It's 10 to 5, you probably should start walking,
Or else you won' get home before it gets light,

So if the Earth should spin right off its axis
And roll out into space you'd be wrapped up tight,

So if it all came tumbling down,
You wouldn't be aware, you wouldn't hear a sound,
And when the walls come crashing in,
Leaving pock marks where our houses should have been,


I could have been more cautious,
I could have been less kind,
I should have held my tongue until I knew that it was right,
I could have been more careful,
I wonder if you tried,
To brace yourself from falling, to compete with my high,
But there's no happy ending,
Won't be a big surprise,
We were a roman candle, we burned out in the night,
This is fact not fiction,
Should have held them in your lungs,
The words I said are spinning, reeling,
Your wide-eyed dreams weigh a ton,


I could have been more cautious,
I could have been less kind,
I should have held my tongue until I knew that it was right,
I could have been more careful,
I wonder if you tried,
To brace yourself from falling, to compete with my high,
But there's no happy ending,
Won't be a big surprise,
We were a roman candle, we burned out in the night,
This is fact not fiction,
Should have held them in your lungs,
The words I said are spinning, reeling,
Your wide-eyed dreams weigh a ton,


Wise men say
Only fools rush in,
And I'm no fool.


Lyrics submitted by lockonandfire, edited by baronator, barkjon

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    General CommentEpic song. Not 100% sure I've got the lyrics right though.
    lockonandfireon March 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctionto brace yourself from falling, (to concrete/weightless) from a height

    the words i said are spinning, reeling, your wide-eyed dreams weigh a ton
    forgot2followon April 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctionwise men say only fools rush in
    and i'm no fool

    they're playing with the lyrics of "can't help falling in love", recorded by elvis (wise men say / only foosl rush in / but i can't help / falling in love with you).
    klaatubnon May 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLook right to me. Was going to say just that, epic...
    Wipqoznon October 15, 2010   Link

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