Wrapped up in a short black coat worn thin
A hand around her match to block the wind.
She smiled as the smoke escaped her lips
Then let her hand fall gently away from this.

Cause it's late now, and I'm tired of all these games
And the cold night stings my skin.
I won't say it now, but I get closer everyday to letting this world win

And the city chokes on everything it makes
But the sunrise heals every heart it breaks.
And not unlike the birds, we all sing songs
To celebrate, to mourn, or just hang on

Cause it's late now, and the day has not been kind
So I came here to forget
It's a hard town, but I hold my head up high
Like a death row cigarette

Cant this all wait 'til the morning
I can't think straight right now
Seems like we're better off without these clenched fists
All boxing us in, I want out, I want out

Like Christmas lights left up 'till mid-July
We kept alive something that should have died
And everyday another light burns out
'till on this street we are the darkest house

Cause it's late now, and everybody's left
And I think I might too
Like my mother said, you always leave with who you bring
And I came here with you


Lyrics submitted by Ryder556, edited by TheDude97

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    Song MeaningBitter sweet lyrics.

    I'm pretty sure this song is about a relationship that has died; the passion and love gone. I've been in this situation before, usually before the end of a relationship there's a lot of arguing and fighting, and you may even come to resent your partner in that relationship.

    There's some references to cigarettes in this song, which I think is symbolic for something that might feel good, but is bad for you at the same time, and can't last (With cigarettes, you get a nicotine fix, but it's toxic to your health, and the cigarettes always burn up and run out).

    The lines, "Can't this wait til' the morning, I can't think straight now. Seems like we're better off without these clenched fists" symbolises how one of the partners are tired of fighting, and has given up so to speak. "I want out, I want out" is a pretty clear indication of my point.

    The next verse further more supports my interpretation, it should be obvious why. "Like Christmas lights left up till' mid-July, We kept alive something that should have died."

    The last verse is about the person leaving the relationship, leaving his/her significant other, that's how I see it anyway.
    TheDude97on January 02, 2015   Link

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