I've been out for so long, days slipped by again
And I can't sleep since I stopped caring
I'll stay out until my lungs bleed
And I can't tell daylight from streetlights anymore
As he cast his shadow

I've seen this road a thousand times and I can't look back
I've seen this road a thousand times and I can't, I'm not looking back

This is so unfamiliar; death is no man's friend
Yet I'll stay here until I hear him roar

Death is screaming my name but I refuse to listen to him

I can't sit here forever
Watch me rise again
Watch me rise back up
Forever would be just be so easy to fall into
But still I'll stay out until my lungs bleed
Forever is the easy option but I won't take it

The choices I've made will lead me to an early fucking grave


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    General CommentThe best opener an album could hope for! I reckon it's just about fast living and, thus, fast dying. Not having any regrets,though knowing you've fucked yourself up and there's no way back.

    Awesome.
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    Priscilla
    HesperusIsPhosphoruson August 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fucking awesomeeeeee
    Carporealon October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an opener, no silly little intros, nothing, straight into the fucking brutal ASSAULT of an album. I think it's Sam saying that he's had to make choices, as shown in the last line, and that he's "seen this road a thousand times" but he's "not looking back", signifying that he has no regrets... I'm not sure but that's how I see it. And also maybe just giving death the middle finger slightly... wow.
    BeMyMannequinon February 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfucking damn, this song is so brutal. i fucking love it.
    dieboyon June 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe breakdown at the end of the song is so tight. my favorite song on hollow crown.
    augustburnsshredon July 10, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningits about how sam used to smoke so much weed it nearly killed him.
    my mate interviewed him for his zine on their last uk tour.
    robnewlandon August 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, great instrumentals, great yelling, great clean vocals, great lyrics.

    I'm so glad I found Architects
    SovereignRainon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be about how he's done a lot of things he's regretted "I've seen this road a thousand times and I can't look back." To me, that's just saying that he's been down that road and he doesn't wanna look back at it he wants to move on. A lot of it sounds like he's done some drugs "I'll stay out until my lungs bleed. And I can't tell daylight from streetlights anymore." He's stopped caring about life and the days just keep slipping by. And he's realizing that he's one day going to die "This is so unfamiliar; death is no man's friend Yet I'll stay here until I hear him roar. Death is screaming my name but I refuse to listen to him." And for a moment he thinks about changing his lifestyle to avoid death "I can't sit here forever. Watch me rise again. Watch me rise back up" But in the end he accepts that fact that he's going to die some day and basically decides to not let death scare him anymore. "Forever would be just be so easy to fall into, But still I'll stay out until my lungs bleed. Forever is the easy option but I won't take it." That's what it means to me I guess.
    tmdobbson November 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you like this song, then check out THE DAY WILL COME!....

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    :)
    tommybearshareon March 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIf you like this song, then check out THE DAY WILL COME!....

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    :)
    tommybearshareon March 10, 2011   Link

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