If I was a fly
And I had a day left ‘til I died
I would lay down til tomorrow
You’re clipping my wings
I try to win you back with all my words that you know mean nothing
You could have believed in me
And I saw a tear on a rose and I clipped it off for you
As I gag on my guts ‘cause I’m watching you give up
I’m a tear in the clock as you walk away
I can almost taste the glaze on your lips
Smacking away into the night
They say at least he’s my friend
And he’ll treat you kindly in the end
Call me bitter but I’m brimming with hate for both of you
A film if playing in my head of you fornicating in his bed
The satin sheets are ruby red like your nails that scarred my back
And I saw a tear on a rose so I swept it off for you
I’m a fly on a wall and I’m watching you give up
I’m a tear in the clock as you walk away
I can almost see a shade of your blue eyes
Fading away into the night
You never believed in me
But I will believe in me
Because now I take a match to the rose that I gave, my love, to you
Won’t forgive
Won’t forget
And the rage will lift me up
I hope you choke on his tongue
As I walk away I will not watch his hands as they deftly pull you away
Into the night

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song describes a relationship i once had. i dated a guy, we broke up, and 6 months later i started seeing his friend. i know when my ex hears this song, he directs it towards me.

    but in my honest opinion, this is one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard..ever. it goes through the motions of how someone feels when they are no longer in a relationship with someone but they still love them, and their love can turn to hate in the end...they no longer care

    my favorite line "The satin sheets are ruby red like your nails that scarred my back"...kinda sexual i must say.

    but back to the song, its not like the other say anything songs, its max at a calm.

    sam__recklessson September 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's pretty obvious what this song is about. It's a cliched topic, but it's very powerful to hear it come from Max. When it gets to the "AND I SAW A TEAR ON A ROSE..." That's the part that always gets me.
    FormerSelfon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs, i love it so much, it is very powerful and meaningful. I like the part where he says "Now i take a match to the rose that i gave, my love to you" Into the night is a truley great song
    abduct_my_hearton February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"And I saw a tear on a rose and I clipped it off for you"

    ...isn't it "And I saw a tear on a rose and I swept it off for you?"
    ceasetoresist6on February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"As you walk away, I can almost see a shade of your blue eyes fading away...." that always gets me
    Armadaon May 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery Powerful song that has brought me to tears a few times. Along with Resounding.
    TheEnemyWithin88on November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been listening to the discography of this band, and after three albums, I'm at this song, and it hits me. "This guy can't write". I mean, sure, a few of the songs are exceptions, most notably so far are "Alive with the Glory of Love" and "Wow..." but really, lines like "I'm a tear in the clock as you walk away"? Does this imagery make any sense? I don't think so. It's a shame, like a lot of bands, they have a decent enough sound, but suffer from basic writing problems such as bad imagery, disjointed verses, and false rhymes.
    Hippias_Rexon June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti lovelovelove the music in this song.
    i, personally, DESPISE the lyrics.
    i think max should have left it instrumental.
    M0RExC0WBELLon July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is beautiful
    and it really strikes a chord with me...
    to anyone who thinks the lyrics suck..maybe they do to you, but im sure many peiople disagree and the imagery probs means something to max, even if you dont understand it.
    x-i-love-music-xon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHonestly? You truly don't think Max Bemis can write? You must enjoy Yellowcard's lyrics. Because most people with a functioning mind can connect the imagery of "I'm a tear in the clock as you walk away" as Max feels like he is the tear in the clock, as if time is stopping and nothing is moving as he's watching her walk away from him. If you notice he says tear as in rip not tear as in cry. People like you are why I wish SM didn't have a comment board and why I enjoy AP so much much more.
    rachelsceneon September 20, 2008   Link

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