"Flicker, Fade" as written by and Mark O'connell Edward Reyes....
If you should change your name
I'll love you just the same
And if you should run away
I would save your place
So you can go, go, go
If you want to
I wouldn't try and stop you
I couldn't say I blame you

Flicker flicker fade
Destroy what you create
And wonder why it always ends the same
You wonder why it always ends the same

When I said, "I hate that song
About fire and sex you love"
I couldn't tell you why
Why I did it, why I lied
I know it's wrong, wrong, wrong
It's evil but true
It's what I want to make you
(So I can say I blame you)
So I can say I blame you

Flicker flicker fade
Destroy what you create
And wonder why it always ends the same
Flicker flicker fade
Destroy what you create
And wonder why it always ends the same
You wonder why it always ends
You wonder why it always ends the same

You live your life, like you're not in control
Like you're playing a role.
You live your life, like you're not in control
Like you're playing a role (convince me)
You wonder why it always ends the same (convince me)
You wonder why it always ends
(destroy what you create)
Wonder why it always ends, it always ends the same

You live your life like you're not in control
Like you're playing a role

You live your life like you're not in control
Like you're playing a role

You live your life like you're not in control
Like you're playing a role

Flicker flicker fade,
Destroy what you create
And wonder why it always ends the same


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"Flicker, Fade" as written by Mark O'connell Edward Reyes

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    My InterpretationSounds like another song about a relationship but how it's deteriorating/fading. The song about fire and sex I assume is Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon, which leads me to believe this song may be about cheating and feeling guilty also. I could be completely off but either way, its nice to have my old TBS back. Here's to the new album!
    Stiggler23on January 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Adam's voice has changed in the past ten years. I worry he's going to lose it because it's gotten so much grittier and he screams notes a lot more, but he's still going. Taking Back Sunday is still going and I think they went through some rough patches, but God...I think they are amazing even more-so now. They got nostalgia tricks up them sleeves...
    lovelikearoseon January 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus sounds like hes describing someone who is well versed in the art of self-sabotage..

    darkhorse2000on March 24, 2014   Link
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    Song ComparisonReading the series "Red Rising" by Pierce Brown.. This song makes me think of that. So freaking awesome.
    captaininsano325on October 25, 2016   Link

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