thought you were the sweetest kid
did you even know?
and all the time you thought you did
was it just the girl (?)

we could try to wear you out
did you even show?
thought you were the sweetest kid
could i even know?

i held your hand into the light(?)
the scars were on the back
and all the time we were the right(?)
they try to make retract

and they can try to wear you out
put you down
leave you through the ideas of the lie

i thought you were the sweetest kid
could you even know?

all the time we get by
trying to figure out our lives
like a fade out

when you took the land-o-town (??)
were you just a twelve?
and all the time you built the lips
was it just for show?

and they can try to put you down
wear you out
get you through the pills that won't work

i thought you were the sweetest kid
did i even know?

all the time we get by
try to figure out our lives
like a fade out



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    General Commentgenerally speaking, interpreting kevin drew's lyrics is like trying to sneeze with your eyes open. but either way it works for me. i love kevin drew!!! thanks for posting this :]
    storiesinthesoilon November 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery ambiguous, as usual. The song is absolutely amazing. Hopefully this and all the others will be formally released at some point.

    I feel like it's to a kid that they possibly made fun of back in the day, but in reality they thought he was "the sweetest kid". The kid never showed how much it affected him, and eventually he landed in a mental hospital where he was put on the "pills that won't work". He feels bad about treating the kid this way, and this is sort of his apology.

    All the time we get by trying to figure out or lives like a fade out...........
    ringer3on November 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm thinking it probably has to do more with his or the person in the song's drug problems... than a kid in a mental hospital.
    quietingfunctionofmouthon July 01, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThis is Broken Social Scene's Sweetest Kill...

    I thought you were the sweetest kill
    Did I even know?
    And all the time we thought we did
    Was it just for show?

    If they try to pull you out
    Would you even go?
    I thought you were the sweetest kill
    Did you even know?

    I held your hand until the light
    The scars were on the back
    And all the time we were the right
    Was it just retract?

    And they can try to put you down, wear you out
    Get you through the idea of the luck

    I thought you were the sweetest kill
    Did we even know?

    All the time, we get by, trying to figure out our lives
    Like a fade out
    All the time, we get by, trying to figure our lives
    Like a fade out

    When we took the level ten
    Was it just a twelve?
    And when we went to where we've been
    Was it just for self?

    And they can try to wear you down, put you out
    Get you through your will, that won't work

    I thought you were the sweetest kill
    Could I even know?

    All the time, we get by, trying to figure out our lives
    Like a fade out
    All the time, we get by, trying to figure our lives
    Like a fade out
    All the time, we get by, trying to figure out our lives
    Like a fade out
    All the time, we get by, trying to figure our lives
    Like a fade out

    I break you through this world
    I break you through this world
    Let me break you through this world
    Can I break you through this world?
    LannaLovesStarson August 02, 2011   Link

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