"Vices" as written by Shane Told, Joshua Bradford and Paul Koehler....
You can't see me behind the door
I just heard everything you said
You tell him, you're saying
All those things you used to say to me

Who is he?
I never thought you'd drop that avalanche on me
And be unfaithful
These hotel walls are paper thin, I'm going out

Seven, seven with the lime will keep me safe
Long enough to stop the thought of your embrace
Inside my head the lies that I've been fed
Throw it back behind my lips, the pain is gone

Line 'em up and knock 'em down
The night goes on and on and on
To let me cope with this disaster

I'm seven deep
Her brown hair and blue eyes
Looking right at me

Who is she?
I never thought I'd ever think of stepping out
I'll fight this temptation
This crowded bar is full of sin, I'm going out

Seven, seven with the lime will keep me safe
Long enough to stop the thought of your embrace
Inside my head the lies that I've been fed
Throw it back behind my lips, the pain is gone

Line 'em up and knock 'em down
The night goes on and on and on
To let me cope with this disaster

I'm not coming home tonight
I'd rather sleep on the street
I'm not coming home to you
I'd won't sleep with the devil

I'm not coming home tonight
I'd rather sleep on the street
I'm not coming home to you
I'd won't sleep with the devil

I'm not coming home tonight
I'd rather sleep on the street
I'm not coming home to you
I'd won't sleep with the devil

On this city street I'll rest my head tonight
I'm going out

Seven, seven with the lime will keep me safe
Long enough to stop the thought of your embrace
Inside my head the lies that I've been fed
Throw it back behind my lips, the pain is gone

Line 'em up and knock 'em down
The night goes on and on and on
To let me cope with this disaster



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"Vices" as written by Paul Koehler Joshua Bradford

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    General Commentwhat does seven seven with the lime mean??
    cekowalski33on March 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentseven seven is a drink...7-up and Seagram's 7 (whiskey). Hence a seven and seven.

    plus a lime.
    brandnewlihxcon March 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe girl cheated on him and it truly shocked and devastated him when he found out. However, instead of sulking and wishing for her back he's going out, getting drunk in an attempt to numb the pain she's putting him through. In the back of his mind he knows he's better off, and the alcohol just reinforces those feelings.
    ajc1neon April 09, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningFrom what i've thought the songs are like a story. In the first song a girl is abused until she's 6 and then the song end. And then Vices is the resume to the song before, it starts with a girl that's and 8 and get ignored by her mom. Then her mom realizes she's gone and she sell herself it seems because the one she did it with then lift up he's phone and it says Wife on the display and its not the mom on the display so it can't be her dad getting that.
    The next time she's shows up she's about 15. Then she walk to her dad and hes a alcoholic and drunk and start pushing her and hit her. Then it looks like he unzip his pants and start holding her but she run away. He was probably going to rape her because the lyrics say "I'm not coming home to you i won't sleep with the devil" wich should show that she was about to get raped and has been before, probably since she was a kid.
    ppoolliisson October 17, 2012   Link
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    General Commenthaha thank you both for answering my question that i didnt have to ask =)
    this song is one of my favorites on the CD.
    The title alone is brilliant.. arent we all a victim of one vice or another,
    but the best lines i think
    "I'm not coming home tonight,
    i'd rather sleep on the street.
    Im not coming home to you,
    I WONT SLEEP WITH THE DEVIL"

    its something i couldnt put into words my self but wish i could, because when i heard it i knew it was perfect.
    someone is obviously poisenous to your happiness and well being because they are destroying your trust and love. this girl is so obviously cheating on him, and hes finally starting to deal with that realization wich hes possibly been avoiding all along.
    hes gonna cope by drinking and trying to forget her...
    but he wins in the end just because he'd rahter sleep on the streets than go home to her.
    shes a life ruiner.
    T- Cuppycakeson April 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's so rad that the Cancer Bats guy is on this song
    Beaky886on April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey're at a hotel cos their house burnt down
    Maddie,fabregason April 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Memorywow this song's amazing
    and feels really relevent to me
    especially the first few lines
    hearing your girlfriend speak to someone else like they used to speak to you is one of the worst feelings ever, gets worse when they try and deny it
    anyway lyrics are pretty self-explanatory
    theDEPTHSofDREAMSon July 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentkick-ass song
    eventhough i dont agree with the way problems are solved (or rather drowned) in the refrain
    4treyuon September 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis album is amazing. It's a complete story that is meant to be taken from the The Great Fire to The End. By far one of the best written albums Iv'e ever heard. The story starts with the fact that his house has burned down, and then his wife cheating on him, and then the confession that he burned down the house, and how his daughter is going to be taken away, and why he did all summed up into fourteen amazing songs of epicness. Well played Silverstein, well played.
    MATTGREINERISABEASTon April 29, 2010   Link

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