so i stayed the night hoping you and i would fix this shit, sorry can i get it right
but the lights are off, and i had my doubts she can't be gone

using photographs
we were over exposed when the shutter snapped
we're the best damn actors imitating our past (we won't last)
drowning in the midwest, so let the water fill your lungs
and make sure you do your best obtain oxygen to make them last
stories told, lives are sold, we can't hold everything i promised you
it was a long shot and i missed in the dark
come on, let's forget how to breathe
it's the only way we used to be

so i stayed the night hoping you and i would fix this shit, sorry can i get it right
but the lights are off, and i had my doubts she can't be gone
all this time we cross each others body lines
we were fighting on
what can i say? i was vulnerable at the way
(and your crazy) driving me crazy
what can i say? we were determined to make it out
(and your crazy) driving me crazy
stories told, lives are sold, we can't hold everything i promised you
everything i promised you
so come on, let's forget how to breathe

so i stayed the night hoping you and i would fix this shit, sorry can i get it right
but the lights are off, and i had my doubts she can't be gone
all this time we cross each others body lines
we were fighting on


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Decline Of A Midwestern Civilization song meanings
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    General Commentsounds like: and make sure you do your best. obtain oxygen to make them last
    mrhat1065on March 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    DarthFly0on March 22, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe last 2 lines of the song should be:

    And all this time we cross each others body lines.
    (I'll show you one side.) (I'll show you one lie*) we were fighting on.


    *or line; hard to tell which he's singing.
    Note: parentheses notes backup vocals. There are 2 because the vocals each come from a different side of the speakers, therefore sounding like 2 separate people or performances.
    BombDroppageon March 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWas this song performed live, or were the bar sounds recorded?
    fateworksbothwayson June 07, 2010   Link

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