"I Live with You" as written by Christopher Robert Bear, Daniel Raphael Rossen, Christopher M. Taylor and Edward Droste....
Been gone too long,
Don't make me beg

They'll try, they'll try, they'll try,
To keep us apart

They'll try, they all try,
To keep us apart (just in case)

You brought us this far
We'll do what we can

Don't put me on, don't make me beg

They'll try, they'll try, they'll try,
To keep us apart

You'll try, you'll try, you'll try,
To keep us apart (with what we can)

You brought us this far
We'll do what we can

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"I Live with You" as written by Christopher Robert Bear, Daniel Raphael Rossen, Christopher M. Taylor, Edward Droste

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  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite song from the new album. Hands down.
    notlehs925on March 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike many of their other songs, it has an eerie-ness to it, definitely a favorite from the new album..can't wait for the final versions to be released.
    kati1790on March 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentvery department of eagles-esque. can hear rossen's input here
    jmb5346on April 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDaniel Rossen himself describes this song as a twisted love song, and I don't think there's any evidence to assume that it's anything else.

    It's an insecure, negative, harmful love being portrayed here; the kind of love present in abusive relationships. Examine the lines "Been gone too long" or "Don't put me on / Don't make me beg." Doesn't this instill the image of a hateful relationship, made all the more terrifying by the fact that the two in the relationship live together and hence the title?

    There's really no need to read into what's between the lines; it's all here. Jealousy can drive a person mad and inhibit rational thought, hence the lines "They'll try / They'll try to keep us apart" and the astoundingly accusatory "You'll try / You'll try to keep us apart." It's damn creepy how the speaker shifts the target of his rage onto his partner, accusing him/her of trying to break up their relationship. It's creepy, tense, and unsettling, and it gets the point across really well.
    Chabandon September 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSo he could be saying people will try to keep he and god apart because homosexuality is a sin,even though he knows in his heart that god won't punish him...or at least he hopes so: "dont put me on, don't make me beg!" (for grace) Th church boy choir absolutely perfect this song and verifies the meaning as they sing "return" as in wanting the messiah to return or god to show himself to affirm his presence in the singers life.

    Or it could just be. About breaking up.

    doodooheadon February 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh just gave myself a negative rating, haha woops
    kati1790on March 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlistening to this song stresses me out so much. haha i dont really know why. and yet i still like it...
    pimpmylizon August 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think it might be about how our parents generation and our own are growing apart, because of the media influence and perpetual state of unconciousness, and our's is in a constant state of degeneracy.

    "You brought us this far
    We’ll do what we can"
    saying our parents did the best they could, and now it's up to us to shape the world.

    "They’ll try
    To keep us apart"
    saying how degeneracy, and the fact that our economy runs best on our generations self-conciousness and destructive tendencies (as well as our fathers, i guess), is keeping us apart from the customs and traditions of our fathers.

    i think Deep Blue Sea touches on it too.
    the lyricist doesn't want our parent's generation to leave, because he's afraid of how we might not be able to stop our downward trajectory.

    or i might be way wrong. that's just how i see it.
    ferretwhereitaton August 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    MemoryYou will not believe how AMAZING this song sounds live. Before, my favorite song off the album was Ready, Able but after hearing this one live, this one wins hands down. It gives me the chills.. It's so darn beautiful but eerie. I don't understand how each one of them can have such equally beautiful voices..
    hkayon November 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most beautiful songs I've heard.

    The strings are kind of eerie. I fuckin love it. Then they subtlely incorporate horns. Like wtf!

    Seems like its about a relationship where the ones involved feel like the world doesn't want them to be together(kinda like a me against the world mentality)...just my opinion.

    I'd say the best off of Veckatimest.
    epilepticteenon October 27, 2010   Link

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