Well, you've been living a lie by your own admission
My patience has been hard enough to fake
And the secrets you save for your new physician
Are leaving me with one ear on the safe

And the holes in your story increase suspicion
Your witnesses have all been on the take
And we can give it a gamble under one condition
You'll have to take your foot off the, foot off the brake

So give up and give in and start over again
But be honest, cause you're all I need
It's pathetic
Why can't we get it straight?

Well, you've been compromised by your new position
They're looking up your skirt, for heavens sake
And your army of fakes that refuse to listen
Will end up in designer, shallow graves

It's true
The torture and tears have become tradition
But the something on the side is what takes the cake
And the surplus of uppers and apparitions
Are the only things that keep me up, keep me awake

So give up and give in and start over again
But be honest, cause you're all I need
It's pathetic
Why can't we get it straight?
So stay up and stay in
Yeah, I'll say it again
Look beyond this
There's a big picture that you're missing
Framed by the first mistake

By the bags under your eyes
I can see that you've packed for the week
So hang up this shit for the neighbors to see
Writing won't save the world
So you best stay pretty, girl

So give up and give in and start over again
But be honest, cause you're all I need
It's pathetic
Why can't we get it straight?
So stay up and stay in
Yeah, I'll say it again
Look beyond this
There's a big picture that you're missing
Framed by the first mistake
By the first mistake
By the first mistake
Framed by the first mistake


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    General Commentahh i love farewell!
    representin' nc haha :p

    they're great in concert to
    i can't wait for the new cddd
    noodles342on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THEM
    lundyisMINEon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWriting won't save the world
    So you best stay pretty, girl

    lovelovelove
    stay pretty girlon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"writing won't save the world
    so you best stay pretty girl"

    best line of the entire song. made me fall in love with farewell all over again.
    stayprettygirlon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm not really so sure
    maybe it means that the guys kinda tired of problems getting together with the girl, like problems she's creating for the both of them so he's kinda calling her out on that?

    great song nonetheless
    tracytrace xWHATon July 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti hadnt even heard of farewell before i heard this song
    now i know what im missing out on
    great song x
    babygothon November 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentomg i love this song....
    its awesome
    =]
    jajaja
    idk why this song doesn't have more comments but yeah
    its awesome
    =]
    aristuma21on January 19, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the song's about the guy crushing on a girl with a lot of fake friends, and she's liked by everyone but she's kind of full of herself. He realizes that she's not really his type but he likes her anyway.
    "So you best stay pretty girl"
    = She's kind of a really obnoxious person, but she's pretty so people like her. She should stay pretty, cause otherwise people will see the real her.


    I don't know, I could be completely wrong haha.
    Anyway, amazing song.
    I just found out about this band when I was looking at random tours going on.


    They're amazing<3
    I've been missing outt.
    [:
    thecablovex3on June 22, 2009   Link

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