were you dying to go? you just look so exposed
demure through the dark, dancing lights
i glided by
i can't deny that the shadows betrayed you and i on that night

oh i must confess i am overdressed
are you not impressed?
darling, i want to...
I'll confess this too, must you know the truth
this is all for you
darling, i want to destroy you.

as you reached for my hand,
did you then understand it was i who would lead you that night?
when you begged to know i was glad to show that i needn't be scared
either way, i still bite

oh i must confess i am overdressed
are you not impressed?
darling, i want to
i'll confess this too, must you know the truth
this is all for you
darling, i want to...

so here's the final scene when i finally come clean
i've watched you for years. years
and here's my favorite part where you beg for my heart
and i disappear

oh i must confess i am overdressed
are you not impressed?
darling, i want to
i'll confess this too, must you know the truth
this is all for you
darling, i want to
darling, i want to
destroy you.


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  • +1
    General Commenti love this song
    it's just so sobering...i don't know
    and it perfectly describes what i'm going through right now.
    a relationship that started out beautifully and with illusions but that i now find hateful and sickening.
    i want to destroy him.
    danieroon October 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It reminds of me of how me and my bf were before we really knew each other.
    He would be all over me and I would reject him. I think this song about how Davey got rejected so he just wanted to destroy the person instead of getting dressed up and trying again
    SleeplessSkyeon December 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think if you read the below paragraph, its going back to someone who has hurt you.

    then making them fall in love with you again only to leave them in the end heartbroken.

    "so here's the final scene when i finally come clean
    i've watched you for years. years
    and here's my favorite part where you beg for my heart
    and i disappear"
    jaykayon April 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about a Lost Love who has come to realize the one they Left was there true love.
    When the regected X realizes this (davey) he goes to lenghty measures to impress her only to turn his back once she reveals her love. " Ive watched you for years" He was so obsessed with her longing for her love, once he recieved it he realized he didnt realy want it. Rather he wanted Revenge for the fact that his Heart had been Broken for years. Or maybe thats my story... Listening to Afi is Like reading my diary go figure.
    ibarela79on July 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is gorgeous, my fav off of Crash love.

    The lyrics above are incorrect, in the bookley it's "demure" not din on...

    A.Mon October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is about a Lost Love who has come to realize the one they Left was there true love.
    When the regected X realizes this (davey) he goes to lenghty measures to impress her only to turn his back once she reveals her love. " Ive watched you for years" He was so obsessed with her longing for her love, once he recieved it he realized he didnt realy want it. Rather he wanted Revenge for the fact that his Heart had been Broken for years. Or maybe thats my story... Listening to Afi is Like reading my diary go figure.
    ibarela79on July 06, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a Lost Love who has come to realize the one they Left was there true love.
    When the regected X realizes this (davey) he goes to lenghty measures to impress her only to turn his back once she reveals her love. " Ive watched you for years" He was so obsessed with her longing for her love, once he recieved it he realized he didnt realy want it. Rather he wanted Revenge for the fact that his Heart had been Broken for years. Or maybe thats my story... Listening to Afi is Like reading my diary go figure.
    ibarela79on July 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt could be. The way I see it, it COULD be about two lovers that fall in love in a short period of time but once they're in love, it's eternal... and "destroy you" could be a kinky reference. "...either way I still bite"? maybe.
    pizzazombieon October 28, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:]
    dying2reachgreenon June 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude, isn't it obvious? This song is about Twilight. XP
    TalaLeisu2on October 14, 2012   Link

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