You know it's hard for me to accept
That I will never have you
That you will always have the upper hand
You own my heart
I ain't got much left
So I am forced to find a dream worth fighting for
'Cause I'll fight tooth and nail until I'm dead

And I will fight tooth and nail until I'm dead
Because I am aware,
Got one life to live, why not take a chance?

She danced around the room
I just wanted to choke you blue (I wonder if it makes a difference)

And I know now that we will never speak

These open eyes,
They now see the reality
I only got one life to live
I'm tired of waiting on the stands
Time to put my life back in my hands

Go right ahead and marry the henchman
And when I show up at your wedding I'll bring flowers and a shotgun.


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    General Commentthis song is probably "my" song. I know exactly what it means since i went through a lot of the same stuff in this song. its about a guy (i'll call him g. 1) who's in love with another girl who's in love with someone else (g.2) she uses g.1 to do stuff for her. he's so in love with her, he's willing to wait until something happens in her relationship. "And I will fight tooth and nail until I'm dead
    Because I am aware,
    Got one life to live, why not take a chance?"
    as the song progresses, he's tired of
    "waiting on the stands" for their relationship to end, and its time to get his life back together. At the end of the song, he doesn't care any more.
    "Go right ahead, and marry, the henchman."
    but his anger stays with him.
    "And when i show up at your wedding, i'll bring flowers, and a shotgun"
    AresXon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not exactly sure what this is about

    could be that he's talking to this
    girl he loved, who's with someone else
    now, and he's willing to fight anything
    to have her.

    not sure though, i could
    be completely wrong.

    isawthemurdersceneon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti somewhat agree with that...it could also be about a girl he was with, who is now with someone who is a fuckin jerk or worse...he wants to kill her, so when he goes to there wedding he'll end it all
    FuryofFiveon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about a girl he was never with but always secretly admired and wanted to be with, yet never took the chance to ask her out (I only got one life to live, why not take a chance/I only got one life to live, tired of waiting on the stands). Then someone else came along and took the chance and now the girl's in a serious relationship with him, and the secret admirer will never have a chance to be with the girl like he always dreamed of since she's with this new guy, and this is so hard for him to accept that he kills them both (it's hard for me to accept that I will never have you/and when I show up at your wedding I'll bring flowers and a shotgun).

    Either that or it was a girl that he was with but then they broke up and she started dating someone else and he's so frustrated and bitter about the fact that he has to just sit back and watch her be with someone else that he "puts life back in his own hands" and ends it.
    Lanimilbuson June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about him being in a relationship with a girl who completely had the upper hand and controlled him and then she just decided to end it and he really can do nothing about it and he cant let it go but hes trying to
    momentumon August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about a boi who likes a girl who picks a jerk over him. So hes like bitter.
    missmuffinson November 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its either a guy whose obsessed with some chick and he'd rather kill her than see her with some asshole or he wanted this girl but she's with another guy and he couldnt handle it so he just kills them both. Tight song
    [Vicer Exciser]on February 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentiiiiii absolutely
    bloodjunkieon March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentiiiiii absolutely love the last line of the song.
    bloodjunkieon March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is definately one of Emmure's finer songs.
    defiantely about a guy who is either bitter about going through a break up and losing the girl he wanted to another guy.
    or about liking a girl, and never taking the chance with her and some other guy coming along and getting what he wanted.
    Goretitson April 27, 2008   Link

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