(and they would follow you home)
(until we wind up dead)
(checking your pulse)
(we'd wait across the street)
(under our tree)
(outside the front door)
(in autumns blind embrace)
(but you wouldn't let her anyway and we run)
(and we framed these moments)
(till one remaining cold calculated thought)
today your dream is dead
and when you wake it won't be there
today your dream is dead
and sew that smile up with threads
embrace this hope
and let it flow
you failed it
to shy to know your worth
hurt from insensitive behavior
you're scared of what this really is
and where this might lead us next
don't let me go I feel it
(it grabbed us by the throat)
(it grabbed us by the throat and we continue to breathe)
it's how I feel about love
that it's not worth it
(your license) i
n failure dreams fall
pushing nightmares over pavement
walking these streets like a victim
writing death threats in the wet cement
you say I will lie
and let me win this life
you won't regret my love
make you happy at your best
you'd noticed all of this meaningless
I destroy you
even through
the only things that I have left for your
condescending eyes looking at each others
white lies my heart ache is useless
so quickly we'll address the shadows running
from light
It'll take this breathe
denying what is left of us
if you could just wake up tonight
Id be with you under the sky with you tonight



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  • +1
    General CommentWELL I WILL GIVE IT A SHOT IT TALKS ABOUT A GIRL HE LOVED THEN AT THE END HE STARTED HATING TO THE POINT
    MORETOP10on June 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst off this is My favorite song by DGD!
    The song is about Johnny's addiction cigarettes and drugs. At least thats what I get out of the lyrics.
    Jon.Cyanide.on April 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDude remember Will, is actually the genious, he's the guy that writes the lyrics. You think he'd

    actually write about another dude, especially Jonny? i don't think so...people need to give Will credit,

    yes i love Jonny Craig, BUT there's others besides him...give the band credit with they're super amazing

    guitar skills, Matt's awsome drum skills. John Fuckin Mess's amazing unique scream, there's a lot of

    scream that sounds the same and boring in Screamo bands but John is soo different (in a good way).

    i love every member in Dance Gavin Dance, even Jonny in Emarosa. Will just needs to keep coming up with

    with these sick lyrics, because the new album doesn't sound as good. New album actually makes sence

    WTF?!?! But i guess they wanted to try something different...idk. DGD<3 soo many years still listening

    haha and i will continue listening for more years to come.
    DanceFUCKiNGDanceon June 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment(and they would follow you home)
    (until we wind up dead)
    (checking your pulse)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    i think this part is about this girls bf watching her and noticing that she is with a guy friend and he wants to end that because they look like they are getting too close together. thus "until we wind up dead" and the "checking your pulse" means to make sure she stays away from the guy friend and make sure she is not lying about seeing him.

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    (we'd wait across the street)
    (under our tree)
    (outside the front door)
    (in autumns blind embrace)
    (but you wouldn't let her anyway and we run)
    (and we framed these moments)
    (till one remaining cold calculated thought)

    the guy would wait for her anywhere and he is waiting on her and hoping she will leave this guy for him and the guy was being modest when it says "but you wouldn't let her anyway and we run" meanings he wants her to stay with him and even though he is unhappy he just runs away. and when it says "and we framed these moments" meanings when they had fun he/they remember all the times they had fun sneaking around and talking.
    then the guy fnds out because of this line.
    "till one remaining cold calculated thought"
    so she stays away from the guy friend and tells him he has to stay away.

    so then this is where all of this happens

    =========================================================================================================
    today your dream is dead
    and when you wake it won't be there
    today your dream is dead
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    the guy has gone away and left her alone. and her dream of one day being with the guy is gone and wont be their for her anymore
    ========================================================================================================
    and sew that smile up with threads
    embrace this hope
    and let it flow
    you failed it
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    in this line he means stop that fake smile.
    look at what you have in me (the guy) and just take him
    but she failed to do that
    ========================================================================================================
    to shy to know your worth
    hurt from insensitive behavior
    you're scared of what this really is
    and where this might lead us next
    don't let me go I feel it
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    he is talking about how great this girl is. how she is so much better than the guy she is with hense the part to shy to know your worth
    she keeps getting hurt by this guy hense the "hurt from the insensitive behavior
    she is scared of how she feels about this guy or guy friend
    and how her feelings are toward him and where "this might lead us"

    the dont let me go part is about her letting him go obviuosly and him opening up to her and she wont accept it
    =========================================================================================================

    (it grabbed us by the throat)
    (it grabbed us by the throat and we continue to breathe)
    it's how I feel about love
    that it's not worth it
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    the it grabbed us by the throat means now that they are opening up the guy cuts them off and they continued to see each other but she wont leave him.
    the "its not worth it part" is about him giving up and waiting for her and doesnt want to get hurt by him

    =========================================================================================================
    i
    n failure dreams fall
    pushing nightmares over pavement
    walking these streets like a victim
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    now that he cant get her it seems as though everyone looks at him like he is a freak and he is walking a street like another guy (guys you all know this feeling.[unless you are like an abercrombie model or whatever])
    =========================================================================================================
    you say I will lie
    and let me win this life
    you won't regret my love
    make you happy at your best
    you'd noticed all of this meaningless
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    she thinks that he is lying and if she gives him her life he will just do the same as the other guy
    he is saying that she wont regret being with him and he is making her so happy 'make you happy at your best' and then she noticed that the guy is SO much better she noticed the guy sucked hense "you'd noticed all of this meaningless"
    =========================================================================================================
    I destroy you
    even through
    the only things that I have left for your
    condescending eyes looking at each others
    white lies my heart ache is useless
    so quickly we'll address the shadows running
    from light


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    he is talking about the guy now
    (i destroy you)
    he is better than the guy and destroyed him
    (even through
    the only things that i have left for your
    condescending eyes looking at each other)
    he doesnt have much to offer the girl but the truth and love so he is better
    and he has opened up to her fully now with the shadows funning from sunlight meaning that he is pointing out everything and doesnt have much time but still wants her badly
    =========================================================================================================
    It'll take this breathe
    denying what is left of us
    if you could just wake up tonight
    Id be with you under the sky with you tonight
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    so she is breathless
    and she denies that they are something
    and if she just wakes up from her nightmare with this guy she would notice this great guy right beside her




    well guys i did this like all now sooooooo its not the best but i will redo some of it some other time. i hope i didnt just do something stupid and was WAY off
    alvinmakersgreensongon July 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. dance gavin dance is really good; the lead singer has an amazing voice.
    music..loveron December 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoah! that is such a fucking sweet song.
    totally agree about the vocalist being amazing. He's out of this world.
    SammySinon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy does everyone think that every single one of their flippin' songs has to do with Johnny ?!
    wth, i'm sure they have better things to do than make whole albums about him.
    c'mon people,
    open up your minds a little bit.

    from:
    "and let me win this life
    you won't regret my love"

    to:
    "It'll take this breathe
    denying what is left of us"

    i'm pretty sure i agree with moretop10.
    XxHollyManiacxXon July 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYa know, it doesn't sound like he's say "It grabbed us by the throat, and we continue to breathe."
    It sounds to me more like "Gripped by the throat, try to breathe."
    But I dunno...
    DanceSeejDanceon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits about loving someone
    and then all of a sudden things go to the worst.
    and you can't really imagine life without this person
    and you want them back
    you're remembering all these things about this person
    & it makes things even worse.
    maytewoohon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont really think this is true, but when you look at all the titles and lyrics of this album, a lot of the stuff matches up in a lot of ways, like there is the story to, like the robot is a character or something
    josheppardfan831on December 21, 2008   Link

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