Digits, dial, digits, dial tone, monotone
Has she been feigning sleeping
Framing she been all alone?
Downslide on the sidewalk
I'm a distant ring, out of body
Out of body, pick me up
Oh, answer me

I just turned you over
Where it's sick, you might be sick
Gates are courting airplanes
And the clock's divorcing ticks
'fore I left, thought I'd see you at
The show, you didn't show
Didn't message, didn't call
You didn't know, didn't you know?

I'm a liar too
That's why I think I understand you
Someone from your building
Holds for me a door
I'm in your lobby, the elevator
I'm on your floor, the second floor
I can hear you now...

With my ear pressed to the paint
You're playing that cassette tape
That you took from me
To take to Iowa
And that was near three years ago
And now I'm back up in that moment
Playing that yard sale Casio

I sang to you from a red room
"Together we'll grey, grey, grey"
Does he sing to you as well?
Much better, most would say

I heard him laughing
But I prefer this to the silence
When your lips are sealed against his
Or if he fills your thighs with kisses
Or just for instance he's clawing your fat
Pushing your breasts into the mattress

You love a good many men
Uh huh, and loving me ain't gonna stop all of them
Like Adam, we are flawed
In the image of our Gods
Of our fathers, who never bothered
To consider they were not the only ones

Faith, ooh
Faith, oh, faith is the way to believe lies that we need
That to be faithful is to be truthless
But that's more than I need to say
I just don't run off and get married
And I'll surely be OK

Because I love you
(?) couldn't use
Gotta go now and pack my suitcase
I'm glad you're OK
And I love you
Happy birthday
I'll see you in sixteen days


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    General CommentI don't believe these lyrics are exactly correct, but they're pretty close.

    I think this song is about a man going to visit his significant other, and figuring out she's cheating on him. Maybe. It's got a very creepy, eerie vibe to it, and this is easily my favorite song on the new cd.

    "Faith, oh, faith is the way to believe lies that we need."
    ^That's my favorite line :)
    katiekutthroat89on February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo take to (?)

    I think he says to take to Iowa.
    zabellaon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song explains itself. It's so incredibly sad to be treated that way.
    Few corrections: downslide on the sidewalk; clocks divorcing ticks; or just for instance he's CLAWING your fat; pushing your BREASTS into the mattress.
    Great song for sobbing to!!!
    tucsonsubon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhere is it that you guys have herd these new songs? the onlt one i've herd is wake the sun
    fryxion February 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment2nd verse should read: "I'll just hurry over, worried sick you mi ght be sick."
    Wish I knew the last verse, too...each time I listen I think I know, then change my mind on the next listen!
    You can now listen to the entire album on The Matches' MySpace, as of today.
    tucsonsubon March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOK i've listened to all of them 10 times over cant wait to see em next week

    I heard him laughing
    But I prefer this to the silence
    When your lips are sealed against his
    Or if he fills your thighs with kisses
    Or just for instance he's clawing your fat
    Pushing your breasts into the mattress

    These lyrics break my heart because they perfectley display the thoughts that go through your head after the person you love finds someone new
    fryxion March 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I just turned you over
    Where it's sick, you might be sick" is actually "I just hurried over, worried sick you might be sick"

    and

    "Because I love you
    (?) couldn't use" is actually "Cause I love you, I'll love a good many you's"

    both corrections are from the CD booklet.


    Anyway, this is an amazing song, and the lyrics coupled with Shawn's voice reeks of emotion.

    Pretty self explanatory.
    It's sung from the point of view of a guy who knows that the girl he's with (and loves) is cheating on him, but the beautiful part is that as much as it hurts him, he also knows that he'll be okay as long she doesn't leave him.

    "
    Faith, ooh
    Faith, oh, faith is the way to believe lies that we need
    That to be faithful is to be truthless
    But that's more than I need to say
    Just don't run off and get married, and I'll surely be okay"

    pretty much sums up the whole song.
    infidelity.on March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, it is "breaths" not "breasts"
    jeffextreme28on April 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsong meaning:

    He keeps calling his girlfriend, but she wont answer and he wonders why. He goes over to her apartment fearing she may be sick, but upon arrival, overhears her with another guy. then he realizes that he'd prefer her cheating on him to her being sick, because he knows 1. she'll still be with him 2. he will probably do the same 3. she's okay, and atleast he knows what she's actually doing.

    and then he says as long as she stays with him he'll be fine. then apparently he takes a vacation; kindve random. i could be wrong, but thats just my interpretation.

    i reaaallllyyyyy love this song; the line "faith is a way to believe in the lies that we need, so to be faithful is to be truthless" is so amazingly written. so true.

    and it's definantly breaths.
    drewk339on April 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsong meaning:

    He keeps calling his girlfriend, but she wont answer and he wonders why. He goes over to her apartment fearing she may be sick, but upon arrival, overhears her with another guy. then he realizes that he'd prefer her cheating on him to her being sick, because he knows 1. she'll still be with him 2. he will probably do the same 3. she's okay, and atleast he knows what she's actually doing.

    and then he says as long as she stays with him he'll be fine. then apparently he takes a vacation; kindve random. i could be wrong, but thats just my interpretation.

    i reaaallllyyyyy love this song; the line "faith is a way to believe in the lies that we need, so to be faithful is to be truthless" is so amazingly written. so true.

    and it's definantly breaths.
    drewk339on April 09, 2008   Link

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