What if there's nothing more to me
I'm just skin and bones, there's no mystery

What if you're just an empty shell
All your spare parts were used up by someone else

What if there's no way to explain
Things like deja vu and acid rain

What if we're all just broken shells
Full of someone else's thoughts

Will we be alright left alone tonight
Will we be alright left alone tonight

What if there's nothing more to us
We're just carbon-based, we're just pixy dust

What if life is a magic trick
Some quick slight of hand just to make us think
What if consciousness can't expand
And we fool ourselves with absurd demands

What if there's no point at all
We just grow up to fade away

Will we be alright left alone tonight
Will we be alright left alone tonight

Will we get lost slowly drifting through these dead and lonesome heights

What if there's nothing more to me
I'm just skin and bones
What if there's nothing more to you

What if there's nothing left for us
Will anyone remember, (or?) does it all just simply turn to dust

*Can you feel it, if you feel it*? (Backing vocals)
Will we be alright left alone tonight
Will we be alright will we be alright...
*Tonight tonight tonight* (Backing vocals)
Will we get lost slowly drifting through these dead and lonesome heights
Will we be alright left alone tonight


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  • +2
    General CommentIt's definitely depressing, but the tone somewhat contradicts the lyrics.

    It has a hint of hope in it. The chorus is simply amazing, AND amazingly simple.
    SeanZiiion January 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbummer, I worked so hard on these and you beat me to it... oh well, here are the lyrics with the complete backing vocals, if you want to edit yours :)

    What if there's nothing more to me?
    I'm just skin and bones, there's no mystery.
    What if you're just an empty shell?
    All your spare parts are used up by somebody else.
    What if there's no way to explain some things,
    Like deja vu, and acid rain?
    What if we're all just broken shells with someone else's thoughts?

    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?

    What if there's nothing more to us,
    We're just carbon-based, we're just pixie dust?
    What if life is a magic trick,
    Some quick slight-of-hand just to make us think?
    What if consciousness can expand,
    And we fool ourselves with absurd demands?
    What if there is no point at all,
    We just grow up to fade away?

    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?
    Will we get lost, slowly drifting through these dead and lonesome heights?
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?

    What if there's nothing more to me?
    I'm just skin and bones. (skin and bones)
    What if there's nothing more to you? (more to you)

    What if there's nothing left for us? (left for us, for us)
    Will anyone remember, or does it all just simply turn to dust?
    (Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it tonight?)
    Will we be alright?
    (Can you feel it? I can feel it, and the feeling is alright, alright)
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?
    Will we be alright?
    (Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it tonight?)
    Will we be alright?
    (Can you feel it? I can feel it, and the feeling is alright)
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?
    Will we be alright?
    (Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it tonight?)
    Will we be alright?
    (Can you feel it? I can feel it, and the feeling is alright)
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?


    Will we be alright, left alone tonight? (tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight)
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight? (tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight)
    Will we get lost, slowly drifting through these dead and lonesome heights?
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?
    Will we be alright, left alone tonight?
    Kitkat152on January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre me and Justin the same person?
    tjwellson January 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA mellow and somewhat depressing outlook on the negative idea of life. "What if there's nothing more to us, we're just carbon-based, we're just pixie dust?"

    We've all been there and wondered the same thing. Once again Justin relates to all of us...
    War|ordon January 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLeft alone with your existential thoughts, will you self-destruct? Can you make it through this spell of depression?
    bitta2sweeton January 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"What if we're all just broken shells
    Full of someone else's thoughts"

    It's defiantly "What if we're all just broken shelves, Full of someone else's thoughts"
    munz6691on February 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningSeems like he is depressed about people being fake or some people being lifeless.
    tweson January 26, 2011   Link

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