Alone,
It could be alright,
I make it alright,
Have to get by,
Have to get by on my own.

Today,
I found this moment,
I leaned in and stole it,
This is the start,
This is the start of it all.

I was born into this world,
I've done all i was told,
But oh, I did it too slow.
I walked the straightest line,
I finished it all in time,
But oh, its not enough for you.

I'll steal your cries,
I'll take your life,
And run it all aground.
I'll believe your lies,
I'll take your life,
And run it all aground.

The time wore down this passion,
Forced it, fortold that i could learn,
It wasnt enough.
I lost my head at the thought of losing,
I fell apart when it came to choosing you,
Its time to get it right.

I'll steal your cries,
I'll take your life,
And run it all aground.
I'll believe your lies,
I'll take your life,
And run it all aground.

Alone,
It could be alright,
I make it alright,
Have to get by,
Have to get by on my own.

I was born into this world,
Ive done all i was told,
But oh, I did it too slow.
I walked the straightest line,
I finished it all in time,
But oh, its not enough.

I'll steal your cries,
I'll take your life,
And run it all aground,
I'll believe your lies,
I'll take your life,
And run it all aground.


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The Most Vicious Crime song meanings
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    General CommentMy opinion in short:
    He regrets how indecisive they both been about the relationship. And now it's time for that final decision. After this declaration of Hope and Understanding - either they move on alone - or dive in..

    If she doesn't choose him: He will live with the loneliness.
    If she does; Comfort her by stealing the cries, and even if he is tormented by the lies - he will endure them++ He'll take her life and harmonize it, by bringing it ashore/level it aground.. and start on something new together.

    I think the build-up in the tune tells the story just as clear as the lyrics.
    On-again, Off-again. Beautiful melody..
    Almost seems less raw/ornamented than many of the songs from Sparta.

    Oh well, just a perspective.. Everyone has their own experiences..
    That said, someone elses take on this song really appealed to me.
    "Girl ruins Boys life with her love" Hells yea. >:)
    whocareswhaticallmeon May 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about living life as it was planned out for you, but having trouble coping with the expectations of it. Then finding someone that he ended up loving someone, and being motivated to live by this person.

    The person then betrays him, and he never thought she would. He lost it when he knew he was losing her, he fell apart because he chose her.

    He hates her, and his motivation is resolute to live, to get by, without her. But in essence with her in mind, since his hatred has become his motivation.
    moesixon November 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmoesix, that's a very good analysis. This is an excellent song.

    I took the song in much the same way, expectations being placed on him and struggling to live up to these expectations, but I also got the feeling that he justified 'walking the straightest line' in order to achieve success in his life. In other words, he felt that doing what he was told and trying to achieve things would equate to a better life in the end.

    This time of uncertainty however, where he has clearly lost/struggled to live with a love, has him questioning whether he did the right thing by trying to live up to expectations.

    Another thing I drew from this song was that he did not pusue his love because choosing her (or whatever he/it may be, let's call it a she), meant that a some time he would lose her. That's an interesting point. In order to avoid the intense pain of losing a love, would this deter you from pursuing a love in the first place? See the lyric: 'I lost my head at the thought of losing, I fell apart when it came to choosing you'.

    For me, the lyrics: 'I'll steal your cries....etc' are from a future perspective, when he bears some resentment towards his lost love, whether that being because she chose someone else to be with, and/or has left him alone with no one. One of his motivations to live is not to show weakness or hurt to his lost love, and another is to see that lost love suffer. '....And run it all aground'.

    Thanks. My perspective on the song.
    thedeepkickon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Sparta song, hands down.
    Progresson January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery good perspective from both of you (thedeepkick and moesix)... however, I have to diverge at the "I'll steal your cries" part.

    To me, this could be exactly like you say, from a future perspective, but what if it's her? Could those be her words, and her committing "The Most Viscious Crime?" Just thought that maybe it could be an example of her motivation and the way she went about the breakup or transition.

    Yeah, I think they are her words. He stuck to the straight lines, did all he could, found the love, it went bad, and in the end all she was doing the whole time was stealing his cries, believing his lies (because he obviously was wrong in choosing her), and is running his life aground...

    but of course he can do it all alone, etc etc.

    enjoy Sparta.
    TJBruinon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdid you notice that the whole song is pretty much negative but the last line gives you some flicker of hope?
    wideawake01on December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat I took from this is that the worst thing you can do is try your best to be "the perfect person" so that you can give everything to the one you love - it's wrong to be soft and just give that person everything they could ever want. Pacifying somebody endlessly makes them soft, believing their lies; delusional.
    The singers perspective is that they could never have this for their lover and choose to "get it right" instead of running that person aground.
    I know my take on this is kind of out there. I hope that works well though.
    Flukeron December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has alot to do with what I'm going through at the moment (or what I perceive the song to be).

    For me he's saying that he always walked the path that was laid out for him, and never strayed from it. He did everything he was told. Then she showed up and showed him how he should be living. That he should make his own decisions, and despite all of that he still walked the straightest of lines to stay with what was the norm. In the end it came to never doing what made him happy, or choosing to follow her and do what he always wanted to although it wasn't popular or easy.

    That's just what I believe though.
    tucanwarrior13on June 08, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think I got it. O.K it begins with him just alone and living his life. Then opportunity, or she, got into his life. It wasn't serious though. The passion quickly faded(at least for one of them) and he cheats on her and claims to have learned from his mistake, which the most vicious crime after all. He knew he had to change but it was too late and he was, again, alone. Dang! now I noticed she could of been the cheater and he still went back to her. But that "fixed" relationship didn't last and he was, once again, alone. The chorus is showing his anger/disappointment of the whole thing. He tried to stay perfect but that wasn't enough for her. Steal your cries...run it aground part might be switching perspectives showing the mutual want of vengeance. I could go on so much longer just throwing every new idea I get from this on this website. But I don't have the time. Go ahead and deliberate on what I just said. Thanks for reading.
    DanStranger51on June 22, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think I got it. O.K it begins with him just alone and living his life. Then opportunity, or she, got into his life. It wasn't serious though. The passion quickly faded(at least for one of them) and he cheats on her and claims to have learned from his mistake, which the most vicious crime after all. He knew he had to change but it was too late and he was, again, alone. Dang! now I noticed she could of been the cheater and he still went back to her. But that "fixed" relationship didn't last and he was, once again, alone. The chorus is showing his anger/disappointment of the whole thing. He tried to stay perfect but that wasn't enough for her. Steal your cries...run it aground part might be switching perspectives showing the mutual want of vengeance. I could go on so much longer just throwing every new idea I get from this on this website. But I don't have the time. Go ahead and deliberate on what I just said. Thanks for reading.
    DanStranger51on June 22, 2010   Link

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