saw it all fall apart in a mass hit. telephoned right before the heart quit, and we just stare. control's not enough, your lives aren't enough, cold poison the forms of your addiction calms to make us civil. paralyze this body to stake direction with chemicals and contract hits. feeding on me, paralyzed soul, giving me no way out. but are we ok? waving cars six dollar hauls make business. we learned a lot by burning out in smoketown. but are we ok? you're feeding on me, you're bound to let go and i'll just wait to make my move. do you believe what you are? gotta make it straight, gotta set it all off.

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    General Commentwow... no one commented on this song. well. i'm first. this song is simply amazing... i'm not referring to the lyrics (which.. honestly. i can't understand a word he says in the song.. and even reading them... they just don't really make all that much sense)

    its the feeling the song gives you... the buildup is wonderful.. and the whole song is just one big emotional release.. it just sounds like he's mourning.. the anguish just builds over the entire song until he's almost screaming.. mm emo.

    on a personal note.. my friend put this song on a mixtape for me (thats where i first heard it.) she's from kansas.. and it wasn't long after that she attempted suicide (thank god attempted)... but i guess she was a 'dying midwestern'... gives me chills every time.
    chiggson April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis's so incredible-even if i really don't relate to the lyrics. I think it's talking about an addiction(maybe a drug addiction), and trying to make things straight again...I don't know, but I play this song more than I do any of the other ones. The rise is awesome, it's like if it keeps rising, and you really, really want to scream out the words-to try and be heard...I recommend this band for Anyone...but like I say, no music is perfect for everyone...if you don't like 'em, you've got reasons.
    Nikaidoon December 23, 2004   Link

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