"House Of Cards" as written by Nathan D Leone, Matthew J Leone, Daniel David Torelli and Mateo Camargo....
It's late at night, the world's asleep
And I'm trying not to think
I take some pills 'cause my mind bleeds
I'm thinking what is wrong with me
Because the only thing I know about honesty
Is every lie I told that you believed

I'm afraid to be alone
I'm afraid that one day you'll find out

[Chorus]
And you'll be amazed
At the secrets I keep
You'll be amazed
At my mouth full of lies
But I'm too afraid to come clean
'Cause my life's the flame in a house of cards

Now I can't look you in your eyes
Because the guilt is killing me
I try to disconnect my heart again
Just so I can breathe
I wanna be myself again
But I just can't 'cause

I'm afraid to be alone
I'm afraid that one day you'll find out

[Chorus]

It's such a shame what I've become
After years of breaking down
My whole life has come undone
'Cause I'm trying to fake it all
And I know that you love someone
But that someone isn't me
Or is this me?
No

[Chorus]

You'll be amazed
You'll be amazed


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"House of Cards" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General Commentno-ones comented.
    madina lake are amazing.i saw them with paramore.
    i think this is about cheating on your partner and wanting to keep it from them because you dont want to lose them and you become distant from them causing them to find a new love 'And I know that you love someone But that someone isn't me'

    madina lake have potential of becoming the next big thing.i love them.
    Sarawr___xon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis band is amazing.. seeing them 9th feb in manchester and i cant wait.

    this song is awesome too. the best from the ones i have heard...
    BooshIsLooseon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIve only just heard of this band and i am nox in love with them beyond belief! Yay they rock! I agree with Sarawr x.
    EmoBear07on February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWoah I'm suprised that these guys haven't got more comments, considering all the coverage they're getting at the minute. I mean I saw the video for this on that music channel ''B4'' the other day. I was, like, shocked. And it is a damn good video. But an even better song. I agree with 'Sarawr'. This one really is an awesome song.
    Bound By Silenceon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMadina Lake ARE the next big thing. They are amazing! My friend introduced me to them after seeing them at a Paramore gig. AWSOME! The video for this song is also amazing.
    Ultimaon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really CANNOT stop listening to this. it's just...amazing.
    ArsenicMassacreon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOkay.... this song's not about someone cheating...
    The character in the story has a dark past. A lot of things he can't tell people, in particular, his Partner (GF, Fiancé etc).
    He's a partial insomniac, and he's awake at night. The things have affected him in a bad way, hence having pills to stop his mind bleeding. He's told his partner things to cover his past, so she won't be suspicious, and also (possibly) to make her like him, hence the "I’m afraid to be alone".
    The chorus is like an open confession.... and also is thoughts on what would happen if he said - "my life's the flame, in a house of cards" - he's lied so much, that his entire life is a flame, that if he were to tell would burn the "house of cards" down - the home he's built with his partner.
    The first 2 lines of the second verse are obvious... in the second, he's trying to remove all his emotions, so he can feel again - feel like he's actually living
    In the bridge, the character laments the person the lies have turned him into... the person people believe he is. The next 2 lines are obvious.... in the last two lines, he says "And I know that you love someone / But that someone isn't me" - his partner is in love with someone (the person he pretends to be) but she doesn't even know the real person, before and behind the lies.

    Anyway, that's how I see it. I realise the video hints at the whole "affair" thing, but.... it's just a video. They’re used to sell the song - not give the story to it.
    matthiasmanon March 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits something about not wanting to tell someone exactly how he felt ...

    anywho...
    great song.
    xkitty4lifexon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust got this CD....amazing
    matt544on March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWOOO LOVE THEM! write more comments people. come on!
    EmoBear07on March 14, 2007   Link

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