Why can't you feel this?
Can't you understand I feel this?
This is nothing.
I can see my reflection in your cheek bone.
We've been playing out this script in your mind.
Here we go with a fresh perspective.
You'll paint the walls with your stone faced tactics.
And we'll walk around.
Eyes on the crowd.
And don't you think about tomorrow.
You shut me out.
I just don't want to fake it anymore.
I'm burning out.
Your motions empty and you've hit the floor.
You shut me out.
The sweet relief of saying, you shield your heart from breaking.
Get up, get up now.
Get up, get out.
In the glow of the moonlight serenade.
Unleash the knowledge of the white collar escapade.
Speak the words that unlock the truth.
And you'll paint the walls.
You'll paint the walls.
We'll walk around.
Eyes on the crowd.
Don't you think about tomorrow.
You watched me follow fools to the sea.
Tie the stones that bring me down below the tide.
Down and down.
What am I supposed to do?
You shut me out.
I just can't live like this anymore.
I'm burning out.
It doesn't feel like it once did before.
You shut me out.
The sweet relief of saying, you shield your heart from breaking.
Get up, get out now.
Get up, get out.


Lyrics submitted by Scare Crow

White Collar song meanings
Add your thoughts

12 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much, possibly my favourite of teh new album.
    Last Eclipseon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese might be a little easier to follow.

    Why can't you feel this?
    Can't you understand I feel this?
    This is nothing.
    I can see my reflection in your cheek bone.
    We've been playing out this script in your mind.

    Here we go with a fresh perspective.
    You'll paint the walls with your stone faced tactics.
    And we'll walk around.
    Eyes on the crowd.
    And don't you think about tomorrow.

    You shut me out.
    I just don't want to fake it anymore.
    I'm burning out.
    Your motions empty and you've hit the floor.
    You shut me out.
    The sweet relief of saying, you shield your heart from breaking.
    Get up, get up now.
    Get up, get out.

    In the glow of the moonlight serenade.
    Unleash the knowledge of the white collar escapade.
    Speak the words that unlock the truth.
    And you'll paint the walls.
    You'll paint the walls.
    We'll walk around.
    Eyes on the crowd.
    Don't you think about tomorrow

    You shut me out.
    I just don't want to fake it anymore.
    I'm burning out.
    Your motions empty and you've hit the floor.
    You shut me out.
    The sweet relief of saying, you shield your heart from breaking.
    Get up, get up now.
    Get up, get out.

    Why can't you feel this?
    Can't you understand I feel this?

    We'll walk around.
    Eyes on the crowd.
    Don't you think about tomorrow

    You shut me out.
    I just don't want to fake it anymore.
    I'm burning out.
    Your motions empty and you've hit the floor.
    You shut me out.
    The sweet relief of saying, you shield your heart from breaking.
    Get up, get up now.
    Get up, get out.

    You watched me follow fools to the sea.
    Tie the stones that bring me down below the tide.
    Down and down.
    What am I supposed to do?

    You shut me out.
    I just can't live like this anymore.
    I'm burning out.
    It doesn't feel like it once did before.
    You shut me out.
    The sweet relief of saying, you shield your heart from breaking.
    Get up, get out now.
    Get up, get out.
    alex_34on May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like he is talking about a break up with a girlfriend. It sounds like the relationship has been dry and over for a while. He doesn't understand why she can't realize it, and she won't admit that anything is wrong.

    Thoughts?
    eclipse13on May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like he is talking about a break up with a girlfriend. It sounds like the relationship has been dry and over for a while. He doesn't understand why she can't realize it, and she won't admit that anything is wrong.

    Thoughts?
    eclipse13on May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know haste lost a vocalist, but did they lose that badass screamer they had for the first 2 cds or did they lose the singer? because the screams in this song sound nothing like the screams on burning bridges which is disappointing..

    aside from that, its a good song with a good chorus.
    Xplisit23on July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, I know that a white collar crime is like a crime that a person of high status commits that has to do with his occupation. Or something like that. I read it on wikipedia.
    fwincowskyon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about realizing your sinning and getting rid of who/what makes you sin. hence the lines "You watched me follow fools to the sea.
    Tie the stones that bring me down below the tide."
    and him say get out of his life
    Screamlineon December 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaving recently been able to relate to this song in a big way, this is what i think...

    I think the song is about two people entering into a relationship, both wanting and commiting themselves to what they thought would be amazing but since getting into it, the other person had other expectations

    "Why can't you feel this?
    Can't you understand I feel this?
    This is nothing.
    I can see my reflection in your cheek bone.
    We've been playing out this script in your mind."

    He wants to know why she can't feel and see what he sees, even though she said she did, The last line I think is about them trying to figure it out together and not getting anywhere.

    The Chorus says it all."You Shut me out, I just don’t want to feel it anymore" He is done with trying to help her find herself and tired of waiting.
    This line I think encompasses the song entirely "You watched me follow fools to the sea. Tie the stones that bring me down below the tide.Down and down". In this line he is saying that she stood by and watch him make mistakes and say things that further made him dig his grave.
    In closing, this is about a guy who felt so strongly about a girl who said she felt the same for him, but when it came to the crunch she changed her mind, he tried to help her but he just ended up making things worse. When it all finished he felt like it was all a waste, and he finally got sick of her because she "shut him out" and he says he is done with it.
    Rise_to_Anthemon August 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is not about a relationship or a girl or anything like that. Haste The Day is a Christian band and they write music to glorify God and to speak of their personal walks with Christ. I think Screamline pretty much got it
    ballstothewall31on February 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry im moving it because it was bugging me... im ocd haha

    Honestly I think that if it is applying to your life in that form then its ok. Parables were gospel docterines in a story so that you can get out of it what you most needed. I feel very much for the girl thing but i also feel very much for opposing. ive sinned very much and most of Haste The Day's songs hit me very close to home but i also know that it applies to my life from the relationship point of view. I see no problem with someone that feels that way because just like a parable this song can be taken the way you most need it.

    Also does anyone hear the word them also being sang during the part that they sing "You watched me follow fools to the sea
    Tie the stones that bring me down below the tides."

    I hear it say them as well as me at that part.
    "You watched me follow fools to the sea
    them tie the stones that bring me down below the tide."
    Speckon September 07, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain