Why?

Sometimes this beauty is choking me,
But at least it's your hands on my throat
Your lashes brush against my cheek,
Coupled with your breath on my neck
The world around you falls away
And I will still be there
I know my words are like daggers
But they cut me too…

And I am sorry for all the fucked up things
I say I didn't mean it
And I never realized that I can be what I hate

Let's be happy with what we have,
Enjoy the beauty in these days
Sometimes we'll laugh
Sometimes we'll scream
No one said caring was easy

I know there was a time when emotions
Felt like pulling teeth
Sometimes I felt so soulless
I couldn't even look at me
It's pathetic to hate who you are
And it feels like hell to change
But I'll be damned if I push you away

And I am sorry for all the fucked up things
I say I didn't mean it
And I never realized that I can be what I hate

Let's be happy with what we have,
Enjoy the beauty in these days
Sometimes we'll laugh
Sometimes we'll scream
No one said caring was easy

I remember when my dreams were dying
And I damned the sun;
I damned the sun to pieces.
I carved hateful thoughts into my chest,
Then you took my hand
And nothing has ever felt the same.
And nothing, has ever...
Nothing has ever felt the same


Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x, edited by a scar in the sky

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    General Commentgorgeous. absolutely gorgeous. :/
    xicrystarsxon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttotally fucking awesome song
    Jet To Brazilon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"It's pathetic to hate who you are and it feels like hell to change But I'll be damned if I push you away" .. i love it!!! atreyu is awsome. theyre lyrcs are so deep. i
    AngelOfDeathxon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentahh this song is so awesome! man oh man how i can relate to this :(
    XmyHeaRtHope2Dieon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat fuckin song, it's just a great fuckn song
    fukshtupon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing song from an amazing band. just thought i'd add that there's a part where he speaks or whispers or something (can't remember, it's been so long since i've heard this song) and it goes:

    I remember when my dreams were dying
    And I damned,
    I damned the sun to pieces.
    I carved hateful thoughts into my chest
    And then you took my hand,
    And nothing has ever felt the same.
    a scar in the skyon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a kick ass song. it's so sweet. i love this song!! =)
    runningidioton April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus sounds so punk (the guitars) it adds a cool aspect to the song
    shokknterroron June 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much. here is the whole song altogether.

    Why?
    Sometimes this beauty is choking me,
    but at least it's your hands on my throat.
    Your lashes brush against my cheek,
    coupled with your breath on my neck.
    The world around you falls away
    and I will still be there
    I know my words are like daggers
    but they cut me too...oh...
    And I am sorry for all the fucked up things I say I didn't mean it.
    And I never realized that I can be what I hate.
    Lets be happy with what we have,
    enjoy the beauty in these days.
    Sometimes we'll laugh sometimes we'll scream
    no one said caring was easy.
    I know there was a time when emotions felt like pulling teeth. Sometimes I felt so soulless
    I couldn't even look at me
    It's pathetic to hate who you are
    and it feels like hell to change.
    But I'll be damned if I push you away.
    I remember when my dreams were dying
    and I damned, I damned the sun to pieces.
    I carved hateful thoughts into my chest
    and then you took my hand
    and nothing has ever felt the same


    i love this part of the song, because it reminds me of how i felt about my girlfriend before she broke up with me.

    [Sometimes we'll laugh sometimes we'll scream
    no one said caring was easy.
    I know there was a time when emotions felt like pulling teeth. Sometimes I felt so soulless
    I couldn't even look at me
    It's pathetic to hate who you are
    and it feels like hell to change.
    But I'll be damned if I push you away.
    I remember when my dreams were dying
    and I damned, I damned the sun to pieces.
    I carved hateful thoughts into my chest
    and then you took my hand
    and nothing has ever felt the same]

    she saved me from myself, and then she took my heart and stepped on it. girls really suck. love sucks. any nice chicks out there? cuz i'd love to meet ya, email me
    XDiablox666Xon June 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is absoultey awesome, definately not their best song tho... i love his voice when he sais "sometimes i felt so souless".. i could listen to that forever...
    DeepDarkWateron May 21, 2004   Link

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