will the same mistakes haunt you like they used to do?
or are you afraid that your body won't let you choose?
you are your father's son, the same disease that holds you held him once!
and i know that if you push this hard it will still take hold.
you cannot accept the things you can't control.
and i know your mind is young but your body's old.
and you can't forgive yourself (though no one else could blame you for this).
but hold on! hold on! hold on!

and already i can't remember the heart was ever aware
that the body it kept alive was wearing out, was shutting down.
and tonight, when it realized, you gave up, it cried out,
"only now, i realize i always knew."


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    General Comment"and already i can't remember the heart was ever aware
    that the body it kept alive was wearing out, was shutting down.
    and tonight, when it realized, you gave up, it cried out,
    "only now, i realize i always knew."

    the collaboration with Matt from Look Mexico on this track is amazing.
    lovelovelove both bands, they're amazing.
    I can't believe these songs don't have any comments, they're all really, really beautiful.
    kenziejaneon November 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentone of the best songs to come out this year.
    remembermaineon December 24, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"The song is about having to put my dog down when he was only 6. He was the runt of the litter and he was most likely the result of bad dog breeding practices. It’s a very long story, but to sum it up he had so many health problems that his quality of life had diminished to the point we had to put him down. The hardest thing was that through it all, he really kept trying to struggle through it all, even though his body was failing him. It broke my heart."
    iamnton July 05, 2013   Link

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