"Sirens" as written by and Thomas Delonge....
There's a weakness in the window, place my footprints in a dark room.
There's lonely voices like a scarecrow in the hallway like a lost ghost.
In the bedroom I see a shadow from the moon with light from a candle.
On a bed frame lies a girl, her reflection in the mirror.

Yadada dadada dadada dadala dada
I like your eyes wide.
Yadada dadada dadada dadala dada
I'm knocking at your backdoor.
Yadada dadada dadada dadala dada
It hurts like a knife fight.
Yadada dadada dadada dadala dada
Be careful what you ask for.

I do this from time to time where I can never wake from a bad dream.
I do this from time to time where I can never say the things I mean.
I do this from time to time where I like to watch you as you sleep.
I do this from time to time where I like to think of you and me.

It's a dark night on the west coast, then a soft breeze as the sun rose.
Then the phone rang like a gunshot, like a siren on the beach rock.
There's a message at the river, a certain package here to deliver.
When the day breaks, after nightfall, I will be there you know I will.

Yadada dadada dadada dadala dada
I like your eyes wide.
Yadada dadada dadada dadala dada
I'm knocking at your backdoor.
Yadada dadada dadada dadala dada
Nervous like a knife fight.
Yadada dadada dadada dadala dada
Be careful what you ask for.

I do this from time to time where I can never wake from a bad dream.
I do this from time to time where I can never say the things I mean.
I do this from time to time where I like to watch you as you sleep.
I do this from time to time where I like to think of you and me.

I'm feeling the shape and the sound of my heartbeat, can't let go.
Do you know, I'm feeling the pain of my first love, I gotta go, can't let go.

I do this from time to time where I can never wake from a bad dream.
I do this from time to time where I can never say the things I mean.
I do this from time to time where I like to watch you as you sleep.
I do this from time to time where I like to think of you and me.
(Time to time)


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"Sirens" as written by Thomas Delonge

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  • +3
    General CommentI'm 21 years old. I have never heard a song that has spoken to me more than this one. I met a girl when I was 17. She was gorgeous, way out of my league. But miraculously we started talking on IM, then the phone, about how her ex cheated on her. I knew her ex and trashed him big time. I was never a fan and I knew he liked to fuck girls over. But the more we talked the closer we got. She started coming home with me on the bus to my house. We went to go see social distortion(reminding you this girl was a fucking cheerleader). We had the time of our lives. We had a day at the beginning of the summer where we hung out with eachother all day(meaning I picked her up at 11am and we hung out til 2) and after that she slept over.

    We became romantic very quickly. Suddenly we were dating steadily. It happened so quickly, right in front of me, almost effortlessly. Everything just clicked into place. A few months passed, and around december of my senior year I realized I truely loved this girl, and she told me she felt the same. Everything happened so quickly, and before I knew it we were talking about marriage.

    The months suddenly turned into years... I had gone to college(she was two grades younger than me(one year younger than me)) quickly dropped out because I quickly realized I had to wait for her to graduate. I waited and suddenly I'm 20 shes 19 and we are heading to Edinboro University for our freshman year. Everything was perfect, we were in crazy love. We went and the first month was perfect. We were together all the time. Then something changed. She started disappearing on me. At first I just shook it off like she was trying to make friends cause I was doing the same thing, but on October 24th, 2008... I found out she was cheating on me. I cannot describe a more sickening feeling than finding out a girlfriend of 3 and half years is cheating on you... Its March of 09 and nothing has changed and recently heard this song.. I kind of wish I didn't because its almost how I feel. I don't stalk her but I think of us, and I said so many things I didn't mean when we broke up... I'm hopelessly in love and I can't find love because of her. It's terrible.
    mestupkid185on March 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a murderer!

    From Geffen record's website: "An additional highlight from I-Empire is the straight-shooting "Sirens," of which DeLonge notes was loosely based around the folklore of mermaids calling ships to their destruction with their songs. "It's such a beautiful idea," he says. "So I wrote this song about a murderer, and the murderer is breaking into a house to take out a woman that he's obsessed with. But the idea was more about how the song is beautifully romantic, but it's an upbeat song. It sounds like an old Police song, which I think is the best way to describe it."
    stargirl1811on November 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn Homer's "The Odyssey" the sirens are voices that call out to a ship's captain in a really treacherous set of waters and make him fall in love and get distracted from captaining the ship because he's in a love trance, and a he crashes his ships into the rocks where his crew drowns and gets eaten by a sea monster.
    KrazyKapnKarlon November 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I hear you breathe,
    I'm feeling the shake
    And the sound of my heartbeat
    Can't let go...
    Do you know?
    I'm feeling the pain
    Of my first love
    I let it go... can't let go"

    this part of the song always touches me
    its so lovely and beautiful and its amazing how tom comes up with these lyrics

    i picture this as,
    a girl with the guy and the guy is extremely nervous
    "im feeling the shake and the sound of my heartbeat"

    and that they broke up, and years later he still feels strong love for her
    "im feeling the pain of my first love"

    and the "cant let go" is pretty straight forward
    because a persons first true love is truly one special one
    whether it be they stay together or separate from eachother
    they will still always feel that love deep inside in their heart
    i feel this way; its been five months since me and my gf broke up
    and this song helps me get through it, and lets me know that many people feel similar
    their music is just beautiful and can relate to anyone
    bang yo headson January 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw AVA play this song and Tom said that it was about when he was like 16 and he was spending the night at his friends house and his friend fell asleep, but he snuck out the window and hid behind a bush outside, looking through the window watching his friend's sister dance completely naked in her room. He said she looked directly at his eyes, but couldn't see him cause he was behind the bush. That's just what tom said.
    museic1on October 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat job bro, and how fucking awesome is this song?? The only thing is, I think it's "nervous like a knife fight"... but i could be wrong.
    Foundation4lifeon August 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, I can't wait until i-empire comes out. Does anyone know if Angels and Airwaves will release a song as a single cause they never really did that with We Don't Need to Whisper. I was also wondering if they'll be guests on trl or something like that because +44 was, and i think more people know about Angels and Airwaves than them.
    blink44avaon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the first part of the song isnt right...when i listen to the song i hear : "There's a weakness, AT THE window
    Place my footprints, in the dark room
    There's loney voices, like a scarecrow
    In the hallway, like a lost ghost
    In the backroom, I see a shadow
    From the moon with light from a candle
    On a bedframe, lies a girl
    Her reflection, in the mirror."

    i know its not a big change but it bugs me lol :)

    anyways,i think this song is about,after a war,theres a guy,and hes walking around checking out the damage and all,and he sees a girl,in an abandoned house. and eventually they fall in love
    omgtomnmarkon August 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow do you Edit?
    afitch1206on August 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawww i like that idea about the girl and the guy in the abandoned house. thats cute. well i love this song all four of the new ones are amazing. i-empire is gonna be amazing. i cant wait im counting dow [70 more days :D]
    kendallanndelongeon August 06, 2007   Link

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