"Earthquake" as written by and Robert C./howard Mccracken....
She had an earthquake on her mind
I almost heard her cry out as I left her far behind
And knew the world was crashing down around her

I sink to the ocean floor
Because I know that we are more
But I've made this mess
I built this fire
Are you still mine?

'Cause, baby, I'm not all right when you go
I'm not fine
Please be all mine
I never want you to go because I am all yours
So please be all mine

She had an earthquake on her mind
Apparently, the kind that would bury us alive
By putting all this weight on us forever
I lie here on the ocean floor
Broken castle by the shore
And I made this mess
I built this fire
Are you still mine?

'Cause, baby, I'm not all right when you go
I'm not fine
Please be all mine
I never want you to go because I am all yours
So please be all mine

Let me save us
I've slaughtered us
I've murdered our love
I can taste it,
This blood in my mouth
This knife in my lungs
Have I murdered our love?
Have I murdered our love?

'Cause, baby, I'm not all right when you go
I'm not fine
Please be all mine
I never want you to go because I am all yours
So please be all mine

'Cause, baby, I'm not all right
Baby, I'm not all right when you go
Please be all mine
I never want you to go because I am all yours
So please be all mine


Lyrics submitted by afitch1206

"Earthquake" as written by Jeph Howard Quinn Allman

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    General Commentwhen i hear this song, it definitely doesn't make me think about a gay relationship at all, so i just want to put that out there first for anyone who says this song is about him being gay.

    i recently broke up with my boyfriend of 10months because he treated me like shit. he pointed out all of my flaws and i grew bitter. i kept it bottled up how much it bothered me- how much i grew to HATE him for the nasty things he said to me... even though he was only trying to "make the relationship better."

    this song basically illustrates the relationship PERFECTLY. its clearly about a girl who bottled up feelings about a guy who did something to wrong the girl, thus creating an "earthquake." and of course, he is remorseful, because he didnt want it to end. whatever he did, it wasnt his intention to end the relationship.

    and i know my "ex" agrees that this song illustrates what we are going through right now because he is the one who posted it on his xanga when writing about the break up. (wow, that xanga reference made me sound like im in high school! way to lower your age, zooey!)

    and for the record, i like this song as well as dark days and smother me. but youre all right, this is nothing like their old stuff, which is infinitely better! (:
    zooey42on November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI seriously dont like this song, acctually i hate it pretty much:(
    iheartmeon May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the contrary, from first listen, I really enjoy it.

    The lyrics are pretty good for The Used as well.
    smileforthecameraon May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am commenting all the new songs wow i am such a freak.


    ~*~*~totally luvs it~*~*~*
    airportson May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't like it. i've never really been into the useds slower songs bar poertic tragedy, though.
    and smileforethecamera, i think the lyrics to the new album are pretty mediocre compared to the first two.
    Bethie09on May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the first I listened from the proper album, neat.. haven't made up my mind about it
    dag_102on May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe used has turned into sellouts.
    they're lyrics have gotten sloppy, and less meaningful.
    maybe I just grew up.
    GrindcorexLoveon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti officially love this song. the whole cd rocked my socks off. the only thing that takes away from the credibility of this band is the fact that the big record label scared the lyrics straight. but thats just bc theyre mainstream music and mainstream music isnt ready for lyrics about homosexual realationships. the only difference between this album and the others is they stopped trying to sneak it in.
    anferneeeon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCynics.
    Also, I wish you would get at least one set of lyrics correct.
    breakmylimbson May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, actually I love their whole album [[but Bert needs to scream more!!!]]

    Priiiiitty song =]
    Peace Out xxx
    xxemilyxxon May 21, 2007   Link

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