"To Live Without It" as written by Nicholas Thomas, Joseph Dean Beck, Daniel Ludeman and Scott Mcguire....
And there I was on misty edge licking it up.
What became of your self-inflicted wounds.
And then the blood started running and a running right from your nose.
But you just let it flow because the color's so beautiful.

Denial feels so good.
We don't have a problem at all.
Oh, denial feels so good.
I'll even help you put up your wall.
And I'll applaud you as you fall.

Whoa, off and on, off and on.
We need to break this spell that we cast upon ourselves.
Whoa, off and on, off and on.
I need to quit.
I don't think I have the strength to live without it.

And there I was all cloudy eyed, I was trying to speak.
My family stood before me.
And then the tears started running and a running right from their eyes.
Don't you think I would stop if I could scream between the cries?

Denial feels so good.
We don't have a problem at all.
Oh, denial feels so good.
I'll even help you put up your wall.
And I'll applaud you as you fall.

Whoa, off and on, off and on.
We need to break this spell that we cast upon ourselves.
Whoa, off and on, off and on.
I need to quit.
I don't think I have the strength to live without it.

Just one final time.

Whoa, off and on, off and on.
We need to break this spell that we cast upon ourselves.
Whoa, off and on, off and on.
I need to quit.
I don't think I have the strength to live without it.
Off and on, off and on.


Lyrics submitted by 360degrees

"To Live Without It" as written by Joseph Dean Beck Daniel Ludeman

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    General CommentNew song off of Denial Feels So Good which comes out May 1st featuring a Staplegunned remix, a Fleetwood Mac cover, this, and two other songs.
    360degreeson April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs far as meaning goes, lol...

    I think it's about a relationship that's "off and on, off and on." And he wants to quit it, he wants it to end, but he just doesn't have "the strength to live without it." So he will continue the rollercoaster ride.
    ellie117on May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome.

    More on the meaning later?
    powertrashon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Ellie117. It's definitely about an off-and-on relationship, that hurts both the people in it and those around them (the part about the family), but they continue to live in denial.
    starsfinallyxplodeon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdid you ever think this song may be about any kind of addiction in general, something that makes you feel so good but you are in denial when someone confronts you about it?
    Judy123on May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcocaine... addiction
    YesterdaysTomorrowon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcocaine
    Lissahlouon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song sums up how I feel about my boyfriend...ex boyfriend...somewhere in between. We broke up, but it's not clear whether we really have or not. It's as if if we deny everything we don't have any problems. But this is all doing more harm than good. But we're not sure if we "have the strength to live without it."
    lauren_6_6_6on May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnick and i need to stop living similar lives.
    girlinform_meon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i assumed it was about a relationship ("off and on"..and "this spell that we cast upon ourselves")... but then when i read the line about family crying, it threw me off.

    it could be about an addiction to a person, or to a drug, or to anything. just addiction in general. ..something that you can't see yourself living without.


    (...i'm master of the obvious)
    bliss22on May 31, 2007   Link

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