Let's go

I kissed the scars on her skin
I still think you're beautiful
and I don't ever want to lose my best friend
I screamed out, God, you vulture
bring her back or take me with her

Tear it down, break the barricades
I want to see what sound it makes
I hate this flavor with a passion and I fucking hate the aftertaste

How does it feel, how does it feel?
Well, it feels like I'm on fire
Wake up, I know you can hear me

Make me a promise here tonight, love like a tidal wave
Dreamless in early graves, I never wanted to be this way
The chemicals will bring you home again
This is it, when it's done, we can say that
when it's sudden death, we fight back

Pretend like I don't entice you
I've seen you circling the sky above my head
You Traitor

I will never be taken for granted again
Say a prayer for you
I know that you're in pain
but if we die at the same time does it still scare you?

Make me a promise here tonight. Lets go
Dreamless in early graves, I never wanted to be this way
The chemicals will bring you home again
This is it, when it's done, we can say that
oh my God, we're not gonna make it

We will bring the tidal wave
We will bring the tidal wave
We will bring the tidal wave
We will bring the tidal wave

We will bring the tidal wave
We will bring the tidal wave
We will bring the tidal wave
And nothing will remain

She's mine you stay away from her, it's not her time
'Cause baby, I'm the one haunts your dreams at night
'til she's satisfied

Make me a promise here tonight, love like a tidal wave
Dreamless in early graves, I never wanted to be this way
The chemicals will bring you home again
This is it, when it's done, we can say that
when it's sudden death, we fight back
Go

Fuck it


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  • +3
    Song MeaningIt's about his ex-girlfriend who was battling cancer.
    JuctyseZon April 13, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment25.media.tumblr.com/… hint hint. Actually, Vic's best friend was fighting cancer and she died through chemo, scars being the scars from the ivs and what not.
    Vannaaon September 21, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaningvic said it in an interview, it's his ex-girlfriend who's currently battling cancer.
    tonytheturtleon December 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthe amazing thing about this song is that, even though it was obviously written about vic's friend, it can be interpreted into many other things. you can see it as the way it was supposed to be or by the way i saw it before i knew what it was about: a girl dealing with self harm, depression, etc and vic begging god to bring the "old" girl back, the one before all of the depression.
    ForeverFearlesson April 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was a hell of a song though. I love it!!!
    bvbarmyptvon November 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's a line or two i couldn't figure out and i'm not one hundred percent sure so if someone thinks they have the right lyrics please post!!
    soulglowactivaturon June 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationLike other songs on this album which hint toward suicide (Tangled In The Great Escape: Well, somebody believed in this suicide, Am I the only one that thinks that you should stay alive). Even the title, match into the water, hints at this, the water extinguishing the flame, death extinguishing life etc.

    I kissed the scars on her skin
    I still think you’re beautiful
    and I don’t ever want to lose my best friend
    I screamed out, “God, you vulture”
    bring her back or take me with her

    Unsure if he's kissing her scars here alive or dead, but either way it's obvious that he loves this girl, even though she self harms (/been hurt in other ways) although she does not herself. He's then shouting at god, presumably after her death and either wanting her back or to die himself and join her.

    Tear it down, break the barricades
    I want to see what sound it makes
    I hate this flavor with a passion and I fucking hate the aftertaste

    How does it feel, how does it feel?
    Well, it feels like I’m on fire
    Wake up, I know you can hear me

    Not entirely sure here, I guess it's just his anger coming out after what happened? The last stanza there seems like he's blaming her (how does it feel?) and feels betrayed perhaps? He's asking her to wake up, from death, or from her depression? Or he's referring back to God.

    Make me a promise here tonight, rough like a tidal wave
    Dreamers in early graves, I never wanted to be this way
    The chemicals will bring you home again
    This is it, when it’s done, we can say that
    when it’s sudden death, we fight back

    Dreamers in early graves - his dreams of being with her, or her as herself in her grave? The chemicals could be hinted at that he's committed suicide as well to join her. When it's a sudden death, we fight back - fighting God to get back with her perhaps?

    Pretend like I don’t entice you
    I’ve seen you circling the sky above my head
    You Traitor

    More bitterness at her. Her in heaven, looking over him. She's a traitor for leaving him like she did.

    I will never be taken for granted again
    Say a prayer for you
    I know that you’re in pain
    but if we die at the same time does it still scare you?

    This stanza confuses me more than the others. The first line might be him blaming her again, and that she left him even though he tried his best and loved her etc. and say a prayer for you seems more bitter than anything. And the last two lines could have a lot of meanings, really!

    This is it, when it’s done, we can say that
    oh my God, we’re not gonna make it

    More references to God. Not going to make it into heaven? Not going to stay alive/survive the suicide? etc.

    We will bring the tidal wave
    And nothing will remain

    All I can think here is that tidal waves are a symbol of death and destruction? And more of PTV's commonly used imagery, really.

    She’s mine you stay away from her, it’s not her time
    'CORRECTION > Cause baby, I'm the one.
    Who'll haunt your dreams at night.
    'til she's satisfied

    Talking to God? Telling him "it's not her time" Unsure with the last three lines really :)
    mouseluverkerryon July 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a girl (maybe vic's ex girlfriend? i really don't remember) who was fighting cancer. She was completing her treatment and this song was written for her.
    Chergrisafon July 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, Vic's best friend was fighting cancer and she died through chemo, scars being the scars from the ivs and what not.
    Vannaaon September 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song was written by Vic for his ex girlfriend and her fight with cancer. This is a FACT: Check out this link :)
    keep-a-breast.org/blog/2012/07/16/pierce-the-veil-collide-with-the-sky-new-track-pr/
    brithoffon October 27, 2012   Link

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