A lost sense of direction
Nobody knows my name
Confidence, correction
I don't know how to play that game
A straight line is quicker
A straight line would make me fast
I've burned my nose enough to know
That straight lines never last

Swallow your soul, drink from this life
As you choke on your pride
We all look elsewhere
We all look elsewhere

It's safer inside doors
Nobody has to flee
A broken vessel passed the rocks and out to sea
Waiting, wanting, mad with purpose
Now we come to talk to one
Who has the answers to how

Swallow your soul, drink from this life
As you choke on your pride
Don't waste your time if you've got it
The tides are turning now
You are not alone
They gave you their worst and you bought it
The lie has been exposed
You are not alone
Like winter that comes quick
In early September
The rain clouds that washed me
Are what I remember
The stones that I threw piled high like a mountain
Which I had to climb before I reach the fountain
If life a riddle then riddle me this
The blood tasted sweet as it passed by my lips

Don't, don't waste your time
Don't, don't waste your time
Don't waste your time
Don't waste your time if you've got it
The tides are turning now
You're not alone
Liar, liar
They gave you their worst and you bought it
The lie has been exposed
You are not alone


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    General CommentWhy has no one else commented on this song. Its absolutely amazing.

    Swallow your soul, drink from this life
    As you choke on your pride
    We all look elsewhere

    its so true. Its exactly how it goes, we all look else where but what we really have to do is swallow our souls and drink from HIS life. We most definitely have to choke on our pride.
    HowIChoose2Liveon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The blood tasted sweet as it passed by my lips"

    I think that line really has to do with Communion. The wine represents the blood of Jesus Christ which we are cleansed by and forgiven of our sins.
    Benjamin328on February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell this song is clearly about drugs. most of you guys are looking too hard at it.

    A straight line is quicker
    A straight line would make me fast
    I've burned my nose enough to know
    That straight lines never last

    cocaine is quicker, cocaine makes him feel fast, but it burns enough to know the fun never last. this cant be a reference to the Holy path God has set before us because it says "That straight lines never last." Gods path for us is always there.

    Kionabreeze is basicaly right.

    "The blood tasted sweet as it passed by my lips"

    i think this part has to do with nose bleeding after cocaine use.


    just think about it. the meaning of the lyrics will pop out at you.
    iknowbob94on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWOW, this song is just amazing on the CD. The guitars sound so much better and so much cleaner. By far my favorite Classic Crime song ever. Best bridge i've ever heard.
    HowIChoose2Liveon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"A lost sense of direction
    "Nobody knows my name
    Confidence, correction
    I don't know how to play that game"

    This part has to do with being lost in sin, stuck in the cycle of trying to find satisfaction in it and not knowing how to get out.

    "A straight line is quicker
    A straight line would make me fast
    I've burned my nose enough to know
    That straight lines never last"

    The straight line is the holy life that God calls us all to live, but none of us are perfect. we all stumble and fall. when he says "burned my nose," he's talking about falling on his face. Satan has tricked him into believing that God's will for his life is just not worth the effort.

    "Swallow your soul, drink from this life
    As you choke on your pride
    We all look elsewhere
    We all look elsewhere"

    HowIChoose2Live, you pretty much nailed this part. "we all look elsewhere"...that means that we're always looking somewhere other than where God wants us for satisfaction.

    "It's safer inside doors
    Nobody has to flee
    A broken vessel passed the rocks and out to sea
    [he has drifted very far into his sin pattern]
    Waiting, wanting, mad with purpose
    Now we come to talk to one
    Who has the answers to how"
    [he has realized that his sin holds no lasting fulfillment for him, so he cries out to God]

    Swallow your soul, drink from this life
    As you choke on your pride
    Don't waste your time if you've got it
    The tides are turning now
    [he's turning around and running full-speed back to God]
    You are not alone
    [God's on his side]
    They gave you their worst and you bought it
    The lie has been exposed
    [Satan's lie that your sin can make you truly happy]
    You are not alone
    Like winter that comes quick
    In early September
    The rain clouds that washed me
    Are what I remember
    [i think the rainclouds mean God, or whatever caused him to return to God]
    The stones that I threw piled high like a mountain
    Which I had to climb before I reach the fountain
    [the stones are his sin. he needs to conqer his sin before he can reach the proverbial fountain]
    If life a riddle then riddle me this
    The blood tasted sweet as it passed by my lips
    [his sin tasted sweet while it lasted, but it was killing him all along]

    Don't, don't waste your time
    Don't, don't waste your time
    Don't waste your time
    Don't waste your time if you've got it
    The tides are turning now
    You're not alone
    Liar, liar
    [don't you just sometimes want to scream at Satan "LIAR!"]
    They gave you their worst and you bought it
    The lie has been exposed
    You are not alone


    thoughts? comments? corrections?
    jarofclay113on October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree completely with jarofcaly113 except i just have one correction or addition i should say

    Like winter that comes quick
    In early September
    The rain clouds that washed me
    Are what I remember

    The Winter that comes quick in early September is just out of place and not how its supposed to be, TCC is comparing that to how when we sin, its not how were supposed to be living and it just feels wrong. I think of " the rain clouds that washed me" in more of a literal way of ones sins being washed away.
    HowIChoose2Liveon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of the best anti-drug songs I've ever heard! How many young people look to drugs to solve their problems ... and how many find out the hard way that it's a LIE. If you don't want to see it that way, it's fine, but the reference (Straight line is quicker .... etc;) is to cocaine use and the rest is very much about redemption.
    Kionabreezeon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHowIChoose2Live, I actually think youve got the choking on pride thing backwards. Choking on pride is not something we should do, that's swallowing pride. When TCC refers to choking on pride, they're talking about the whole "pride comes before a fall" thing. Choking on pride means your pride is hurting you somehow; youve taken the fall that your pride set you up for.

    As for swallowing your soul, i have no idea what that means...
    jarofclay113on April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the screaming part of the LIER LIER BA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That part rocked i would have to say this like a hardcore mabe hardcore and emo song like blister and coffie, and woaorr poem
    skaterpunkrockeron April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a geart song its like mabe meatel mostly twisted with punk hardcore sound.
    skaterpunkrockeron April 06, 2007   Link

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