Followed painted lines along the way back to see you
Fighting sleep and drifting in the rain, I couldn't get through
I was thrown from my mind with no one there to catch me, to lead me back to life
Had to leave it behind and send my other on her way

Will you break when you realize I'm gone
Counting days until the season you move on
I'm having doubts if you can still feel me at all
Out here looking on while you're falling in love

I was thrown from my mind and you're not here to catch me to make it all feel right
I've been trying to find a way to get back to you and say I'm sorry

When I found a way to calm down, a disguise of yourself without me
Your heart was so strong, I thought you moved on
But you can't carry on without me

I was thrown from my mind and now I'm here to beg you
To move on with your life
You can leave me behind
I am the voice in your head that tells you it's alright

I was thrown from my mind with no one there to catch me
To lead me back to life
Had to leave it behind and I have to accept it
The way it all has to be, has to be, has to be now
The way it all has to be, has to be, has to be
The way it all has to be


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    My InterpretationSilverstein always has a lot of symbolism in their songs (this song in particular indicates that he dies), so I'm going to try to take the literal meaning and seeif someone else can figure it out.

    "Followed painted lines along the way back to see you
    Fighting sleep and drifting in the rain, I couldn't get through"
    -----Painted lines most likely referring to roads, so he's driving to go see someone. He's really tired and drifting in and out of lanes. Crashes car.

    "I was thrown from my mind with no one there to catch me, to lead me back to life
    Had to leave it behind and send my other on her way"
    ------'Was thrown from his mind' meaning he died, no one could save him. Left everything behind because he died, something about a girl.

    "Will you break when you realize I'm gone
    Counting days until the season you move on
    I'm having doubts if you can still feel me at all
    Out here looking on while you're falling in love"
    ------Meaning: How will you react when you find out I'm dead? Will you sulk/be depressed, wondering if you will ever move on? I doubt you will remember me for long, because you feel in love with another.

    "I was thrown from my mind and you're not here to catch me to make it all feel right
    I've been trying to find a way to get back to you and say I'm sorry"
    -----Meaning: I died, and you can't bring me back and make it all okay. I've been trying to come back to you to say sorry, but I can't

    "When I found a way to calm down, a disguise of yourself without me
    Your heart was so strong, I thought you moved on
    But you can't carry on without me"
    -----Meaning: I was angry but I came back, you seemed fine with me being gone. You were very strong, I thought you had moved on. But you're still broken without me there.

    "I was thrown from my mind and now I'm here to beg you
    To move on with your life
    You can leave me behind
    I am the voice in your head that tells you it's alright"
    ------Meaning:I died (and now I can see you really miss me), please move on. I won't be upset if you move on.

    "I was thrown from my mind with no one there to catch me
    To lead me back to life
    Had to leave it behind and I have to accept it
    The way it all has to be, has to be, has to be now
    The way it all has to be, has to be, has to be
    The way it all has to be"
    -----Meaning: I died, couldn't be saved. Left everyone behind, and that's just how it is.
    Drappaon April 26, 2014   Link

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