I'm here today,
just like every yesterday.
Heavy heat,
and sheets stick to my skin.
Can't get away from nothingness.
I try to get up,
but I have to give in to the force that is keeping me down.
I overcome gravity,
I look outside.
A cat cries out,
trapped upon a window sill,
but is crying's drowned out by my screaming inside.
What will it take?
I wonder what it's like exposed outside,
would I be safe?
When will it break.
Try to look out,
I see reflection I just want to break.
Sirens moan.
They're forever crying...someone's probably dying.
The sound sticks inside my head.
Talk to myself,
I'm company,
but who is to say if nothing if said?
Two windows stare back at me.
Three stories high nothing is new.
I may sit,
but someday I'll stand.
I'll muster up the will and fire myself through.

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    General CommentI think this song is about just caving to the forces of the world, and feeling like there is nothing left for you. Its also about hope (in the last 3 lines) and how he knows he will get through. I've never actually heard the song but I'm a fan of their other works (days of phoenix, god called in sick, a single second, etc). Sounds like it would be a good song.......?
    nonamebandon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti can totally relate to this song. it's about being trapped in your house on a summer day, with nothing to do.
    juffon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSounds like Davey had social anxiety to me, or something similar.
    mashwon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about someone who has very protective parents
    and he has to stay home everday without the ability to go out or anything

    I think the last 3 lines are about how one day
    he will stand up to his parents and tell them to
    fuck off with their rules
    I can relate
    chase1420on April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt first I was reading the lyrics (I knew the song but I had to look up what the fuck he was saying... I'm new to hard core punk...) and at first I thought it was just a person (Davey) who's life is bleak. He dose nothing pretty much. But he thinks about going out and seeing what life can be... But then I got further into it. Davey says "two windows look back at me Three stories high and nothing is new" made me rethink everything. When he's talking about exploring out slide he means killing himself... I know it sounds weird because it seems like that comes around a lot in AFI. But he probably thinks nothing of himself, he dose nothing, he feels nothing. And some day he'll stand, like he said, and that'll be when he dose it, from three strikes high... see what's going on??? Yea, that's just my opinion that I'm giving at 1:24 am. I think it makes sense.
    AFIprincess337on December 14, 2013   Link

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