Well, I
I am a time bomb
And I
I lay forgotten at the bottom of your heart
I'm fine
Ticking away the hours
Till I blow your world apart

I
I am a poison
And I
I am still coursing through your bloodstream
Like a ghost
Like wine
Gathering vintage
Till the day I hurt the most

I
I am a landmine
And I
I lay under soil
Burned out by battles you thought you'd won
I've got time
To wait for the footsteps
Of a memory that's on the run

Yeah, yeah, yeah...

Well, I
I am a tar pit
And I
I swell like a living thing
All at the slightest touch
A black grime
Swallowing everything
In a cold and timeless clutch

I
I am a trip wire
And I
I'm stretching across the road you're barreling down tonight
The thinnest twine
Waiting to be released
Right beyond your sight

I
I am a fault line
And I
I'm pulling apart the ground
That lay beneath your newest seed
So fine
I'm moving in inches now
Crawling, cutting, cleaving
Like a knife

Well, I
I am a time bomb
And I
I only live in that one moment in which you die
It's not right
It's not what I wanted, then
But you know and I know
There's no going back

I
I am a lost soul
And I
I send out a sickened light
For anyone to see
A cry for help
Yeah
A warning to stay away
A burning, a blinding
A bleaching
A death-mask white
Yeah...


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Time Bomb song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis song seems like it's about the jealousy, pride, and depression left after a breakup. The singer knows whoever he's singing to will remember him when things get bad. then he gets jealous of her "newest seed". he realizes his hostility and that "there's no going back" and it's not worth it. then depression sets in "A cry for help, yeah, a warning to stay away
    A burning, a blinding, a bleaching deathmask white, yeah"
    floydeyeon September 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is fucking amazing. It indeed seems to be about feelings after breakup.

    Beautifully written, but the best thing about it is how music reflects those feelings. His tone slowly gets more agressive, the 'evilish' tone at the fault line verse rises to the extreme. When he realizes that there's 'no going back' you hear him calm again accompanied by the out-of-tune 'weeping', to reflect the state of hopelessness and sadness.

    A perfect song for me.
    Wolfdenon May 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTime Bomb is what you make it.
    eatingorangeon March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.
    skieswontfallon May 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest lyrics ever.
    yellowstaron September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. I'd be the trip wire.
    disgruntledbruceon April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is why I miss the Dismemberment Plan so much.
    Lightbluenesson February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my theme song. it's like my lot in life is destroying everything I love without even trying to. saying you're a time bomb is so appropriate because it's saying things may be going fine for a while, but there's a timer waiting to go off no matter what you do.

    "It's not what I wanted then
    but you know and I know
    there's no going back,"

    I agree. best lyrics ever, but it's the music that makes this song, I think...so desperate and ravaging.
    delialon February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI am high cholesterol.
    joeschmoe199on April 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fucking amazing. It indeed seems to be about feelings after breakup.

    Beautifully written, but the best thing about it is how music reflects those feelings. His tone slowly gets more agressive, the 'evilish' tone at the fault line verse rises to the extreme. When he realizes that there's 'no going back' you hear him calm again accompanied by the out-of-tune 'weeping', to reflect the state of hopelessness and sadness.

    A perfect song for me.
    Wolfdenon May 04, 2011   Link

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