"I'll Let You Live" as written by and Adam Burbank/mascherino Lazzara....
The first degree was a riot
We're making sure
Our lesson's learned
I'm not ashamed, but I'm trying
I've come to expect
The standards you have set

Tell me just how dangerous is second best
You settle for less
Then I'm sure you'll settle again

There's no stopping me
I'm gutting you out
(Does this make you feel safe?)
There's no stopping this
I'm gutting you out
(Does this make you feel safe?)

The closer that I look is just
The further that you get already
Stubborn skin thickens in attempt to understand
Understand

There's no stopping me
I'm gutting you out
(Does this make you feel safe?)
There's no stopping this
I'm gutting you out
(Does this make you feel safe?)

We got tired, got tired of waiting around (of waiting)
The guilt subsides, the night begins (of waiting)
And I know it's not what you deserve now

Came as a gift from a good friend (a good friend)
That dissapproves (but understands)
To represent and actively encourage all of my worst habits
They all are proof that we are both capable
Of the most terrible things
Don't test me

There's no stopping me
I'm gutting you out
(Does this make you feel safe?)
There's no stopping this
I'm gutting you out
(Does this make you feel safe?)

I got tired, got tired of waiting around (of waiting)
The guilt subsides, the night begins(of waiting)
And I know it's not what you deserve now
I got tired, got tired of waiting around (of waiting)
The guilt subsides, the night begins
And I know it's not what you deserve now

How dangerous is second best?

I know it's not what you deserve
It's not what you deserve
I know it's not what you deserve
I know it's not what you deserve


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"I'll Let You Live" as written by Adam Burbank/mascherino Lazzara

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    General CommentAdam Lazzara is a phenominal lyricist...
    thisapparatus69on April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like "I'm gunnin you down" but....does anyone have access to the official lyrics maybe in liner notes? prolly not this thing isnt even out for real yet.
    Desteradoon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok i have a question..
    does anyone know who wrote the lyrics cuz it's not the same as the other cd or is it?
    did they change so adam isn't writing the lyrics anymore?
    for some reason i see a total drop in the lyrics : (
    YourBiggestFanxon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really good closing for an amazing album.

    Anyway, i think it's talking about all these vices that someone has, ("Came as a gift from a good friend (a good friend)
    That dissaproves (but understands)
    To represent and actively encourage all of my worst habits
    They all are proof that we are both capable
    Of the most terrible things
    Don't test me") or something that happened that was particularly negative. He feels far away from the person because (s)he doesn't understand that "there's no stopping" him.
    where_the_party_ison April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis and Spin are probablty the best on Louder Now, that and Brooklyn which didn't make it because TBS wouldn't know a hit if it hit them in the face, and that atrocious pun was not intended.
    Knife2aGunFighton April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreal awesome song. just bough the new album and its awesome.
    undErneethon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds a bit like jesse from Brand New in parts.....great song, off a great album, beats tell all your friends in my opinion...where you want etc isnt even on the same page
    losted_chickenon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit sounds to me like he could have found a girl who was with a good friend of his and kind of took her from him. He feels guilty by messing around with a good friend's g/f but the two of them are so infatuated they can't hold themselves back

    He wants to feel guilty and end it but in being honest with himself he knows he's afraid that this girl will leave him.
    Seannn8706on May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what that is at the end? It sounds like something being played backwards.
    FiveseveNon May 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just ah-ma-zing. You've settled for less
    Then I'm sure you'll settle again. Best line, ever.
    Loaded_Friendon May 19, 2006   Link

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