Conjure up what you may find
Cause it's soon; I can see you behind me
Counting all your 12-step tries
And if the consequence could speak out loud
I could only pick up vibrations
So get in line
And fortify
See, it's just time to go out
And scream from the top of the moon
One more time

Pulling out the sting of control
Washing your hands from the methadone
Like a time bomb on reset
You see, the execution by x-mas lights
Seems to have its own irony

So get in line
And fortify
Take all of your tiny wishes
And dump them all overboard
With me tonight

So drop that cherry bomb
And leave the hem out of lies
There's a new rush that is waiting to meet you tonight
But I may choose to leave at once
When there's no one begging me to come around
Begging me to come around

Sha na na na na na na na na na

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    i'm not positively sure about a couple of these lines, especially "leave the hem out of lies". brandin's voice is beautiful, but so hard to understand sometimes!
    flickerchick27on May 21, 2002   Link
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    For some reason this song's lyrics comes off as a bit suicidal, but whether or not that's what it's about, I'm not sure. But this is really a beautiful song, their best in my opinion, although the only time I've seen them play it was on BOTR. This is the song that made me a fan dammit!
    antiprep2000on June 06, 2002   Link
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    this song is great...i think maybe he says "scream from the to of the roof" though? not sure...doesnt matter much either way. it might be "leave the hem out of line" flickerchick27, cause he's kinda saying, 'drop everything your supposed to do'. leaving a hem out of line is a bad thing to do. this song, i dont think is about suicide as much as it is about leaving things behind. leaving A LOT behind it seems. its very emotional. it seems like he is finally just throwing things down and leaving, screaming from the top of his lungs, driving at about 130 down the highway.
    Davkay20on June 17, 2002   Link
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    after listening to the live cd numerous times, i've decided that lyric is "leave the hand that lies"
    flickerchick27on April 15, 2003   Link
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    I think this song is about getting off of drugs. "12-step tries" as in a 12 step drug program. "Pulling out the sting of control." Pulling out the needle. "Washing your hands from the methadone." Methadone is part of treatment to help with withdrawals. "There's a new rush that is waiting to meet you tonight." Something to replace the rush you get from the drugs. It could be another person. Someone that you couldn't be with when you were on drugs because it would hurt them to put them through it.
    daredevil1on June 26, 2011   Link

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