"Rope" as written by and Plingos/illidge/d'amico/grazani/aguilar/ferreira....
Hollow this and maybe you can
Swallow this I don't know
I guess it always seems
That something else in this life is diseased

But guess what now
Here's something that you can't devour
It's something moving with the tide
And now it's ripping you up from inside

Follow me into the abyss of the windfall
That's tearing you down
It's okay to believe
That there's something in nothing now

I'm at the end of my rope
If I could give
I'll bet I would play dead
If I could live, I'd fall apart again

If I could fly
Away from all this pain
If I could run
I'd crumble again

Please rewind, retrace your life
And then you'll find
That everything you learned in this
Is just a pile of worthlessness

So suffocate
And maybe you can separate
And in the end, it's no surprise
That only in death will you realize

I'm at the end of my rope
If I could give
I'll bet I would play dead
If I could live, I'd fall apart again

If I could fly
Away from all this pain
If I could run
I'd crumble down again

If it's true, it's just to pass the time
Just to pacify my will to bind
You can't drive when you're blind
And it burns your eyes
That you can't hold me to a place in time

Where I'm stuck behind
You can't climb out of the flood, the sign
Listen to the lies that cut you up inside
And the blood will stain our lives

If I could give
I'll bet I would play dead
If I could live, I'd fall apart again

If I could fly
Away from all this pain
If I could run
I'd crumble

I'll bet
I would play dead
If I could live
I'd fall apart again

If I could fly
Away from all this pain
If I could run


Lyrics submitted by joeq_07

"Rope" as written by Hector Grazani Carlos Aguilar

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    General Commentits about pain and how i wish i could get rid o it
    NoOnEon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkiller song, its hard but it has some melody just how it should be.
    sic n twistedon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with both
    FingerElevenon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthink its a bit suicidal
    caesiumon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentummm no you definitely dont have a point there so what.. seriously its a good song
    Final___Exiton March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree, it has suicidal connatations. Yet its more about the self-destructive pattern leading up the thoughts of suicide.

    I get the impression that he's saying "Right, theres nothing to live for. Life is hollow and empty, and everything that to which I attached meaning is 'just a pile of worthlessness' when you look more closely'. So I might as well just kill myself and take you with me".

    Sounds like what an angsty teenager would be thinking before he shoots up hip school.

    Cheer up emo kids. :D
    Miscellaneouson April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song..........

    Definatly a suicidal song, The title "Rope" clears that up.
    But by saying "I'm at the end of my rope" to me means hes on the verge of snaping (if he hasnt already) and Kicking out the chair from beneath him if you will.

    "So suffocate and maybe you can separate And in the end it's no surprise that only in death will you realize" This only backs up the suicidal image of this song
    xXxKillxThexLightsXon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I don't think it necessarily has to be suicidal. You especially can't say that just based on the title.

    In being at the end of his rope, Max has exausted all efforts in whatever situation he was facing. It's not so much him saying "I want to kill myelf and kill you" as much as it is him saying he doesn't know what to do. He's spent. He's tired. He's broken and blinded. Everything's unraveled.
    suckymusicsuckson May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great!

    i agree with noone.
    uskeeper14on April 22, 2008   Link

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