Put your swords away
I'm already down
The higher we both climb
The further we fall
Now we're under looking up into the floor
And burn each other though we're dying for more
We're stuck on this disfunction
We love it to our death
We celebrate destruction by lighting up this bed

You can take your love away
But don't you ever leave me alone
Burn the ghosts we've carried home
Come on, touch me
Show me you're imperfect, too
These broken lights
They shine on us tonight

We don't talk much
When there's so much to say
We don't listen, but yet we try anyway
My stomach feels sick, bitter, and open
Reveries of helplessness
Have left me all but hopin'

We strip each other's beauty
We push it to the end
We face each other smiling
And leave it all unsaid

You can take your love away
But don't you ever leave me alone
Burn the ghosts we've carried home
Come on, touch me
Show me you're imperfect, too
These broken lights
They shine on us tonight

We kiss till we bleed
We feel so much it's killing us
We fight till were free
And he threatens to leave but won't let me
We cry till we see
Infatuations break us down
We're healing at three
We dance inside this tragedy
We dance inside this tragedy

You can take your love away
But don't you ever leave me alone
Burn the ghosts we've carried home
Come on, touch me
Show me you're imperfect, too
These broken lights
They shine on us tonight


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August 28th 3:30 AM song meanings
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    General CommentThey way I interpret this song is that she secretly loves him, and he doesn't love her, but they continue to hook up. She really wants to tell him how she feels, but is afraid that if she does he will just leave her.

    I met Juliet last Sunday and she is one of the nicest person from a band I've ever met, she talked to me for a good 20 mins about boys ;P
    lovee her.
    cinematichearton November 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn one of the youtube videos, Juliet mentioned it's about a guy that has stopped loving her, but she doesn't want him to leave her.
    pt_staron February 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti got to hear this song live in st. louis at the creepy crawl... def. my new favorite... song and band.
    cofax08on March 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't this song called The Day that Saved Us ??
    PorcelainTramp666on April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!
    i think its about a girl who knows that the love isn't there anymore and she can learn to be okay with that but she can't stand the thought of being alone.
    She'd rather be with someone who doesn't love her than to be without...
    Vulnerabilty at its worsr
    preciousjewell1on May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was just wondering what the significance of the time and date is?
    justfreshon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song!
    Nikki--xoxoon January 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. I love A.LL.
    I can relate to this song SO much.
    Steph_2010on March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti don't know if i agree with the fact that it's a song about a guy who doesn't love her anymore... i think there's too much urgency and an obvious desire for them to be together for that. I think it's about a couple who knows that they can't be together, however the passion and the desire for love is still there, while it is only bringing them both down.

    to me, it seems like they love eachother too much, which is whats killing them. i think the "ghost" symbolizes the relationship they had before, and i feel like this is some encounter afterwards that seems like they want to be with eachother so bad, however know it just isn't right...
    lylfttyl89on April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about someone she loves very VERY much.... and he doesn't seem to return the love but she doesn't want to be without him. This song reminds me of my ex boyfriend.... Lol.
    jamiethejinxedon May 14, 2009   Link

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