Stay as still as
you think you should be
Your stolen memories
will find you
in the last place
you would think to look
All the time that it took to locate
Maybe it’ll just pass by you
or rip right through your heart
Underneath the surface
we break apart

Disappeared from public places never seen again
How long has it been?
How long has it been?

Underneath the surface
none of us deserve this
Underneath the surface we break apart

Disappeared from public places never seen again
How long has it been?
How long has it been?

I don’t want excuses
I don’t want apologies

Disappeared from public places never seen again
How long has it been?
How long has it been?



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  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionStay as still as
    you think you should be
    Your stolen memories
    will find you
    in the last place
    you would think to look
    All the time that it took to locate
    Maybe it’ll just pass by you
    or rip right through your heart
    Underneath the surface
    we break apart

    Disappeared from public places never seen again
    How long has it been?
    How long has it been?

    Underneath the surface
    none of us deserve this
    Underneath the surface we break apart

    Disappeared from public places never seen again
    How long has it been?
    How long has it been?

    I don’t want excuses
    I don’t want apologies

    Disappeared from public places never seen again
    How long has it been?
    How long has it been?
    lxsdron April 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"I wrote a lot of the instrumental of the song during the On Letting Go writing sessions but it never got messed with. It was one of the first instrumentals we pulled up to work on during the Blue Sky Noise writing sessions. We knew it was strong already but really wanted to add some insanity to it. That drum break stemmed from wanting to have parts where we could use auxiliary percussion and vocal chanting. We added that and the crazy guitar section at the same time. It really took the song to the next level. Then in the studio we had an idea to have the little kids screaming the chant with Anthony for a Pink Floyd “The Wall” effect. The words there are from a really immature young point of view too so I think it fits perfectly. “I don’t want excuses I don’t want apologies."

    What Colin said about the construction of the song. The last part where he explains the chanting at 2:20 is awesome.
    afflictionateon May 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAny ideas what this song is about? Seems to be addressing some form of abandonment, or being left behind. And he doesnt want excuses or apologies for being abandoned?
    SixStringSoulon May 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinioni feel like this song is about someone who was abandoned by a loved one and its been years since they have last seen eachother and that person whos been abandoned see's the abandenor in a public place after so long and the abandenor acknowleges the abandond person as if it was normal but really the person who has been abandond is angry because its been so long.
    "dissapeared from public places never seen agian, how long has it been? how long has it been?!". notice the second time when Anthony Green sings "how long has it been?!" he sings it very angry and sad, which to me reflects on how that person is feeling.
    gabbyrox21798on September 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree i think it's about being abandoned by a loved one i think that the "Disappeared from public places never seen again" part until the end is talking about the person just walking out of his life and then the first part especially "Your stolen memories will find you in the last place you would think to look. All the time that it took to locate, maybe it’ll just pass by you or rip right through your heart" is about how much it's hurt him but the person that left him feels no remorse for abandoning him and they're doing fine but he thinks surely he meant something to them to the point where one day they're gonna regret leaving him and feel terrible for not being there when he needed them
    soulglowactivaturon March 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThese lyrics are completely screwed. Not even the same song. Lyric poster is a complete fool.
    ryazbeckon April 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like circa survive, but i think they could benefit from a backup vocalist with a deeper voice than Anthony's (which shouldn't be hard to find). Regardless, it seems like a solid album, particularly instrumentally.
    craiger_12on April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGoddamn, I fucking love this song so much.
    thesieveandthesandon June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song looks like it's about a kidnapping, but that could just be me.
    I'm kind of in love with the new album.
    ekajojoon June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm also pretty sure it's "I don't want excuses, I don't want apologetics".
    thewickedroboton June 16, 2011   Link

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