"The Deep End" as written by and Ethridge Wilson....
And don't tell me, I'm afraid of waking up alone
When it's waking up to find you've gone
Why don't you make it clear?
I had my chances, only one way left to go
So I'll follow it down

She goes straight, straight for the deep end
Doesn't hesitate to dive right in
Be careful now, be careful now

So she's traded my love for comfort, gives it all away
So much for that happy ending, now you make it clear
You've got your options, only one way left to go
So I'll follow it down

She can't hold her own
Who would have known she is misery's company
She's got no place to go, no place to call home
She's got misery's company

She goes straight, straight for the deep end
Doesn't hesitate to dive right in
Be careful now, be careful now
Be careful, be careful now

She only comes to me in my dreams
So sleep becomes routine
It's not healthy, it's what makes you right
It's not healthy, it's what makes you

She only come to me in my dreams
So sleep becomes addicting
It's not healthy, it's what makes you right
It's not healthy, it's what makes you

Hold her strings to haunt my dreams
It's not healthy, it's what make you right
It's not healthy, it's what makes you

She goes straight, straight for the deep end
Doesn't hesitate to dive right in
She goes straight, straight for the deep end
Doesn't hesitate to dive right in
Be careful now, be careful now, be careful



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"The Deep End" as written by Roger Val Christian Brian Douglas Wilson

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  • +2
    My OpinionI personally felt that this whole album is more of a story. "Holding On" is right before this song and I agreed with most that's it's about a girl who is depressed and commits suicide when the narrator's love is not enough to keep her here in this world. When paired with this song, it's almost a continuation of that story of her going thru with the suicide and him still being haunted by her in his dreams to the point that this obsession is affected him everyday. As tormented as he is by her loss, he still wants to dream about her.
    GioVon August 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude fucked up the relationship, girl lets him know that its over (goes straight for the deep end) and her comfort is to leave him. But "she can't hold her own" she's not happy on her own.

    Then she can't find anyone else, she's only got misery's company, and therefore she keeps misery company, aka hangs out with misery. Misery is her lonely self btw.

    So she's all broke up and alone. Dude spends his nights dreaming of her. Pretty awesome song.
    Coredumpon December 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentok i think the da first song degenerate is about him self fighting with in himself to have the courage or balls lol to speak up and take charge of his life i think hes talking about the girl he talks about in the deep end...in the second song holding on i think it means that he finaly got her but the realationship has been going bad and all dey do is arguing and he knows shes going down a road he doesnt want her 2 go but he loves her so much and will do nething 2 keep her. in the end when he sais he's afraid she never made it home ment dat dey got into an arguement and she stormed out.in the deep end song he i gues she left him 2 be with others like he sais other choices right and now the road she took has left her in miserys company when he said who of known he said it sarcasticly so he knew it was gona happen so when he sais she goes straight 2 da deep end and doesnt hesitate to dive right in ment dat she took a huge step in her life with out thinkn wat she really wanted to wat he sais becarefull now.when he sais dat she only comes to him in his dreams and dat it becomes addicting means dat he dreams about her the way she was before wen dey were first goin out wen it was goin guud da one he fell inlove with...(y would u dream bout a bitch rite lol)..so nows she fuked up but doesnt want 2 admit it.in the song faces he talks about tearing out the faces and he found out about the lies shes had given him so deres no more fake faces no more lies, put everything out there he sees now who she really was.In the the song pistol to my temple he talk about if i flew into a mountain if burn how he would pull the triger like nothing would it be somthing wich means would it hit her emotionaly but its never enough for her 2 relize that he loves her and will do nething for her.in the song starcrossed he talks abou they say were not meant to be would you listen which means woluld you listen to what other ppl say and hess if the words make way from your mouth dont ask permission, all is forgiven means dat its oka yu dont have 2 sAY nething hel forgive her he stil loves her. In the song derailed he talkes about how he faild to kepp dem together dey are drifting further apart how the action dey both tuk is fuking up what dey have left.im guessing in the song breathe the music is jus for him and who ever is listening to the album to take a breather from the drama of watever is i think dat beacause the song before that if u notice dat it wasnt carzy or all rocked out its calm and slow meaning dat hes calming down .int he song set sail hes talking about he doesnt want to be ne 1 one else he wants 2 find out himself who he realy is hes ben trying 2 be sum1 else for dis gurl dat he doesnt kno who he is nemore he wants to move on. in the next song free again im guesing he recondiling deir love him and dat 1 gurl and dis time not 2 listen to others that deir free agian meaning dey can start over and escape from wats goin on he sais luuk wat can we create meaning da love deyl have for eachother.The song snake devil its a heartbreaking song he sAIs we all come to find, she's just a snake a snake devil meaning dat she hasnt changed for shit and he doesnt want to listen to her lies ne more shes jus a bitch that will play with yur heart taking over the world heart by heart so hes leaving her saying were a ding in da past. The song watch me bleed means dat after all da bulshyt she put him thru she doesnst care she watches him bleed meaning that she jus stares at him whil hes hurting and down and in pain and not give a fuck.The song it goes with out saying means that go ahead keep doin wat u dion itl catch up 2 u aventually (karma) i gues she found sum1 dat she loved and he fuked her over and shes trying to get him bak but he doesnt want her and know when he said its writeen all over yu meaning every one knos u a hoe and a gold digging devil sanke lol so no 1 will want u.i think in the songblood runs for ever means that only being lik her can yu overcome sum 1 jus like her he sais she became da cure meaning do 2 hher as she has done to others.only way to get that poinsoning feeling out of u is be lik her so da cycle never ends blood runs for ever in oreder to cure da poison yu have to be da poison.da last song i think signifies dat no0w hes ready using da same huuk he had for set sail....Truely a great album it is a story song by song its a great love story put into music its lik one whole song well i hope dis helps 2 ne 1 out dere srry for all da writing i got carried away.lol


























