I got eyes in the back of my head and I see where you're going with me.
I'm not surprised. You take me for a fool. Maybe you're right.
If I was wiser I would not have let myself come here tonight.

You sold yourself. You never learn. (You sold yourself...)
Here I am watching the summer fading. (The summer we shared fades away with the winter)
Your hands were warm on my face. Now their crashing away. (Your hands were cold now...)
Slowly pushing me away. Pushing me away. (Slower than icy veins (?) pushing me away)

I knew it (I knew it) right from the start.
I got this big, big hole in my heart.
I wanted (I wanted) to put you in.
But for some reason you just wouldn't fit.
You just wouldn't fit.

You sold yourself. You never learn. (You sold yourself...)
Here I am watching the summer fading. (The summer we shared fades away with the winter)
Your hands were warm on my face. Now their crashing away. (Your hands were cold now...)
Slowly pushing me away. Pushing me away. (Slower than icy veins (?) pushing me away)
Pushing me away.

Lust kept giving men so many regrets.
Just this once is what we tell ourselves.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

Ships don't sink if they have wind in their sails.
But if the wind fails, is there hope for me? (I guess your love...)
I thought your love was safe. The promise you made...(wasn't so safe, the promise you made...)

Now I am drowning in your shallow sea; I swim.
(you are the storm, the wind and the waves.
you break me in two and toss me away)

You are the waves that toss me in.
(I fell apart when I fell for you)

How can I float above the water that fills my lungs?
(you are the water filing my lungs,
killing me softly without a word)

Killing me softly without a word.
(Without a word...)


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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. I think the narrator is trying to cover up a past love who hurt them with someone else (I got this big, big hole in my heart\ I wanted (I wanted) to put you in.), but the new one ends up being the farthest thing from what they need and breaks what's left of their heart again by wanting them for nothing more than sex rather than actually repairing what's broken in them (But for some reason you just wouldn't fit; Lust kept giving men so many regrets/ Just this once is what we tell ourselves.)

    It could also be a back and forth reflection between what the past lover did to the narrator and what the present one simply can't fix, no matter how hard they try. Either way, the meaning seems rather sorrowful. . .but the new album is beautiful.
    OpheliaSophroniaon June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song! Does anyone know who is singing the counter melody at the end? I don't recognize the voice.
    ERT_PaYnEon June 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjust a correction to my previous post, I am wondering who is singing the melody at the end (as opposed to Devin's counter melody). Sorry I got my terms mixed up.
    ERT_PaYnEon June 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdon't have the liner notes but it sounds like aaron sprinkle.
    smoke_signalson July 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow
    BjarneStroustrupon October 01, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Lust can give a man so many regrets."
    DevinLynnxon February 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this band because they are a sceamo but they sing as well. I have all their albums and I will keep on buying more.
    basketcase182on February 18, 2010   Link

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