I knew I couldn't trust you back when we were kids
You sold me out, you ran and hid
From all your problems, can't even face your friends
Your best friends

You're holding something in tonight
And I can tell you're not all right
Your poker face concealing
All the cards that you're not dealing
Cross your arms, avert your eyes
You're like a child ashamed to cry
The words inside your head
When I find out, you'll wish you said

I let you down so many times
But I can't ever tell you this
There is no forgiving it
I promised you I'd always be there
But that couldnt be less true
It's the worst thing I could do

You're gonna bet it all on black
And when it's gone you'll want it back
Cause truth will mix with reason
And cheating's the ultimate treason
And I could see through you like glass
Slither around below the rest
Garden of Eden burning
Forbidden fruit, you won't discern it

I let you down so many times
But I can't ever tell you this
There is no forgiving it
I promised you I'd always be there
But that couldnt be less true
It's the worst thing I could do

My loss, your gain
Do you love to play this way
?

Hold in the pain?
We're better off this way
We don't explain
We're better off this way
Friends are in vain
We're better off this way
Better off this way

I knew I couldn't trust you back when we were kids
You sold me out, you ran and hid
From all your problems, can't even face your friends
Your best friends

I let you down so many times
But I can't ever tell you this
There is no forgiving it
I promised you I'd always be there
But that couldnt be less true
It's the worst thing I could do


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  • +2
    General CommentTheres so much wrong.
    The song ties in with the concept of the album.
    In this song his "best friend" is saying the chorus as in the booklet its in italics.
    Its where he knows but he's waiting for his friend to tell him how he's been cheating with the mans wife.
    Pretty self explainatory in an awesome way.
    Amazing album.
    DiscoveringTheWaterfronton May 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI agree with DiscoveringTheWaterfront, Its the guy's wife that's cheating on him with his best friend, and the guy knows its happening and his best friend can't bear to tell him. It ties in with the lyrics from "I Am The Arsonist" where it says:

    "Throwing up with the thought of you two,
    How could you do this?
    My best friend with my bride,
    Now you tell me you are leaving."

    Which explains this song. I wish they would have had a guest singer on this song or something for the chorus or the screaming, so its more apparent that its from two different perspectives, still a good song though.


    Immortal0Martyron June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres a bunch wrong in this.
    chin35charon March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically..he got cheated on....maybe by someone girl he's know a very long time and is very close to...
    ...and they decided to take their relashonship a step further..but she changes and he can tell somethings wrong...and he soon learns she lied and cheated on him....and now everythings ruined....but he knows its better off that way even if its hard for him....



    (pretty sad too considering thats what im going through myself)


    amazing song:) silverstein keeps rockin it...
    JRB11193on April 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    My loss, your gain
    Do you love to play this way
    ?

    My loss, your gain
    Do you love to play this way
    Across your face
    its so legible

    Hold in the pain?
    We're better off this way
    We don't explain
    We're better off this way

    Hold in the pain
    we're better off this way
    We don't obstain
    were better off this way
    kyevilon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the betrayal of the best friend. About how the main character had his suspicions from the start, and how maybe the betrayer could have saved himself by just fessing up and admitting the wrong he committed. But the main character found out too fast, and it was all over.
    IAmTheArsoniston December 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes this song is about him confronting his bestfriend before he sets fire to his own house with his daughter and wife inside
    yourswordvsmydagger6g3myon February 18, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General Commentwha gives a f*ck if this sis wrong gives me an idea
    song fucking rockssssssssss
    =P
    aristuma21on April 16, 2009   Link

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