So your heart's falling apart
Well babe so is your mind.
And I would try and pick them up
And put them back inside
Through your ears and through your eyes
If I could only find the time
I can't change what you decide
But that can't stop me from trying.

So I'm gonna have to say:
I told you so in the bar room glow that night!
And I told you that so don't feel bad!
It's alright!

See hope's always in sight
Can you see him through those trees?
And if he's lying through his teeth
Would you remind him to breathe?
And if he asks where he should sleep
Would you remind him he could always leave
And remind yourself that you're no thief
And you never meant to be.

But a reminder you're a ghost of a friend
That's whispering in your ear!
I don't know where she's been.
All I know is she appeared!
But if she asks where I am tell her
I'm long gone
I'm long gone
I'm long gone

You call that a heartbreaking song?
She called it another reason to move on.
She called "I haven't known you that long."
You should call it "Please string me along."
You should call it "You're right even if you're wrong."
Just call it "I don't know what I want."

And then call on me cause' you know I'm always here!
And I'll tell you why each shade is set in
And I don't know where she's been
All I know is that she appeared!
And she's a ghost of a friend
Like a ghost she'll disappear!
But if she asks where my brother is tell her
He's long gone
Long gone


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    General CommentI love this band. A friend told me the lyrics were to superficial, and I agreed, but I still relate to it all to much. This album was my favorite of 2007.

    This song is about feeling guilty about trying to get over a relationship, and feeling like your being led on, but at the same time not caring and (almost) encouraging it.
    ajslamkaon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsuperficial?
    fourthofjulyon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha i don't know what is meant by that either. the lyrics are one of the things that stuck out in my mind the first time i heard any of their songs. that and they're so damn catchy!
    mrs-mojo-risinon May 05, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionCorrected lyrics:

    So your heart's falling apart
    Well babe so is your mind
    And I would try and pick them up
    And put 'em back inside
    Through your ears and through your eyes
    If I could only find the time
    I can't change what you decide
    But that can't stop me from trying

    So I have to say
    I told you so in the bar room glow that night
    And I told you that so don't feel bad it's alright

    Ya see hope's always in sight
    Can you see him through those trees
    And if he's lying through his teeth
    Would you remind him to breathe
    And if he asks where he should sleep
    Would you remind him he could always leave
    And remind yourself that you're no thief
    And that you never meant to be

    And then remind your a ghost of a friend
    Quit whispering in your ear
    'Cause I don't know where she's been
    All I know is she appeared
    But if she asks where I am tell her
    I'm long gone, long gone

    You call that a heartbreaking song
    She called it another reason to move on
    She called I haven't known you that long
    You should call it please string me along
    You could call it you're right even if you're wrong
    Just call it I don't know what I want

    And then call on me 'cause you know I'm always here
    And I'll tell you why he shaved his head and beard
    And I don't know where she's been, all I know is she appeared
    And she's a ghost of a friend, like a ghost she'll disappear
    But if she asks where my brother is tell her
    He's long gone, long gone
    Long gone, long gone
    Long gone, long gone
    AnalyticalGeniuson March 21, 2011   Link

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