"The Dotted Line" as written by and Hrag Chanchanian Adrian Robison....
The angels sing of someone coming down
To wake us from a sleep that's broken
Deeply won't shut up again
Must be some sort of sign for us
That things are going to change

It's hard to dream
Well you'll try hard
In this half hearted minute
You sleep alone

It's hard to dream
If you're a ghost
It's only a matter of time
Before we fade out

The phone is ringing in my head again
I'm too scared to pick up
The fear that this is the call I've been waiting for
Could be some sort of sign for me
That its time for me to change

It's the turning clock
That happens every night
And if we don't stop soon
We will never wake up again

Computers lie
They keep us in our lives
If I'm paranoid
Its because they're watching us
The phone is tapped


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"The Dotted Line" as written by Eric Victorino Adrian Robison

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    General CommentThis about being afraid to die, and about being afraid of meeting your maker (The angels sing of someone coming down
    To wake us from a sleep thats broken) .

    Im not even christian, and I can sense the deepness of this lyric :-x
    emocoreon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you emocore. I think when he is saying 'The phone is ringing in my head again' he is talking about the call from God (or death) telling him it's time for him to go. But he's too scared to do anything. And he says that we all need to start living our lives out of the shadows and not to be afraid anymore. Some advice I need to give myself.
    littlelostemoboyon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat's tight littlelostemoboy. i often find myself afraid to step out of the shadows. i always tell myself to do things while i listen to songs, but its different when your in reality, away from your own utopia.
    DJ DeathBloodon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is in general about someone who is afraid. Not just of death, but of life also. and of change. and of risk. just fear, you know? "it's hard to dream if you're a ghost" meaning that the person is so afraid that they turn into a shadow of a person. and he's trying to tell the person that it's only a matter of time before we fade out, so just live your life. Hee hee. okay, I'm done.
    thursdaylvron June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about slowly down and taking your time with things. And what made him notice is was these "angels" that came from the sky to give him this message, and that he knows he should change, but he is too afraid to.
    EMOgency247on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat does that mean by "Full Version"?
    shut up n dieon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow maybe I'm off my bean but it JUST hit me like... less than a minute ago... MAYBE it's about suicide. Anyone who's ever thought about and attempted suicide knows how it goes. At first you think about it and you wanna do it but you're too scared. Then it's like a phone rings in your head and you're scared that this time when your gonna actually do it because you know that it's not gonna get better and shit... Then when you get it and wanna cut your wrist of w/e and almost die you think "I don't wanna die I need to change". Heck, I dunno. To me the song COULD be about suicide though the other theories are much better. Read the lyrics over and see for yourself how they could be about it.

    -The Prynce
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    theprynceon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthahahahahahaha yeah ive been there and ironically it was thursday with there amazing music that kept my from continuing.....i guess its safe to say thursday has saved my life. they have filled my life with great music which leads to great joy.thursday has helped me realise how selfish suicide is and im berry glad for that. go thursday! :):):):):):):):):):) AIM : iamthepooman
    :) thursday :)on July 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really love this song.
    sk8opivy34on August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song rules...they should play it at warped...lol right like that would happen oh well this is one of thursdays best songs yup i agree its about being afraid to die...you just have to pick up on some of the metaphores he uses yup yup

    check out my lyrics: Band "Live for the night"
    savesthedayfreakon August 13, 2002   Link

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