"Keep Watch For The Mines" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
Don't act like you've been silent
I know how you spread that
Web of contradictions
Wide like so much cover fire

Keep watch for the mines
Keep watch for the mines

Be careful who you
Wave that tongue at around here
I've seen smarter acts than yours
Get disappeared

If you keep swinging that knife
All over this town
You are bound
To get you own back stabbed

Keep watch for the mines
The concealed dangers

The traps and the coils of the wires
With the sharp razors

The ditches and the trenches and the smiles
Of the grave diggers

And if you're told
The answer needs no questioning
The answer is a lie

Keep watch for the mines
Keep watch for the mines
Will they bleed everyone out?
Will they bleed everyone out?
Keep watch for the mines
Will they bleed everyone out
Before they die?

Keep watch for the mines
The concealed dangers

The traps and the coils of the wires
With the sharp razors

The ditches and the trenches and the smiles
Of the grave diggers

And if you're told
The answer needs no questioning
The answer is a lie

Keep watch for the mines
Keep watch for the mines


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"Keep Watch for the Mines" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General CommentI think it goes "You are bound to get your own back stabbed" instead of "arm back stabbed." :)

    This song makes me think of someone I know who gets in these moods sometimes where no matter what you say, she tells you you're wrong, and she says it with this smile and this laugh, like she thinks she's being funny, but it actually hurts. And when you try to explain yourself, she won't let you talk, she just talks over you, keeps telling you you're wrong. "The ditches and the trenches and the smiles of the gravediggers." She just wants so bad to bring you down, and smiles while she does it. "Web of contradictions" because she could just as easily say the same thing you just did, but no one would put her down for it. I guess "keeping watch for the mines" would be trying to avoid getting in those situations, avoiding saying things that would give her ammunition. That's what it makes me think of. Like most Dashboard songs, I'm sure it can be interpreted in a million different ways.
    Fridgecrisison September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it does go, "You are bound to get your OWN back stabbed" .. and also its "I've seen smarter acts than yours GET disappeared."

    awesome song
    thereallcx14on September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, has anyone noticed that the lyrics in these songs have been a lot less romantic and innocent and more paranoid/mines/gravediggers/golddiggers/thieves/bombs- referenced?

    this song makes me immediately think of people who are really nice to you and smile and act like your friend and act like they're SO trustworthy and sweet and then go behind your back and stab stab stab, lying to everyone about you. 'keep watch for the mines' is like watch out for situations when someone will hear what you're saying and tell the other person, ruining your little act and letting everyone who has considered you a friend that you are unworthy of trust at all...
    a beware to backstabbers, or just liars in general. eventually you'll get caught and lose your own game.

    anyways...i think this is a pretty great song; clearly it reminds me of a few people.
    severalwayson September 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentomg. doesn't the beginning of the guitar at the VERY start of the song sound like the intro to screaming infidelities?? i thought so right when i heard it. maybe it's about the same person...? that would be interesting.
    severalwayson September 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought that same thing about it being about the same person. this may not be what it's about at all, but i had the thought it could be like, she recognized the song was about her and she told people lies about their relationship. it's prob not about that, but it's an idea. i think that happened with pete wentz or something, haha, so i kind of thought of that. it's a good song though, i love the ending the best.
    fivergirlon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentactually, i think its "yet disappeared" not get or has
    feelingeverfineon October 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit is definitely "the traps and the coils of the wires" and not "the traps and the chords of the wires" listen closely.
    icecoldcricketson October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere are my corrections to the lyrics, and I'm 99.9% sure these are correct. I capitalized all the corrections.

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    Don't act like you've been silent
    I know how you spread that web of contradictions
    Wide, like so much cover FIRE

    Keep watch for the mines.
    Keep watch for the mines.

    Be careful who you wave that tongue at 'round here.
    I've seen smarter acts than yours GET disappeared.
    If you keep swinging that knife ALL over this town
    You are bound to get your OWN back stabbed

    Keep watch for the mines
    The concealed dangers.
    The traps and the COILS of the wires
    With their sharp razors.
    The ditches and the trenches and the smiles
    Of the gravediggers.
    And if YOU'RE told
    "the answer needs no questioning,"
    The answer is a lie.

    Keep watch for the mines.
    Keep watch for the mines.
    Keep watch for the mines.
    (will they bleed everyone out?)
    (will they bleed everyone out?)
    Keep watch for the mines.
    (will they bleed everyone out before they die?)
    Keep watch for the mines.
    (will they bleed everyone out?)
    (will they bleed everyone out?)
    Keep watch for the mines.
    (will they bleed everyone out before they die?)
    Keep watch for the mines.

    The concealed dangers,
    The traps and the COILS of the wires
    With their sharp razors.
    The ditches and the trenches and the smiles
    Of the gravediggers.
    And if YOU'RE told,
    "the answer needs no questioning"
    The answer is a lie.

    Keep watch for the mines.
    Keep watch for the mines.

    ----
    icecoldcricketson October 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds a little about religion to me.

    "And if you told, the answer needs no questioning
    The answer is a lie."

    "Web of contradictions"
    "Bleeding everyone out before they die"

    The mines and the dangers could be about trying to avoid committing sins, which is hard because they are everywhere.

    Doubt it, but i guess its how you look at it.
    Crazypunkeron October 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is about betrayal, as evidenced by the talk of backstabbing as well as mines (which are hidden and explosive).
    cubbyblueson October 13, 2007   Link

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