"Crush" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
Faintest snow keep falling, falling
Yeah
Hands around your waist.
Nameless, standing cold, standing cold.
Like a breath, like a breath
Take in restraint like a breath.
My lungs are so numb from holding back.
Walk close to the fence.
Feel it hit your clothes.
Turn and smile nice.
Smile say goodnight.
Say goodnight in a breath, in a breath
Simple discourse breaks you clean
Simple discourse breaks you clean in half.
Regret.
Do try it once but then you know.
It's your move.
Settle for less again, again

Like a breath, like a breath, like a breath, like a breath
Taking restraint like a breath
My lungs are so numb from holding back
From holding back


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    General CommentThe first time i heard this song it made no sense, but as i listened to it and read the lyrics it really hit home. To me i can see this guy sitting outside in the snow with a girl who is just a friend. They are really good friends and he wants to kiss her and tell her he wants more but doesn't know how to go about it... regret, do try it once but then you know its your move, settle for less again... thats basically saying that theres alot on the line by telling her and he doenst know how she will react.
    LiveUrLifeon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"My lungs are so numb from holding back"

    "Simple discourse breaks you clean in half"

    These two lines hit closer to home that any other lyrics I've ever heard.
    GeminiVon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my 2nd fave JEW song. I agree with gemini on how "my lungs are so numb from holding back" hits close to home... this is such a beautiful song. See it's songs like this that make me wanna smack all these girls Jim writes about cause damn, they go and break his heart! They all aggravate me!

    But alas, artists need inspiration...
    ilovejimon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Comment'Regret. Do try it once but then you know.' That's one of my favorite lyrics ever. It's like you love someone that doesn't love you back, but you still feel like you have to tell them. You'll regret it whether you tell them or not, so you figure you might as well go for it. "Take in restraint like a breath, my lungs are so numb from holding back." It's like you can't hold in your feelings any longer. I don't quite get the simple discourse part tho. Could someone explain that to me.
    aymieron June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes, this is a song that hits close to the heart for a good many. It captures the whole, well, crush emotion quite perfectly. 'take in restraint like a breath, my lungs are so numb from holding back' perfect. i could feel my entire being just bonding with those words when i first listened to this song.
    A great song in the line of amazing songs off of the best album that has ever had the chance of gracing my ears.
    leadmyskepticsighton June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgawd-damn this is a great song. I think it speaks for it self. He's not sure. He doesn't know what to say to her. Restraining his feelings have become second nature. the song paints beautiful pictures in your mind. Excellent.
    kiefy24on June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song really captures what its like to have a crush, and be nervous around that person. Its really a good song, and the lyrics are amazing!
    imthecootieon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on clarity by far. Clarity is the greatest album I have ever heard and the lyrics are some of the most heartfelt i have ever known
    dance_hall_crasheron May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell Crush one of the most rock n roll songs on this album
    this and table for glasses rocks but this is more of a rock out song so i defintaly agree with the first guy's interpertion
    SkepticSighton May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite JEW songs. i can identify with the lyrics completely. especially the line "Take in restraint like a breath. My lungs are so numb from holding back. " its the basic situation of wanting to do something about your feelings but holding back. i think i might heed the warning and not feel the regret.
    vdub18on June 11, 2002   Link

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