"May I remind you agian, this is a dream, and in dreams, you can do anything you darn please!"

My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
Kiss me one last time
My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
Kiss me one last time
[x2]

Time is running, it's running on empty
And the gas is running out
I've decided tonight is the night
That I let love aside
Full speed ahead this seems to be the place
I've seen this once before
Planned perfection sought in my dreams
Hoping this would take you home

If I could become the servant of all, no lower place to fall. (I could be your servant)
If I could become the servant of all, no lower place to fall. (If I could be your servant) [My knuckles have turned to white]
If I could become the servant of all, no lower place to fall. (I could be your servant) [There's no turning back tonight kiss me on last time]

You watched me like a 10-car highway wreck with detached, vulgar curiosity
As looking down on the tops of the hats of us passersby from your seventh floor balcony
And from such a height you missed creatures too small for sight (Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep)
Carry on, over conversation as the misguided insects (Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep)
Crown me their grasshopper king with a dance of celebration (Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep)

My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
Kiss me one last time
Shut your eyes

My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
So hold on tight
Kiss me one last time
Shut your...

I will now bring new meaning to the word alone
Endless nights of dreaming of life
And the days we should have spent here

"What the matter? Something wrong?"
"Wrong? Ooh no no... everythings just... well, odd, I don't seem... I'm not even sure who I am.."
"Well, we can certainly straighten you out on that." (Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep)
"Just who are?" (Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep)
"I'm you're better self, you're subconscious self." (Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep)
"My? What?"
"Your better self."

It was a matter of time,
I always said I could see but now I'm going blind. (I could be your servant) [Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep]
It was a matter of time,
I always said I could see but now Im going blind. (If I could be your servant) [Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep]
It was a matter of time,
I always said I could see but now I'm going blind. (I could be your servant)
It was a matter of miserable time but I heard somewhere,
There was a cure for useless eyes. (If I could be your servant)

My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
Kiss me one last time
Shut your eyes]

My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
So hold on tight]
Kiss me one last time
Shut your


Lyrics submitted by xoEmergencyTDM

Dangerous Business Since 1979 song meanings
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    General Commenti love this so much. it is absolutely amazing! but where are those quotes from? you know the ones referring to a subconcsious and whatnot.
    DirtBagBabyyon June 01, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningSeeing as no-one's put a meaning to it, and seeing as it's my favourite song and has been for the large part of three years, I shall give it its meaning.
    Its a mashup so it's talking about two different stories, but they fit so well its amazing. Underoath's song 'Dangerous Business since walking out your front door' is the in depth thoughts of a man who is driving with his partner, and wishes to send her to heaven to be with God, and therefore crashes into a wall, killing both of them, but slowly. (Hence 'White knuckle' Driving) 'Now you can walk hand in hand with Him'... Its such a thoughtful song and I love it.

    January 1979 By mewithoutYou is about Life in general, our place in the world, and how we treat other people. Its about the purpose of life. 'If i could become the servant of all' He sees this as the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good, he would be serving other people to try and earn his own place in heaven. Though i think he sometimes doubts God, for example he says 'you watch me like a ten car highway wreck' as if God has no real interest in his wellbeing, but is curious none the less.

    Together these fit perfectly. its so wonderful, the idea of serving and giving your life to help others, and the idea of sacrificing yourself to send someone else to heaven.

    :)
    psycho8000on May 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with U, but I still can't understand all the subconscious stuff. What is the conection with the story? Maybe the song believe that this reality is just a dream, and the heaven is actually the reality, and we need to wake up from here killing ourself? Still it seems to me really confusing how to fit the subconscious and dreams stuff with the idea of be nice and altruist to be with god.
    AzRaEL21on June 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a great remix. its so good that it sounds as tho it was actually one song and never two lol.
    circa_survive_greenon April 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this so much. it is absolutely amazing! but where are those quotes from? you know the ones referring to a subconcsious and whatnot.
    DirtBagBabyyon June 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe quotes are from that guy talking in the background. He talks at the beginning of the song and then in the middle of it, too.
    corpseofadyhingageon October 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know that those quotes are in the song.. what i was asking is are they from anything else? or were they just made up for the song?
    DirtBagBabyyon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI felt like this was my song after my 1 year 9 month relationship ended. I could relate to it.
    "My knuckles have turned to white
    There's no turning back tonight
    Kiss me one last time
    Shut your eyes]"
    Loui126on July 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPs, you guys have no idea how many PSA videos i've been looking through, but never have i found the lines from the start or in the middle of the song. I wish i knew what they were from. I also think everyone should watch 'This Charming Couple'. They don't make films like that these days.
    psycho8000on May 24, 2011   Link

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