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Christina, I'm tired
Of being so far away.
Yeah, I'm still here;
I'm not going.

What if I try and stop?
I'm responsible for you
Until the anchor breaks,
Until the anchor breaks.

Four years ahead,
What are you thinking?
I feel so together.
I need you now.
You have faith,
But I know that I won't last.
Aren't we so tired
Of waiting for days to end?
How do we tread on
When these fuckers are making our plans?

What if I try and stop?
I'm responsible for you
Until the anchor breaks,
Until the anchor breaks.

Dear everyone,
I've been thinking.
I feel misrepresented.
Things move too slow
And I want to control all this.

"Got to be some kind of way out of here."
It's a lie to only yourself
When people have you figured out,
Carvings that read,
"Idle will kill..."

What if I try and stop?
I'm responsible for you
Until the anchor breaks,
Until the anchors break.

Goddamn, gets so hard
Not knowing what's going on.
All the while I carry your cross.
Who owns these desires?
You haven't said a word
But I understand...


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    General Commentmimickid, you're confusing "idle" with "idol".

    The phrase "idle will kill", I take to be very meaningful. I think of it as a philosophy to live by, basically: if you stand still; if you stop trying, let the world pass you by; it will ultimately destroy you.
    lexicon devilon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has my name so it makes me feel special :)
    tinamarieon February 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is osker's most meaningful song. Like if you wait too long to do something then it will never happen and thats how i look at things.
    Somaliveon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti wuz on my vacation in paris....staring up at the eiffel tower from my room...and listenened to this song. i had never paid attention to the lyrics and they reminded me of somebody that i value more than my own life itself. it made me miss them....

    this song has alot of power to it. the lyrics are very well written and have alot of special meaning to me.
    liteafireinsideon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree Evs, this song does have a lot of power behind it. the messages inside of it that relate to diferent things are amazing. and yah, it makes my name feel special too...
    DieselAddicton August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this could be a song to a relative. i was thinking maybe his kid, but i dont' think that devon ever had one, or was going to. he's kind of young for that anyway. so it got me thinking that it could be about a newborn, or soon-to-be-born sister or something. "CHRISTINA I'M TIRED OF BEING SO FAR AWAY" he's dissapointed cause he's always away from her, since his band was touring and he didn't have time to be home.. "YEAH I'M STILL HERE, I'M NOT GOING" when he is around, he doesn't want her to think that he's going to leave right away, and wants to make the best of his time with her."I'M RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU" he feels that since she's so young and innocent, that he's responsible to teach her and help her, but he's never there. "UNTIL THE ANCHOR BREAKS" he's supposed to be there until she becomes an adult, and ready to "set sail" on her own. "FOUR YEARS AHEAD, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING" he thinks that she's not going to think that greatly of him in a few years cause he won't be that big a part of her life. "I NEED YOU NOW, YOU HAVE FAITH, BUT I KNOW THAT IT WON'T LAST" he feels attached to her, and he knows that since she's so young right now, she kind of idleizes him. but because of the lack of time he's with her, she won't think of him that way for very long. "HOW DO WE TREAD ON WHEN THESE FUCKERS ARE MAKING OUR PLANS" since he was signed on to a pretty big record lable (Epitaph), he was forced to move around a lot, tour and such, and wasn't really able to make his own decisions or plans. "IDLE WILL KILL" he feels that he's going to hurt her, even though she idleizes him. 'GODDAMN IT GETS SO HARD NOT KNOWING WHAT'S GOING ON" since he's not there, he doesn't get to witness all of her "firsts". i love this song
    mimickidon May 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this could be a song to a relative. i was thinking maybe his kid, but i dont' think that devon ever had one, or was going to. he's kind of young for that anyway. so it got me thinking that it could be about a newborn, or soon-to-be-born sister or something. "CHRISTINA I'M TIRED OF BEING SO FAR AWAY" he's dissapointed cause he's always away from her, since his band was touring and he didn't have time to be home.. "YEAH I'M STILL HERE, I'M NOT GOING" when he is around, he doesn't want her to think that he's going to leave right away, and wants to make the best of his time with her."I'M RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU" he feels that since she's so young and innocent, that he's responsible to teach her and help her, but he's never there. "UNTIL THE ANCHOR BREAKS" he's supposed to be there until she becomes an adult, and ready to "set sail" on her own. "FOUR YEARS AHEAD, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING" he thinks that she's not going to think that greatly of him in a few years cause he won't be that big a part of her life. "I NEED YOU NOW, YOU HAVE FAITH, BUT I KNOW THAT IT WON'T LAST" he feels attached to her, and he knows that since she's so young right now, she kind of idleizes him. but because of the lack of time he's with her, she won't think of him that way for very long. "HOW DO WE TREAD ON WHEN THESE FUCKERS ARE MAKING OUR PLANS" since he was signed on to a pretty big record lable (Epitaph), he was forced to move around a lot, tour and such, and wasn't really able to make his own decisions or plans. "IDLE WILL KILL" he feels that he's going to hurt her, even though she idleizes him. 'GODDAMN IT GETS SO HARD NOT KNOWING WHAT'S GOING ON" since he's not there, he doesn't get to witness all of her "firsts". i love this song
    mimickidon May 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentChristina was this crazy girl that went to Devon's school. Devon had a crush on her but she was into another guy. He feels so close to her but their not in a relationship or anything. He's almost positive, but still unsure that she likes him back and he wants her to admit it. He's really confused and doesn't know exactly what's going on. Towards the end of the song he says "All the while I carry your cross. Who owns these desires? You haven't said a word." This means that he's breaking his back for her in every way he can. Then he says "but I understand..." wich means he's finally getting that she has no interest in him.
    V MoNeY 746on December 06, 2005   Link

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