The end result of so many meetings
at late night diners with no one eating,
we sit in corners
and sip burnt coffee,
count the tiles
up on the ceiling,
skip this pretense
and cut straight to dying,
don’t beg me to keep your eyes from crying.

You said so much
without ever parting your lips.

It’s past 3am and I'm still far from sleep,
and this is a habit I can’t break,
you're my only company,
I'm skipping stones.

And the street lights flicker like this match in my hand,
the street lights flicker like this match in my hand.
And street lights flicker like this match in my hand,
begging to strike.
Begging to strike.
And I keep repeating but this payphone telly stopped receiving,
flat out of change now.
I'm sure you won't accept the charges.
It’s all the same because by morning I'll be halfway to Colorado
or someplace like that.

You said so much without ever parting your lips.

Its past 3am and I'm still far from sleep,
and this is a habit I cant break.
You're my only company,
I'm skipping stones down a sub-suburban street.

She keeps on asking:
“Do you think it hurts much to die?“
It’s hurting so much more to stay alive now,
She’s gonna find out how much it hurts to die.

She laced her perfume up with death,
I feel it in my lungs,
so I'll pull in the deepest breath and drop my head.


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    General CommentI have 2 ideas about this.one is that it is about a big break-up between a 2 teens. first they are sitting in the diners and they both know what they the other one is thinking, so there is a silence ("at late night diners with no one eating"). then their relationship "cuts straight to dying" and they both have an outburst and the boy leaves the girl behind. when he gets home he cant sleep for many nights because he keeps thinking about the girl and how she was the only one who truly understood him AKA "you're my only company",leading him to go outside and skip stones down a street. while outside "the street lights flicker like this match in my hand", but the match symbolizes his hope that he still may revive the relationship.so he goes to the payphone. then he realizes that the girl may have lost herself over the relationship.but she didnt pick up the phone and he leaves so many messages for her to stop thinking about death.but he then he runs out of change. "I'm sure you won't accept the charges" means she wont even check the messages. so he goes down to her street and skips stones down it, something they used to do together alot, which gets her attention. she yells to him through her window and tells him to come up into the room. they start talking and the boy realizes she keeps asking “Do you think it hurts much to die? it's hurting so much more to stay alive now". the boy finally knows what she is going to do- she's going to find out how much it hurts to die!!he realizes her perfume is spiked with chloroform, but he knows it was on purpose. and to do her one last favor before she died he stayed with her and pulled in the "deepest breath" (a human's deepest breath is right before we die ex. when ceaser died he released millions of oxygen molecules which we are still breathing in right now.) and he died with her. very sad. i will get back to you on the second version of what i thought tomorrow; its 2:20 AM.
    ChloroformIsMyAiron July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just heard of this band recently, and they are incredible. This song amazes me and I want to see them live ASAP.
    SoyFarraon January 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfata rocks. This is one of my favorite songs by them. It is incredible both musically and lyrically. They are one of the few hardcore bands that can distinguish themselves by adding in some softer songs to their album. They are truly amazing.
    xSavesthedaYxon February 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentinsanely beautiful song..makes me feel like crying everytime i hear it. eh, i guess it just reminds me of a lot of memories and stuff. Ive seen them a few times live, absolutely incredible, i suggest everyone checks them out.
    xShatteredHeartxon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best kind of hardcore. Screemo/Emocore, whatever you call it, It's beautiful. It's filled with so much emotion and sadness.

    They are definately one of my current faves.
    IOU_one_galaxyon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfata amazes me with their lyrics...excellent
    leader of loserson May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy friend has the line "do you think it hurts much to die, it's hurting so much to live" on her binder, and ever since then I've had that stuck in my head.
    prozakruinon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat line. "Do you think it hurts much to die, Its hurting so much more to stay alive." That's the hook for me in that song. This song got me into From Autumn To Ashes. They must play a show here in the middle of nowhere soon, or I'll go insane.
    GivingMyselfToAsheson May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdidnt really start listening to fata til today, because im not too big on hardcore but these guys are awesome. fata, and hopesfall are probably the best hardcore bands i've ever heard. lyrically and musically
    emodaveon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdidnt really start listening to fata til today, because im not too big on hardcore but these guys are awesome. fata, and hopesfall are probably the best hardcore bands i've ever heard. lyrically and musically
    emodaveon May 18, 2002   Link

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