During an interview of Vic's, he explained what all the songs on "Selfish Machines" meant. He said, "I wrote a great deal of these lyrics after a young fan had explained to me that...
Bury me in the bedroom where I, I can sing you to sleep all night.
Put me next to the open window, promise me a second time.
'Cause I don't wanna leave without you buried by my side.
I'd rather kill the one responsible for falling stars at night.
Cause they fall all around me.
The night can be deadly.

And they'll never take us alive.
(Can you chase away the darkness?)
To live on love and die.
Last night she recited every reason she's fine.
So if we're heading there together at the same time.
You sing while I drive.
Move like a fugitive tonight.

Dance on the ambulance.
'Cause I'd rather spend my life, vacations,
In bed with you like drunken summer kites.
And this is only a test.
Sober and scaring me to death.

They'll never take us alive.
(Can you chase away the darkness)
To live in love and die.

And I don't care if you're sick.
I don't care if you're contagious.
I would kiss you even if you were dead.
Would somebody make me go blind for the rest of my life.
Cause I'd do anything to hold your hand.

And I don't care if you're sick.
I don't care if you're contagious.
Would somebody make me go blind for the rest of my life.
'Cause I'd do anything, anything, anything.

They'll never take us alive.
'Cause I'll chase away the darkness.
I'll live, and love, and die.
I join the party for the recently blind.
So if we're heading there together you can sing all night

I'm gonna tear out the thread one by one from your skin.
Till your bones feel embarrassed from all the attention.
Kiss me while I drive.


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    General Comment" I wrote a great deal of these lyrics after a young fan had explained to me that her boyfriend had just recently died in a car accident. She told me that he held her hand for the first time at our one of our shows. She told me that she just wanted to thank us for being a part of their lives. This was one of the most shocking and heartbreaking things I'd ever heard. I wrote the song as a gift to her. It's meant to be her boyfriend speaking to her, telling her that he is still watching over her and that he will love her forever. " - Vic Fuentes
    JustinScottLaffeyon June 22, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think that instead of "I'm gonna tear out the thread of our love from your skin.
    Till you're far too embarrassed from all the attention." it's "I'm gonna tear out the thread one by one from your skin, 'till your bones feel embarrassed from all the attention."
    wikiwikipediaon June 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlyrics from album

    Bury me in the bedroom where I can sing you to sleep all night.
    Put me next to the open window, promise me a second time,
    because I don't want to leave without you buried by my side.
    I'd rather kill the one responsible for falling stars at night.
    because they fall all around me.
    The night can be deadly.

    And they'll never take us alive.
    Can you chase away the darkness,
    to live in love and die.
    Last night she recited every reason she's fine.
    So, if we're heading there together at the same time.
    You sing while I drive.
    Move like a fugitive tonight,

    Dance on the ambulance.
    because I would rather spend my life,
    Vacation In bed with you like drunken summer kites,
    And this is only a test.
    Sober and scaring me to death

    They'll never take us alive.
    Can you chase away the darkness
    To live in love, and die.

    And I don't care if you're sick.
    I don't care if you're contagious.
    I would kiss you even if you were dead.
    Would somebody make me go blind for the rest of my life.
    because I'd do anything to hold your hand.

    And I don't care if you're sick.
    I don't care if you're contagious.
    Would somebody make me go blind for the rest of my life.
    because I'd do anything, anything, anything.

    They'll never take us alive.
    because I'll chase away the darkness.
    I'll live, in love, and die.
    I join the party for the recently blind,
    So if we heading there together you can sing all night

    I'm gonna tear out the thread,
    one by one from your skin.
    Till you're bones feel embarrassed from all the attention.
    Kiss me while I drive.
    brokenprideon June 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think "So, live, and love, and die." should be "so live in love and die"
    darrennnon June 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentListening to the album straight through, from Fast times to Stay Away, I was thinking the album was getting a little too slow. Thank God this one kicks in fast haha
    blake2112on June 21, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIn my opinion, I feel like this song was about a girl who died and had eye cancer that made her blind, insomnia, and depression

    "Bury me in the bedroom where I, I can sing you to sleep all night, hold me next to your open windows then promise me a second time"
    Here, the boy likes to sing the girl to sleep, the bedroom is the hospital room.

    "Cause I don't want to leave without you buried by my side, I'd rather kill the one responsible for fallen stars at night, cause they fall all around me, the night could be deadly"
    He doesn't want her to die, and the stars are defined as sadness. They fall around him, causing sadness, severe sadness could lead to death, in which he states "The night could be deadly''

    "They'll never take us alive''
    Death isn't going to take THEM alive, stating that if she dies, then he'll die.

    "(can you chase away the darkness?), to live in love, and die''
    Here, when it goes "Can you chase away the darkness", I picture the girl saying that, saying her sickness is the darkness, and she wants him to make it go away. The last part, he's stating that he'll fall in love with her, and then die.

    "Last night, she recited every reason she's fine, so if we're headed there together at the same time, you sing while I drive''
    The girl is depressed, and she lies to him, telling him that she's fine; okay. When he says "So if we're headed there together at the same time'' he's stating that he's going to die with her, and they're going to go to Heaven together at the same time.

    * i skipped ahead by alot >.< *

    ''And this is only a test, sober and scaring me to death''
    God is testing them, and the boyfriend is scared that she could die, literally any second.

    "And I don't care if you're sick, I don't care if you're contagious, I would kiss you even if you were dead"
    Here he is saying that, even if she's sick, even if she could share her cancer with him, and if she was dead, he would kiss her anyways. It's pretty self explanatory.

    "Would somebody make me go blind for the rest of my life, cause I'd do anything to hold your hand?"
    Since the girlfriend is blind due to her cancer, he wants to be blind too, just to feel how she feels. Even if he dies or not, he wants to be blind, because he feels terrible for how his girlfriend feels.

    * skips even more things >.< *

    "I'm gonna tear out the thread one by one from your skin till your bones feel embarrased by all the attention"
    He's going to tear her apart, and save her from her sickness. He's going to find out what's killing her, and fix it.



    ---WELP, that's just my opinion of what the song could mean xD thanks for reading c: ---
    kiahnkiton October 25, 2015   Link

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