"The Way That We Are" as written by and Daniel Bemrose....
in the blinded I parade
you're the only one I see
We have ventured far and wide
in the hope that you'll believe
that every waking day we find
will reveal an open door

you turned my life around
but I don't need you anymore


we risked our lives on a feeling
it could all work out
realize that you're wrong when you're leaving
and nothing you do could change it

well maybe I could say what you say
and if only I could do as you do
it's all in the way that we are
we'll always be the reason we loose

I can feel the sting in your stare
you'll never see the hole in my heart
but whatever, you didn't carry me this far


well I could hide my love away as we walk with head in hands
when every lesson learned could be the reason why you ran
and now your only hope is with the only friend you'll see
with friends as good as yours
there's no need for enemies


we risked our lives on a feeling
it could all work out
realize that you're wrong when you're leaving
and nothing you do can change it

well maybe I could say what you say
if only I could do as you do
it's all in the way that we are
we'll always be the reason we loose

I can feel the sting in your stare
you'll never see the hole in my heart
but whatever, you didn't carry me this far


we have fought in the pouring rain
just to hide our tears
the only thing you gave to me
is a feeling that I've lost (yes)
couldn't turn my days around of believing what you say
without walking out

we risked our lives on a feeling
it could all work out
realize that you're wrong when you're leaving
and nothing you do can change it


well maybe I could say what you say
if only I could do as you do
it's all in the way that we are
we'll always be the reason we loose

I can feel the sting in your stare
you'll never see the hole in my heart
but whatever, you didn't carry me this far

we risked our lives on a feeling
it could all work out
realize that you're wrong when you're leaving
and nothing you do can change it

well maybe I could say what you say
if only I could do as you do
it's all in the way that we are
we'll always be the reason we loose

I can feel the sting in your stare
you'll never see the hole in my heart
but whatever, you didn't carry me this far


Lyrics submitted by NobodyPanic, edited by Batgirl197

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  • +2
    General CommentI usually don't do lyric corrections, but this is my current theme song, so it had to be done.

    Specifically, seeing the "spring in the step" of the girl who's happy without you will definitely create a "hole in your heart". Also, "the feeling that I've lost 'years'," is extremely pertinent to the emotion of the song, when you consider how long he's been waiting for this relationship to happen. Probably a friendship that was "risked" to an unsatisfying end.

    It's ultimately about the person who changes your life by not being in it. It seems like a contradiction at first, but makes sense when you realize that you have to be willing to change to become the kind of man she deserves. "Whatever you did, it carried me this far..." is the acceptance of moving on, becoming a better man with no pretense of winning her over.

    I can't wait for the full length album. These guys rock.
    davidecoyoteon November 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI hear this song in a slightly different way:

    In the blinded-eye parade,
    You're the only one I see.
    We have ventured far and wide,
    In the hope that you'll believe.
    That every waking day we find,
    Will reveal an open door.
    You turned my life around,
    But I don't need you anymore.

    We risked our lives on a feeling,
    It could all work out.
    Realize that you're wrong when you're leaving,
    And nothing you do could change it.

    Well maybe I could say what you say.
    If only I could do as you do.
    It's all in the way that we are;
    It will always be the reason we lose.
    I can feel the spring in your step.
    You'll never see the hole in my heart.
    But whatever you did, it carried me this far...

    Well I could hide my love away,
    As we walk with head in hands.
    When every lesson learned,
    Could be the reason why you ran.
    And now your only hope is with
    The only friend you'll see.
    With friends as good as yours,
    There's no need for enemies.

    We risked our lives on a feeling,
    It could all work out.
    Realize that you're wrong when you're leaving,
    And nothing you do can change it.

    Well maybe I could say what you say.
    If only I could do as you do.
    It's all in the way that we are;
    It will always be the reason we lose.
    I can feel the spring in your step.
    You'll never see the hole in my heart.
    But whatever you did, it carried me this far...

    We have fought in the pouring rain,
    Just to hide our tears.
    The only thing you gave to me,
    Is a feeling that I've lost years.
    Couldn't turn my days around,
    Of believing what you say.
    Without walking out...

    We risked our lives on a feeling,
    It could all work out.
    Realize that you're wrong when you're leaving,
    And nothing you do can change it.

    Well maybe I could say what you say.
    If only I could do as you do.
    It's all in the way that we are;
    It will always be the reason we lose.
    I can feel the spring in your step.
    You'll never see the hole in my heart.
    But whatever you did, it carried me this far...

    Well maybe I could say what you say.
    If only I could do as you do.
    It's all in the way that we are;
    It will always be the reason we lose.
    I can feel the spring in your step.
    You'll never see the hole in my heart.
    But whatever you did, it carried me this far...
    davidecoyoteon November 03, 2011   Link

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