"Cemetery" as written by and Maxim Bemis....
There's a cemetery deep below the sea
They're the spaces reserved for fools like me
Tried to kill myself at least a dozen times
But nothing seemed to turn out right

Now I'd rather wait a half a century
Soiling the bed all belligerent and wrinkly
Even when I go blind and lose my mind
Nothing seems to turn out right
Something's gotta turn out right

If you want then when we die
We'll ascend to someplace way up high
At the gate, they'll show you through
If they ask me, I'm with you

You're in my body
You're, you're in my body
You're in my body
That's where I think about you
(You're in my body and that's where I think about you)
You're in my body
You're, you're in my body
You're in my body
That's where I think about you

There's no one who imagines like you
So convinced there's somewhere that we go to
Not a first class trip to the abyss
Tell me, do you still feel this?
Tell me, do you still feel this?

As I drown in lakes of fire
I will call your name as I expire
It's the last thing that I'll do
I will tell them I'm with you

You're in my body
You're, you're in my body
You're in my body
That's where I think about you
(You're in my body and that's where I think about you)
You're in my body
You're, you're in my body
You're in my body
That's where...

Falling asleep, asleep at the wheel
As I approach that cliff, I'm starting to feel
If you could wake me up with only your touch
I could die with you, life would be enough

Falling asleep, asleep at the wheel
As I approach that cliff, I'm starting to feel
If you could wake me up with only your touch
I could die with you, life would be enough

And I'll face the one who made
My disgusting heart from a lump of clay
Should he ask what got me through
If he asks me, it was you

You're in my body
You're, you're in my body
You're in my body
That's where I think about you
(You're in my body and that's where I think about you)
You're in my body
You're, you're in my body
You're in my body
That's where I think about you
(You're in my body and that's where I think about you)
You're in my body
You're, you're in my body
You're in my body
That's where I think about you


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"Cemetery" as written by Maxim Bemis

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    General CommentWell, of course, we are all going to have our own opinions and I like/agree with what you all have posted so far! I love this song and Say Anything. I hadn't heard anything about this song being written about his fiance, but if that's true then it definitely fits, but I get mixed opinions from the lyrics. I feel its about both his fiance and about God. Like AllChokedup said, " It's about somebody who's restored his hope, specifically in life and the afterlife" His wife obviously has strong faith, "There's no one who imagines like you, You're convinced there's somewhere that we go to" is Heaven. The first class ticket to the abyss is where he's headed if he kills himself, but God won't let him.."Nothing seems to turn out right" during his failed attempts. God has other plans for him. He isn't sure still if he is going to heaven for both trying to kill himself (or whoever the person is, hopefully is figuratively speaking. Idk if you know anything, but was Max ever suicidal?? I didn't think so anyway..) and for the way he lives with little faith, that's why he will tell God he is with his wife (you), who HAS stuck with him through his hard times and he really is a great person at heart. Visa versa, if he goes to hell "in that lake of fire" he won't tell them he is with her because then i guess she would have to come to hell too for loving him, who, had little faith?? I guess im not sure, but that would be the reason why the last thing he'll do is say he's with "you". For whatever reason though, "you" is the person who is helping him all throughout his life on Earth, but also has a distant relation with God. Weather he has restored his faith or not by the end I'm not sure, and obviously he's not either. But then again no one knows for sure who's gettin' in or not, just gotta have faith!!
    tarheels21on January 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNew song! I'm pretty sure these lyrics are right, if you think that something needs to be changed just tell me.
    DarthFly0on September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is SO good, and that last verse is just absolutely perfect. I swear, Max never ceases to amaze me.

    Pretty obvious meaning, I think; about somebody who's restored his hope, specifically in life and the afterlife. He loves her for her faith and belief in everything, and although he feels that he's a bad person and has wanted to die on several occasions, he gets through all of it because of her. Or at least, that's the way I took it.

    So perfect, though. :]
    AllChokedUpon September 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim in love with the line: you're in my body, thats where i think about you.

    this song just proved anyone who thinks say anything has gone mainstream WRONG
    thrasssshon October 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmax! i heard he wrote this in some sort of engagement fashion.. i'm not sure if that is right, but it fits..

    super great song anyways.

    "There's no one who imagines like you."
    jjduffy333on January 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentStraight forwarded I think it's about his fiance whom he feels has helped him feel better about life....tickle me red shares a similar theme
    thehollandtreeon January 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCould I possibly write more?? haha, I left out what I think is my favorite part. If you all watched the version that is on YouTube, he puts a lot of stress/enfasis/emotion of pain into the lines, "But tell me do you still feel this, Tell me do you still feel this." Love it.
    tarheels21on January 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCorrect lyrics...? Yes yes.


    There's a cemetery deep below the sea
    There is spaces reserved for fools like me
    Tried to kill myself at least a dozen times
    But nothing seemed to turn out right

    Now I'd rather wait a half a century
    Soiling the bed belligerent and wrinkly
    Even when I go blind and lose my mind
    Nothing seems to turn out right
    Something's got to turn out right

    If you want, then when we die
    We'll ascend to some place way up high
    The gate will show you through
    If they ask me, I'm with you

    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you
    In my body
    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you

    There's no one who imagines like you
    So convinced there's somewhere that we go to
    Not a first class trip to the abyss
    Tell me too you still feel this
    Tell me too you still feel this

    As I drown in lakes of fire,
    I will call your name as I expire
    It's the last thing that I'll do
    I will tell them I'm with you

    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you
    In my body
    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you

    Falling asleep, asleep at the wheel
    As I approach that cliff
    I'm starting to feel
    If you can wake me up, with only a touch
    If I can die with you, life would be enough

    And I'll face the one you made
    My disgusting heart from a lump of clay
    Should he ask what got me through?
    If he asks me, it was you

    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you
    In my body
    You're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you
    torymcdougallon October 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTyped these up without looking here first. The commenter torymcdougall got a lot of it right, though we have a few differences. These are the lyrics to the studio version released for streaming today on their myspace page.
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    There's a cemetery deep below the sea
    There the spaces reserved for fools like me
    Tried to kill myself at least a dozen times
    But nothing seemed to turn out right

    Now I'd rather wait a half a century
    Soiling the bed all belligerent and wrinkly
    Even when I go blind and lose my mind
    Nothing seems to turn out right
    Somethings gotta turn out right

    If you want then when we die
    We'll ascend to some place way up high
    At the gate they'll show you through
    If they ask me I'm with you

    You're in my body
    You're, you're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you

    You're in my body
    You're, you're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where

    There's noone who imagines like you
    Still convinced there's somewhere that we go to
    Not a first class trip to the abyss
    Tell me do you still feel this
    Tell me do you still feel this

    As I drown in lakes of fire
    I will call your name as I expire
    It's the last thing that I do
    I will tell them I'm with you

    You're in my body
    You're, you're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you

    You're in my body
    You're, you're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where

    Fallin' asleep, asleep at the wheel
    As I approach that cliff, I'm starting to feel
    If you could wake me up, with only your touch
    I can die with you, life would be enough

    Fallin' asleep, asleep at the wheel
    As I approach that cliff, I'm starting to feel
    If you could wake me up, with only your touch
    I can die with you, life would be enough

    When I face the one who made
    My disgusting heart from a lump of clay
    Should he ask what got me through
    If he asks me, it was you.

    You're in my body
    You're, you're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you

    You're in my body
    You're, you're in my body
    You're in my body
    That's where I think about you
    Vorimeon October 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt kills me that they cut the "Last cigarette" part out of the album version.
    eBunaon November 02, 2009   Link

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