Goodbye to sleep
I think that staying up is exactly what I need
Take apart your head
Take apart the counting,
And the flock it has bred.

Goodbye to love,
Its right, I'll push you up,
Right against the wall
Take apart your head (right against the wall)
Chew it up and swallow it

But I'll bet that you're running
I've been sleeping in the alkaline
I can't shake this little feeling
I'll never get anything right

Goodbye, you liar
Well, you sipped from the cup
But you don't own up to anything
Then you think you will inspire
Take apart your head (I wish I could inspire)
Take apart the demon, in the attic, to the bed.

(Goodbye my love)
But I'll bet that you're running
(Goodbye my love)
I've been sleeping in the alkaline
(Goodbye my love)
I can't shake this little feeling
(Goodbye my love)
I never say anything right (I'm on my own)
I never say anything right (I'm on my own)
I never say anything right (I'm on my own)
I never say anything right, right, right (I'm on my own)

Take me, take me, back to your bed
I love you so much that it hurts my head
I don't mind you running through my skin
Oh, let the bad parts in, the bad parts in

When we were made, we were set apart
Life is a test and I get bad marks
Now some Saint got the job,
Of writing down my sins
The storm is coming;
The storm is coming in!

But I'll bet that you're running
I've been sleeping in the alkaline
I can't shake this little feeling
I never did anything right (I'm on my own)
I never did anything right (I'm on my own)

Take me, take me back to your bed
I love you so much, that it hurts my head
Say, I don't mind you under my skin
Oh, let the bad parts in, the bad parts in

You're my favorite bird, and when you sing
I really do wish you would wear my ring
No matter what they say, I am still the king
Now, the storm is coming;
The storm is coming in.



Lyrics submitted by overoverme, edited by ked0261

"Degausser" as written by Jesse Lacey, Brian Lane, Garrett Tierney, Vincent Accardi

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +10
    General Comment:Goodbye to love
    Well it's a ride that will push you up
    Right against the wall
    [Does everybody really need to know everyone?]
    Take apart your head
    [Do you really think you're really a part of it?]
    Right against the wall
    [And is your army really one of some thousands?]
    Chew it up and swallow it
    [And will you declare war on the loony bin?]

    You're blowing by but you're running
    Our feet slip in the alkalide
    I can't shake this little feeling
    I'll never get anything right

    Goodbye you liar
    Well you sipped from the cup but you don't own up to anything
    And you think you will inspire
    [When I arrive will God be waiting and pacing around his throne?]
    Take apart your head
    [Will he feel a little Old Testament?]
    And I wish I could inspire
    [And will he celebrate with fire and brimstone]
    Take apart the demon, up in the attic to the left
    [Yeah, I admit, I am afraid of the reckoning]

    [Goodbye my love]
    You're blowing by but you're running
    [Wait right here, and they will come and pick you up]
    Let's sleep in the alkalide
    [I've been on pause, but I'm shaking off the rust]
    I can't shake this tiny feeling
    [I've lost my charge, I've been degaussed]
    I'll never get anything right

    [I'm on my own, I've been degaussed]
    I'll never say anything right
    [I'm on my own, I've been degaussed]
    I'll never say anything right
    [I'm on my own, I've been degaussed]
    I'll never say anything right
    I'm on my own

    Take me, take me back to your bed
    I love you so much that it hurts my head
    Say, "I don't mind you under my skin.
    I'll let the bad parts in, yeah the bad parts in"
    Well when we were made we were set apart
    But life is a test and I get bad marks
    Now some saint got the job of writing down my sins
    The storm is coming
    The storm is coming in

    You're blowing by but you run out
    Our feet are slipping in alkalide
    I can't shake this little feeling
    I never did anything right

    I'm on my own
    I never did anything right
    I'm on my own


    superjuper27on July 12, 2011   Link
  • +6
    General Comment:to degauss is to neutralize the magnetic field of something, often times a ship, or to erase information from something. just thought id give that to you guys.
    butImeantloveon November 03, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:this song is unbelievable
    You Alright?on November 22, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:chorus:

