don't break too many hearts
don't take too many arrows in the chest
cry comfortably
let us all know what you're thinking
is there a gesture i could use
to clearly express
i'm at an utter loss for words
is there a part of you that's torn
that's larger than life
that'll hold on for one more night
i've got a speech to make
followed by a big parade

northside, closed eyes
all charades go on forever
hands tied with fools pride
in a slowly fleeing summer

just throw your hands up at the sky
no use trying to explain this
the clouds are mirrors, i'm disguised
i'm not all that entertaining
the city looks the same
until you notice smaller changes
it still knows us all by name
it holds us close to its heart
all my hopes are unaligned
this diagnosis is self-designed

northside, dead eyes
all charades go on forever.
hands tied with past lives
in a slowly fleeing summer.

empty rooms don't have pictures to talk to
brickwall views demand uninspired afternoons
the days are flooding into months
the nights are staring into centuries
i've got some older pictures
of people i see once every couple years
intrigued or unamazed
you were so much different back in those days
and now this smile has a bitter curve
now these eyes are unenchanted
and all we see
is a faded image of what we used to be.
how can we relate
when we don't know
a thing about each other anymore
when we don't know
each other anymore

is there a gesture i could use
to clearly express
i'm at an utter loss for words


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    General Commentthis song rocks
    ke2thousandon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this whole cd, it's surprising how many people view these songs but don't comment. I added abracadaver and right as rain and your gravest words (yay me!) and you guys should check them out, I think abracadaver is best on the album though.
    finchguyon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this whole cd, it's surprising how many people view these songs but don't comment. I added abracadaver and right as rain and your gravest words (yay me!) and you guys should check them out, I think abracadaver is best on the album though.
    finchguyon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti just bought this cd and it's amazing. i've only listened to it once but this song stuck out in my mind and i went back the next day and listened to it again. good stuff.
    foreverdoomedon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWonderful band, I think they're amazing as well.
    TakingBackSunday711on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis band is so awesome. this is one of my fave songs, "your gravest words" and "the first eviction notice" are awesome as well
    sloppy_agneson August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnebraska is another awesome song by them...this one is definately my favorite though. 'is there a gesture I can use to clearly express i'm at an utter loss for words?'
    mixpix45on April 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentamazing.
    blakeeon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwoop de doo.
    Mind you, i know the whole 'its still good music' rule
    but it's not as good when everyone likes the band, not just a small group. Dont ask me why..
    brain_caseon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the 'when we don't know a thing about each other anymore?' part of the song, how it builds up toward the end.
    brain_caseon June 30, 2003   Link

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