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O, we promise pretty things
And we pledge with diamond rings
We profess undying love

But does that word hold any weight
When we reserve the right to break
Any vow that draws our blood

Our word is so faint and feeble
Broken by the slightest breeze or breath
Our hearts are so deceitful
Sick and filled with lies that lead to death

We are cowards and thieves
Will we never turn to grieve the damage done
Never see, never quake with rage at what we have become
What we have become

Yeah we get down on one knee
O, we play at chivalry
But we do not count the cost

We say, "On me you can depend,
I will be there 'till the end"
Though we will not bear the cross

Our word is so faint and feeble
Broken by the slightest breeze or breath
Our hearts are so deceitful
Sick and filled with lies that lead to death

We are cowards and thieves
Will we never turn to grieve the damage done
Never see, never quake with rage at what we have become
What we have become

We are cowards and thieves
Will we never turn to grieve the damage done
Never see, never quake with rage at what we have become
What we have become

We are cowards and thieves
Will we never turn to grieve the damage done
Never see, never quake with rage at what we have become
What we have become


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    General CommentSo you're the one who beat me to printing the lyrics on this site lol I finished it but songmeanings told me a song that had the same name was already being processed lol. Although considering there's a video with the lyrics I guess it doesn't matter much.
    turbodrive33on August 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOh but it does matter. We should still have a forum to discuss the songs meaning.

    This one I feel is pretty straight forward. Dustin is talking about divorce. It sounds like he is angry about how the institution of marriage is so easily tossed aside today."Our words are so faint and feeble broken by the slight breeze or breathe." I think it is a shame that we as a society do not put more weight onto marriage and say so quickly it would be better to just cut our losses and start anew.

    On another note, this song rocks. If this is any indication of what the album will sound like then we can all expect another amazing record from Thrice.
    Shaolin2419on August 22, 2011   Link

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