"Starts With One" as written by and Chad Petree....
Starts with one I can't feel
It's all in your mind anyway
I can't heal
Make me feel this way, oh

Now there's two I can't see
I've never felt this way
I can't feel
Anything anyway

Let's show them the only way
Let's show them our hearts

Only three I can't seem
To get enough anyway
I can't speak
Nothing to say anyway

Let's show them the only way
Let's show them our hearts

Let's show them the only way
Let's sew up their hearts

Distorted light moves in
Or am I mistaken'

It feels so
It feels so
It feels so cold... x2


There goes today
It slowly fades...slowly fades away
Here comes today
Never go...never go away


Lyrics submitted by TheseusHP

"Starts With One" as written by Chad Petree

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    General CommentI agree with everyone about the reference to drugs but I believe there is more to it than that

    I think the song is describing a situation where someone is incredibly depressed, turning to drugs to ease the pain

    "starts with one I can’t feel
    it’s all in your mind anyway
    i can’t heal
    make me feel this way, oh"

    The attempt of temporary comfort becomes an actual attempted suicide as they take another (pill possibly) and another, all the time telling himself he has been numbed by his pain and there is nothing else for him to do or say

    "only three I can’t seem
    to get enough anyway
    I can’t speak
    nothing to say anyway"

    the person is trying to make the rest of the world understand his pain by showing them it the only way he knows how, by taking his own life.

    "let’s show them the only way
    let’s show them our hearts"

    and the last few stanza's could describe a near death experience, seeing the guiding light from above, cold perhaps with the feeling of on coming death. he watches his reality and the present "today" fade away and blur into something else
    Infant_ina_bucketon June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI posted the above lyrics before they released any, here are the correct lyrics from their new album:

    starts with one i can’t feel
    it’s all in your mind anyway
    i can’t heal
    make me feel this way, oh

    now there’s two i can’t see
    i’ve never felt this way
    i can’t feel
    anything anyway

    let’s show them the only way
    let’s show them our hearts

    only three i can’t seem
    to get enough anyway
    i can’t speak
    nothing to say anyway

    let’s show them the only way
    let’s show them our hearts

    let’s show them the only way
    let’s sew up their hearts

    distorted light moves in
    or am i mistaken?

    it feels so
    it feels so
    it feels so cold... x2


    there goes today
    it slowly fades...slowly fades away
    here comes today
    never go...never go away
    TheseusHPon October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe there's only one comment! I love this song.. It's so beautiful. It makes me feel empowered. ahaha
    1000BrokenHeartson November 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTotally love this song, but is about the number people he's slept with or number of pills he takes and the effects and how it makes him feel?
    DeeDeeBabyon December 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbaha. drugs?
    bigpckl001on December 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen he says 'it feels... it feels... it feels so cold' it pierces my heart.

    Amazing...
    psaffireon January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautifully cryptic. If its about drugs, its about drugs. But the bits about showing them our hearts sounds so epic.

    My personal fav. is the last stanza, "there goes today" that is an amazing range for this guy. I'm in awe.
    TimaLoveon January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBoth his and Carah's rage vocally is astounding.
    Agreed that this is a beautiful song.
    Lyricallly, Shiny Toy Guns never fails to impress
    xoEmergencyTDMon March 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song is about drugs. Like the more you take, the more impaired you become. Things start looking so different and unreal, and you feel these odd sensations.
    emoxguitaron May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's anything really

    maybe " starts with one" is it begins the first time you took the drug or had sex. and yoou only need it to happen once. then you know how to do it and you just can't stop

    stg are honestly amazing.
    all their voices are gorgeous
    :] STG!
    thrwmyhrtawy.on September 10, 2007   Link

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