I held the hand that held the rock
That broke the glass out of the window
I told a friend about a friend
He said I'm wrong yeah what does he know
I slit the wrist I made a fist
I tightened up and let the blood flow
I told a friend about a friend
He said I'm wrong yeah what does he know

And the sound of all of this was so appealing
So simple and the secrets we were told
I fell asleep just staring at the ceiling
and dreamt of heart carved trees that never fell

I held the hand but couldn't stop
The broken glass from coming too close
We were ashamed it could not work
But I moved too slow
The tad on this was to insist
We had not lost the strength on our own
I told a friend about a friend
He said I was wrong yeah what does he know

And the sound of all of this was so appealing
So simple and the secrets we were told
I fell asleep just staring at the ceiling
and dreamt of heart carved trees that never fell


Lyrics submitted by brokenheartkit, edited by standardarmy

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    General Commenthmm this is a good song..i think its about a guy who just went through a tough breakup and he is depressed and all and tells his friend "yea she was the one for me im so depressed i cant go on ect." and the friend is like noo..ur wrong..it'll get better..so the guy is even more depressed because he feels like no one can relate to how he's feeling..
    Conleyon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe line "and dreamt of high countries that never fell" is wrong.

    it's "and dreamt of heart carved trees that never fell"
    lilac spineon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMost of the Knapsack lyrics are wrong, all over the 'net. Shame really.

    I slit the wrist I made a fist
    I tightened up and let the blood flow

    Either he is self harming, which isn't likely and is too see through, or he is just letting his emotions flow instead of hiding them, while talking to people how he feels and such, hense the friends reference.
    _Mitchellon May 19, 2006   Link

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