Your heart is served cold,
Your sights are set in perfect stone,
And when you go you go alone,
And when you stand you're on your own,

I wash the streets from your skin when you come home (x2)

We're nothing like friends,
You have no time to lend,
And if you're guilt then I'm the shame,
And if I'm hurt then you're the blame

You wash my trace from your skin and you leave again (x2)

Random laid plans, forty days of one night stands,
And when you go you go alone
You walk the cross you made your own

I wash the streets from your skin when you come home (x2)


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    General Commentwhat osubuckeye420 said is so true, which in turn describes my relationship with my exhusband to the "T"
    You're heart is served cold
    You're sights are set in perfect stone,
    And when you go you go alone,
    And when you stand you're on your own, this aaahole never loved me and i never loved him we just couldnt leave each other it was sick, but that is over now and i finally married by soul mate all by the age of 26!!! i love jayson for ever!
    We're nothing like friends,
    You have no time to lend,
    And if you're guilt then I'm the shame,
    And if I'm hurt then you're the blame

    boy was that true about Avi, we were nothing like friends, and this guy really put me through alot of verbal and mental abuse. i did the physical abuse... ask his balls they'll tell u .......
    skystaron December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthonestly...this song has special meanings to me....the first person that introduced this song to me was my exboyfriends best friend...me and his best friend ended up being close...and the only thing that stopped us from getting together was my ex....but thats a long story..ANYWAYS...this song just always makes me think of that guy...and how much i care about him and everything like that!
    cutie_108on July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell... i discovered this song all by myself! woohoo! it gives me goosebumps... whohoe,.... rly bad. but its great cuz its mystical, open and out there at the same time tho. u can drown in the music and get lost somewhere in it... as is the case with any sneaker pimps song
    hayakidon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like the skin thing. the idea of washing it. yeah.. i like it.
    dysphoniaon September 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a failing abusive relationship between two people, yet they just can't seem to muster the strenght to finally leave eachother...

    They are both on opposite sides of the spectrum, the one side wants to be independant, yet they always end up returning home unsucessful, the other side is very dependant, yet they don't have the courage to find another person who is like them, so they settle for the asshole.

    I don't know, that's what I get from the song... the lines,

    We're nothing like friends,
    You have no time to lend,
    And if you're guilt then I'm the shame,
    And if I'm hurt then you're the blame

    Really speak a lot to me, kinda shows how the one side is abusing the other, both physically and mentally, yet the other side can't seem to break off yet.
    osubuckeye4on April 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think that an abusive relationship is possible but i think that maybe this is a song from a womans perspective about being the other woman in a affair. "you wash my trace from your skin and you leave again"

    We're nothing like friends,
    You have no time to lend,
    And if you're guilt then I'm the shame,
    And if i'm hurt then you're the blame

    just a thought.
    A_quarter_2-9on June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLiam: "A slab of self loathing. Not just living the worst kind of life, but actually nurturing it, caring dor it. Complete dependance and desperate need. What is done is done - a little water clears us of this deed."
    thornykinson July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, I always felt like he was cheating on her. That's why she always washed away the streets, aka another chick. And she washed away her trace because he would just go back and forth between the two. I feel like the entire song fits...
    jazzy09on October 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat i get from this song is that defines a relationship I ended a few months ago...this relationship could be summed up in that phrase "40 days of one night stands", which means me and this girl had this kind of "agreement" of sticking only to sex without commitment, has long as we both felt like it...

    "You're heart is served cold
    You're sights are set in perfect stone,
    And when you go you go alone,
    And when you stand you're on your own"
    the first part reflects that during the time were apart from each other, we see each other in this spectrum

    "We're nothing like friends,
    You have no time to lend,
    And if you're guilt then I'm the shame,
    And if I'm hurt then you're the blame"
    now this part is tricky, since we both dont have a normal relationship, so we dont know how to feel exactly

    "Random laid plans, 40 days of one night stands,
    And when you go you go alone
    You walk the cross you made your own"
    summing up what the relationship is like

    "I wash the streets from your skin when you come home" - she feels like shes taking all my sorrows from the world, the routines of the day, etc....

    "You wash my trace from your skin and you leave again" - because after sex I would leave, making my way again through the streets

    This song made me see her perspective (I think) of all....this we had....kinda left me wonderin if she ever wanted a little more commitment...who knows...
    ricardoborges123on October 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song's to me has a big effect. I think most of it is because of a rough breakup i am going through with my ex. He was controlling abusive and what not.. he cheated on me and everything.

    When she say's your heart is served cold.
    Reminds me of my ex, the drugs turn his heart cold

    His sights were always set in perfect stone, thing's were alway's his way or no way

    And when he goes out, he goes alone.

    He had no time to lend, because he was always at his tattoo shop cheating on me

    And i was always the shame to his guilt... in his eye's

    Toward's the end he was having one night stand's

    I alway's took him in, knowing what he had just done, i had alway's made believe it didn't happen. Took him in and acted like nothing was wrong. So it's like i washed him of his memory of it, or changed time, i got rid of the filth

    And before he leave's the next day for work, he would wash my trace away, and do the same thing the next day.
    sweetkay077on June 22, 2007   Link

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