Seize the moment, fire away
And get off these sordid streets
In a house of blackened letter days
You'll get better and better to me

Don't cover your eyes if you can't see

Stand on the ground
And get out of this weather
It's something I know you need
And what makes it alright
Doesn't make it all better
What slips through our hands, we keep

Lose your focus on the stairs
And I'm standing on both sides
There's a special moment, no one's there
But it doesn't get noticed in time

Don't cover your eyes if you can't see

Stand on the ground
And get out of this weather
It's something I know you need
And what makes it alright
Doesn't make it all better
What slips through our hands, we keep

I can tell you've been here before
Don't cover your eyes
Don't cover your eyes

I can tell you've been here before
Don't cover your eyes
Don't cover your eyes

I can tell you've been here before

Stand on the ground
And get out of this weather
It's something I know you need
And what makes it alright
Doesn't make it all better
What slips through our hands, we keep

Stand on the ground
And get out of this weather
It's something I know you need
And what makes alright
Doesn't make it all better
What slips through our hands, we keep

What slips through our hands, we keep


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Fire Away song meanings
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    General CommentThe first part is;
    Seize the moment,
    Fire away.
    Haste_motionon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know, I have the change on the Correct Lyrics form, but they haven't posted the completely correct lyrics, yet.
    andreaaaaon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. i could listen to this song and never stop.
    darling_mooseon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti concurre... is that how you spell it lol:P
    musiquenoteson August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    You can download it for free on their Myspace :].

    I can't believe Sullivan is breaking up.
    I'm going to miss them terribly :[.
    WishingForYouon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat! they're breaking up :| :O
    musiquenoteson November 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit is sad that they're breaking up. =[
    excellent band.
    sooo...anybody know what the song's about?
    it seems to be full of contradictions. like:

    And what makes it alright
    Doesn't make it all better
    What slips through our hands,
    We keep

    i'm confused as to the meaning, though. any thoughts?
    obx_toeson January 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti was hella listening to this album yesterday, and i think i get it now.

    i think this song is about war, and how people go through this.. running around "sworded streets" and stuff.

    "stand on the ground and get out of this weather. it's something i know you need."
    they're trying to encourage them to stand up, to be strong, and to stay out of the bad weather, because everything isn't a good sight and they deserve a break from it all.

    "and what makes it alright doesn't make it all better. what slips through our hands, we keep."
    even though they kill people so that they can win, it doesn't solve war or world peace or the problem or anything. what slips through their hands are bullets from the guns, and they keep it inside of them that they killed someone; it stays with them forever.

    "lose your focus on the stairs, and i'm standing on both sides. there's a special moment, no one's there, but it doesn't get noticed in time."
    someone's confused and doesn't know what to do, but there's no time to think, so they just shoot.

    "i can tell you've been here before. don't cover your eyes if you can't see."
    you shouldn't be allowed to close your eyes if you can't even see the truth; like, what's really happening and what everyone has gotten their selves into; with war and everything.

    yeah, i could listen to this song all day. there's so much meaning.

    P.S. idk if i'm right about the moral of the song.
    musicdruggedon May 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSorry for the delay in corrections - I forgot I added these lyrics.

    They closed with this song at their farewell show in December. It was quite possibly the saddest thing ever - seeing Brooks choking back tears while trying to sing is the image I'll forever have when I listen to this song.

    By the way - reunion show on August 22nd at Greene Street Club in Greensboro, NC!
    andreaaaaon July 14, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is so beautiful. My favorite line is: "what slips through our hands, we keep".

    I'm pretty sure that means that all of the things you don't do because you're scared or nervous will stay with you forever, eating away at you. So basically the moral of the song is to not give up and always follow your heart or else you'll regret it for the rest of your life.
    czarbeaston July 11, 2010   Link

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