I'll try to describe the way that it felt
To tell my own mother her son is a failure
His heart is too cold to love anyone but himself
It's like stabbing an icicle straight through your chest
Your whole body shivers as it courses your blood
And your quivering throat keeps choking on those words

Momma, I tried
A thousand times
I'm frozen to the core
Your son is a glorious mess
Who wrecks anything he adores
But deep in his center he swears
There's a candle just waiting to burn
And melt

So who's going to burn him?
Yeah, who's going to break him
To a thousand pieces melting
Over the flames of perfection?
I once felt it's warmth
But it left me shivering in the dark

Momma, I tried
A thousand times
The pieces wouldn't fit

Son, love is a punch in the eye
It's a sudden and swift surprise
It's not a candle, it's not waiting to burn
So baby, just wait your turn
Baby, just wait your turn
And when it hits you, you'll see
Your rose colored apathy
Through the blues that bruises can leave
Was it really worth the wait?

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    General CommentIt hurts just listening to this song. It's nice to hurt sometimes.
    rugbystud2001on October 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh man, this song kills me. it's so damn good and so damn sad at the same time.
    myeyesareopenon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me cry like every time i hear it. just anything Kasher writes, though, it all kills me. i listened to this with my mo nearby and she got all sad and told me to never say that. i wonder if she knows that i'm already a failure.
    Stevoon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song. I can relate to it so much. The way Tim says "was it really worth the wait?" gets to me every time.
    JewelryTearson June 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSome of the lyrics to this song are incorrect.

    "So now here's a punch in the eye
    It's so sudden and swift surprise"

    is supposed to be

    "Son, love is a punch in the eye.
    It's a sudden and swift surprise"

    His mother is talking, obviously.
    oh_doctor_doctoron November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentStevo, wow. That comment was heartbreaking man. But I have to wonder the same thing...if my mom knows that I'm already a failure. =[

    Good song though.
    Colin B.on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song gets me everytime
    aestheticx7on April 05, 2007   Link

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