We'll keep on talking this out
But I've already made up your mind
I've been trying to gnaw through my tongue
To stop from confessing my crimes
And this conversation is wearing me down
What did my patience prove
If it's just another bed of nails?
Always the silent treatment
Always the easy way out alive

If there's no further questions I'll be on my way back home.

Well it's just another sharp pain and it doesn't hurt like it used to
When I was a desperate man
When I still believed in the meaning of the word

You tried to warn me
You and your consequences
If I am outnumbered
If I am defenseless
If I come here unarmed
In the middle of the night, on my own
Standing on the front lines, I will die

If you invite me down
If it'll please the crowd
And I only go through this for your amusement
But it doesn't hurt like it should when you're throwing your stones around
I’m alone trying to sleep it off
But it's hard not to shake at the sound of it breaking
When you're living in a house of mirrors reflecting all of my failures
I will concede to my replacement
It's over and over and over again
It's over and over and over again
I was in for the long run when you cut me down
Another sharp pain
A servant to your throne

Always the silent treatment
Always the stubborn child
I kept my mouth shut tight
I kept my mouth shut tight
Always the one that got away
Always the silent treatment
I only have myself to blame
Always the silent treatment…

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Asleep on the Frontlines song meanings
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    General Commenthmm...if ill be the first then ok... :)
    i think that this song is kickass! >:) first time when i've heard it was on resident evil, and it was one of the best!

    just wanting to blow up my brain on the wall...slowly... :P~
    -=ViRUS=-on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song is amazing, along with most of the album. great transition from melodic/acoustic to the heavy breakdowns.
    CoUnTeROrDeRon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about someone who degrades others for amusement, or to make themselves seem stronger in theirselves' or someone else's eyes. The narrator keeps giving the other person another chance, but it always turns out the same.
    Sarabion December 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis whole album except a few songs seem to be mainly about how he cannot deal with the pain and discomfort that come with being in a band, especially one that is "successful" with just one or two albums, seems to me like he was telling us something, i talked to James and the original guitarist here in Austin (where he lives now) and his lyrics are all apparently interpretive to him and some but wut i got was that u will never know, but since the band and James took off... I think we can say he definitely did not want this...
    sean999111on January 08, 2013   Link

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