Whispered:(I'm here)

I could beg a thousand times
I could explain I could use rhymes
and rhythms meant to catch your eye
but I know you wont see

I could cry a thousand tears
I could appease your secret fears
but the louder that I scream the harder your machines close over me

But I don't care, maybe i'm afraid but still I swear
you could take my life with conscience clear but you should still hear

That if I burn
you will see the fire in your mind when you sleep
and if I rise up in smoke around your eyes you'll know its me
and the rain won't wash away the ashes underneath your nails today
doesn't matter where you go or what you do
cause if I burn, so will you

I could bargin but i'd lose
youll sell the parts that you don't use
yes, I could beg you to be merciful and set me free
i could threaten you with hell or i could promise not to tell
but the softer I become the harder your machines close over me.

But I don't care, maybe i'm afraid but still I swear,
You could take my life with conscience clear, but you should still hear

And if I burn
you will see the fire in your mind when you sleep
and if I rise up in smoke around your eyes you'll know its me
and the rain won't wash away the ashes underneath your nails today
doesn't matter where you go or what you do
cause if I burn, so will you.

When you sleep you'll feel my icy fingers crawling down your back
and when you wake you'll find me right beside you waiting to attack
and when you walk i will be right behind you quickening my steps
and when you try to shut me out I will be laughing in your head.

Oh i'll be there, maybe i'm afraid but still I swear
you could take my life with conscience clear but you should still hear

That if I burn
you will see the fire in your mind when you sleep
and if I rise up in smoke around your eyes you'll know its me
and the rain won't wash away the ashes underneath your nails today
doesn't matter where you go or what you do
cause if I burn, so will you

there are two sides to every story...
except for THIS ONE.

It's not over till it's over
and it's never over

You can break me
death can take me
but it's never over

It's not over till it's over
and it's never over

You can break me
death can take me
but it's never over.




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    General CommentPretty straight-forward, so nothing much to analyse. But it's by-far my favourite "new song" (previously unheard, sorry I'm being difficult, but then I'd have to actually choose between Take the Pill and If I Burn, and I don't want to make that decision).

    But basically, if he destroys her, figuratively or literally, nothing can ever change that fact. Stockhill will always have her blood on his hands.

    Then he talks about his persistence, pretty much saying the same thing back to her. No matter what, I'll always be in your life, even when I'm gone. What I've done will never go away. You can try to run away, but it'll always catch up with you.

    And even when she escapes Stockhill, he will still loom over her for the rest of her life. It isn't over until it's over.

    Overall, with a full-on concept album (as opposed to more "themed" albums prior), this one, along with Take the Pill, were the only ones I could relate to, and that helped my love for them. I like almost every song on the album, but because FLAG is specifically about Wayward Victorian Girls and not everyone's been in a Victorian asylum, it's slightly less relatable than Opheliac in my opinion. It's also probably going to be most of the soundtrack of the musical, so there's that. Still, great album.
    deadboyspoemon November 17, 2012   Link

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