"Calling All Cars" as written by and Daniel Gerard Trapp Heath Matthew Saraceno....
Calling all cars we've got another victim
'Cause my love has become an affliction
What did you expect from me?
What did you expect from me?

I'm sorry but think I got to mention
That I lied at my very first confession
What did you expect from me?
What did you expect from me?

'Cause this has been building since I have been breathing
And I know how it's going to end

So will you scatter my ashes where they won't be found?
I kept my word when I swore that I would let you down
And now that I'm gone, try to forget me and just move on

So will you scatter my ashes where they won't be found?
I kept my word and you hate me for it now
But you knew all along, try to forget me and just move on

Oh, my dear what have I gone and done now?
It's curtain call, I'm about to take my last bow
What did you expect from me?
What did you expect from me?

Without giving away the entire ending
I ruined the evening again

So will you scatter my ashes where they won't be found?
I kept my word when I swore that I would let you down
And now that I'm gone, try to forget me and just move on

So will you scatter my ashes where they won't be found?
I kept my word and you hate me for it now
But you knew all along, try to forget me and just move on

I don't have love left inside, inside
And I don't have love left inside, inside

Are you desperate for an answer?
I don't have an ounce of good left in me now
That's why I walked out

So will you scatter my ashes where they won't be found?
I kept my word when I swore that I would let you down
And now that I'm gone, try to forget me and just move on

So will you scatter my ashes where they won't be found?
I kept my word and you hate me for it now
You hate me for it now, try to forget me and just move on

I am not the one that you should blame
So take what I left you for the pain
I am not the one that you should blame
So take what I left you for the pain
And do your best to forget my name


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"Calling All Cars" as written by Daniel Trapp Buddy James Nielsen

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    General Commentgrrrr people look beyond the "girl and a boy who..." shit! every single song has a flood of people saying thats what it is, but nooo. this song is part of the concept album! again! jeesh.
    ok so a recap: he lost his faith when some tragic thing happended to him and no higher being helped him. the light failed him, so he called religion fake and turned his back. THEN, he began drinking, fucking, doing drugs (bonecrusher is a street slang for crack i believe) to numb the thought that he know knows he is all alone. he feels betrayed, he put so much into his religion and it failed him.
    Then with Can't Be Saved, he looks at himself and realizes just how much he has fucked up, and that he will in fact not be saved, because there is nobody to save him.

    This song is supposed to make you wonder, Why exactly is a police radio saying they have another victim/ what did he do??
    This song is written in sort of a suicide note form. He is just stating that he has let everyone down(including himself) repeatedly, and he has realized how much better everything would be if he was gone. This is him saying, hey im going to just end it, and when i do scatter my ashes so i wont be found. He told everyone he would just let them down, but nobody believed him.
    This song is building up to the climax when he leaps from the building. so sad but soo good.
    mechatanneron August 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwell i posted the lyrics so ill post wat i think this means... so far i think its just about when a relationship ends and after awhile u want the other person to move on and forget about you or something like that...personally when he says calling all cars we've got another victim it reminds me of that song from alkaline trio dethbed when he says " calling all cars and corneners we've got a dead one here"
    bloodstrikeon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^I was thinking the same thing. Something along the lines of "Alkaline Trio already did this, but better."

    But no, this isn't a half-bad song. It's just obviously the one they tailored to be the single. I don't understand all these people on their MySpace saying how different it sounds, though. Granted, the guitar work has improved and Buddy's voice is more polished, but to me this just sounds like another "Buried A Lie." Even the melody is similar at certain parts in this song. So I'm really confused by those fans who say SF is taking "a completely new direction."
    noseovertail711on September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with noseovertail. Im a huge SF fan and dont see much change in this song or cant be saved at all except for the badass guitars and buddys vocals. also, way less screaming (which I miss) This song is sick tho and is already becoming one of my favorites. I think its about a relationship where buddy fucks a girl over and he tried to tell her in the begining that he would but she figured she could change him. he just wants her to forget his name for her sake cuz he knows she deserves better than him. although I could be totally off cuz I dont see buddy or ne other SF member fuckin over a girl
    youreworthmoredeadon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah i think this song is really good i agree with youre worth more dead but i think the guitar is way better in this song then there older ones
    johnnystonehouseon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the bands i think instead of dying down after a few albums will keep putting together good music for a good time to come.

    How old is Buddy? 24? he was only 18 when the band started so id say right about now is when he's finally constructing better lyrical material as well as playing material.

    the old CDs were really good dont get me wrong, but just from this song i have a feeling the whole CD will be even better.
    shinksteron September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sort of upset with this new song. Its still really good, but not Senses Fail good.
    First off- Way less screaming
    Second-Buddy's vocals aren't standing out as much. I love the raspyness of his voice, and here. its barely noticable.
    I think its a great song, but it doesnt impress me compared to the old stuff.

    I'm also concerned that they're gonna become a mainstream band, only because they changed, not of who they really are. I guess i'll have to wait and see.
    bnrockson September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe the correct lyrics to this line are:

    "Without giving away the entire ending,
    I ruined the evening again."
    Brandanwithanaon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sort of upset with this new song. Its still really good, but not Senses Fail good.
    First off- Way less screaming
    Second-Buddy's vocals aren't standing out as much. I love the raspyness of his voice, and here. its barely noticable.
    I think its a great song, but it doesnt impress me compared to the old stuff.

    I'm also concerned that they're gonna become a mainstream band, only because they changed, not of who they really are. I guess i'll have to wait and see.





    Bands mature all the time, look at dredg, they started out as guttural roaring/wannabe.
    Now look at them. They cleaned up the vocals and did they sell out? No. I'm not saying Senses Fail is going to be the next dredg but bands mature, as do people, its inevitable. Like youreworthmoredead and nose over tails say, it's still Senses Fail, but they know what they are doing better now.
    JohnnyJackaloneon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with most of what you said, Johnny, but I don't like this whole "way less screaming" argument a lot of people are using. Let It Enfold you had plenty of songs with very little screaming, so I don't think it's fair to say "way less." Irony of Dying On Your Birthday and You're Cute When You Scream were the two that had the most substantial screaming, but songs like Buried A Lie and NJ Falls Into the Atlantic were just as poppy and just as screamless as this. And Shark Attack, which I think sounds amazing, clearly has the screaming a lot of fans are asking for. Calling All Cars was just the one they had readymade for a single. I don't have any problem with people disliking this song (I personally am not that big a fan), but I think it's silly to dismiss it because of the lack of screaming.
    noseovertail711on September 13, 2006   Link

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