycle of repetition and boredom that just makes life unbearable. I really like the lyric about "betting on the horse you love," coming after the carousel lyric, implying that even though it's a carousel and the outcome is always the same, the protagonist just keeps betting on the same horse to come in even though it never does and never will.
    punkpirateon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFuck, didn't mean to post twice. I am shamed.
    punkpirateon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Deep behind his lack of eyes" not lies.
    sentimentalfoolon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's not lack of eyes, its "deep behind his lacquered eyes" meaning glossed over i think...
    clashcityrocker123on March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i can see the sadness in his face/deep behind his lacquered eyes." FIX THEM DAMNIT.
    likeweusedtoon April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had already fixed it a few weeks before you left that comment...
    punkpirateon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey are singing about someone being on drugs (probably cocaine). the line that says "the powder glowing in your smile" is obviously referring to cocaine. "is it hard to sleep at night?" refers to someone being all drugged up and not being able to sleep at night. There are many more obvious clues as to what this real meaning of this song is, I'm sure you will all figure it out on your own.
    erik_shunon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"White Horse" is slang for coccaine, this song is obviously about a coke-head (Matt Skiba I wonder? check out "Blue in the Face" could be, i hear they are good friends)
    McNizzleon May 22, 2006   Link

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