"Both Ways" as written by and Kevin Truckenmiller....
Be honest with me
Did you ever think
That these things that you did
Would come back to haunt you
And fail you again
Don't ever question
My will to admit
That when we're alone
It's too hard to resist
Making believe
That we're bigger than this
For choosing a road
That is different but similar
To the same one I took before

Why don't we breathe
Why can't you see
That things aren't always
What they appear to be
And as simple as it sounds
I think I've found
The perfect way to grow old

The simpleness describes
The iron that is you
And your rusty old life
Get on with the mattress
And tell-tale lies
Watch everything
That you touch turns to ice
Following the sheep
And they're at it again
Making believe
That there're free as it seems
But only finding out that
They're on a sinking ship
That doesn't care
How many it saves today

Why don't we breathe
Why can't you see
That things aren't always
What they appear to be
And as simple as it sounds
I think I've found
The perfect way to grow old

Watch out now
I see the light
At the end of the tunnel
It seems realistic
That getting there will make us fine
But watch out now
It's full of glass
Don't take the chance
You'll surely pass
At least some day
We'll know the reason
Why

Why don't we breathe
Why can't you see
That things aren't always
What they appear to be
And as simple as it sounds
I think I've found
The perfect way to grow old

The perfect way
The perfect way


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"Both Ways" as written by Kevin Truckenmiller

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    General Commentthis song is amazing! i love it! i think it has to do with a guy who likes a girl and she likes him back but people are telling her differently and it makes her feel like it's wrong for wanting to be with him...so he is saying that Why don't we breathe
    Why cant you see
    That things aren't always
    What they appear to be
    And as simple as it sounds
    I think i've found
    The perfect way
    To grow old

    and the why don't we breathe part is saying that you should go on and LIVE don't hold your breathe hoping that your feelings go away..do what you want and not what others tell you to do...
    LIkeMUsiC2on May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing! i love it! i think it has to do with a guy who likes a girl and she likes him back but people are telling her differently and it makes her feel like it's wrong for wanting to be with him...so he is saying that Why don't we breathe
    Why cant you see
    That things aren't always
    What they appear to be
    And as simple as it sounds
    I think i've found
    The perfect way
    To grow old

    and the why don't we breathe part is saying that you should go on and LIVE don't hold your breathe hoping that your feelings go away..do what you want and not what others tell you to do...
    LIkeMUsiC2on May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing
    Benjieon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is AMAZING

    and i think likemusic2 has got it down for sure.

    i could listen to it for hours.

    all of quietdrives songs are amazing but i love this one... i think it has the most meaning :)
    elianneon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about two people who had a relationship and broke up and are friends, but they still have lingering feelings.
    Raptor98on October 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah pretty much GREAT song.

    Anyways, I think it's about a couple [obviously] and they keep making mistakes and falling apart and this song is to sorta say "keep truckin'" or something like that...
    erin kayon February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful, again, as is Get Up. I love Quietdrive.

    The song definetely portrays difficulties in a relatinoship, but I think the line "As simple as it sounds, I think I've found the perfect way to grow old" is saying like basically I'm in love and I would love to spend my life with you, I don't think growing old would be so bad if it's with you. I think it's really sweet.
    heckyeahitsannaon September 20, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is meant to sound like a cheesy, pop, love song but its far from love. Its more about the love he has for endings.
    "Watch out now I see the light at the end of the tunnel"
    "I think i've found, The perfect way, To grow old."
    This is implying that suicide is the best option for him. The perfect way he can grow old. The main character suffers from depression, a mental illness or keeps a secret about something which is crippling him into giving him these thoughts.
    "That is different but similar
    To the same one I took before"
    In his past he attempted suicide but failed. He had chosen a similar path before but failed to kill himself. This time though he is certain he will succeed.
    "when we're alone its too hard to resist"
    When he is alone with himself suicide, self harm is all he thinks about. Almost every single lyric talks about suicide. That is the true message of this song. A trapped person that had now decided to make the final decision in life and to end it all.
    danielwpkon March 25, 2015   Link

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