"Like A Knife" as written by and John Vesely....
I dream a lot, I know you say
I've got to get away
"The world is not yours for the taking"
Is all you ever say
I know I'm not the best for you,
But promise that you'll stay
'Cause if I watch you go,
You'll see me wasting, you'll see me wasting away

'Cause today, you walked out of my life
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
I'm not living this life

Goodbyes are meant for lonely people standing in the rain
And no matter where I go it's always pouring all the same
These streets are filled with memories
Both perfect for detected pain
And all I wanna do is love you
But I'm the only one to blame

'Cause today, you walked out of my life
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
I'm not living this life

But what do I know, if you're leaving
All you did was stop the bleeding
But these scars will stay forever,
These scars will stay forever
And these words have no meaning
If we cannot find the feeling
That we held on to together
Try your hardest to remember

Stay with me,
Or watch me bleed,
I need you just to breathe

'Cause today, you walked out of my life
(Stay with me, or watch me bleed)
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
(I need you just to breathe)
I'm not living this life


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"Like a Knife" as written by John Vesely

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    General Commenthe promised me things. and all he did was break them.
    loveeash331on March 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI did a lot, I know you say
    I've got to get away.
    "The world is not yours for the taking"
    Is all you ever say.
    I know I'm not the best for you,
    But promise that you'll stay.
    'Cause if I watch you go,
    You'll see me wasting, you'll see me wasting away

    Basically he's made some mistakes, the girl is tired of it.
    He knows that she can do better, but he's begging her to stay, because he needs her.




    'Cause today, you walked out of my life
    'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
    I'm not living this life.

    She left him, he got really hurt. It just feels unreal, and he's saying that this can't be his life.


    Goodbyes are meant for lonely people standing in the rain
    And no matter where I go it's always pouring all the same.
    These streets are filled with memories
    Both perfect and in pain
    And all I wanna do is love you
    But I'm the only one to blame.

    He's saying that he's not the type of person to get left, oh, goodbyes are meant for sad, depressed people, not me. But slowly, he realizes. he's turning into one of those people. Going places they used to go reminds him of her and how happy he was, but it's also painful, because it reminds him of how she's not there anymore. At the end he's saying that he just wants to love her, but he understands it's his fault that she won't accept it.


    'Cause today, you walked out of my life
    'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
    I'm not living this life.

    And again.

    But what do I know, if you're leaving
    All you did was stop the bleeding.
    But these scars will stay forever,
    These scars will stay forever
    And these words have no meaning
    If we cannot find the feeling
    That we held on to together
    Try your hardest to remember

    He was already hurting, and she temporarily fixed it, but he'll always remember. Nothing he or she says matters unless they can find some feeling behind it. He's just asking her to remember being happy with him and he's asking for forgiveness.

    Stay with me,
    Or watch me bleed,
    I need you just to breathe.

    Basically, without you I can't function.


    'Cause today, you walked out of my life
    (stay with me, or watch me bleed)
    'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
    (i need you just to breathe.)
    I'm not living this life.

    He just can't accept it yet.
    :Devon March 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst?
    wow this song is pretty good as an opening track
    i love their new cd!!!
    daysbeforeon January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'both good for detected pain'

    i think should be

    'both perfect and in pain'
    punkkid6312on January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of the best songs on the album, a great way to start off the cd. The cd kind of tells a whole story from her ending the relationship through him holding on, til he finally says "goodbye" to the hope of it coming around.

    But this song seems to be about when the girl ends it, he sees things as his fault and saying "all I want to do is love you, but I'm the only one to blame" He is asking her to remember the good times they had, the promises that were made between each other are just words until the feeling is there behind them.

    Such a great song
    romefalls19on February 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is like the story of my life right now.
    like you said romefalls. but in my case its him ending the relationship. and im trying to hold on. im trying to say good bye but its not possible. and pretty much all you said is about me. but in reverse.
    loveeash331on March 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am so glad I found this song...this describes me to a T...my engagement was recently broken off by my fiancee...she left, and I am left..just like this. I'm getting better...but it's nice to know there are songs out there for everything...every situation in life can be aided and helped with the thought of music, or with a certain song. And yes, punkkid, you are right it's "both perfect and in pain" I read this straight from the album book.

    Loveeash331, it's kind of crazy how a song can define you at a moment, eh? *sigh*
    DubbaCTrumpetMSUon June 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song was too much to take
    its all about wanting to keep things together.
    but this dude thinks its all his fault that there apart now.
    "try your hardest to remember"
    that part is my favorite cause its the line I used today.
    trying to make him come back.
    then i heard this song 4 te 1st time...and yea
    gosh so yea this guy noes hes made a lota mistakes but he just wants to remember the good things and 4 get the bad things.
    and that is no ground to build a relationship on...
    ali0766on August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is now my favorite song it explains everything to me. the words i could not say
    xxhayleyxxkinsxxon February 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis will be my favorite song because by nature, I'm shy, and I can't speak those things that I want to say to that special someone... And it hurts, because I just can't talk to her due to being so insecure on myself, physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally. This reminds me of my torture, and in every second of my life, I will be tortured due to my insecurity.

    My interpretation:

    I dream a lot, I know you say you've got to get away
    "The world is not yours for the taking"
    Is all you ever say.
    I know I'm not the best for you,
    But promise that you'll stay.
    'Cause if I watch you go,
    You'll see me wasting, you'll see me wasting away

    *He's starting the relationship, hoping for the best despite the fact that he might not be the best for her.


    'Cause today, you walked out of my life
    'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
    I'm not living this life.

    *She left him, because maybe, for some mistake that he has done. The tone just tells me that she just left.

    Goodbyes are meant for lonely people standing in the rain
    And no matter where I go it's always pouring all the same.
    These streets are filled with memories
    Both perfect and in pain
    And all I wanna do is love you
    But I'm the only one to blame.

    *He becomes depressed, slowly but surely, because of those perfect and painful memories with her. He states it again that he loves her, but takes the blame for the girl leaving her.

    'Cause today, you walked out of my life
    'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
    I'm not living this life.

    *He's lamenting over the day that she left him, and probably, losing control to himself.

    But what do I know, if you're leaving
    All you did was stop the bleeding.
    But these scars will stay forever,
    These scars will stay forever
    And these words have no meaning
    If we cannot find the feeling
    That we held on to together
    Try your hardest to remember

    *Reminds him of the day that they broke up, with the girl lying (if we cannot find the feeling) to satisfy (stop the bleeding) him for a second. He, in a sense, doubts that, because she cannot find (or removed) the feeling; thus, telling her to please remember that they held on to together.

    Stay with me,
    Or watch me bleed,
    I need you just to breathe.

    *She's about to leave, thus, he tells her that he will die if she leaves him.

    'Cause today, you walked out of my life
    (stay with me, or watch me bleed)
    'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
    (i need you just to breathe.)
    I'm not living this life.

    *He just can't move on, remembering that day, slowly dying emotionally. He's not living this life without her.
    adrick22on August 09, 2009   Link

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