"Heart Attack" as written by Philip Parris Lynott, William Scott Gorham and Darren Wharton....
all you pretty people standing
blood under your nails
doing nothing, saying something
never seems to fail

but our guards are down, defenseless
and our walls have cracked
so my heart is beating faster
than a heart attack

kiss the way we were goodbye
goodbye and farewell
first we live but then we die
goodbye goodbye

so they whisper secrets to you
that I know you hear
all the thoughts that rush inside you
never seem so clear

you should write a book about it
you should start a war
you should tear your eyes out of you
and still look for more

kiss the way we were goodbye
goodbye and farewell
first we live but then we die
we die oh ho ho

pretty people standing by
we blame we pretend
and we try and act surprised
as we watch the world end

all you pretty people here with me
(all you pretty people here with me)
all you pretty people scaring me
(all you pretty people scaring...)

but our guards are down, defenseless
and our walls have cracked
so my heart is beating faster
than a heart attack

heart attack
heart attack
heart attack

kiss the way we were goodbye
goodbye and farewell
first we live but then we die
we die oh ho ho

pretty people standing by
we blame we pretend
and we try and act surprised
as we watch the world end

kiss the way we were goodbye
(goodbye goodbye)
kiss the way we were goodbye
(goodbye goodbye)
kiss the way we were goodbye
(goodbye goodbye)
as we watch the world die



Lyrics submitted by barstr7

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    General Commentwell i really dont think this is right,
    but an ex of mine
    explains it to me as his life is at the moment.

    "kiss the way we were goodbye"
    -the guy is forgetting about the girl
    self explanitory

    "first we live but then we die"
    -relationship is alive
    then dead

    "so they whisper secrets to you
    that I know you hear
    all the thoughts that rush inside you
    never seem so clear"
    -everyone (pretty people) is telling the girl that the guy is still in love with her and he knows it
    hes just confused about her thoughts
    because she doesnt show emotion about it


    "but our guards are down, defenseless
    and our walls have cracked"
    -the couple has been through so much
    they are completely vulnerable
    hearts on the table etc.

    "pretty people standing by
    we blame we pretend
    and we try and act surprised
    as we watch the world end"

    -the couple is pretending like nothing is going on
    they try to act surprised when someone (pretty people) claims there are still feelings between them
    the world ending is everything with the girl
    completely done and over with
    xdanixgirlxon July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a failed relationship, where the girl is influenced by other people to maybe end the relationship, or their (pretty people) influence is effecting them so badly that their relaionship is "dying", and the girl allows all the other to butt in and come with their opinions..
    kbakon December 22, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionis it about society?

    the "pretty people" have influenced the way this person sees everything but the narrator is slowly starting to see what is wrong with the world and his/her view of everything is changed drastically.

    just a possibility..
    but i agree, the failed relationship meaning seems to make more sense.
    SawyerSpaldingon February 26, 2010   Link

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