    1ST TIME: you're blowin' by but you're running, I fell asleep in the alkalide.
    I can't shake this little feeling, I'll never get anything right.
    2ND TIME: you're blowin by but you've running, let's sleep in the alkalide.
    I can't shake this tiny feeling, I'll never say anything (right)/[iamonmyown...]
    3RD TIME: You're blown by but you're run out, I fell asleep in an alkalide
    I can't shake this little feeling, I never did anything (right)/[iamonmyown...]

    the vid that zelane posted above youtube.com/… - compared to studio - only diff I hear is that on the live, Jesse sings the 3rd studio version(run out) on 2nd and 3d time(and sounds like he says 'think I'll slip into the alkalide' on the live one, which I don't hear on the studio at all.)
    anyways...I do think it's a) 'BLOWIN(G) BY'- makes sense if you think about it AND b) 'ALKALIDE' - "Alkalides are chemical compounds in which alkali metals are anions (that is, they bear a negative charge)" -(from wiki) - so it goes along with the degausser def- and makes sense to the song - and also what others put as alkali - I def hear the 'de' though
    I'm not 100% on this - I can't be - just puttin it out there - so maybe I'm wrong but thats what I think it is.
    flamedelugeon March 02, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:just so you guys know...

    "when we were made we were set apart" is a reference to Plato's Symposium, where the mention of the Classical Soulmate Theory was born. the story is as such:

    long ago, humans were actually two people combined at the spine. they had 8 limbs, and two faces on either side, both unaware of the other. zeus feared their growning power and split them in two. now every human searches the globe trying to find their other half.

    it's not so werid now, is it?
    swampscotiaon November 07, 2006   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaning:"Well when we were made we were set apart, But life is a test and I get bad marks"
    I think there's been some confusion about the 'set apart' bit...
    In the bible it says that christians are 'set apart' to be different than other people and not do unholy things and sin.
    So by this i think Jesse's saying that he's set apart to do good things and be pure and holy, but he still does stuff wrong...
    beffffon November 24, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:this is the most amazing thing i've heard in a long time
    stupidfrenchyon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:It's definitely "You burnt bright but you're running",

    and "Take apart the counting and the flock it has bred" - a reference to the previous line "Goodbye to sleep". it's referring to Counting sheep, being the traditional and well known method of falling asleep.
    alfadoon May 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:It REALLY bugs the shit out of me when people reference every fucking piece of lyrical creation to the bible. The Bible is not the only goddamn book out there, pick up another book. Unless there isn't public libraries around your area there shouldn't be any reason why you should constantly bring up whenever a topic is "tender" or "a bit spiritual"....

    To me this song, is about the personal anguish and struggles a person endures to find the better of themselves to give to their love one.
    "Goodbye to Sleep" - I got some thinking to do. I know I need to change, but I quite find out how yet. This staying is exactly what I need.

    "Take apart your head, Take apart the counting and the flock it has bred" - Following the same line of sleepless and restless night. Trying to figuer out the pieces and put it together. Where do I wanna go from here?
    songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858631304/14/ASC/
    "Took apart your head and swallow it" - It's more of a feeling his trying to describe. Like getting reading of your anguish, finding a way to clear your head, because some thoughts are gnawing and eating you up which has brought on this restlessness.

    "Goodbye you liar" - He's talking to himself. I'm going to be honest to myself.

    "You sip from a cup but you don't own up to anything" - Everything you pretend out there in the world, there act doesn't measure who you really are a person. All along you've only deceive yourself in your putting up these acts that had for so long clogged your ability to do something good.


    "I can't shake this little feeling" - This is something I need to figuere out now, it has been bothering me for a long time.

    theDrunkPianiston August 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm writting down my sins.
    cato11087on October 18, 2006   Link

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