There's things I wanna say to you
I just can't reveal to you
There's certain things that a man can't do
Stay hidden, talking far from you
Just smile and nod and talk to you
There's certain things that a man will do

I can't draw up a simple plan
No chance and too much slight of hand
If I come forth, the way things stand
I will bring you just a fraction of a man

As far as my strained eyes can see
Still nothing new enlightens me
There's no sign of life and nothing right in me
Maybe you don't belong to me
But if you're just one more song to me
Then there is something sick and wrong with me

I can't draw up a simple plan
No chance and too much slight of hand
If I come forth, the way things stand
I will bring you just a fraction of a man

So I want resolution
I'm ready, I'm ready
Kill my dead illusions
I'm drained, I'm drained
Love, I've got to use it
I'm praying, I'm praying
Cause I want resolution
I'm ready, I'm ready

Before I leave this thing alone
Gotta know, gotta know, gots to know
Was it something I invented in my head
While I waited by the phone
If I never have the nerve to call
Won't risk my heart, no hurt at all
Don't care weather I get pain or pleasure
I just gotta know

I can't draw up a simple plan
No chance and too much slight of hand
If I come forth, the way things stand
I will bring you just a fraction of a man

So I want resolution
I'm ready, I'm ready
Kill my dead illusions
I'm drained, I'm drained
Cause love, I've got to use it
I'm praying, I'm praying
Cause I want resolution
I'm ready, I'm ready

I want resolution
I'm ready, I'm ready
Kill my dead illusions
I'm drained, I'm drained
Love, I've got to use it
I'm praying, I'm praying
Cause I want resolution

I want resolution
I'm ready, I'm ready
Kill my dead illusion, oh oh
Now love, I've just abused it
I'm praying, I'm praying
Cause I want resolution


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    My OpinionI hear things a little differently:

    In the second verse, or the bridge, or whatever it is, I hear, "No chance in charm or slight of hand". I think he may be saying it that way because he isn't even going to chance putting on charm, he's not going to do anything about it. Maybe he doesn't know how, or he's afraid. Either way, he feels inadequate for her.

    In the third verse, I hear, "As far as mustering eyes can see" Strained eyes makes sense too, but I've just always heard mustering. It could work either way, but mustering works because it's describing what others see and perceive and gather when they see him, and that nothing has changed. They're analyzing and forming opinions.

    Finally, in the refrain, I hear "I want resolution, I'm ready, I'm ready. Kill my dead illusions, I'm praying, I'm praying." I realize he would be saying "I'm praying, I'm praying" twice, but I never hear any distinction between the last "I'm praying" and the first "I'm praying". I never heard drained until I read these lyrics on here. They could very well be correct, however if he does say "I'm praying, I'm praying" twice, I think it just implants the idea that he really, really wants to change.

    I'm so glad someone finally posted this song though, I had a hard time understanding some of it, and reading these lyrics, it really helped me make more sense of the song. :)
    alerocookies4uon February 24, 2010   Link

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