Time is running out as you die, die, die in this bed not making a sound.
It has all come crashing down to the heel, and watch you breathe your last.
So helpless to stop you from slipping away so fast.

Oh, God, are you listening now?
As this cancer dances through her, and then takes a bow.
It won't disappoint the crowd, whose word is a curse, as I hear them one-by-one.
Please pull the string, and I come undone.

I know this. I felt the same. I'm sleeping by your side.
You're worth this. I wouldn't trade a day.
So many days I've been blind.
I want to stop and rewind.
Kick off our shoes and dance with the ghost of you.

Who could tease me and leave me begging for the abuse?
You're the only I knew that could tame me, and make me who I am.
But now, there's self-blaming and there's nothing left of all my plans.

I know this. I felt the same. I'm sleeping by your side.
You're worth this. I wouldn't trade a day.
So many days I've been blind.
I want to stop and rewind.
Kick off our shoes and dance..

Let's dance again.
We'll turn up our sleeves.
I know just where to begin.
Dance, let's dance again.
We could find ourselves before this happens...

Words of mine are trite and simple shame.
Still we find a place in everything.
It's just to break the silence that has been crushing me.
Half of me is dead, already gone.
Half is screaming everyone is wrong.
Finally asking now, will you just hear me out?

This was all my fault.
You brought me death, and it's everything I wanted.
It's the wrong side of fear that kept me out.


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    General CommentIt's definitely "I know this. I felt the same. I'm sinking by your side." Not "sleeping by your side."
    roulettetcon June 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat does he mean by "It's the wrong side of fear that kept me out."? its been bothering me ever since i listened to the whole cd cause it doesnt seem like a just ending to such a masterful album.
    jak20192on June 07, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning"Words of mine are trite and simple shame.
    Still we find a place in everything.
    It's just to break the silence that has been crushing me.
    Half of me is dead, already gone.
    Half is screaming everyone is wrong.
    Finally asking now, will you just hear me out?

    This was all my fault.
    You brought me death, and it's everything I wanted.
    It's the wrong side of fear that kept me out. "

    I may be completely 100% off here, but it's interesting...could this be about a huge fear of commitment to someone he loved, and him, although knowing it was an awful thought to think but thinking it anyway because of his huge fear (possibly of commitment), thinking something along the lines of, "Damn, if this girl would just die or something I wouldn't have to keep feeling this way, so scared and nervous and worried about the future." - I don't know, I know nothing about this song yet (first time hearing it today), but the ending leads me to think about this.
    jonneh_on June 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a girl who's dying/dead and he would give anything to have more time with. He blames himself for not treasuring every day with her.
    xxTheWeakeston June 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell if I remember right, Josh said in an interview that the emotions from all their albums come from what they are dealing with in their life at the time. (like As Your Voice Fades being about Toby's grandmother Now I'm not sure the exact intentions of the song, except that it was all built around "This Night Will Be Mine" being sung in Spanish.

    Like the last poster said, I get a similar feeling when listening to the song.
    Decyferon July 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSome of the lyrics are wrong. I have the cd! Came yesterday and I love it! <33 The correct lyrics fit, what people have been saying above about the meaning, better.
    So here are the correct lyrics in booklet and I tried to set it out best, please change them thanks:

    Time is running out,
    As you die die die in this bed not making a sound.
    It has all come crashing down,
    To be here, and watch you breathe your last.
    So helpless to stop you from slipping away so fast.

    Oh God are you listening now?
    As this cancer dances through her and then takes a bow.
    It won't disappoint the crowd,
    Whose words, are a curse,
    As I hear them one by one.
    Each pull, the string, and I come undone.

    I know this, I failed to say (I'm sinking by your side)
    You're worth this,
    I wouldn't trade a day, to not have gone through this
    So many days I've been blind
    I want to stop and rewind
    Kick off our shoes and dance, with the ghost of you.

    Who could tease me and leave me begging for the abuse?
    You're the only I knew,
    That could tame me, and make me who I am.
    But now it's all fading, and there's nothing left of all my plans.

    I know this, I failed to say (I'm sinking by your side)
    You're worth this,
    I wouldn't trade a day, to not have gone through this
    So many days I've been blind
    I want to stop and rewind
    Kick off our shoes and dance

    Let's dance again
    We'll turn up our sleeves
    I know just where to begin
    Dance, let's dance again
    We could find ourselves before this happens

    These words of mine are trite and so cliche,
    And still they find their place in everything.
    It's just to break the silence that has been crushing me.
    Half of me is dead, already gone.
    Half is screaming everyone is wrong.
    Finally asking now will you,
    Just hear me out?

    This was all my fault.
    You brought me death, and it's everything I wanted.
    It's the wrong side of fear that kept me out.






    JustxKillxMeon September 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOops I missed a one out...above^^ 'You're the only one I knew'.
    JustxKillxMeon September 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell, he got his wish...

    esa noche fue suyo
    fighterace0on January 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, a song has a line or a verse that gives you a new look on things or gives a disription of something that you hadn't heard before. The line "As the cancer dances through her and then takes a bow. It wont disapoint the crowd," gives you a new take on a deadly and horrible condition. It makes you wonder. Anyhoo, I might be crazy, but that's just my take on it
    basketcase182on February 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I listened to this song I thought the "cancer" was an extension of the metaphor used in "The Smile, The Face" (the cancer's your filthy mouth). If that's true, then this song shows a very different emotion from The Smile, The Face. In the the smile, he's going through the initial shock of the breakup and blames all of it on her and her lies. In this song however, he begins to realize that the breakup was ultimately his fault, and she had the right to leave him. In the smile he accuses her, but here all he wants for her is to "just hear him out" after the "silence" brought on from the break up.

    So I guess in a way you could say "the cancer" is a metaphor for her increasing desire to want to leave him, and the "death" is him realizing that the emotions between them are forever dead.

    I'm not sure, but that's what I thought when I listened to it, and I thought the concept was brilliant.
    trevorrishon June 08, 2010   Link

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