You've told another lie this time,
You stood up but your legs aren't moving again
It's your call, but it better be the last try
You hold ransom for tuition that I've already spent
So give it up, give it up, it's time,
They're auditioning new roles hoping we don't catch them pulling our legs
Don't go the audience from last night, Spread the word and the new crowd's
showing up

(Throw the dirt and leave the path feet covered up so we don't know your there
Hold your breath until your heart stops beating,
Hold your breath until your heart stops beating so fast)

Once more, the story of your whole life,
For you its all just a game but the game never ends,
Your hiding in the closet while your one night stands waiting with his eyes closed counting to ten
Now gather around, gather around, hats off,
While they're tossing in their quarters might as well give all the people a show
Don't cry, I'm not so good at good byes
Your moving on at the same pace I'm giving up

Throw the dirt and leave the path feet covered up so we don't know you're there
hold your breath until your heart stops beating so fast
Your giving orders from the back seat, While the passengers are all unaware
Hold your breath until your heart stops beating,
Hold your breath until your heart stops beating so fast
Now its all gonna unwind, hurry up before the sun goes down
Its past 4 o'clock my time, you'll come around now, your coming around.
And they'll all be fighting for their own rights,
And they'll all be delighted just to know we're alive

You've told another lie this time,
you stood up but your legs aren't moving again,
But all your wasted time goes to show that your just not giving up


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    General CommentTo give a more secular meaning to the song, it's basically about a breaking up with a girl who's been cheating ("Your hiding in the closet while your one night stands waiting with his eyes closed counting to ten"). The title, "Worth As Much As A Counterfeit Dollar," means that the girl looks like she's worth something but she's actually worth nothing.

    The line "Throw the dirt and leave the path feet covered up so we don't know your there" just means to throw away any evidence of the cheating and cover any tracks/clues so she won't be caught. In "Hold your breath until your heart stops beating so fast," means to not expect you won't get caught ("hold your breath") until you're sure that he's none the wiser--because the fast beating heart is another clue (you know, getting so pumped up because of doing something wrong; adrenalin rush so to speak). "Your giving orders from the back seat, While the passengers are all unaware" means she's controlling everybody around her and they don't know anything about the cheating.

    He catches him eventually and the confrontation turns to a show: "Now gather around, gather around, hats off, / While they're tossing in their quarters might as well give all the people a show / Don't cry, I'm not so good at good byes / Your moving on at the same pace I'm giving up"

    The interesting thing is that in the part "And they'll all be fighting for their own rights, / And they'll all be delighted just to know we're alive," they sing it with the "alive" part sounding very close to "a lie." This interesting because if that's the case, all the other men the girl is sleeping with are actually after her and they're so pleased that they're breaking up.

    Just my two cents..
    keetoon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBy the way, the "alive" / "a lie" isn't all too far fetched. Most CL songs are loaded with word plays.
    keetoon September 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI went to school with this band...
    This song is about there old singer Jacob...

    How he's not the right material for a christian band, leading on pretending to be clean and hiding his ways.

    ("You've told another lie this time") Basically saying hey you went back on your word before. They had a lot of problems with him.
    ("It's your call but it better be the last try") Giving him a decision, his ways or the band...
    ("They're auditioning new roles hoping we don't catch them pulling our legs
    Don't go the audience from last night, Spread the word and the new crowd's showing up") Trying to find the lineup for the band, bringing in a new crowd while keeping old fans.
    ("Throw the dirt and leave the path feet covered up so we don't know your there Hold your breath until your heart stops beating") About hiding everything he's done and said he would not continue, till being caught...
    ("For you its all just a game but the game never ends, Your hiding in the closet while your one night stands waiting with his eyes closed counting to ten. Don't cry, I'm not so good at good byes. Your moving on at the same pace I'm giving up") The band wanting to be serious where he just wanted to party it up, once again he did not par up for the same reasons as everyone else. Still being friends, goodbyes are always hard. He moves on and they tried to help him...
    ("And they'll all be fighting for their own rights, And they'll all be delighted just to know we're alive") The fans were glad to still see the band pull back together and continue playing, while progressing...


    Lost_In_The_Filmon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Throw the dirt and leave the path feet covered up so we don't know you're there" reminds me of psalms 119:105. thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. i think that this saying who someone is hiding christ and his word from the world and is hiding that he is a christian.

    "hold your breath until your heart stops beating" a lot of times, christian artists use breathe or breath as a symbol of a realtionship with christ or praying and reading the bible. I think that they are explaining how someone's relationship with christ is fading and their spirital heart is stopping.

    thats all i really get from the song. let me know if you think what i said was wrong or right or if you know anything else about the song. thanks =]
    queenofthecourt38on July 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwoah. i had no idea capital lights were christian. seems all the bands im coming across lately are. hmm...this could be a good thing. :]
    yay for upbeat christian music
    xXdevinXcoreXxon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentidk queen, i think its really about him dumping a girl. shes selfish and lies to him and flirts around. im pretty sure. : )
    headbangforjesuson July 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI find myself agreeing with the Jesus's headbanger =]
    Maenberlinon August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthat could be it, headbanger, but it seems that there could be more meaning to just that.
    queenofthecourt38on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts about how people take christianity as a phase. they put on a show for a little while and then go back to the way their lives were before.
    queenofthecourt38on September 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti first heard this song back when they were afterEIGHT, and i haven't stopped loving it

    it's really cool to see them drawing a larger crowd
    vortex10on September 22, 2008   Link

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