Light up the moon, scratching and burning, pieces of you.
Something is bigger and brighter(On the other side!)
Put down your books, and pick up your lighters!
Scare me if you can, nothing can happen
You stay heavy on my mind, can't escape you if I try, cause I know you're gonna ride.
Silenced.
Sleeping all day because you know you can't escape the night.
I don't have anything better to do than you.
Higher, higher than I could ever get again in my life.
Cause I don't desire anything but you.
I can pick you up and undress you.
Take your blue dress off and mess me up tonight.
Expensive crescent impress me with your presence, now digest your tensions.
Officially licensed, to wreck your excitement.
You stay heavy on my mind, can't refuse you if I try, make me afraid not to lie.
Now I'm on a fucking head-trip!
Regurgitate all your ambitions...
Caught up in this so bad, I'm losing my head.
IS THIS A SUBLIMINAL HIT!?
Sure I say I'm alright, but it's not all fine.



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    General CommentWow it all makes sense now. Thank you TMV, you're my hero.
    Javspriteon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCould be about hallucinogenic mushrooms.
    The crescent could refer to the tops of the mushrooms if they were cut up to be smoked;
    And sometimes, when hallucinating, it can feel like your face is melting off and other strange sensations, which may lead to scratching (though i think that line more refers to the crushing and packing before it is smoked).
    "Scare me if you can, nothing can happen. You stay heavy on my mind, can't escape you if I try, cause I know you're gonna ride." is saying he's not afraid of a bad trip, because he knows it isn't real and he just has to wait it out.
    "Silenced. Sleeping all day because you know you can't escape the night." refers to the altered state of perception blocking the reality around you.
    "Regurgitate all your ambitions" ... you often feel sick from the mushrooms.
    Blue dress would be the stems, and eating the cap would be undressing it.

    So it could be about eating/smoking hallucinogenic mushrooms.
    charliestrouse3on January 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNow sure what the first verse means...
    But The second one is pretty self explainitory.

    Also, just for reference, a "head-trip" is an Acid Trip.

    And It would be nice if you groups these, and all the other lyrics you submitted, jhigday, into verses, not all one jumble.
    whattheballson April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with whattheballs, but i'd like to focus more on the band itself rather than the song.

    The band is unique, in a way, 3 members and still amazing songs. Most people thought it wouldn't have been possible, with bands like Alkaline Trio just taking the stand with 3 members. But they did it, and will forever be remembered by me as the 'Little band that could'
    Iamyouronlyon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUp until the acid trip part, everthing else seemed like pretty direct refrences to marijuana
    TMVon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its an analogy comparing a girl to marijuana/acid.

    In the sense that shes an addiction and makes him feel good, but in reality shes really bad for him and manipulates his actions

    "You stay heavy on my mind, can't refuse you if I try, make me afraid not to lie."

    I also think "IS THIS A SUBLIMINAL HIT!?" might mean something significant just not completely sure what or how significant.
    trainwreck527on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, it's not about marijuana. It's about smoking oxycodone (or commonly known as OxyContin).

    The pills usually come in color coded capsules, blue indicating the more common dosage, which is also mistaken for a time release coat. So people remove the blue coating -

    ("I can pick you up and undress you.
    Take your blue dress off and mess me up tonight.)

    - in order to get more fucked up. When you smoke it, the smoke leaves a DARK TRAIL.

    Since oxycodone is an opiod, it works by binding to opioid receptors found in the central neverous system and gastrointestinal tract ("Digest your tensions") maybe?

    Makes sense to me.
    TMVon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat is quite genious TMZ.
    Chuck Norris Zombieon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's kindof depressing finding out that a lot of my favorite bands' songs have direct drug references - not just TFOT.

    After that explanation, it makes a whole lotta sense. I'm assuming the "put down your books" part is dropping out of school to smoke. But what's with the moon (1st, 2nd lines)?
    vtwoon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment- Well not necessarily dropping out but at least neglecting school work.
    vtwoon May 04, 2007   Link

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