I've learned how to wait. I know not to beg.
I know I shouldn't ask why I wake up feeling dead.
(Say forever, that's a dirty word
Will you stay here, that's a dirty girl)
Performance of my life, performance of your life.
(Act two, scene four line three
I want this room, just for me, just for me)

You said you'd never be mine,
you swore it to me until the end of time
You said that love's never kind,
I memorize these lines, practice them every night.

We can talk it out, tell each other lies.
We can just pretend today isn't goodbye.
(It will be soon, now
heard that before
You better polish your speech
before you hit the floor...)

Wont you tell me what are we fighting for?
Do you want me here do you know for sure?
You know the coldest face is the worst to me
and I won't calm down till I get to you

You know that I wish I could undo this role
Let's go back to what, what we came here for


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    General Commentthis has become a very personal song for me over the years. it is clearly about dealing with someone you love, who doesn't love you in return.

    you memorize yr lines (ie what you should feel) and how to react and hide your true emotions.

    in a way it is song professing love, despite a set back. though the vibe would seem it is unreturned.
    SoAshamedForYouon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think they're both acting/lying(memorize yr lines). the main character is obviously in love but settling for less because the object of her desire is unsure and does not return the feelings.
    she's at war with herself because she knows the truth but the love she feels keeps her from doing what she knows she needs to. the one she loves is stringing her along and it's not enough to keep her happy.
    infanitygirlon October 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think they're both acting/lying(memorize yr lines). the main character is obviously in love but settling for less because the object of her desire is unsure and does not return the feelings.
    she's at war with herself because she knows the truth but the love she feels keeps her from doing what she knows she needs to. the one she loves is stringing her along and it's not enough to keep her happy.
    infanitygirlon October 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWont you tell me what are we fighting for?
    Do you want me here do you know for sure?

    This part to me seems like
    A girl who's been lied by a guy...
    The guy would say he loved her and all,but the girl's sort of realizing that the guy didn't love her like he said he did.
    thestrokes_chika227on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWont you tell me what are we fighting for?
    Do you want me here do you know for sure?
    You know the coldest face is the worst to me
    and I won't calm down till I get to you


    ugh, she makes me feel this, the way she sings it is so good it hurts.
    precipitateon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh, & the violin in this is great.
    precipitateon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the structure of this song.
    mockingsmileon September 15, 2007   Link

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