"Heart Failure" as written by and James/ashba Michael....
When I think back on this life
I guess we were doing the best we could
And to look at us from the outside
I'm sure it seems somewhat romantic
but when you've tasted excess
Everything else tastes bland
Yeah, we had everything to lose
But we still lived like we were about to die
After all, we were the drug scouts of America

I've begun evaporating
Right before your eyes
I just keep regurgitating
My own demise

I miss today I miss the past
I miss my veins 'cause they've collapsed
A simple thought occurs to me

I'm face down on the tracks
The train is coming fast
And it's not derailing
It's not the first time
And this won't be the last
That my heart is failing

As the blood is rushing
to my head
And from my wrists
I'm in love with all the things I know I should resist

And all the times you said to me
Your falling down ones destiny
A simple thought occurs to me

I'm face down on the tracks
The train is coming fast
And you're right there waiting
It's not the first time
And this won't be the last
That my heart is failing

Like I was saying
The look in the eyes of death
Was intoxicating
Taking it into our lungs
Laughing at ourselves
Where others would probably cry
And more importantly
I'd probably just die
Staring face to face with the demons
And not back down
Takes a constitution that most people just don't have
A life gets soiled with sex, drugs and rock and roll

I'm face down on the tracks
The train is coming fast
And it's not derailing
It's not the first time
And this won't be the last
That my heart is failing

I'm face down on the tracks
The train is coming fast
And you're right there waiting
It's not the first time
And this won't be the last
That my heart is failing


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"Heart Failure" as written by Dj Ashba Darren Jay Ashba

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentGosh I hope I got these lyrics right. Sorry if I didn't !
    stagnateon August 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhere did you hear the song at?
    Incubus_Man23on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard it on an online radio station
    stagnateon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a goooooood song too by the way :P
    stagnateon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard:
    "And all the times you said to me
    That falling down WAS destiny"

    As for the song... given the context it's not too hard to determine most of it, the album's themed around Sixx's heroin use in '87 and his recovery. But there's one line that made me think.

    "As the blood is rushing
    to my head
    And from my wrists"

    Suicide attempt?
    Morrigan619on August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEr--

    And more importantly
    *They'd probably just die*
    Morrigan619on August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'll give credit though, you caught a lot of the spoken word parts that I couldn't get.
    Morrigan619on August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah it was a bit hard for me I knew I had a few things wrong. :P It was hard for me to understand some of the words because of the accent hehe
    stagnateon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is from his album heroin diaries.
    all the songs are about his addiction. including this one......"i miss my veins because they collapsed" cuz he shot up so much.
    Woot82on April 05, 2009   Link

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