Speak here on your cue
Now look in a camera fight
See the slightest hue
In the soft focus lights
I wish this were all over
We're in for a long, long haul
If you won't

Fade away
Fade away
Before this all goes to waste

Your words in backwards prose
You have such a candid tongue
You don't sink like stones
Like all the other ones
Just set the bar so low
You don't have so far to fall

Fade away
Fade away
Before this all goes to waste

I fear that these words may prove fatal
Gonna lay all my cards on the table
Just look how far we've come
And you'll send us ten steps off
You've got it all so wrong
Why don't you go away


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    General CommentThis is the most blatantly self-reflexive song on the album, almost a sequel to "Close to Home." In that song, they were lamenting the fact that their hometown would never come around to appreciating what they had made of themselves, and this is a rebuttal of those harshest critics that decry anything but a return to Something to Write Home About. This album is almost defiant in its refusal to align with people's desires for more hooky love songs, and this is the perfect track to end on, ending perhaps their most refreshing and energetic album with a staunch decree: They aren't going to fade away without a fight, so go fuck yourself.
    rwiggumon January 21, 2011   Link

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