It's in the way that she smiles
It's in the way that she stops and waits a while
Even though she's involved
She'll never cry about why the world revolves

Today and every day
She knows she's got a piece of my heart
She sees reality
In this world you learn
You can't be cool if you want to burn

Na na na yeah
Na na na yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Na na na yeah
Open your eyes

I see the truth in a tear
Live a life in a fraction of a year
Then it all falls apart
Spoken words for a slightly broken heart

She comes like beating drums
To quote the words of the poetry god
"Unchanged, the song remains the same."
Even now there is a lesson to be learned somehow

Na na na yeah
Na na na yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Na na na yeah
Open your eyes

Na na na yeah
Open your eyes

It's in the way that she smiles
It's in the way that she stops and waits a while
Even though she's involved
She'll never cry about why the world revolves

Today and every day
She knows she's got a piece of my heart
She sees reality
In this world you learn
You can't be cool if you want to burn

Na na na yeah
Na na na yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Na na na yeah
Open your eyes

Na na na yeah
Na na na yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Na na na yeah
Open your eyes

Na na na yeah
Na na na yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Na na na yeah
Open your eyes


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    General Commentthese lyrics are beautiful
    adamanteveon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad.
    i think that two people were once married, "and put my old wedding ring on," but they eventually broke up.
    he was really in love with her, and he couldnt take the divorce, so he tried killing himself, but never succeeded:
    "and wednesday i hung from a tree"
    "with these pills piled high on my plate,
    so i swallow each one in a haze."

    he wanted her to notice him at least one more time; he thought his life was already hell, so if he died it couldn't get any worse.
    "southbound is heaven, the city of sin."

    "she says, 'i'm sorry, my darling.
    time stole the joy we were hiding.
    i am in love and this baby is yours.'"

    this i'm not sure about, but i think she fell in love with someone else, but she was having a child with him.
    the divorce and such was what the time was, and the baby was what it was hiding.

    "and i don't wanna live in this light.
    let your darkness just cover my eyes.
    and i'm trying to get myself clean,
    but it's all i can do to just scream."

    but he couldn't take her being with another man and having his child, but to help her out he's trying to fix himself up and stay clean, but inside his life is still a wreck.
    natty27on July 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand thursday was harder to take
    with these pills piled high on my plate,
    so i swallow each one in a haze.
    in a cascade of light, i was saved.

    Those lines just kill me. He justs sounds like he's so tired of being saved from death when his life is just so much worse.

    It's one of those heart wrenching songs that just makes you teary eyed.
    fawnzyon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the line is "as this credit card shuttered your eyes"

    or "as this credit card shut up your eyes"

    this band has some of the mot freakin beautiful lyrics.
    PiGGmalionon June 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible. These lyrics tear at my body. And at the last line I just lose it.
    LovexMovementon October 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's..
    "Monday I drifted away
    with some coffee to keep me awake
    and you saw New York one final time
    as this credit card shut up your eyes."

    and I believe instead of "and i don't wanna live in this light." it's "and I don't wanna live in this lie."

    Super amazing song, the lyrics are so brilliant. Absolutely adore this band.
    andrearpelletieron December 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt bothers me that several of the lyrics for this band are just blatantly to the wrong song.
    alcool91on December 18, 2014   Link

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