Lazy days; you're the only thing they waste away.
You're so afraid of all the problems we've been faking.
And You were wondering where I've gone
when you want me to make your heart sing..
The boys are slowly chasing on but they can't guarantee the whole thing.

And when you cry, the eyeliner will slip beneath your eyes to catch your breath.
Brush off your cheek, still aching as your hands whip at your sides, caress your dress.

Daring words -- do you believe that I've been stealing time?
And all that hurts will only fade as the days fly.
And then you'll open up your arms, and you'll be sent directly in, dear.
Free from the heartache of his harm, when we're the only one's who'll be here.

And when you cry, the eyeliner will slip beneath your eyes to catch your breath.
Brush off your cheek, still aching as your hands whip at your sides; oh I like your dress.

I think a change is what I need.
I thought you needed someone you knew you could trust entirely.
I've always been fine on my own.
I thought that you were growing tired of always feeling alone.
These days drag on; I'm losing faith.
You said we'd work it out together but you're pushing me away.
Well I'm here but I fear my heart is not.
You said your heart would follow me until the moment that it stopped. The moment that it stopped.......

You should have known with all the things I crowded in your mind
-- I'd leave you a mess.


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    General CommentI reckon it's about a used-to-be couple going through a phase where they're not sure of where they are, where they're taking a break. & the babe is doing her thing, found a new dude who in turn gives her problems too

    she keeps running back to the first dude & the dude is getting sick of it, but knows whats right for them.. he knows what's gonna happen if they just stuck together but they're pretty comfortable with each other
    Aytieon September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure you went into too much detail there ^
    pretty much the guy is singing the first 2 3rds of the song meaning he is singing this to her
    you can tell he is trying to break up with her
    then you hear the actual conversation
    the girl doesnt want it to end
    and he does
    its sad
    SEESEAHORSEon October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think the lyrics are "Brush off your cheek, still aching as your hands whip at your sides, he wrecks your dress." And then in the second chorus "Brush off your cheek, still aching as your hands whip at your sides; oh, I wrecked your dress."
    tmtCatalyston May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlso, the bridge is not "...follow me until the moment that it stopped." It's 'the moment that it stops," hence the title...

    Anyway, this is a terrific song. One of my favorites ever.
    aaleman1on October 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti have a lot of thoughts on this song. i think this song is about a couple that is slowly fading. the girl has high hopes for their relationship but the boy is growing distant due to depression, or another mental illness. the line "and you will wonder where ive gone when you want me to make your heart sing" is a good example. at the beginning of their relationship the boy was very romantic and also really hopeful of their relationship, but eventually he feels like it isn't meant to be. throughout the whole song he tries to convince her of that, but she wouldn't ever believe him. the line "and all that hurts will only fade as the days fly" is a good example. he's saying that if, as a couple, they fell apart, she would eventually move on. he wishes he was still as in love as she is, but he isn't. plus, his mental sickness is getting worse and worse as the song goes on. she notices he's getting distant and more sad and does all she can to keep them from falling apart. i think the whole chorus ("and when you cry, the eyeliner will slip beneath your eyes- you catch your breath; brush off your cheek, still aching as your hands grip at your sides, oh i like your dress") is a really good example. she notices he's acting different and she's sad about it. so she does all she can- she dresses up for him, she gives him lots of love and attention but it only makes it worse. he feels like she's faking all the love, hence the line "do you believe that ive been stealing time?". he thinks he's wasting her time being with her. and near the end it gets dark- the whole part where they're arguing i feel like would be the breakup just before he kills himself. the whole "i think a change is what i need; i thought you needed someone you could trust entirely. ive always been fine on my own; i thought that you were growing tired of always feeling alone. these days drag on, im losing faith (very common for people with mental illnesses to feel this way); you said we'd work it out together, but you're pushing me away. well i'm here but i feel my heart is not; you said your heart would follow me until the moment that it stops." part is him trying to break things off and she's refusing- she doesn't want it to end, but the boy always knew it would: it was inevitable. and the end part, just before he commits suicide, he thinks: "you should have known, with all the things i crowded in your mind, i'd leave you a mess." she fell in love with him and she knew he was depressed (hence the lines: "boy: these days drag on, im losing faith; girl: you said we'd work it out together, but you're pushing me away") but nothing changed her mind. i might be wrong, but that's just what i interpreted when i heard this song.
    bookieworm1920on May 11, 2015   Link

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