I slowly started chipping away at this block of stone
In an attempt to regain your attention
Why won't you hear me out?
I started out with some paper and pen and my apologies
But every time I try to write to you
I just can never find the words to explain

So I'll build a monument to honor you
Out of the ruins of the love I knew
I'll turn your favorite memories into
A sight for all to see
Cause I know when you see it,
You'll come back to me

Picked up the phone and I started to dial your line from memory
Too proud to ever let you pick up
Close to the point where I should give up
You'll never call me back
So now I'm doing something tangible -
I'm working with my hands
Because I can never seem to manage to say I'm sorry in a language you can comprehend

So I'll build a monument to honor you
Out of the ruins of the love I knew
I'll turn your favorite memories into
A sight for all to see
Cause I know when you see it,
You'll come back to me

I'll put it right outside your window
So it's impossible to ignore
Will that be good enough for you?
And even if you pull your shades down
And burn the statue to the ground
It'll be enough to bring your warmth back to me

So I'll build a monument to honor you
Out of the ruins of the love I knew
I'll turn your favorite memories into
A sight for all to see
Cause I know when you see it,
You'll come back to me
Come back to me.



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    General CommentI cannot beleive no one commented on this amazing song. The beginning caught me right away.

    The lyrics are pretty self explanatory; really sweet.

    I slowly started chipping away at this block of stone
    In an attempt to regain your attention
    Why won't you hear me out?
    I started out with some paper and pen and my apologies
    But every time I try to write to you
    I just can never find the words to explain

    I thoguht this just meant how he was with a girl, and she jsut got bored and lost interest. The whole chipping the block of stone is a way to make her remember what they sued to have.

    I'll put it right outside your window
    So it's impossible to ignore
    Will that be good enough for you?
    And even if you pull your shades down
    And burn the statue to the ground
    It'll be enough to bring your warmth back to me

    I'm thinking this girl is jsut avoiding him, but he's saying he's going to stand "right outside her window," meaning he's going to be right next to her, waititng. I jsut really loved this song; it's simple yet poetuic in its own way.
    KNEEKNEEon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite of their songs.

    at one of their shows i kinda got forced into buying their cd...but im really glad i did.
    youcanbreathe_nowon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI recon this band is hell good, im always one for trying to find bands that not many people have heard of. i agree the start of the song really gets u hooked
    alister24on December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my favs. i think its about him trying to prove his love to her even after what happen last time.
    BIGEDDYon May 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThere's one part I'd like to point out that's missing from the lyrics above. The second line should be, "In an attempt to fashion a way to regain your attention". Other than that, the lyrics are spot-on.
    GunghoFilipinoon November 18, 2008   Link

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