"A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise" as written by and Matthew Houck....
I don't want to take and baby
I don't want to break and baby
I don't want to try and make you anyway
I just want to lie down
Tell my crazy brains to lie down
And then fall away

I won't be alone
I won't be waiting by the phone
I won't be dreaming of you dreaming of me anyway
Tell me where you've been
And I will tell you where I've been
It will be all okay

I don't have a home
It's not a chain, it's not a throne
It's just a picture of a picture tossed and torn away
Of anger on your face
Still not as strange and not as brave
As when you turned away

I won't be the one
When all is said and all is done
I won't be breathing like you breathe into the light of day
I'll be in the yard
Still taking pictures in the dark
Of all our torn-up praise

Leave me not alone
I won't be chased, I won't be thrown
I won't be bleeding for you bleeding for me every day
Tell me where you've been
And I will tell you where I've been
It will be all ok


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"A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise" as written by Matthew Houck

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    General Commentthis song is absolutely gorgeous.
    g0wthefl0won July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song IS absolutely gorgeous. This, to me, is about someone who wants to try and forget someone but really they can't and they are hoping that the other person is feeling the same. They feel crazy because they can't get the other person out of their head. They will pretend like they do not care unless the person tries to contact them. If that happens then he or she will not even show a trace of trying to get the other person off his or her mind. I love when the song says "I won't be dreaming of you dreaming of me anyway". So amazing!
    crossandbellon February 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree.. beautiful lyrics!
    This song makes me happy in some strange way..
    when he say "i wont be dreaming of you dreaming of me"... oh man!!
    Amazing!
    Sunnaon April 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about that feeling you get when someone is moving on from a relationship you were both involved in, but youre still not. Outwardly, you might put on an ambivalent face and pretend you don't care. But if they wanted to come back to you, you know you would say yes.
    ankorsfromanchleson April 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the above, but i also sense he's saying something else. for instance, this part: "still not as strange and not as brave as when you turned away"-- maybe he's saying she was right to go.

    and i get the impression with "i won't be the one when all is said and all is done, i won't be breathing like you breathe into the light of day," that he's not only saying he won't be the one for her, though she still will be for him... but also that he will never be that, in any case, for anyone.
    TheWrongGirlon September 07, 2011   Link
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    General Commenthell, maybe i'm just a bit dismal, eh?
    TheWrongGirlon September 07, 2011   Link

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