So follow me to the empty ocean
We can watch the city descend behind the skylight
On our backs we float away
And forget about the way it used to be

Tonight I fail
But I never wanted to let you drown without me
Tonight we are the only ones to watch it fall apart

We slide into our place
Where I can watch you swim
Don't forget my hands still wrapped around your neck

We fall deeper into the ground
This nights never looked so hollow
I wanted to share this with you
I'll wait till it opens up again
Sit here till the water reaches our necks
Finally get to watch them wash away my name

Open your lungs
Follow me down
I set this off
Keep swimming
Oh God I am emptier than you


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    Song MeaningSongs pretty straight forward once you know what you'r looking for.

    "So follow me to the empty ocean
    We can watch the city descend behind the skylight
    On our backs we float away
    And forget about the way it used to be"

    This part is Spencer telling someone that both of them will change for the better, whether it be quiting a drug or something of the sort.

    "Tonight I fail
    But I never wanted to let you drown without me
    Tonight we are the only ones to watch it fall apart"

    The person he was helping he basically said every time you do it I'm going to as well so that maybe the guilt will help them stop. No matter how long they went without doing whatever it is they slipped up and did it again and there the only ones who realize they have to start over.

    "We slide into our place
    Where I can watch you swim
    Don't forget my hands still wrapped around your neck"

    They get to the point where they're doing pretty well and have gone quite awhile without doing it. Spencer then reminds the other person hes always watching them and reminds them that he will do it again every time they do.

    "We fall deeper into the ground
    This nights never looked so hollow
    I wanted to share this with you
    I'll wait till it opens up again
    Sit here till the water reaches our necks
    Finally get to watch them wash away my name"

    They do it again and Spencer reflects and realizes how hard it is for them to stop but is pointless. He wanted to share God with this person so they could be stronger and stop as well but he decides to wait until they get to the point where there about to do it again. Once he shares God with them he can finally quit.

    "Open your lungs
    Follow me down
    I set this off
    Keep swimming
    Oh God I am emptier than you"

    Spencer is going to do it again and the other person says I'm going to do it with you. Spencer realizes this would ruin the other persons time without doing it and that its his fault for doing it in the first place not theres so he tells them not to do it and to keep strong. Then he prays to God and asks for help to quit because he alone doesn't have the strength.

    This is just my interpretation of the song.
    kalvaron December 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites of all time and will stay there for a while...
    I love the chorus so much.

    I'm not exactly sure what the song is about... but it has some straight forward stuff inside there.. it's some kind of story.. picture yourself singing it and you'll find what Spencer means in those words.
    Zionineon December 02, 2010   Link

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