"After One Quarter Of A Revolution" as written by and Jordan Taylor Buckley Andrew John Williams....
Cleaned up a mess I'm in, now I am born again.
Naked, spotless motion without strings.
I've flushed the filth to the sea, the limbs and sharp debris but if that water rises woe is me.
Hearts aren't beating their counting down.
Breaths aren't stolen they're groomed and given out.
The closet is teeming with broken bones.
I'll be driven out and swallowed whole.

I walk a crooked mile with the devil on my back puppeteering, schemes with every step.
But I once could walk through walls and drift above it all,
Pursing endless love to endless depths.

Hearts aren't beating they're counting down.
Breathes aren't stolen they're groomed and given out.
The closet is teeming with broken bones.
I'll be driven out swallowed whole.

Object all you want but I am not done with you.
Lives will be lost. Children will grieve.
Entire nations will crumble and blood run deep, but we will be redeemed.
You and I will be weightless.
We'll stay unborn so death can't start the clock and love can sleep through our pores.

Lyrics submitted by Twobucktin

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    General CommentThe end is so... so... so... epic. (Epic is overused, but it's the only word I can think of to describe this.)

    Oh, and Keith Buckley confirmed on Twitter Pete Wentz is the one screaming "Hearts aren't beating, they're counting down."
    supernaturalon October 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be the most intense song on the album.
    PhilipWithOneLon October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with supernatural that the ending is epic. I love the "Object all you want but I am not done with you." part
    Perfec7on February 10, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm pretty sure it's

    "Pursuing endless love to endless depths"

    not 'pursing'.
    VickyVioleton September 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIts about how everyone dies.. He's saying at the end that its better to never be borned and not have to worry about death and heart ache
    life is pain. death is the release
    blackrockeron July 16, 2012   Link
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    General Commentit's about life after drug addiction, in my opinion... I think the whole album is themed after that in general. Drugs.
    IwONtSoONforGeTon November 30, 2009   Link

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