I've walked down high streets
Looking through windows
I've been lost in a crowd of strangers
Searched record shops and cosmetic isles
Phone books, want ads, bus stops, and libraries
Newspaper headlines, mannequin faces
Television stations, billboard advertisements
Your voice echoes in the back of my mind
I see your face when I close my eyes

Do you share the same sense of defeat
Have you realized all the things you'll never be
Ideals turn to resentment
Open minds closed up with cynicism
I've got no judgement for you
Come on and ache with me
Come on and ache with me

Through bar rooms, cafes, jail cells, and courtrooms
Theaters, restaraunts, graveyards, and churches
I've spent every dollar that I've ever earned
I'll bleed my heart out, I'll give every wound
I've asked preachers, doctors, and lawyers
Socialites, pariahs, mothers, and fathers
You may not find all that you're after
In the end, I hope it doesn't matter

Do you share the same sense of defeat
Have you realized all the things you'll never be
Ideals turn to resentment
Open minds closed up with cynicism
I've got no judgement for you
Come on and ache with me

Do you share the same sense of defeat
Have you realized all the things you'll never be
I've got no judgement for you
Come on and ache with me
Come on and ache with me
Come on and ache with me


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    General CommentThis is a really pretty song.

    The album is different and stands alone, like every Against Me album before it. I like it, though.

    I'm just anticipating the wave of negativity that will be flooding the comments section of these new songs. It's bound to happen, since punk-rock kids just loooove to hate on AM! these days.
    abel_priscon March 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAgreed, this may not be the way most of their albums sound but 1.I believe they have some different ppl putting their last 2 albums together which is not bad just different and 2.it is still AM! all their lyrics are still raw and true to how they, or at least tom, feels. I'm not looking forward to the hate parade that will be coming for them.
    xxnikkion April 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis IS a really pretty song. best lyrics on the album, i think.
    impon April 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've been addicted to this song all day. Here's what I'm feeling from it:

    We all have struggles and frustrations and we grow weary of them as we get older. They contributed to the demise of the relationship but he doesn't blame her or himself. It's just the way it is and he doesn't expect to find answers or relief from the pain of life. During this period of sadness, he just wants the comfort of being close to her.
    rpn453on October 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSuch a very pretty song. I'm not really the largest AM! fsn but this s lovely song. Not sure about the meaning though.
    HaterOFmankindon November 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTom Gabel
    DeliriousReBelon August 24, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation"cosmetic aisles," "mannequin faces," asking "preachers, doctors and lawyers... mothers and fathers."

    All of this sounds like another one from Laura Jane being released in music form. I am still so happy that Laura Jane found the strength and love to be herself. AM! forever.
    ncc74656mon August 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe sound might be different but it is still AM! and you can hear that. I'm fond of older AM! and I'm fond of this, too. I would love a more broken down acoustic version of this song... I'll spend every dollar that I've ever earned. I'll bleed my heart out, I'll give every wound.
    mochi_keion November 18, 2014   Link
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    General Comment"You may not find all that you're after
    In the end, I hope it doesn't matter

    Do you share the same sense of defeat
    Have you realized all the things you'll never be
    Ideals turn to resentment
    Open minds closed up with cynicism
    I've got no judgement for you
    Come on and ache with me"

    Just my opinion, but this has to be one of the most depressing Against Me! songs.. not even just sad.. depressing..
    what111746on October 21, 2016   Link

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