i need to see you step away from the edge
i've seen this coming and you're better off alone

why?

well it's safe to say
that you were the one without a plan
and you missed the point
you took the blood on my hands

why aren't you trying to escape
from the fires that i have made
i won't be the one who kills you
oh you will find the murderer is

you built the walls that kept you alone
i torn them down just to watch you rebuild
you built this house to hide from everything you fear
i nearly showed you how to tear the building down

why aren't you trying to escape
from the fires that i have made
this time will be a little different
this time i'll be the one that pulls you out
because i can hear you scream from far away
and you can be so much more than this

but the foundation is weak
and this time these walls will come down
why don't you save all the trouble and pull yourself out
and take some gas and a match and burn it to the ground
watch the flames throughout
watch all your fears fall like ashes all around
just don't forget that you're the one who brought it down
you did this on your own
all i did was show you how

with your head pounding harder than your heart
and you feel like you're stuck where you are
when your lungs fill with smoke
and you know that you're heading towards the dark

when it seems like this scene never ends
then atleast you can do is pretend
that the life you've been living
is leading you out of the dark


why aren't you trying to escape
from the fires that i have made
(now you can be free from everything)
that you fear that torn you apart
and i can hear you scream from far away
(i can say that i brought you here)
that i've done my day
so i can finally go to sleep

now you can be free
from every fear that you have
so i can finally go to sleep


Lyrics submitted by Halberstram

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    General CommentThink this song is totally about how people seclude themselves and are their own worst enemies. They trap themselves inside "walls". This song is their way of showing people how to tear down those walls. You can be shown out of the hole you are in, but it's you that has to climb out/stay out. "watch all your fears fall like ashes all around just don't forget that you're the one who brought it down you did this on your own all i did was show you how". Amazing song and for sure the best hardcore band in recent years. Lyrically amazing, right up there with Oh, Sleeper.
    MrReon January 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy has nobody commented this song?
    It's AMAZING.
    papaburgundy726on December 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUhhhhm, people hello? this song is awesome :)
    I build walls just like whoever this song is about. Haha,
    So I think i get it. MMMMMM
    breannafon December 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah meaning in it is pretty obvious to me. BUT THIS SONG IS FUCKING AMAZING! lyrically it's my fav. by them with Taste of Regret in a close second.
    dpackmanon January 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe only problem with these lyrics is that at the beggining it says better off ALIVE not alone
    FutureLeadGuitaron February 08, 2009   Link

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