I think we can fly and swallow fire
Blow smoke and hold our breath for as long as it takes
Every hello is goodbye
As we exchange strangers and lies
For estranged lovers and time
All loved ones get held up
So I can stop running and the air can hum
The busy sister's stunning, won't she be stunned
By the infinite parade of punk rock t-shirts on
When you can't break through
With the one that you want

If we survive, are we free
Of the dumb luck that surrounds us?
And we get stuck between the places I messed up
So I can stop running and the air can hum
The busy sister's stunning, won't she be stunned
By the infinite parade of punk rock t-shirts on
When you can't break through
With the one that you want
No you can't, you cannot know, you can't, you cannot
Should I feel flattered that you hate everything but me?
When you can't break through
With the one that you want
No you can't, you cannot know


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    General CommentI think that this song is talking about a frustrated member of a best friend duo who is in love with his friend, but she is too independent to be tied down. The singer sounds more vulernable and weak ("if we survive, are we free of the dumb luck that surrounds us and we get stuck between the places I messed up") and the best friend sounds stronger ("when you can't break through with the one that you want").

    He's just frustrated, but it sounds like he's kind of accepted it too. He's just wondering if he even has a chance.

    I heart this song.
    EmmoAllMineon July 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentheavenly voice
    BearsAndBeetson April 24, 2010   Link

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