"Where The Road Parts" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
Its ironic how I fall just to get back up again
A fix to cure this ailing bitter agony
Meet me where the road parts you remember where we first met
So tongue and cheek with stale irony, if it pleases you it pleases me
Just an innocent call a telephone call
Just an innocent call

Now if you were in bloom
I’d pluck your petals clean
Although it won't seem so I can promise you my ego's running me
Then I'd be called
You were the only one that didn’t fold
But I just broke right down for you in an attempt to gain control

Maybe I'm a waste of time...
Sacrifice another life...

You were the only one that didn’t fold


Lyrics submitted by ciesl279, edited by thegreatdistress

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    General Commentafter he catches ms. leading with another man (Red Hands), his heart is broken and he breaks it off with her. but now, ms. leading is in love with the dear hunter, and she wants to meet him where they met, where the road parts.
    the line isn't "maybe where the road parts"
    it's "meet me where the road parts"
    this song is written from the alternate perspective of ms. leading.
    the bit about the ego makes me think that she's talking about her profession... rather than for love, she sleeps with men for money, so it's her ego, not her heart guiding her.
    also, i think "you're the only one that didn't fold" means that the dear hunter did not show up when she asked him to meet her, so she's saying that he didn't give into his love/lust for her because she hurt him so badly, even though others might.
    xXscabsandgunsXxon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti can not wait til Casey releases a full manuscript of this story after the six acts. All this cryptic symbolism and different interpretations are great, but I'm really looking forward to the real story of the Dear Hunter.

    Though, half the fun is in what it all *could* mean.
    mikewontreplyon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think he's at a point in his life where he's stuck, so, ironically, he calls on "the only one that didn't fold"...
    PianoPlayaon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthe's talking about ms. leading, the one who didnt fold, the whole point of the album
    thew_maticon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts ironic how I fall just to get back up again
    A fix to cure this ailing bitter agony
    Maybe where the roads part you remember where we first met
    So tongue and cheek with stale irony, if it pleases you it pleases me
    Just an innocent call a telephone call
    Just an innocent call

    Now if you were in bloom I’d pluck your petals clean
    Although it won’t seem so I can promise you my egos running me
    Then I'd be called you were the only one that didn’t fold
    But I just broke right down for you in an attempt to gain control
    Maybe I'm a waste of time
    A waste of time
    A waste of time

    (he starts whispering stuff here?)
    A Sacrifice is not in line
    A Sacrifice is not in line

    You were the only one that didn’t fold. (repeats a few times)
    Pioneer06on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with thew_matic. I think he's mad at himself that he did fold so quickly, and he wishes that she would be calling him as much as he calls for her.
    Paparon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is Hunter leaving a message for Ms. Leading on her answering machine or something of the like. He's trying to say he's leaving her but is finding it hard to say. Hence the line in Dear Ms. Leading: "Did you get the message in the message that I sent."He truely wants to stay with her, but his pride won't allow it.
    1gnignokton February 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    ive seriously been listening to it for like hours.
    hiccup_in_paradiseon May 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Its ironic how I fall just to get back up again" This is the Dear Hunter regretting leaving Ms. Leading. "You were the only one that didn't fold" is him saying she was the only true character of the whole story. Although, in the next song he realizes this isn't the case.
    mrme1213on May 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat does "it's ironic how I'd fall just to get back up again" mean???
    I love the words just don't know what they all mean put together
    yeee_sonon December 08, 2008   Link

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