She said the sleepers on tracks have woken up
It's the end of the line I guess our luck is up
It was fun while it lasted cause nothing ever does
Love has lost its meaning and it was wasted on us

In the electrical storm you were running wild
You had a death wish you were a child
I came to bearing a lightning bolt
If you came back as the deep sea, I would come back as the salt

It's like your head is stuck in a tightening vise
Your ears are deaf to your friends’ advice
Because you know that your heart will never be full
It doesn't always have to be beautiful
Unless its beautiful

Okay leave now leave now if you just can't stay
Because there’s nothing worse than somebody pretending away
The years of their youth they will never get back
So I'll go home and practice the traits you said I lacked

Like listening to the thunder of your heart
And how with every other beat we grew further apart
Love is always going to be hard to you both
Never thinking that you'll ever love anyone else as much

But it’s ugly, it’s ugly now yeah I know
But you never give things enough time to grow
It's like driving through a carnival
It doesn't always have to be beautiful
Unless its beautiful

Baby I know it's over
Tell me (please) wait ‘til you're sober
Now we know it’s true
The waiting never quite felt like waiting
When the waiting was with you
Baby I know it's over
Tell me (please) wait ‘til you're sober
Now we know it’s true
The waiting never quite felt like waiting
When the waiting was with you

So let me tell you tell you a thing or two
About how to survive when there is a me and a you
It's awful, it's gruesome, it's something, it's cruel
Forever you will ask God if this happened to you

‘Cause I'm always thinking, thinking about where you are
Who you're with and if your mind is far
From what we do when we're alone
Love is to much for me and now the wall needs to grow

So when your head stuck in a tightening vise
Your ears are deaf to your friends’ advice
Because you know that your heart will never be full
It doesn't always have to be beautiful
Unless its beautiful

Baby I know it's over
Tell me (please) wait ‘til you're sober
Now we know it’s true
The waiting never quite felt like waiting
When the waiting was with you
Baby I know it's over
Tell me (please) wait ‘til you're sober
Now we know it’s true
The waiting never quite felt like waiting
When the waiting was with you


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    General CommentLike listening to the thunder of your heart
    And how with every other beat we grew further apart
    Love is always going to be hard to you both
    Never thinking that you'll ever love anyone else as much

    Should read:
    Like listening to the thunder of your heart
    And how with every other beat we grew further apart
    Love is always going to be hard to give up
    Never thinking that you'll ever love anybody else as much
    MichielDeanon June 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGosh I love this song! :D although it's about breaking up and all, it makes me so happy! Slow Club is a great band!
    mjda23on August 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti adore this song, its so sweet.

    Im guessing its a song about a failing relationship, but they do love eachother.. maybe one more than the other.
    "In the electrical storm you were running wild, you had a death wish you were a child"
    someone was too immature for the relationship?
    "I came to bearing a lightning bolt, if you came back as the deep sea, I would come back as the salt"
    saying if they had another chance in another lifetime maybe they would? something like that.

    "But it’s ugly, it’s ugly now yeah I know, but you never give things enough time to grow
    It's like driving through a carnival, it doesn't always have to be beautiful.. Unless its beautiful"
    its hard but worth it if its something beautiful?

    "Love is to much for me and now the wall needs to grow"
    too painful? someone cheating when theyre drunk, saying break up when youre sober?

    "when your head stuck in a tightening vise, your ears are deaf to your friends’ advice"
    when you are infatuated or in love, you ignore or cant/dont want to listen to friends advice, even if you know theyre right.
    i love that line.

    i dont know if any of this makes sense to anyone else. ahaha. i tired.
    talkingbirdon July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey are amazing. Every song by them is just beautiful and their lyrics are always so meaningful. I can't chose between this song and "because we're dead" by them.
    Juic33yfruiton April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's "forever you will ask, how did this happen to you"
    littlefidelityon April 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song's just soo perfect from the first note till the end!
    EAcosmicoon August 22, 2013   Link

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