Put down that cigarette
My hearts not in it yet
Put down that cigarette

Please don’t turn away
I don’t have much to say
Say it anyway

Oh
Forever burning
Within the heart of the one you’re searching oh
Forever waiting
Why should I come if it’s all just fading

Put down that needle now
I wanna live life underground
I’m here to pull you out

Please don’t turn away
I don’t have much to say
Say it anyway

Oh
Forever burning
Within the heart of the one your searching oh
Forever waiting
Why should I come if it’s all just fading
If I could make you make you
Go away
If I could make you make you
Go away
If I could make you do it

Oh
Forever burning
Within the heart of the one you’re searching oh
Forever waiting
Why should I come if it’s all just fading

If I could make you make you
Go away
If I could make you make you
Go away
If I could make you make you
Go away
If I could make you do it


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    General CommentFantastic song. I hope my pre-order arrives before the street date.
    TSostarichon January 09, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"If I could make you, make you
    Go away!
    If I could make you, make you do it
    You gotta go away!
    If I could make you, make you
    You gotta go awa-y!
    If I could make you, do it!"

    I just did the lyrics myself for another lyric site and figured i would update these too
    I noticed are chorus's are a bit different

    and another thing i put
    "put down that cigarette
    my hearts not eating yet"
    lol i dont know about that i think you might be in the right haha
    kisukonekoon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this song about Max trying to console Chris. it seems like Chris is really depressed maybe because of the decline of Saves The Day among other things?
    myherson January 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti have to agree myhers.
    michaelscarnon February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like myhers interp. but I feel more that its like a dialogue between max and chris (who is some unnamed girl). she breaks up with him and he's trying so hard to get her back.

    Please don't turn away <--Max
    I don't have much to say <--Chris
    Say it anyway<--Max

    shows that he is begging just to hold onto something of hers.
    And the if i could make you and then chris saying go away, telling max to go away.
    rommich4on February 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think that rommich may have hit the spot.
    it could be interpreted either way.
    saves the days decline or a girl leaving.
    i think its more like a girl leaving and him trying to get her back though.
    cause "if i could make you..."(stay with me maybe)
    and then the girl turning him down
    hence the "go away"
    sixtynineisgoodon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me these are two friends. Max is being the one to help Chris. Chris is playing the part of someone who has slipped into a deep depression, even resorting to drugs. Max is saying if he could make Chris come out out of the hole he is in he would, but Chris repeatedly pushes him away.

    We have all been in a situation like this when a friend needs help but refuses its one of the facts of life we have to deal with.
    DavidBaileyMitchellon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so very much.

    Saves the Day and Say Anything are an awesome together.

    Max is an amazing song writer and singer, as is Chris.
    StrewnThoughtson October 31, 2010   Link

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