I- I believed- Memory might mirror no reflection on me,
I-I believed- that in forgetting I might set myself free.
But I woke up this morning with a piece of past caught in my throat- And I choked.
I- I bled- I tried to hide the heart from the head.
I- I bled- in the arms of a girl I'd barely met.
And I woke up this morning with the present in splinters on the ground- and then I drowned.
(And if I can't see its for want of...)
You-You said, "I see," if there's nothing here than its probably mine-
My-My turn to see- if there's nothing here it will always be mine
I- I've learned the taste of days that will always burn.
I- I've learned if its in the corner of my eye I can't always turn.
(And if I can't see its for want of...)

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    General Commentthis song kills me everytime i hear it, such emotion and feeling. an amazing examination of being unable to move on from a girl in his past.
    pr0leon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my all time favorite song. Its so beautiful and well written. Guy Piccoto's voice is amazing. The music is amazing. THis song is flawless.
    PTW Convergeon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentahhh, the story of my life...
    KAT1Eon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song...thanks pr0le i had never heard of these guys until i read your one comment on the small brown bike song.awesome band,awesome song.
    SmallBrownBikeon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentguy picciotto is a lyrical genius. i love them soooooo much. you can tell jawbreaker's early stuff is influenced by them. they are definitely one of the greatest post-hardcore bands that were ever around.
    difference_in_shadeson August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSong's about (in my opinion). A guy that just experienced a break up, but still wishes for the past. The break up obviously wasn't mutual. he's looking back knowing that the relationship was bad for him, but it felt so good to care for someone he just doesn't give a f*ck. All he has now are the memories, and he'll live his own fantasies every night remembering and hopefully that's good enough for his ailing heart.

    This is a very beautiful song. The way emo was and should always stay, drenched with emotion, powerful lyrics. When you're as anguished as Guy here. You just want to SCREAM, scream as if a million splinters are tearing at your heart propelled by the girl/guy you loved while looking at them with shocked eyes with a voice that pleads for them to stop screaming because they can't hear you while at the same time shrieking at how much of a bitch they are for forsaking your feelings like that.

    so much raw emotion! Before the Jimmy Eay Worlds and Get up kids, and saves the days, emo bands like rites of spring and early fugazi screamed out the dark feelings of their heart, how shitty they feel inside, and in their shows would thrash around in a masochistic like manner with blood on the floor and petals scattering the ground proving to the one they once loved that they can attempt to hurt themselves more than they could ever hurt them, but to no avail. Rites of Spring scream and sing like a soul that's dying. Their songs should be forced through the ears of any ex that has hurt you.
    Tsk8rKFFon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrites of spring is most definatly one of the greatest bands. i think their style is the best way to put emotion into music. beautiful stuff.
    Ritesofspringon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyou hit the nail on the head, tsk8rkff. if only all emo sounded like this. bands like jawbreaker and rites of spring don't get the recognition they deserve. they opened the doors for bands like the get up kids and saves the day. if you listen to saves the day's earlier recordings (circa "can't slow down") they're a bit reminiscent of earlier emo, but now they've been watered down and deprecated. what a shame. but at least we've got rites of spring and the likes to fall back on.
    __bleederon June 05, 2003   Link
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    General Comment*sings*
    So much better than Dashboard
    So much better than Dashboard
    So much better than Dashboard
    --But then again what is not?
    Invader_Zymon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so damn good...So much emotions in it, Rites Of Spring really started it all and they did it with talent!
    sedated_emotionson March 02, 2005   Link

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