    toker05on September 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI discovered this song maybe six or seven months ago,and y itunes says that i've played it over 350 times. I only listen to songs that i can relate to, and that have meaning for me. And for the longest time, i couldn't relate to this song at all. And one day i listened to it, and i started bawling, because when i listened to the lyrics, i realized i could completley relate. I'm in this really confusing long distance relationship, and things are always frustrating. We don't have a label like boyfriend or girlfriend, because labels make things not work (at least in our eyes). But we had talked for three months and it was clear we were in love, and when we can were going to live together, and be with each other. And this girl he's in love with told him she loves or likes him, and she wants to be with him. When my boyfriend told me this, i said "do you want to be with her" and he said that he did, and that they would probably date. I just didn't understand how he could do this to me and just forget me like that. And she cheated on her boyfriend with him. Obviously she isn't faithful, and i tell him all the time that if she cheated on her boyfriend with him, she'll probably cheat on him with another guy. In the end, i was right an he got his heart broken. I didn't want to be right, but i knew it would happen. but he just didn't listen to me.
    chelsbels105on October 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"She only comes to me in my dreams
    So sleep becomes addicting"

    I absolutely love that.
    btruemanon September 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't get this song enitrely but i think
    that this girl leaves to go on her own and the guy misses her and only sees her when he sleeps and wakes up to realizes he was dreaming seeing her. idK?
    devinxdisasteron September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl and guy who have been in a monogamous relationship, and it seems that the girl thinks she is too "good" for the guy and decides she wants an out of the relationship-and wants to try her other "options". The way he sings about her other "options" make it seem like these may be bad guys, who are leading her into bad things, or taking advantage of her, and she thinks that this is what she wants-but he knows her, and knows this isn't what she truly wants at all. Then in the next verse,
    "She can't hold her own
    Who would have known?

    She is misery's company
    She got no place to go
    No place to call home
    She got misery's company"
    he seems to be talking about how now that she has traded true love for her other "options" she is unhappy, and hurt, but maybe still not willing to admit she fucked up? It seems that in this song she shuns him out, as many people do, when she realizes she makes this mistake. He seems to be missing and waiting for her thus the "She only comes to me in my dreams, so sleep becomes addicting."
    heavenlyscent16on October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanybody else notice this song's timing is 3/4, instead of the typical 4/4 timing most songs are today?

    I think that's pretty neat.
    dauteriveon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops, i meant to say 3/8....or is that 6/8?
    dauteriveon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like the guy fucked up the really long relationship he had with this girl (but you make it clear i had my chances).
    After she broke up with him, she decided to check out her other options (you make it clear you've got your options). She meets this guy, and thinks its true love, but he hurts her (misery's company).
    She doesn't think anything of it so she's still with him (doesn't hesitate to dive right in), and her ex-boyfriend tries to warn her (be careful now).
    It was true love between him and her and she doesn't realize it, and now he only sees her in his dreams (she only comes to me in my dreams, so sleep becomes addicting).
    Very related to what im going through right now. This song means a lot to me.
    skaterxchick666on July 25, 2008   Link

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