They're coming out to find you,
and they don't even know your name.
No matter what they tell you,
you're never really clean again.
So lie to us and just say that there's never emotion in all that you give away.
They're coming out to find you,
and they won't even ask your name,
but they will recognize you.
Girls like you are all the same.

So you say this room is just for one night,
but they never will let you go.
Just let them come inside,
and this never will let you go,
no it never will let you go.
As you smile it hurts me so,
that this never will let you go.

Just what is looking for you?
Do you like what they have found.
Tonight's are now behind you.
And you can even hand one down.
So smile at me and just say that it's worth every break on those.
Strange to not know. When you wake,
will I wake beside you?
I'll be the last to know your name.
I'll be the last to want to
Be seen with you in light of day.

Didn't you say this room is just for one night,
but they never will let you go.
Just let them come inside,
and this never will let you go,
no it never will let you go.
As you smile it hurts me so
As you smile it hurts me
oh, your smile it hurts me.
'Cause I still clearly can see who you are.

(How could you) How could you let them by you?
(How could you) How could you let them by you?
(How could you) How could you let them by you?
(How could you) Why did you let them?

This room is just for one night,
but they never will let you go.
Just let them come inside,
and you'll never forget this.
This room is just for one night,
but they never will let you go.
Just close those hopeful eyes,
and this never will let you go.
No, it never will let you go.
As you smile it hurts me so,
but this never will let you go.

No it never will let you...


Lyrics submitted by Lil_Heartagram, edited by AFIprincess337

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    General Commentso melancholy...
    danieroon May 30, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI thought the song was JUST about a prostitute, but what a girl on BrightBlackHeaven.com said got me thinking. There is a possibility that Davey is thinking about himself as a sell out or a prostitute to the record label and the public. Most people today are used to a male singer/songwriter singing about a female, vice versa. So, Davey gave in and was gender specific in Love Like Winter ("She bit my lip" & "He bit my lip") and wrote about a girl in this song. However, there still could be that possibility that, yes, Davey is singing about himself. He might be thinking that he gave in and "sold out", this could possibly be what the Bright Black Heaven songs are going to be about. This is because the public today isn't ready and mature enough for someone like Davey who writes songs that are gender-neutral and gender-un-specific, the public immediately goes "That guy is gay." and that's it, gives no second thought on the subject. My dad is a perfect example; he saw a pick of Davey and said "Why do you have a gay guy as your background image?" That is exactly like what the public today is like, they have no respect. Therefore, Davey probably thought he had nothing to do but give in. Giving in is something he doesn’t want to do.
    AFI4everzon June 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat I really like about Blaqk Audio is that their songs are very sexual but almost always have a deeper double meaning beneath them. I'm aware that this song isnt likely to be on the sophomore album, but it makes me really happy that they seem to be continuing with this trend.

    What AFIforeverz said about selling out definitely fits, but that doesnt ring true to me personally, and I think that if Davey had felt pressure about being somewhat androgenous, he would have dealt with it far before 2010. It's definitely a possibility though, and I like it. =)

    Undeniably this song is superficially about a prostitute, but I think that one possibility of a deeper meaning is about someone who made a life-altering mistake that at the time didnt seem like a big deal but now has disasterous consequences (this room is just for one night, but they never will let you go), and now the narrator feels deep empathy for the person.

    I feel like one of the most important lines in the song is "You see what you AND I have done?" It sounds like the narrator has been in this person's position before and feels great sorrow and pity for her.

    I think my favourite lines, though, are 'I'll be the last to know your name; I'll be the last to want to." It sounds so bitter and even a little mean. Like he is so disgusted by her that he wants nothing to do with her. I think those lines really sum up the desolate nature of the situation.
    mercurialxon August 15, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionDavey Havok never writes lyrics that contain literal meaning..(these days). That being said, this song most likely isn't about a prostitute. Dave strikes me as the type of writer that creates and image for the listener while lining it with discrete details as to the bigger picture. I agree with AFI4everz, I think that it has something to do with the opinion that he has sold out. The main point of the song is falseness and how it pisses him off. The stuff that goes on behind the scenes in the music business. Where you'll be #1 one week and no one cares who you are the next. (I'll be the last to know your name. I'll be the last to want to.) The no win situation where a producer wants you while you're making money, but when you're not they leave you high and dry. (This room is just for one night). I think the lyrics are correct to say (how could you let them by you?) and not buy you. I think this is a lament of some sort to all those artists that he viewed as making good music but were forced to change into something they're not when faced with financial issues. They may not have been as big, but they were making music that they and their real fans loved. Like a loss of purity. (As you smile it hurts me so) He knows the smile isn't real.. possibly from his own experiences??
    fiendhunter337on March 01, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI always pictured him talking to his own reflection.
    ebbsterron October 13, 2015   Link

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