with a light of this match
i could burn this place to the ground
then fire engines'd scream
down crowded streets onto the scene
and then i'd make it rain
and numb myself to never say your name
that i've muttered in anger
said with confusion
laughed over nervously
said without sympathy

i must always remember
there's no point to surrender

no more smiles
revolving like turnstiles
no more deliberation
analytical creations
i'm incapable
a predepressionist
this is delivered with courage
muddled in tension
lashed out in honesty
someone come and save me

i'm dying to tell you
this kills it forever
it was already dead
i'm dying to tell you
this kills us forever
we were already dead
and i'm just fine
i haven't called you
but i haven't had the time
thoughts are stale
i've been revolving like turnstiles

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Turnstiles song meanings
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a boy that broke my heart. but for some reason i kept on wanting him. enough said?
    dead666seraphimon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me this song sounds like chris is teetering on the edge of ending a relationship. it's put him through a lot; he's been angry, confused, nervous and non-sympathetic (haha). he's not 100% either way, and the lyrics do a really good job of showing that reluctance, hence the turnstiles, going through his thoughts and his options over and over in a never-ending process. in the end, he's still not really positive what he's gonna do, and he simply concludes with a warning of what will happen if he chooses to leave.

    the part where chris and brendan harmonize on "i'm just fine" sends shivers down my spine. it's just so honest in its fake, sarcastic tone.
    spangledon July 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn the Cocktails And Dreams version inlay notes, it says: "THANX TO SOME OTHER GUYS WHO WROTE A SONG CALLED TURNSTILE FOR SOME SMALL LYRICAL CHANGES". The changes are instead of "I'm not shedding...", they sing "There's no point to surrender, I must always remember." taken from the Hot Water Music song. Which just so happens to be one of my favorites and one of the most awesome songs ever written.
    skacore_dudeon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite song ever! The Cocktails & Dreams version that is.

    I think the song is about someone who's afraid to give up, but feels like he's lost that fight a long time ago. "I'm dying to tell you: This kills it forever, it was already dead. I dying to tell you: This kills us forever, we were already dead"
    Jörne-Björneon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy band covered this one, the cocktails and dreams version, everyone is in love with this song now :). ive always loved this one, the lyrics are so deep and meaningful. great job larry arms
    taternutson January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI Love that on "Cocktails and Dreams" they say "I must always remember, Theres No point To Surrender"

    Which is a Hot Water Music Lyrics!

    SO funny!
    CinnamonHeartson August 06, 2007   Link

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