Tell me the truth
Is there nothing I can do
To escape this feeling blue
'Cept for leaving?

Oh, tell me a lie
Like we're never gonna die
Like we'll win with one more try
Like I love you

I am falling
I hope you feel it
I am calling
You'd best not heed it

My depression
Has got me choosing
Doom and gloom
Over joy

Where did we fail?
It's not simple, there's no trail
We can trace our steps and sail
Back where we started

Oh, you're not to blame
There's nothing we can name
And we'll just hang out heads in shame
Broken-hearted

I am falling
I hope you feel it
I am calling
You'd best not heed it

My depression
Has got me choosing
Doom and gloom
Over joy

No, it's not fair
I know it's hard
Things get easier when
I'm not there, well...

I am falling
I hope you feel it
I am calling
You'd best not heed it

My depression
Has got me choosing
Doom and gloom
Over joy


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    My OpinionSo there's an acoustic performance of this song--just Steve and a guitar--on YouTube somewhere. I was completely obsessed with it for several years--really being all emo and cliched about it--and it drove me nuts that it was available only on YouTube and wasn't recorded. Well, guess what? It's on his new album (which, incidentally, is under Steven Page, not TVP, so maybe this is miscategorized?), and I think I like the old YouTube acoustic version better.

    The recorded version sounds so...happy. A la old-school BNL, when you'd listen to a nice cheerful poppy song and not realize until you really studied the lyrics that it's actually about suicide, or accidentally having shot your friend in the face as a child, or something. And that's a fun little trick and all, but I'd love to hear some NEW tricks from Page. (And we do, on this album, but not so much on this particular song.)

    Not so much lyric analysis here, and I'm sorry for that, but I think they're pretty straightforward: His depression is messing up his relationship.
    gravity_defianton October 21, 2010   Link

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