When I scroll back through our recent days
Try to understand how we could forget
We made a promise to one another
that nothing would ever break what we had
Now we never talk when we fall apart
We never talk when we fall apart

We pretend we're OK, surrounding ourselves
with one-way friendships and so-called friends

I know we got used to new us,
and I don't want to be there
I don't want to be there where we are
I know we got used to new life,
and I don't want to be there
No, I don't want to be there where we are

Silence fallen between
All the doors are locked,
all the words unsaid,
and we're still afraid of time
Started to keep ourselves
at a distance that we could control
Not too close
Not too far
Now we never talk when we fall apart
We just never talk when we fall apart
We pretend we're OK by filling up our inner space
with little hates and so-called love

I know we got used to new us,
and I don't want to be there
I don't want to be there where we are
I know we got used to new life,
and I don't want to be there
No, I don't want to be there where we are

I know we got used to new us,
and I don't want to be there
I don't want to be there where we are
I don't want to be there
I don't want to be there where we are
So walk away with me


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  • +2
    General CommentI personally feel that not only are the lyrics about a failed relationship, but also a veiled criticism to the banality and superficiality of many of the human interactions labeled as "love" nowadays.

    "When I scroll back through our recent days"
    Choosing the word SCROLL is not random here: i feel like the writer is almost scrolling through pages of some shit like facebook or something recalling the promises of perfect love.

    "We pretend we're OK, surrounding ourselves
    with one-way friendships and so-called friends"
    "We pretend we're OK by filling up our inner space
    with little hates and so-called love"

    Here he also critices the tendency of filling the void with false relationships.

    The point is that he and her no longer comunicate, and they are slowly getting used to it. But the writer really does not want to feel like that; perhaps deep down he does not want to feel like it was "just one more" relationship, and that he can just keep on living life like nothing happened and forget everything.
    Sadly, he still holds the illusion that she might run back to him again.
    Snoarduron April 22, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe lyric refers to a couple that there has some space drawn between them, and has separated them emotionally. They had to fill the empty space of each other with people that weren't much of a friend, and only a temporary relationship so they don't have to be alone, although they're feeling as they did before, and still love each other. The incidents that has happened through the relationship made them to be like this. Even though they don't like things the way they are, none of them says a thing and they're getting used to it every day.
    siavashehon March 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's a relationship which went wrong for some reason.
    Both of them were engaged, they loved each other, but something's not right; they are willing to change, but doesn't get any better("We never talk when we fall apart")..
    So they broke up, but still want to keep contact; not as friends, not as a couple: just ex-lovers who in reality are not honest to each other, pretending they are living it well("we pretend we're okay, surrounding ourselves [...] with so called friends").
    The first verse is actually just how the narrator remembers a few good moments("I try to understand How we could forget We made a promise to one another That nothing would ever break what we had").

    On the chorus, the narrator misses them being together, he hates that new situation, knowing that both of them love each other but just can't stay together somehow("I know we got used to new us, but I don't want to be there, where we are").

    2nd verse: Both of them know they could try their chances elsewhere("all the doors unlocked") but they both know they've hurt each other("Silence fallen between, [...] and the words unsaid")but somehow this so-called "friendship" at the moment is the only way both of them can still talk to each other without having to let go of their emotions("Started to keep ourselves at a distance that we could control").

    As for the title; I'd say it's about couples who have the ability to read their partners/ex-partner's feelings, even when that partner wants to hide them.

    Now not sure I'm making a lot of sense, but worth a try really.
    Beautiful melody, but maybe a bit too dramatic for my taste nowadays.
    CptAlphaon March 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song begs the question, don't you have a vag*na for your pen*s to get stuck in, or is it resting up for March...
    ASweetPeaon January 20, 2013   Link

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