Stand beside me
Tell me you don't really know
Smile politely
through your indifferent glare

See a sure sign
A clear night pierced by a cloud
in the skyline
Gun smoke suspended in air

What did I miss
It seemed like fate was on our side
from the first kiss
When we both knew this would last

Her voice fades away like FM stations in the outskirts
We're twisting at the dial as white noise to our remains

Well it's a war cry
My darlin' don't confuse love
with a good time
then we could both walk away

And even as the story piece by piece is torn asunder
And even as this house we built so strong burns all around
It seems that all we do is run away to dream and wonder
But don't forget the oaks on Prince street never fell to ground...

Stop, rewind to
the moment in time you
stopped caring like I do

Don't try to devalue
the times that still feel true
The rest you can lie through

Stop, rewind to
(Avoid the house with the broken windows)
the moment in time you
(Abandon ship every time the wind blows)
stopped caring like I do
(and hide behind...)

Don't try to devalue
(And all that's left are the smoke and ashes)
the times that still feel true
(And you remember how bad the crash is)
The rest you can lie through
(Don't look for me; I won't show)

A cigarette stained with lipstick sits beside an ashtray
It's the only thing left I have of you to throw away
If this was really fate then it's not "if" but rather "when"
And all that I have left to do is save these reminders
Until I see you then...

So I implore
Ignore my hostile demeanor
You mean more
than I would care to admit

Lyrics submitted by Twizted3584

The Oaks on Prince St. song meanings
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    General CommentI did the best I could off ear. I'm not 100% sure about the background vocals but it should be pretty close.
    Twizted3584on October 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti THINK it might be

    "Stop, rewind to
    the moment in time you
    stopped caring like I do"
    xalixoon December 23, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI think he says

    "Well it's a war crime
    My darlin' don't confuse love
    With a good time
    Then we can both walk away."

    Otherwise good job on the lyrics. This song might be the best song on the album, next to "Behind the Gun."

    lbu90on July 24, 2009   Link

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