"Date Line (I Am Gone)" as written by William Ryan Key, Sean Michael Wellman-mackin, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons, Peter Michael Mosely and Ryan Michael Mendez....
Is this just a matter of
Me getting what I needed
Till I was safe upon the other side
Of the international dateline?
And it's just a matter of
Me keeping myself seated
Till the pilot killed the overdrive
And landed in a place where you can't
Find me there
Find me there

When you hold one chance
And you break your hands
When the secret's safe
And you call my name
Then I am gone

I'm tired of you and me (tired of you and me)
And the space that's in between (space that's in between)
And I would rather be somewhere with better thoughts and warmer air
I'm tired of trying to be (tired of trying to be)
Somebody different than me (different than me)
I'm tired of trying to shine it on
When the lights go out tonight, I'm gone
I'll run from here
Run

When you hold one chance
And you break your hands
When the secret's safe
And you call my name
When the hurt gets real
And you still can't feel
When you can't escape
And you cannot stay
Then I am gone

Safe upon the other side
Of the international dateline
I landed in a place that you can't find
You can't find me there
You can't find me there

When you hold one chance
And you break your hands
When the secret's safe
And you call my name
When the hurt gets real (the hurt gets real)
And you still can't feel (still can't feel)
When you can't escape (can't escape)
And you cannot stay
Then I am gone

Safe upon the other side
Of the international dateline
I landed in a place that you can't find

When the last plane leaves
And you cry for me
When you lie awake
And you feel it break
Then I am gone


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"Date Line (I Am Gone)" as written by Peter Michael Mosely Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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  • +1
    General Comment"When the last plane leaves
    And you cry for me
    When you lie awake
    And you feel it break
    Then I am gone"

    Such a powerful ending. I see the use of the 'plane' in these lines almost as a synonym for 'chance.'
    Basically like telling somebody, you don't have any more chances to make it up to me and when you finally realize how much I meant to you, I'll already be gone.
    It took a little bit to grow on me, but now I really really like this song.
    foolish.hearton July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song just sounds like getting very far away from something or someone. It's a pretty good song, one of the weaker ones on Paper Walls though. I think the whole international date line is pretty clever though.
    Marinerson June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup, I love the beginning of it. it is a bit weak though, compared to fighting or the takedown
    bre05666on July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you hold one chance
    And you break your hands.. good line
    HurricaneGERon July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike it has been said, this is just about getting far away from someone...sounds like someone that's always let you down and hurt you, and you just want to get away.

    oh, and in the very first verse, it's actually
    "this was just a matter of..."
    it's not actually a question. =]
    indieskyon September 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit actually goes:

    This is just a matter of
    Me getting what I needed
    Til I was safe upon the other side
    Of the international date line

    It was just a matter of
    Me keeping myself seated
    Till the pilot killed the overdrive
    And landed in a place where you can't
    Find me there, Find me there

    When you hold one chance
    And you break your hands
    When the secret's safe
    And you call my name
    Then I am gone

    I'm tired of you and me
    And the space that's in between
    And I would rather be somewhere
    With better thoughts and warmer air

    I'm tired of trying to be
    Somebody different than me
    I'm tired of trying to shine it on
    When the lights go out tonight, I'm gone
    I'll run from here, Run

    When you hold one chance
    And you break your hands
    When the secret's safe
    And you call my name

    When the hurt gets real
    And you still can't feel
    When you can't escape
    And you cannot stay
    Then I am gone

    Safe upon the other side
    Of the international dateline
    I landed in a place that you can't find
    You can't find me there
    You can't find me there

    When you hold one chance
    And you break your hands
    When the secret's safe
    And you call my name

    When the hurt gets real
    And you still can't feel
    When you can't escape
    And you cannot stay
    Then I am gone

    Safe upon the other side
    Of the international dateline
    I landed in a place that you can't find

    When the last plane leaves
    And you cry for me
    When you lie awake
    And you feel it break
    Then I am gone
    hplo2PWNZon November 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat first this was one my least favorite parts, but after listening to it a lot it's one of my faves. I LOVE RYAN KEY'S VOICE!! um... meanings...... it's basically about him leaving someone and saying how they'll regret it, but he'll be gone.
    hplo2PWNZon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of my fav songs in this band =)
    choco7on February 07, 2008   Link

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