"Those Lungs" as written by and Matt Skiba Derek Grant....
Now I lay me down to pass away-sted again
Guess that makes this the 7th time this week
and there's some words in my head that could me from dying
Are you handling this any better than I am?
If I keep it together, would you promise to keep us together?

Oh sometimes we lose each other
but please don't lose your tongue
When I get home I'll keep you up for hours
I'm gonna need breath in those lungs
and when you're finally able to fall asleep, although the sun may disagree
I'm gonna lay right there and watch you breathe 'til you wake up to me.

How's it happen that I get to have you for so long,
and then you're just ripped away from me as I get tossed out to the sea
To fight the sharks out there and wait for a wind-swell
Oh I'm kind of like a sailor back in 1942
Yea I wanna fight the good fight but goddamn I'm gonna make you.

Oh sometimes we lose each other
but please don't lose your tongue
When I get home I'll keep you up for hours
I'm gonna need breath in those lungs
and when you're finally able to fall asleep, although the sun might disagree
I'm gonna lay right there and watch you breathe 'til you wake up to me

Please don't lose your tongue
Please don't lose those lungs

Oh sometimes we lose each other
but please don't lose your tongue
When I get home I'll keep you up for hours
I'm gonna need breath in those lungs
and when you're finally able to fall asleep, although the sun might disagree
I'm gonna lay right there and watch you breathe 'til you wake up to me


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    General CommentI think it's "Miss you" rather than "Make you"

    these bonus songs are catchy but the lyrics are a little stale I reckon
    chris-jerichoon February 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all the first line is "now i lay me down to pass out wasted again"

    when i first heard this song i thought it was about a couple that fights a lot and is kind of on and off but how they always reconcile in the end.

    however, after hearing the song a few times and really paying attention to the lyrics i think it's actually about having a long distance relationship and the toll that it can take. i think it's about how Dan misses his wife when he goes on the road and looks forward to coming home to see her.
    crowmisfitson March 06, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationHey guys,

    I think this song means something completely different. I think it's the disconnect between your autonomic nervous system (ANS) and the other part of your brain that is reserved for thinking and dreaming, when you're wasted out of your gourd . Check it out:


    Now I lay me down to pass out wasted again
    Guess that makes this the seventh time this week
    And theres some words in my head that could keep me from dying
    Are you handling this any better than I am
    If I keep it together will you promise to keep us together
    --I believe that this part is about the disconnect. This is all from the brains perspective. If I can keep my thoughts in order... ANS, can you keep running everything you need to, so that we can keep living?

    Oh sometimes we lose each other
    But please don't lose your tongue
    -- disconnect
    When I get home Ill keep you up for hours
    I'm gonna need breath in those lungs
    --When we get home from drinking or wake up from passing out, I'm gonna need breath to stay alive. Keep you up for hours is the puking and general hang over.
    And when you're finally able to fall asleep though the sun might disagree (I like this line because the sun says you should rise and shine, but you don't want to)
    I'm gonna lay right there and watch you breathe til you wake up to me
    --When we can finally stop heaving and feeling crappy, The body will sleep and the ANS will rest, but the brain will wait for it to wake up to play again.
    Hows it happened that I get to have you for so long
    And then you're just ripped away from me as I get tossed out to the sea
    --sea = the drink
    to fight the sharks I'll be waiting for a (wind swell?)
    Oh I'm kind of like a sailor back in 1942
    Yeah I wanna fight the good fight, but goddamn I'm gonna miss you
    --The good fight might be drinking to forget.
    haxormaxon June 16, 2010   Link

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