Now you go unseen
Perfect, you'll stay hidden
And I can dream of things you'll never see
Allie, please
If you are braver than the rest
There's little left who could dispute your claim

And when you'd finally gone
He tells me, "You were dead all along."
He was wrong, he hadn't lived a day
The way you lived your final days
A teenager in love with Christ and heroin

Now you feel ashamed
But he feels nothing of the kind
He talks of things he wouldn't mind to try
Sometime
But you've got little left to give
His touch is not a thing you'll ever miss

And when you'd finally gone
He tells me, "You were dead all along."
He was wrong, he hadn't lived a day
The way you lived your final days
A teenager in love with Christ and heroin
A teenager in love with Christ and heroin

And if you made a stand
I would stand with you till the end
But you don't need a friend when you're a
Teenager in love with Christ and heroin
A teenager in love with Christ and heroin


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  • +4
    General Comment"Now you go unseen, perfect youll stay hidden
    and i can dream of things youll never see"
    Simple, Alli has died. Hence, is unseen. The speaker talks of the glory of dying young as "perfect, you'll stay hidden." But the benefits of life that he "can dream of things you'll never see"

    "when youd finally gone
    he tells me "you were dead all along"
    he was wrong, he hadnt lived a day
    the way you lived your final days
    a teenager in love with christ and heroin"
    When she has died, her boyfriend tells the speaker that because of her addiction and the state she was in, she was dead all along really. The singer disagrees, commenting on the intensity of feeling and the passion of being alive when "a teenager in love with christ and heaven."

    "now you feel ashamed
    but he feels nothing of the kind
    he talks of things he wouldnt mind to try sometime,"
    I think this is sexual rather than to do with the drugs. This boyfriend has seduced her and she is ashamed, while he thinks about the things he'd like to try with her, backed up by the line "his touch is not a thing you'll ever miss"

    I think the song is generally about this arrogant boyfriend taking advantage of her and not seeing the pain and beauty in her desperate position. The singer offers his help and understanding "If you made a stand..." but she rebukes it, choosing her love for Christ and heroin, and ultimately death. The singer does not disapprove of her lifestyle, and always has seen the romance and tragedy to it.

    flibberdyjibberon June 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjoking! i really like this song, i actually agree with phillr
    PECOAEon June 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"now you feel ashamed
    but he feels nothing of the kind
    he talks of things he wouldnt mind to try sometime"

    perhaps a girl lost her virginity?
    dbsabres06on May 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty obviously about a friend overdosing on heroin.

    "now you feel ashamed
    but he feels nothing of the kind
    he talks of things he wouldn't mind to try sometime"

    Is talking about how YOU feel ashamed for doing these drugs (heroin), and HE (the person who overdosed) not only doesn't see anything wrong with it, but is contemplating other drugs he wouldn't mind trying.

    phillron June 15, 2009   Link

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