I've come here as a man in shambles
Worn out from begging on my knees
Please, I'm just trying to keep my family together
Now, when you saw your lover wore a ring around her finger
Why didn't you stop
I have half a mind to make you hurt
To make you bleed, to make you suffer
I swear if you've touched her
Oh, heaven forgive what I would do to you
You monster
Think about your children
They'll never believe what you've done
Listen, I am begging you, back off
Let me rebuild the things you've shattered
She meant it
I swear that she meant it
She whispered so often
Husband, I'll always be here with you
But always, always, always, always, always, always
Always is valueless
I wish I'd never heard her speak a word

And I hope you see us
Your wife and your children and I
Buried in the wreckage of your crime
While you're laying down your sins
Softly leaning in to kiss your guilt goodnight

She is mine, she is
She is mine
You stole her, somehow tricked her
But we'll survive, we will
We'll survive
She loves me dearly
You'll see
You are blind, you are
You are blind
She loves me dearly
Loves me she

Breathe in, breathe in, breathe in
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe in
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe in
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe in, breathe
He finally paused to take a breath and then looked down
It felt like staring into hell
The man was seated in a chair before him silent
A statue framed in pain and flesh
He thought, what more can I say to sway him
To make the statue speak
I swear he's made of stone and I am barely stirring up breeze
I'm barely stirring up a breeze
And after waiting in the silence
Finally turned around to leave
Broken and barely through the doorway
Breathing slowly, beating hard
He heard him speak
I guess love's a funny thing
The way it fades away without a warning
It doesn't ask to be excused
And when it's gone, oh it's gone
It ain't ever coming back
There is nothing you can do to save it
To make it breathe the way it did
When you were sliding on the ring
Trust me, it's gone for good
Now there is nothing you can do stop me
She is happy when she is with me
And I am, I am finally alive
I'm sorry

Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty straight forward. It's sung from the point of view of a man who is confronting the man his wife cheated on him with. The husband tells the other man that his wife still loves him and calls the other man a monster. Line by line, the husband loses confidence in what he's saying until he's almost chanting just to comfort himself. The other man has no reaction the entire time. Finally the husband begs the other man to say something. When the other man doesn't, the husband begins to leave. Finally the other man tells the husband what he's known all along. His wife no longer loves him. The love left without warning and there's no way to get it back. His wife now loves the other man and couldn't be happy with the husband ever again.
    krikitarmyon May 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just... one of the most brutal things i have ever heard. the lyrics are so powerful.
    donniemcguffogon January 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lines "Think about your children..." and "I hope you see us/Your wife and your children and I".. I think he's sort of putting the burden of his family onto the other man, trying to turn it around onto him? I also think it foreshadows at the end how the cheater will eventually tell the man, like krikit army said, that his wife no longer loves him.
    This song is one of my favorite songs by La Dispute. Especially starting at "He finally paused to take a breath, then looked down".. I just can't even believe so much talent exists.
    norawafaion December 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me chills. It's so raw. I love it!
    The song is pretty much straight forward though.
    imthashityadiggon September 11, 2011   Link

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