"In a Red Dress and Alone" as written by and Kevin James Clarkson Joseph Daniel Lauzon....
Lets start it over from the beginning
Let's play for keeps so I know you can never get the best of me
Sometimes you have to and other times you serve
Who ever saves you and brings you to your knees
My love..

Beauty fades when she dies
In a red dress and alone
But it was the best of times
And you're right to love him
And you're right to want to
Close the door and lock me in
Break the key and chase the blood out of my veins

Streaming down side streets
Where the city ends and the dead ends meet
Bite your lip and smile
I have many holes to fill and i'll find them all

She holds him in her hands
But when she lets go she knows
It's the last time that she ever will again and you'll find that

Beauty fades when she dies
In a red dress and alone
But it was the best times
And you're right to love him
And you're right to want to
Close the door and lock me in
Break the key and chase the blood out of my veins

You're wrong
I am not alone
I was right
You were not the only one

And beauty fades when she dies
In a red dress and alone
But it was the best times
And you're right to love him
And you're right to want to
Close the door and lock me in
Break the key and chase the blood out of my veins

Carve your name into concrete
So that they know that i'm alive


Lyrics submitted by Heartahimfan666, edited by immadeofpixels

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    General CommentIt's "veins", btw.

    To me, this sounds like a guy talking to his ex after she left him for someone else.

    "Beauty fades when she dies," Probably not dies literally, but dies emotionally for him, she leaves him, and she's not as beautiful to him as she once was.

    'In a red dress and alone," This sounds like a memory he has of her, maybe the first time he saw her somewhere and first fell in love with her. Or maybe she was wearing a red dress when she left him.

    "It was the best times" The times with her were the best times of his life, and he can still hang on to that even though she's gone

    "You're right to love him" self-explainatory, maybe the guy has some low self-esteem

    "You're right to want to close the door and lock me in, break the key and chase the blood out of my veins" also indicative of low self-esteem. When she leaves, it's like locking him in a room, and she's the only one with a key and she broke it in the lock when she left, so he's stuck there. You know... metaphorically speaking. "Chase the blood out of my veins" sounds almost suicidal, but that might just be me being morbid.

    What I find interesting is the part in the middle that goes, "You were wrong/ I'm not alone/ I was right/ You were not the only one" sounding like it might have been the guy had another girl on the side... or perhaps he only Wanted the girl to think there had been another.

    That's my take, as melodramatic as it may be, hopefully it made sense.
    Desaparecidaon February 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is about falling in love with a promiscuous girl. A red dress is synonymous with sex appeal, "In a red dress and alone" makes you think about an attractive girl that loves 1 night stands. "I am not the only one" implies he has realized he is just her latest victim. "But her beauty fades when she dies" does not literally mean that she dies, but more coming to the realization that the one night stand meant nothing to her.

    In the beginning of the song "Let's start it over, from the beginning, let's play for keeps so I know you can't get the best of me", he is reflecting on this girl, and wishing he had a mulligan, so he would not have been so foolish to fall in love with this girl.
    unknown_hoston April 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTheir best song on their new album by far!


    However, Im not so sure about the lyrics...

    "You're right to want you" ?
    Maybe want to? Idk we'll see =]
    yummitsericon June 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds perfect to me. "Your name into concert" isn't right, but it's pretty damn impossible to make out what he says, but it doesn't sound like concert. Great ass song, definitely one of the best on the CD, which is kickass all around.
    Aberrationon July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"your name into concert" should actually be "carve your name into concrete"
    XxChevellionxXon July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha man i think its you're right to want him, you're right to want to
    yummitsericon July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentu suck at spelling

    no offense
    Cpov1on July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, i'm pretty sure the correct word is "concrete".. which i guess is maybe just a type in the lyrics?

    either way. it says "concrete".
    lizz_8908on July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha sorry guys i was rushing to type this and get it up i'll fix it right now
    Heartahimfan666on July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you listen it says "carve your name into concrete" though, not just "your name into concrete"

    and besides, "your name into concrete" doesn't make sense anyways....lol
    XxChevellionxXon July 09, 2007   Link

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