If I die give my body to the sun,
please don't cry this field of tears will let me run
the echoes sparsely tell me where to go
and I'm stuck between the rain and the snow

I didn't think dying would be so hard
I didn't think living would be so hard, oh

Waking up in the turning tide,
was easier than living in your eyes, my love
and the paper let me use its face
to tell you of all my disgrace
and I'm sorry if you didn't say ‘goodbye’
yes I'm sorry if I ever made you cry

But none of this time was wasted on you
I thought I was fine walking in these shoes
but the water was just too cold
and your words were just too bold
then the summer came at early spring
and my lungs let out a breath and then a scream
and as I lie here dying,
you haven't lost a thing,
you haven't lost a thing

These lonely eyes are letting go of pain
so if I die,
let my blood leave a stain.


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    General CommentIt goes:

    "If I die, give my body to the sun.
    Please don't cry,
    This field of tears will let me run.
    And the echoes sparsely tell me where to go.
    And I'm stuck between the rain and the snow."

    and

    "Waking up in the turning tide
    Was easier than living in your eyes, my love
    And the paper let me use its face
    To tell you of all my disgrace."

    and

    "But none of this time was wasted on you
    I thought I was fine walking in these shoes."
    smeeglyon January 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI fell in love with this song as I fell in love with the movie it is in, Teenage Dirtbag. I've got to say, I was amazed by the soundtrack for the movie, becuase all the songs they choice were so fitting towards the story, lyric wise and music wise. Especially this song. It's the perfect song to plat at the credits.

    "Waking up in the turning tide
    Was easier than living in your eyes, my love.
    And the paper let me use its face
    To tell you of all my disgrace."
    -- This is my favorite verse in the song. In the movie, the main character Thayer, a troubled and misunderstood teenage boy, supposedly drowns in a river. The first half of this verse is saying that dieing was actually easier than living in the world where he felt constantly and silently judged by Amber, the pretty, popular girl in his study hall and creative writing class who he formed a unstable friendship with and couldn't get to admit that she loved him, as he loved her.
    The second part of this verse is referring to the relationship they had through paper and writing. In study hall, they would write and pass notes to each other, where they formed a closeness and Thayer revealed things about himself and his brutal home life. The paper allowed him to do this.

    I don't want to give the whole movie away, but I will just conclude by saying that this song is absolutely beautiful, and Teenage Dirtbag is a beautiful (and in fact my favorite) movie, which I HIGHLY recommend.
    monibaby101on January 14, 2012   Link

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