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words words and expressions all these confessions of where we stand how i see you and you see me dedications of symmetry together we will be forever promises are shit we speak the way we breathe present air will have to do rearrange and see us through stupid fucking words they tangle us in our desires free me from this give and take free me from this great debate there were no truer words than when spoken let that stand as it should there was nothing left when broken we grab anything when we fall promises are shit we speak the way we breathe present air will have to do rearrange and see us through stupid fucking words they tangle us in our desires free me from this give and take free me from this great debate you will do what you do i will do what i do we will do what we do rearrange and see it through go where you think you want to go do everything you were sent here for fire at will if you hear that call touch your hand to the wall at night promises words.


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    General Comment"promises are shit" and "stupid fuckin words they tangle us in our desires" are probably some of the greatest lyrics ive heard. anyone got some comments on this song?
    sean7711on August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's depressing how little attention this band gets - i know that's that way it goes for not selling out, but still. people are so unwilling to go out and find things. anyway, there's nothing like shouting out "promises are shit" and "stupid fucking words" whenever i feel like it. love the bell knock in the beginning too. the way it should be is all we should have is our name and our word!
    rainwhenidie10on March 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is talking about how words have lost so much meaning, since "we speak the way we breathe" he's saying that there is just an endless amount of inane bullshit that people blather on about like it actually matters... when it really doesn't. the contasting "promises... words" at the end just shows what promises really are; words... and then only time they are any good is if the person that promises is really worth their word.
    poetic_fireon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe beginning and ending of this song are really great... it's like two songs in one. i.e. How promises are just words and how we "speak the way we breathe" but then the end is very encouraging and positive. i.e. "go where you think you want to go do everything you were sent here for..."
    fuzzyslipperson October 28, 2007   Link

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