There are rumors going around,
you can feel history coming about,
you're never sure just where it's going to stay.
You suffer through lingering doubt,
you wish someone would spell it out
but things don't work that way.
There's so much going on faces in the crowd
belong to a team on which you'd love to play. You're hoping for some permanence
but there really is no place for this.
Your tattoos, they're gonna fade

Our youth like wax drips down,
in puddles around our legs
it hardens and catches us to the quick.
You're putting a lot of importance in
something you're just playing a part in,
you should take what action you can get.
What you're sure you're carving in stone
on your flesh
you'd do better living more and commemorating less. There's much i don't want to remember,
there's not a thing I'd wish last forever.
You're tattoos are gonna fade.

It's not as important to persevere as to doubt. When you're so angry nothing matters,
you be brave 'cause everything counts and
I'd never be so unsubtle
as to write this on my sleeve
unless I was sure I could change it
when I was ready to leave.
There's much I don't want to remember,
there's not a thing I would wish last forever --
or let me put this another way:
I know you're hoping for some permanence
but there really is no truth to this.
Your tattoos, they're gonna fade.

Lyrics submitted by ruben

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    General CommentWow, Image, thats neat. :) I didn't know that. I'd LOVE to talk to them about their songwriting process (Or to Jack about ANYTHING).

    Lol, ditto on Call to arms, indeed.

    Hearing this song in album and live are two totally different experiences. For one, live is played about twice as fast as the album... First time I heard it I completely lost my mind. lol. Didn't find it again until the set was over...
    Sabbiton April 01, 2007   Link

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