I'm glad that you're near
And I'm sad that you're here.
That is what it's like to be me.
I'm glad that you're here
And I'm sad that you're near.
This is what it's like to die alone.

This all hurts so much
That I honestly believe
You're the one this is hard for.
I'm bartered tact for wit
And I've already made up
A billion stories about you.

Knee deep in static
I hear you breaking up,
I'm breaking up,
I guess we're breaking up.
You're not the other woman
You're just another (woman).
Another hobby for a guy like me.

You're given me a heart like a gun
And I'm so shocked that I've made it through these billion days.
I didn't think I could tough it out all those days a billion.

So we're growing?
I'm sure.
"There's no other I can turn to,
There's no other I can turn to
If not you, heart
Who else can I believe?"

I hope you enjoy dying alone.


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When One Eight Becomes Two Zeros Lyrics as written by Palumbo Beck

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    "You're not the other woman you're just another. Another hobby for a guy like me. "

    never ever ever tell a girl this.

    somethingintheairon September 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song holds true to (if not sets the prescident for) the theme of this album: breaking up. While other more intense songs like "lovebites and razorlines" and "motel of the white locust" focus primariliy on the rage and resentment that results from a bad break up, "when 1-8" instead looks more closley at confusion, pain and a sense of loss. I believe that the title of the song refers to the infinity symbol ( 8 ); two interlocking, unending circles breaking apart into two seperate units (not so concidentally forming zeroes). Songwriting at it's finest.

    wearetheromans222on May 22, 2002   Link
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    GlassJAw is one of the best bands I nknow and this song is really good 2.

    Squirleyon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    this was the first GlassJAw song I heard and I was hooked on this band after the first chorus. It totally blew me away. I could feel the raw emotion in the song

    Emo.In.Flameson May 12, 2002   Link
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    this song is so amazing. I think its kind of sarcastic in a way well atleast the "so were growing im sure" part but the best lyric has to be "If not you than who else should i belive?"

    RivalSchoolson May 17, 2002   Link
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    These Guys Put on a GREAT show!..too bad they wont be here for a while =/..i love em!

    Simplisticdreamson May 22, 2002   Link
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    Definitely one of the most emotional songs on the album. This song does tap into the whole sense of confusion and pain of losing the person who makes you feel whole. Best line of this song:

    "I hope you enjoy dying alone."

    EmoNJEon May 24, 2002   Link
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    the vocals on this song are purely amazing. they DEFINE raw, overwhelming emotion. the screams, the gasps, the cries... amazing

    superman9kon May 24, 2002   Link
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    eat a vegan should eat an ass...have you ever actually listened to announcers on tv, they are fricking idiots who only touch the surface of the game....congrats to everyone who got into the song and found out what it all meant to them

    7words4Uon July 02, 2002   Link
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    THIS SONG IS FUCKING SICK

    chulavistaon July 08, 2002   Link

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