The devil and God are knocking at my door
I thought I had your word
that a father dies before his son
now the reaper and his men are marching away
straight to hell

all that you taught me to be
was a moper a dreamer that only refused to dream
oh save it please
my voice is peaking through your speakers
and I’m speaking just to show you the way
how could you shelter me out
I’m much older now
you’re a chemical fiend
you shatter like a beaker
when I only want to show you the way
the architect
the creator
I’ll build my way out of your demise
these dreams are my castles
not the walls you built up around me

oh when I look at my watch and I know
time is gold it can’t be pawned and it can’t be sold
now you’re running out of time
better relapse and rewind
crucify your addiction so you can cross this line
nothing can save you from the fate that awaits you

disregard the signals
disregard the smoke
father don’t believe them
just let them fucking choke

now we lay you down to sleep
I pray his hands your soul to reap
and if I die before you wake
then I’ve lost a bet and for fucks sake
when all your cards are on the table
pray the floor is still in stable
and dance your life away

your true colors are starting to get loud
so loud that it hurts my ears
have fun praying to your grey god

now this war don’t determine who’s right
this war just determines who’s left standing tonight
stop handing me lights
I can see what you are in the dark just fine
I’m not blind
I’m bending the blinds peaking through to get a glimpse of your anguishing life
you’re hiding like a vampire here comes the strife
this won’t hurt me cause I get a thrill from the bite

so place your bets
cause through my eyes
you’ll reap what you sew


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song was spelled out by the band in a short interview,

    It's about a kid with a dream to be a rock star. He also has a no-good, abusive father who tells his son he won't amount to anything, in so few words.

    The father ends up in jail, and the kid rises up to achieve his dream, without the father's presence in his life.

    Naturally, the father now wants to be in his son's life, because he's famous and whatnot, and he wants some hand outs.

    The son basically says that he's rather let his father rot, than help him out.
    loldotcomon March 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe acoustic version of this song has different lyrics, so here they are:
    your true colors are starting to get loud
    have fun praying to your grey god now

    all that you told me to be
    was a moper, a dreamer that only refused to dream
    oh save it please
    my voice is peaking through your speakers
    and I'm speaking just to show you the way
    how could you shelter me out
    I'm much older now
    nooo
    you shatter like a beaker
    when I only want to show you the way

    ooooh

    and i'll build my way out of your demise these dreams
    are my castles
    not the walls you built up all around me

    woah

    oh when I look into my watch and I know
    time is, time is gold

    your true colors are starting to get loud
    have fun prayering to your grey god now

    now this war
    dont determine whos right
    this war just determines whos left standing tonight
    stop handing me lights
    I can see what you are in the dark just fine
    Im not blind
    Im bending the blinds
    peaking through to get a glimpse of your anguishing life
    youre hiding like a vampire
    here comes the strife
    this wont hurt me cause I get a thrill from

    your true colors are starting to get loud
    have fun prayering to your grey god now
    keeksbajeekson April 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm pretty pissed that Tyler and Michael left the band, because this is a great addition to the story the lyrics of Number[s].
    So the whole album Number[s] basically accounts for a kid that breaks away from an abusive lifestyle, specifically referred to as the father.
    This song is based on the same idea. The son is betting the father that he will "live longer" because he is living a better life now. he's built his way out of his demise.
    Eh. In general terms, it's the same idea as the album.
    TheX13on June 10, 2015   Link

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