Another night another year that's gone,
Raise your glass I'm not home tonight,
Nothing's changed but everything is different,
Getting cold in the bus stop light.

All the days all the times we spent,
Making plans for another life,
Staring out of a back seat window,
Making cuts with a plastic knife.

This dirty heart still longs to beat,
Back in your arms,
Back on your street.

These open wounds you gave me,
These broken bones will take me,
Crawling on through the debris of my,
Dirty little heart.

Another flag stone I don't belong,
An empty glass still not home tonight,
I look for change but only find indifference,
I'm growing old in the glare of the spotlight.

All those nights all these hearts I've haunted,
All the memories we've shared,
I wonder if this will ever be different,
I wonder if it will ever be spared.

This dirty heart still longs to beat,
Back in your arms,
Back on your street.

These open wounds you gave me,
These broken bones will take me,
Crawling on through the debris of my,
Dirty little,
These open wounds you gave me,
These broken bones will take me,
Crawling on through the debris of my,
Dirty little heart.

This dirty heart,
Still longs to beat,
Back in your arms,
Back on your street.

These open wounds you gave me,
These broken bones will take me,
Crawling on through the debris of my,
Dirty, dirty,
These open wounds you gave me,
These broken bones will take me,
Crawling on through the debris of my,
Dirty little heart.


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    General CommentAnother fascinating song. This song alot of people can relate to. It's basically about a man who had either recently or a few years back broke up with a girl, and ever since the break up had happend his heart has turned black, dirty and, cold. Although he knows his heart is full of hate because of the scars that were formed during the relationship and after the relationship had ended all he wants to do is be with that person again. It seems he is writing as if he knows that he has done some terrible things but it doesn't matter, he still wants to be in the arms of that one and only person
    PyarForeveron January 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it seems like he personally did some bad things during their relationship such as cheating, I dunno what it was specifically but maybe to do with thinking that the relationship wasn't going anywhere with the line;

    All the days all the times we spent,
    Making plans for another life,
    Staring out of a back seat window,
    Making cuts with a plastic knife.

    The 'plastic knife' part makes me think this because a plastic knife isn't a proper real knife.


    However the other half has called it quits and had enough. He has now realised what he has done and that he has thrown it all away and he regrets it all, wishing he could have it all back, pretty much. Post your ideas.
    MichaelHutcheonon April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, his voice is so full of emotion.

    Erm, I don't have the album yet so don't know the official lyrics (if there even is an official version)so I may be wrong but to me it sounds like the lyrics are
    "I look for change but only find INDIFFERENCE"
    and
    "I wonder if HE will ever be spared."
    Might just be my ears though ;]

    As for what the song means I quite like the version MichaelHutcheon gave, although maybe not cheated, but just didn't give the time and attention to the relationship (raise your glass I'm not home tonight) but also it kinda seems like it could be a two way thing, a destructive relationship (these open wounds you gave me)
    'making cuts with a plastic knife' could be seen as using little seemingly harmless things to wound each other, again referring to a destructive relationship.

    On an aside, I think the line 'growing old in the glare of a spotlight' probably refers to the fame he's found with the 'prophets because a lot of the time you hear about in interview him saying how much people hate on him and the band and judge everything they do and all the rumours etc.

    But idk, it's all just an opinion at the end of the day and it'll mean something different to everyone depending on their points of view ;]
    Rabidbadgerinabinon July 03, 2010   Link

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