You're always dying inside
That much closer to home
A crowded street corner
Surrounded by people, all alone.
Pain in the heart
Ran in the dark
The wind is glum and bitter
She walks around the corner
Its like she brought the sun with her
Then everything just brightened up
I couldn't make this up
My fingers in my eyes as she walked by
Like I was waking up
In so many words
I couldn't string a sentence together to bother her
I instantly forgot all my plans and started to follow her

Its like the sky opened and God handed you directly to me
I know it sounds crazy but so is life, I'm sinking
Feeling like your heart is beating solely for me

Your legs are long and toned
You must be walking home
I love the way your lips move
When you're talking on your phone
Intoxicating and truly viewing impurities
Plague every thought of you
While I'm trailing you like your security
Lost, we couldn't know our paths would cross
But time knew it
Feet sticking out the window of opportunity
Climbing through it
Pain for sale
Looking to find a new taker
Chance to speak blown
When you looked at me
I looked in the newspaper

Because the sky opened and God handed you directly to me
I know it sounds crazy but so is life, I'm sinking
Feeling like your heart is beating solely for me

I'm miles out of my way
Creepy, I want more
I would've turned back
But you stuck your key in your front door
I'm standing across the street
The stars have aligned us to meet
Standing outside with your trash
Feeling incomplete
My finger aching for your doorbell
Like a random blob
Instead I lurked outside in the cold
Like an abandoned dog
Perish the thought:
You should cherish the words that I got in my mouth
The only words that can truly explain how I got in your house

Because the sky opened and God handed you directly to me
I know it sounds crazy but so is life, I'm sinking
Feeling like your heart is beating solely for me
Unlikely, impossible, I couldn't dream and think it
There's something happening between us, you can't deceive
I'm so in over my head I've learned to breathe in it
Your eyes are screaming and they're saying "No, baby" to me
If there was a way out I think you would've taken it
My hands and arms are the only way that you can leave
Face to face for the first time you feel what I'm feeling
Selfishly no longer breathing
Because
Of me


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  • +2
    General Commentcreepy, i want MORE
    artsluton June 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song sounded so dark and haunting i had to look up the lyrics because I like music like that. Definitely about a guy who falls crazy in love for a random chick, stalks and kills her.
    ginadoll187on July 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about a serial killer
    and since he's a serial killer then clearly the way his mind works wouldn't be quite normal
    which i think is why he believes that god sent him the girl, just like any other, maybe to justify why he does what he does.
    but yeah i really believe he's a serial killer who goes after every girl he finds beautiful
    thecommentator001on July 20, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI don't know if any of you have seen the music video, but I think the interpretation is pretty clearly displayed there.
    Ahnjion December 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentin his album Depart From me, at the end of the song depart form me, he says: "this song here, this song was is written by a serial killer." and then i never knew you starts.

    im not saying that the song was actually written by a serial killer. but i think that this is the meaning. nothing more. he (the one in the song) is a serial killer, who saw a girl, and kill her.

    "Selfishly no longer breathing
    Because
    Of me"
    nati24kon July 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentps. In terms of interpretation/meaning, I think it's pretty clear this song is about a guy who is so completely overwhelmed with feelings of 'love at first sight' for this woman that he becomes an obsessed stalker in the midst of his failed attempts to pursue her.
    sanityorloveon February 12, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about some depressed kid who sees a beautiful woman walking down the street and her beauty beats him out of his depression for a while. He actually believes that this beautiful woman was sent by God to save him, a personal angel of sorts. Whether he actually does or not stalk her, rape and murder her eventually is irrelevant because I think the point is that his depression wins in the end. The beautiful woman was only a temporary relief from his pain.
    Batousion July 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has become my new ONrepeat tune. Some corrections I'd like to submit, though:

    You're always dying inside
    That much closer to home
    On a crowded street corner
    Surrounded by people, all alone
    Pain in the heart, ran in the dark
    The wound is glum and bitter
    She walks around the corner
    It's like she brought the sun with her

    I instantly forgot all my plans and started to follow her

    It's like the sky opened and God handed you directly to me
    I know it sounds crazy, but so is life, I'm sinking
    And feeling like your heart is beating solely for me


    Plague every thought of you while I'm trailing you like your security

    Feet sticking out of the window of opportunity, climbing through it

    Chance to speak blown

    My finger aching for your doorbell
    Like a random blog
    Instead I lurk outside in the cold
    Like an abandoned dog
    Perish the

    Your eyes are screaming and they're saying "Oh, baby" to me
    If there was a way out I think you would've taken it
    My hands and arms are the only way back you can leave





    sanityorloveon February 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really creepy song. Like no joke.
    DecemberSunon July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song. So passionate, creepy, but passionate!
    myrdason January 15, 2010   Link

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