In this room
I'm sitting by your side
It rains for hours and the phone is off its hook
Standing on the edge
Casting lots to set me up
Before you knock me down
Off the Summer's edge and drown me

We're betting on our own lives
Making up for all the time we lost.

In this house of cards
We're all holding hearts and spades
(One breath. one step could knock it all down)
But you lead with your eyes and you give it away
(Design to cut from the clouds)
When the people you love get lost in the shuffle
You let it go and then you fold

So we stay on the open road
We drive for hours and still no end in sight at all
Driving in your car
Miss the stop sign
Fall in love
Just to get knocked down

Pull your punches and burn with your cigarettes
Pulled like a punch and burnt like a cigarette

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Standing on the Edge of Summer Lyrics as written by Robert Iii Keeley Geoffrey Rickly


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    General Commentthis song has so much poetic insight and i think it means different things to different me its falling in love at bad times, in the wrong places, with the wrong people...but remembering...and it hurts to remember
    ska_allyon February 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthursday.............words don't describe the meaning of this band. go see them, buy their cd's. you won't believe your ears.
    skennedy97on February 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is extremely poetic, and i agree with ska ally on it, but more of the fact that this was an old love, and pretty much giving advice to everyone who reads it, saying be careful who you fall in love with, becuz if u do one thing wrong, everything can fall apart, and vice versa.
    Killjaon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably my favorite song on full collapse and i agree with ska ally on the meaning of it, i guess this song just has some deep meaning for me
    emopunkfanon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Thursday song! "So we stay on the open road. We drive for hours and still no end in sight at all. Driving in your car, miss the stop sign, fall in love, just to get knocked out." bootiful!
    Scooby-Dooon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen he is talking about "we're all holding hearts and spades (one breath, one step could knock it all down) but you lead with your eyes and you give it away" is sad because she let him know just how much he menat to her or reverse, how much he didn't mean to her.
    stellaluna1125on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIm in love with this song... When you think about it (while your listening to the song/lyrics) It's actually pretty sad. Geoff's voice peirces right through you.
    mellowyellowi1100on April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely adore this song. im not real big into emo much, but this song is most definitly the best song i've heard in awhile. to me, it's about love, the trials, nothing really positive about it. i also agree w/ ska ally. love..bah. we can all live w/o out.
    AAA misfits Baeon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can't describe how much I love this song. Not only are the lyrics incredible, the music, the singing, everything fits perfectly, and it's probably my favorite Thursday song.
    justanotheremokidon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all of you who said this song is poetic. I mean, it's like this should win all those poem contests that plague your e-mail account. I agree with ska_ally. Falling in love at bad times is what it seems to be about, which is what is happening with me right now...
    littlelostemoboyon May 05, 2002   Link

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