From the manger to the morgue
Strangers are born and reborn
Giving birth to the wages of sin...
and claiming it came from within

Within me there's a gaping hole
And it seems I'm last to know
And no one, or thing, can fill this empty space
that I've been pacing in

I fell in love with an empty place
But I want change
But I won't change

I can't feel a thing
The pins and needles sing...

"I can say it
But I won't mean a thing
Because I know you'll fall for
Each and every pretty word I sing."

Spirits spin me around once more
Sin if you sing the overture
That lulls me back to sleep
I swear I'm yours to keep
Consumed with consuming
And soon I'll Swallow people whole
I'll have back what strangers stole

If I can't find my happiness
I'll soon devour yours
I'll sing your weary head to rest
With my overture
Because I fell in love with that empty place
But I want yours
But I want yours

For it I fell
For it I fell so fast
For it I fell
For it I fell so hard
For it I fell
For it I fell so fast
For it I fell, I fell for it

We lose ourselves once more


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    General Commentthe guys from TREOS said this song was about doing something completely out of character

    you can find what each band member says about the songs on the new album at:

    theearthsingsmifami.com/behindtherecord/

    every day they do a song so if the song you want to learn about isnt on yet, be patient
    yeee_sonon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDude, I know you want to be the first one to post the lyrics so you can feel important, but don't do this crap. Please.
    It gives people false hope and really has no ultimate payoff.
    MonkeyAbuseron August 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom the manger to the morgue
    Strangers are born and reborn
    Giving birth to the wages of sin...
    and claiming it came from within

    Within me there's a gaping hole
    And it seems I'm last to know
    And no one, or thing, can fill this empty space
    that I've been pacing in

    I fell in love with an empty place
    But I want change
    But I won't change

    I can't feel a thing
    The pins and needles sing...

    "I can say it
    But I won't mean a thing
    Because I know you'll fall for
    Each and every pretty word I sing."

    Spirits spin me around once more
    Sin if you sing the overture
    That lulls me back to sleep
    I swear I'm yours to keep
    Consumed with consuming
    And soon I'll Swallow people whole
    I'll have back what strangers stole

    If I can't find my happiness
    I'll soon devour yours
    I'll sing your weary head to rest
    With my overture
    Because I fell in love with that empty place
    But I want yours
    But I want yours

    For it I fell
    For it I fell so fast
    For it I fell
    For it I fell so hard
    For it I fell
    For it I fell so fast
    For it I fell, I fell for it

    We lose ourselves once more
    ciesl279on August 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is what Brendan said about the song:

    "They sort of touch on that feeling you have when you do something completely out of character. The feeling of a stranger living inside you and acting through you. This song is meant to set the overall feel for the record, and somewhat sum up the actions of the main character of the album."
    Revengaon August 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on the album "The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi"..i LOVE the beat in the beginning and then i love how it gets fast ahh! it's just so great!
    yeee_sonon August 06, 2007   Link

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