A little girl sits in her new dress
Alone on the cold concrete front steps
And cries to herself, wondering when
Or if, she'll ever see her father again

Why don't we try harder than last time
To dry our eyes and smile

Someday, oh I'll make time
Yeah maybe, but not tonight
I'm trying as hard as I
Can to believe you
Don't lie

A killer without a conscience cries
Alone in his cold bedroom at night
Perpetually asking why, oh why
Am I so lonely, while he sharpens his knives

Why don't we try harder than last time
To dry our eyes and smile

Someday, oh I'll make time
Yeah maybe, but not tonight
I'm trying as hard as I
Can to believe you
Don't lie

You don't get it
This is it, your last chance to dance
You don't get it, no

A father who left his daugher's side
And slowly exhales for the last time

Someday, oh I'll make time
Yeah maybe, but not tonight
I'm trying as hard as I
Can to believe you
Don't lie

Someday, oh I'll make time
Yeah maybe, but not tonight
I'm trying as hard as I
Can to believe you
I don't believe you
I want to believe you
Don't lie

Dry your eyes and smile


Lyrics submitted by josephinexlove

Lye song meanings
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    General Commentto me this song seems like its about getting over bad decisions. That its not too late if you don't procrastinate
    shakemasternoelon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentProbably way off, but maybe the father left and was stabbed by this man sharpening his knifes and she is saying "i'm trying as hard as i can to believe you" to whoever might be telling her that it's gonna be alright and is saying "someday, i'll make time yeah maybe, but not tonight" to stop crying and start to smile again and i'm thinking "your last chance to dance" might mean she's by his side while he's dying and it's her last chance to talk to him then he dies "slowly exhales for the last time"............
    batman821821on August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure its kid not killer. Its talking about a kid who cuts himself
    JoCoFanon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe not cuz of the first verse but still lol
    JoCoFanon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it might be about how you choose how you live in life. like sometimes bad things happen and how you deal with them determines who you are and you only get one chance. like the killer thinks he doesnt have a conscience yet hes crying, and the dying father sighs. they wish they had made different choices. the girl on the front steps is the effect of someone making a bad choice (her father). also in the original recording of the song theres an extra part to the first verse that goes:
    "A tired man lays wondering why
    his family sits scattered outside.
    and as they all smile and converse
    this man, softly slips away from this world"
    they just wish they had more time to make things right. "someday, ohh ill make time" they're saying someday they'll have all the time they need, but tonight they just dont have enough. at least thats what i think anyway
    Redski McDougalon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about Dillon's father, procrastinating, and being unwilling to change
    Bozarthon November 24, 2008   Link

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