Your self destruction has become mine
Your reflection contains nothing but vacant eyes
Those vacant eyes tell the stories
Tell the stories
You forsake all loyalties for lies

You're too late to decide
This can't go right
Cause I got this tonight
I got this tonight
I wondered how hurt you'd be (The words we've become)
After you read this (were they yours or mine)
Did it even speed your heart beat (is this what you thought)
Or make you nervous? (thought that you would find)
I need to say this (what you waited for)
The best parts were hush, hush (tonight)
The best parts were pure luck (tonight)
But I swore this time I was more than your hook up

Those vacant eyes looking back
To see your words under my skin
And I am more than a moment
But I had to give in
A person gets just one chance
To say what they really mean
You said yours, I'll say mine
It's all wasted, so fake it, at nineteen

The best years have passed you by
The best years have already passed
You forsake all loyalties for lies
You forsake all loyalties for lies

Your penny thoughts of leaving (I can still hear the sound)
Together from this town (we can work this out)
Convinced the boy inside me (with the last of my strength)
To let his guard down (I said everything)
You played me so well (enjoy your time left)
I didn't notice when the door fell (without the blame)
From underneath my feet
I thought we were floating

Those vacant eyes looking back
To see your words under my skin
And I am more than a moment
But I had to give in
A person gets just one chance
To say what they really mean
You said yours, I'll say mine
It's all wasted, so fake it, at nineteen

The best years have passed you by
The best years have already passed you by

Is this the world passing by?
Or is it turning, turning?
This is the first time that I have ever looked inside myself
It was the first time that I ever looked inside myself
Now the world beneath my feet is turning, turning
Oh this silly world keeps turning, turning away
All this time the world I knew was turning, turning
All this time that I loved you
You were turning, turning away


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I'm Not Here for Rage, I'm Here for Revenge song meanings
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    General CommentToby Morrell was interviewed by Alt Press. Here's what he said about this song:

    "This song is really fun. I love the chugging guitars in the verses and the chorus is one of the best on the album. It’s a classic Emery broken-heart song laced with anger. I have so many of these stories from my past and it always seems to come up in at least a song or two on every album. I like writing about this subject because I feel everyone can relate, but also many times I can get some things off my chest that have bothered me from non-romantic relationships. This way I don't have to be so personal or hurt someone I wouldn't want to. It's a little sneaky, but it works for me. The other cool thing about this song is our good friend J.B. [Brubaker] from August Burns Red wrote the guitar part at the end which sounds so cool."

    Full interview: altpress.com/features/entry/track_by_track_emery/
    Josaon May 28, 2011   Link

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