Overseas while you're back west
Sleeping off the restlessness
Everything will be fine
Just going to be keep my mind on your bed
And your bed on my mind

I'm so sore
From sleeping on the floor
I never see your face anymore
(Maybe I'll come back around)
I'm so sore
From sleeping on the floor
I want what we had before
(You made me come back)

Stifled there but you still
Walk in Place
I'm distant now they say I'm
Rude of late
I pass up sleep as my mind debates
The message I put forth
Just admit if you're not sure

All they'll know is second best
But it still brings the restlessness
Don't think that it's fine
I lie because this distance is poisons
It fucks with my mind

I'm so sore
Can you give me some more
Space to grow what was sewn before
I'm so sore
Stomach's on the floor
I swear I always wake up before

Can't help but dwell on what you're doing
I'm much too slow for the pace that you're moving
A piece of us will stay unmoving
But how's it ever going to feel the same again?

Stifled there but you still
Walk in Place
I'm distant now they say I'm
Rude of late
I pass up sleep as my mind debates
The message I put forth
Just admit if you're not sure

Stifled there but you still
Walk in Place
I'm distant now they say I'm
Rude of late
I pass up sleep as my mind debates
The message I put forth
Just admit if you're not sure
Just admit if you're not sure
Stifled!


Lyrics submitted by Skoobasteve24, edited by nathan1147

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    General CommentI don't know why, but for some reason this song makes me think of a young soldier stationed in the middle east who's struggling to get through his tour. He has been overseas for a while now and the distance from his lover/ex-lover, combined with the harsh living conditions, is starting to take a toll on his mental well-being: "Overseas while you're back west... restlessness..." he's often reassuring himself that everything will be fine if he just keeps his mind on his lover and their sex, of which he's much deprived of.

    I love the frustration expressed in the verse: "so sore from sleeping on the floor... never see your face anymore..."; he's obviously referring to the harsh conditions and wants the lifestyle they had before he was deployed.

    The distance/conditions is making him rude as of late, he loses sleep second-guessing what he's doing with his life as well as dwelling on what his lover may be doing back west (affairs). He admits he's holding her back by being overseas for so long: "I'm much too slow for the pace that you're moving..." she's eager to settle down with someone who can be around for her.

    Though he's slowly suffocating (stifled) overseas, he refuses to complain/express the truth in his letters he writes to her. He makes it sound like everything's fine, tries to remain/appear strong when really he wants to say everything is not fine, the distance is fucking with his head (like a poison) and that he's lying.
    Noemotionon January 25, 2014   Link

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