Take a breath
Hold it in
Start a fight
You won't win
Had enough
Let's begin
Nevermind
I don't care

All in all
You're no good
You don't cry
Like you should
Let it go
If you could
When love dies in the end

So I'll find what lies beneath
Your sick twisted smile
As I lay underneath
Your cold jaded eyes
Now you turn the tide on me
'Cause you're so unkind
I will always be here
For the rest of my life

Here we go
Does it hurt
Say goodbye
to this world
I will not
Be undone
Come to life
It gets worse

All in all
You're no good
You don't cry
Like you should
I'll be gone
when you fall
Your sad life
Says it all

So I'll find what lies beneath
Your sick twisted smile
As I lay underneath
Your cold jaded eyes
Now you turn the tide on me
'Cause you're so unkind
I will always be here
For the rest of my life

Don't carry me under
You're the devil in disguise
God sing for the hopeless
I'm the one you left behind

So I'll find what lies beneath
Your sick twisted smile
As I lay underneath
Your cold jaded eyes
Now you turn the tide on me
'Cause you're so unkind
I will always be here
For the rest of my life



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  • +6
    General Comment:To me this song is so powerful and so true to alot of relationships. It's about a man who is with someone that after time they have drifted apart. She has become so mean and painful to him. He knows this, and wants to leave the relationship, but everytime he tries to reveal to her how unhappy he is she starts a fight with him and makes him feel guilty about it. Even though he is in the right and deserves alot better she "turns the tide" on him and makes him feel bad for everything and makes herself into the the victim. So now, he is basically trapped forever in a loveless relationship that he never can escape. He will always be there for the rest of his life...
    PyarForeveron December 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:like any good breaking benjamin song, i believe this song is about a woman he loves and she just plays with his mind so he will start a fight and explain but she doesn't cry, she doesn't get it, she turns the "tide" on him meaning she flips it right back on him, he feels like there is more to her than there appears he is trying to find "what lies beneath her sick twisted smile" while he is caught in her eyes. He can't leave because he is still hoping this is just the surface of who she really is. Love this song, in fact breaking benjamin is on the top of my list of favorite bands
    TheOriginalChubbzon September 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:id say. some sick whore who just plays with his head. shes just completely callous and she feels nothing.
    oXguitarchickXoon October 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I know this song is about a relationship gone bad...but I see it in a different light.

    "So ill find what lies beneath your sick twisted smile"
    This line...reminds me of me and my boyfriend (we are in a great relationship!) but...hes smart, mysterious and kind. He skipped two grades, graduated at the age of 16, and will graduate a 4 year college at the age of 20...his skills in computers and math are AMAZING..and i dont understand how his brain works! He has tried to explain to me how things work...how these huge math problems he works on are beautiful and full of life cause we use them everyday to live and I just dont understand it all..so he smiles back at me with this kind, but twisted smile..like he knows he has a whole different world opened up to him. So he looks back at me,confused at how i dont understand, while Im staring into his eyes, and we hug...whilst I think I will never understand what hes trying to tell me. ("as i lie underneath your cold jaded eyes")

    "Now you turn the tide on me, cause your so unkind...I will always be here for the rest of my life"
    Sometimes he gets frustrated at me because I dont understand him most of the time, and goes into this kindof..angry speech at me to try to get me to understand..but then realizes I cant think the same and ends up stopping, and telling me he loves me =)

    The rest of the lyrics dont really make sense, but they are powerful and from the heart..which makes this song even more amazing than what the small portion of it means to me. Ben is an amazing lyricist... he is my hero! All of the bands songs are powerful and amazing, and seeing their passion for their music live on stage really lets you understand how they are, what they feel, and how much fun they have doing what they are doing! I totally recommend seeing them live, its a good show and a GREAT time!
    Naz14on December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is missing a line:

    Don't carry me under
    You're the devil in disguise
    God sing for the hopeless...

    I think this song is pretty self explanatory! Another great song by BB!
    crazyfunchickon September 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Don't carry me under
    You're the devil in disguise
    God sing for the hopeless
    I'm the one you left behind

    really like this line!!!


    I love BB's entire discography and Dear Agony was as great as all of the rest albums.
    Much love to all fans.
    nayo92on October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I take this song the same, but differently than others. Instead of her not caring, I take it as being numb to what she's doing to him. Maybe I see it this way because I'm in that situation myself. In a mental disorder sort of sense, say Bipolar, Borderline, Schizophrenia, anything that's capable of a psychotic break. That's what this song reminds me of. He's holding onto her, or what she used to be.
    Crownedhopelesson October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song so much. its a relationship, i'm sure. but i'm not sure that it's a physical being. it could be a struggle with demons from his past, but i could definitely see this being about a relationship where he gave it all he had and then found out that she felt nothing toward him, and didn't even hate him...she just didn't care. and that, i think, is the worst letdown of love. the opposite of love is apathy. BB is amazing.
    shirtlessjoeon December 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:He is in a relationship that he doesn't really want to be in, but he loves her. He's searching for the love he thinks she still feels and goes along with what she says. He can't find any love and she is just cruel to him. He wants to see her hurt, but then he doesn't because of his love for her.
    Hazzyyon June 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning:this song means to me that the couple are fighting and the guy is finding out that the gerls love was a lie and he can see now her sick twisted smile .it reminds me of my past relationship.but i love the song.
    blackveilbride16on July 24, 2010   Link

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