Watch this coward dance
I keep my feet so close to the ground
With every step, without a sound
Mother, look away
Cause I don’t know who I’ve become
Since that November day
When I said I wouldn’t change
Maybe I can’t be surprised…

Take my hands
I can twist out lines for every situation
All I have
Is a heart that’s trained to calculate my losses in the end

Slow steps…
Don’t forget to think of posture
Now deep breaths, with deeper words
Listen now…
This is where it matters most
Every phrase will count
Just make sure you can run away; just in case…
Day after day you’ll get used to
The guilt from the necks you bite into

This town was built to remind me of all my mistakes
But I have plans to burn every building
So no one will be here to hold my hands


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    General CommentAmazing song, truly amazing.
    samgasmon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree.

    Dunno what it means.
    SkreeBreeBreeon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkenny said this song was about vampires.
    tofuson May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs on this album. I love it. Very catchy.
    BarkleyMoogleon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about this really good liar to protect himself... or others?. He feels bad for all the people that he's lied to and for what he's become. His mask that he created is starting to crack.
    jessXDon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. mm its so fun
    princessKATIEon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I believe that the speaker is putting himself down because he feels that he has let himself and others down.

    The dance could be looked at metaphorically as him way of tricking others. Perhaps it is not the speaker who he is blaming but he is ashamed of himself (when in reference to his mother).

    "The guilt from the necks you bite into" would support the idea that this person has used/lied other people for their benefit.

    What I found ironic was that he mention at the end that he would burn the city down "so no one will be here to hold my hands", but at the start of the songs he says "Take my hands". He is either conflicted or angry at those around him.
    Tri_Ton September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really sure what the song means.

    I love the line "Slow steps...don't forget to think of posture, now deep breaths, with deeper words."

    For some reason the line "All I have, is a heart that’s trained to calculate my losses in the end" reminds me of a robot, haha. But I think he might be talking about the feeling of being numb, always expecting the worst, and not really giving much thought, because in the end, there's always loss.

    I have no clue :T
    mrsatozxddon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song.

    To me, it seems to be saying that someone has changed, seemingly for the worse, and is lying to get away from a lifestyle that he/she doesn't want, a "town...built to remind me of all my mistakes."
    But that's just my guess. (:


    Okay... Does anyone else notice how some of DLD's song titles are based on lines from the movie "The Truman Show"? Maybe that's a wide-known fact and I'm just now realizing that, but there's this one plus their other song "Cue the Sun" that I've noticed.
    lovesickenedon May 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI love daphne loves derby and just listened to this song for the first time, and this may not be what the song really means but this is my interpretation due to the situation i'm in,

    Watch this coward dance (avoiding people / situations when maybe they should be confronted)
    I keep my feet so close to the ground (sneeking around)
    with every step without a sound (sneeking around avoiding people)

    and mother look away (ashamed of his recent behavior but deems it necessary)
    I dont know who I've become ( lost / confused obviously becoming something he didn't want to)
    since that november day ( for me this means alot, november day means a changing event in that month the month flower of november is chrysanthemum which means compassion, friendship, and secret love. It's a secret love.)november 30th is my "november day"

    When I said I wouldn't change
    and maybe I cant be surprised
    (Basically I think that this first verse is about how he promised things that he couldn't hold to but wishes he could. In the end it wasn't all up to him though, she played a part in ending it as well. Thinking about it he can't really be surprised because the promises they made eachother were very demanding.)

    Take my hands
    I can twist out lines for every situation
    All I have
    Is a heart that's trained to calculate my losses in the end

    (This chorus has alot of meaning, when he says take my hands i can twist out lines for every situation means trust him he'll lie their to to the clear for them. This doesn't work out for him and he's so used to taking loss or losing things that his heart is trained to it and it's nothing new.)

    Slow steps(taking things cautiously because the situation is delicate)
    Don't forget to think of posture(don't forget your appearance is especially important in this situation)
    Now deep breaths, with deeper words
    Listen now
    This is where it matters most
    Every phrase will count
    Just make sure you can run away; just in case Day after day you'll get used to
    The guilt from the necks you bite into


    (Ok this is what makes me think it's a secret lover obviously this person is caring and not intentionally mean, but he feels bad when he realizes he's causing someone to cheat, and after awhile he gets used to the guilt of changing peoples lives for your own selfish needs, becoming something he never wanted to be.)

    this town was built to remind me of all my mistakes
    but I have plans to burn every building
    so no one will be here to hold my hands

    (pretty clear he feels his past relationship with his secret lover was a mistake and plans to disconnect himself from everyone involved so no one can bring him back to that situation again.) He still loves the girl though but knows it's time to move on. at least in my ending...


    jaak3lon January 14, 2010   Link

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