"The Story Left Untold" as written by and David Hodges Steve Mcmorran....
Everything you own
In a suitcase by the door
The words that keep you home
Are failing
Everything we take out in anger
Eventually will break down to answers
That are ringing in my head

Slow down
Take a deep breath
We can't give up tonight

Is it right to sit and watch this die?
We're slowly letting go
Like it's better left alone
So erase the damages we've made
The story left untold
Is better than you know
Is better than you know

Of all the nights we spent
Wrapped in blankets
No mattress on the floor
We now hold sacred
You were my best friend

Slow down
Take a deep breath
We can't give up tonight

Is it right to sit and watch this die?
We're slowly letting go
Like it's better left alone
So erase the damages we've made
The story left untold
Is better than you know

So much more to say
Suspended in the air
Between the truth and rights in place
Spilling over everything
Before you slip away
Before you slip away from me
Slow down

Is it right to sit and watch this die?
We're slowly letting go
Like it's better left alone
So erase the damages we've made
The story left untold
Is better than you know (x2)


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    General Commenti feel like dave is singing "so erase the damages we've made" instead of "so we raise the damages we made."
    i think it makes more sense.
    ClumsyLittleHearton November 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthank you, corrected :)
    kimnilssonalsenon November 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow I love this song...
    artyartaon November 07, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is so pretty. I love it, and I love Every Avenue [check the username]. <3

    The meaning seems sort of obvious to me. It's telling a story of a guy and his girlfriend or wife have been drifting apart, or fighting, and letting their angers out. This guy wants to fix things up, but he doesn't come out and tell her, "I want things to be right again."

    "...So erase the damages we've made
    The story left untold
    Is better than you know..."

    This means...well. The 'story left untold' would be how he feels, and how he wants to make it so right ('better than you know'). She just doesn't realize that he wants to patch things up.
    EveryAveFanon December 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis album is awesome. And this has to be my favorite song on it
    MusicAddict09on January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI feel that this song is about a relationship that has gone down hill. They keep arguing and things just aren't getting better, but he wants things to get better. He wants to make things work, but it's just not working. "The words to keep you home are failing." I feel that this song symbolizes the end of a relationship and in the end, the only thing that will really be remembered or thought about or even talked about among friends is the beginning of the relationship, when things were good and happy, "The story left untold is better than you know." You can tell that things were good at the beginning "Of all the nights we spent, wrapped in blankest, no mattress on the floor, we now hold sacred, you were my best friend." This is pretty much saying that they were close and they spent a lot of time together. They had good times, but now it's come to an end. He doesn't want this to end, but she's walking away, but he still has stuff to say to her, they just give up on what they had. "Slow down, take a deep breath, we can't give up tonight." Then thw chorus talks about how they're letting go of a relationship, but he doesn't want to see what they had die. The bridge is just basically saying that he has stuff left to say and if she would just slow down, he can say it and maybe she won't slip away from him.
    Yeaah, that's what I think the song means. I love this song. I'm learning how to play it on the guitar (:
    MaydayTayGoesRaawron April 24, 2011   Link

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