"Room 429 (cop Shoot Cop Cover)" as written by and Todd C. Ashley....
What you don't understand is where everything's leading
When all the signs you see still point to overload
As you reach out your hand, a shattered picture's receding
Like tail-lights along that lonesome stretch of broken road
'Cause you've been to the past and it's just a reminder
A recollection of faces that will never come to call

When you've cut through the mask, when you've been through the grinder
Sometimes you forget that you had ever been there at all

Up here in room 429
Seems like the world ain't so unkind
I want to take you to that empty room tonight

In the shadow of doubt, in the crush of an instant
Standing in the rain outside my door hand on your knife
When you reach a brick wall, there is still a decision
Always thought if I had to lose I'd surely choose my life

Up here in room 429
Seems like the world ain't so unkind
I want to take you to that empty room tonight
We'll tell the world outside the door
That we ain't never coming back no more
We're going to stay in here till we turn off the night
Till we turn off the night

City breathes so softly, everything is sleeping
I am at the window silently watching
I can see you standing alone against the winter
I can hear you asking but the streets they are not giving

Don't look to the ocean, restless in its dreaming
Don't look to the heavens for they will tell you nothing
If living is for learning then dying is forgetting
Once we have forgotten then we can go on living

In a lifetime of hope, in a second of kindness
There is never a doubt that we are born and die alone
From within or without there's no way they can find us
When they knock at the door the lights are on but we ain't home

Up here in room 429
Yeah, the world ain't so unkind
I want to take you to that empty room tonight
We'll tell the world outside the door
That we ain't never coming back no more
I want to stay in here till we turn off the night
We're going to stay in here till we turn off the night
Till we turn off the night
Till we turn off the night


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"Room 429" as written by Todd C. Ashley

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    General CommentTo me this song is about somebody who's lost everything and sunk into madness; 'overload' 'shattered pictures' 'been through the grinder' all seem like metaphors for snapping inside to me. I think that the guy in question wants to take a woman to this room 429, who he's developed an obsession for. (standing outside her window watching her sleep, outside her door with a knife) he wants to take her back to this room where he feels safe, and end his life with her (When they knock at the door the lights are on, but we ain't home = the lights are on, but the people inside are dead now). also the "we'll tell the world outside the door that we aint never coming back no more" point to them never leaving the room.
    Jyekkilon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if it's because I have a sick mind or something, but it sounds like this song is about the obvious. Someone wanting to seduce a girl, however it ends up as the girl holding a weapon...

    Or the guy holding a knife and sodomizing a girl via rape or a heavy kink. Idk help me out guys??
    AreYouMetalEnoughon November 30, 2007   Link

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