"Watching You" as written by and Josiah Steinbrick Matt Skiba....



I've been watching you up in the corner
Watching you from down below
I've watching you dance in the shadows
Watching you I'm falling to pieces

And when everything that you do loses beauty
When everything's taboo and unkind
And the only thing you ever dream of is sharpening knives
Sharpening knives

I've been watching you up in the corner
Watching you from down below
I've watching you dance in the darkness
Watching you I'm falling to pieces

And when everything that you do loses beauty
When everything's taboo and unkind
And the only thing you ever dream of is sharpening knives
Sharpening knives

Sharpening knives [x4]

Sharpening knives (I've been watching you...) [x8]

And when everything that you do loses beauty
When everything's taboo and unkind
And the only thing you ever dream of is sharpening knives
Sharpening knives

Sharpening knives (I've been watching you...)
I've been watching you









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"Watching You" as written by Matt Skiba Josiah Steinbrick

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    General CommentI love...
    this band.
    Matt's voice is so sexy.
    SO sexy.
    And Josiah, oman, don't even get me started.
    The TALENT. Oh THE TALENT.
    skiba_junkieon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmm, mysteriously, this song makes me bobble my head in a strange way..maybe i should stop it..nah..great song:only one post, how can this be??
    No_One_Reallyon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoods.
    This is probably my favorite song off the album;;
    especially after hearing it live.

    It was cool- Matt was thanking the people from the venue for taking care of the band so well and Epitaph and what not, and so to introduce this song he goes:

    "This song's for them, because they're always watching us."

    And then he sang it and it was fucking great.

    True story. xD
    skiba_junkieon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsomebody help me out here, what does this one mean?
    skywalker8716on November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song from the album.


    It kind of reminds me of Depeche Mode.
    alomaxrawwron December 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment@alomaxrawwx, it probably reminds you of Depeche Mode because of the **fantatastic baseline!** You think?

    @skiba_junkie, @no_one_really - I really like this song & probably bobble my head to it, too ;)

    @skywalker8716 - If you watch the video:
    last.fm/music/Heavens/+videos/…
    It becomes pretty clear, except for the knives. "I've been watching you" & the rest of the first 4 lines - he's stalking a girl
    "And when everything that you do loses beauty
    When everything's taboo and unkind"
    He realizes she's no angel and just another person?
    Then moves on to another?

    "And the only thing you ever dream of is sharpening knives
    Sharpening knives"
    I really don't know. Either she's freaked out and thinking of self defense, or "you" refers to himself and he's doing satanic stuff (see last minute of video) or cutting himself.
    Either that or it's a figurative way of saying the girl is hurting him (by not accepting his love, which he might not have even ever offered); he sees her as doing it intentionally (but she's probably just not interested)
    straight_upon June 08, 2008   Link

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