I don't want to hear
another word from you now
I'd rather be wrong
life is mostly what
you don't see anyway
so just look away
but our shadows
never leave us alone
down the bad roads
they will follow us
faithfully home

you launched the assualt
with the first cannonball
my soldiers were sleeping
I know that you thought
it would never come down,
down to the wire
it's friendly fire

in your room filled with the things
that you've never done
does anyone really care
your shadow
just wont leave you alone
'cos he knows well
he knows what you've done

you launched the assualt
with the first cannonball
my soldiers were sleeping
I know that you thought
it could never come down,
down to the wire
it's friendly fire

waves don't wonder
when you're drowning
under the sea
so don't look for me
find her keep her lose her
deserts you in the end
you were my friend
like your shadow
no one knows you as well
as I do

you launched the assualt
with the first cannonball
my soldiers were sleeping
I know that you thought
it would never come down,
down to the ground
'cos I was so tired
then I'll get down
down to the wire
it's friendly fire


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    General CommentWhy...why why why is there only one comment on ALL of Sean's songs combined?
    *huff*
    Anyhow, I was hoping someone would have said something about this one already.
    To me, being a shallow teenager incapable of critical thought, it sounds like fighting between two people that are in love, and how it makes you feel. Lost, and that everything seems so much more important/life threatening than it actually is. Ah, and that arguments make us all act very immature.
    johnisawesomeon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhy...why why why is there only one comment on ALL of Sean's songs combined?
    *huff*
    Anyhow, I was hoping someone would have said something about this one already.
    To me, being a shallow teenager incapable of critical thought, it sounds like fighting between two people that are in love, and how it makes you feel. Lost, and that everything seems so much more important/life threatening than it actually is. Ah, and that arguments make us all act very immature.
    johnisawesomeon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm just gonna break it down into what I think each verse means:

    I don't want to hear
    another word from you now
    I'd rather be wrong
    life is mostly what
    you don't see anyway
    so just look away
    but our shadows
    never leave us alone
    down the bad roads
    they will follow us
    faithfully home

    - I don't want to argue anymore, if it'll end it I don't care if I'm wrong. Look away from me and live life. No matter what the past still remains and it always will.

    you launched the assualt
    with the first cannonball
    my soldiers were sleeping
    I know that you thought
    it would never come down,
    down to the wire
    it's friendly fire

    - You brought this on without my knowing. You thought it would never come to this. Friends killing friends.

    in your room filled with the things
    that you've never done
    does anyone really care
    your shadow
    just wont leave you alone
    'cos he knows well
    he knows what you've done

    - You're living a lie, but no one cares. Still your past won't leave you because it is witness to your terrible deeds (launching the assault maybe?)

    waves don't wonder
    when you're drowning
    under the sea
    so don't look for me
    find her keep her lose her
    deserts you in the end
    you were my friend
    like your shadow
    no one knows you as well
    as I do

    - The masses won't care when you're struggling, so don't fall back on me. You go through so much together to have her just ditch you, you regret what she did because you did in fact like her. Just like her "shadow" you have grown to know her just as well.
    Maggot Princeon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe line "life is mostly what you don't see anyway.. so just look away" is the best
    b00ziebadon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSean was on David Letterman in October of 2006 explaining what most of the songs on his newest CD meant, it's a true story of an event that happened to him, his long time girlfriend of a few years that he was madly in love with cheated on him with his best friend and not long after it all happened his best friend died and he never had the chance to apologize for things he said.....so the song is pretty self explanatory after you watch that interview, you can find it on you tube under "sean lennon dead meat"
    chasesg77on September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that

    "find her keep her lose her
    deserts you in the end"

    is really

    "finder keepers,
    losers desert you in the end"
    miggles11on June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe

    "Find her keep her lose her deserts you in the end" is suppose to have double meaning, thus explaining the reasoning behind clustered words?
    scarlettdearon July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe

    "Find her keep her lose her deserts you in the end" is suppose to have double meaning, thus explaining the reasoning behind clustered words?
    scarlettdearon July 29, 2008   Link

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