I'll be quiet to keep you quiet.
Don't concern yourself with my slow dying.
Through the vents I hear you sigh.
I don't get too high these days.
Your floor is my ceiling.
Lights out, you can't come in.
If you don't remind me, I won't forget you.
If you don't ask, I won't upset you.
I am jet black.
I am stone cold.
Jet black to the center.
Funny like a funeral.
I need you to bury me.
White noise in black room dust.
These hands long for one last touch.
Hourglass all out of trust.
I don't scratch so I won't itch.
I don't reach so I won't miss.
I taste our last kiss.
This is the cure: the same as the symptom.
Simple and pure: break to keep fixing.
Patiently nurse, patient and nurse.
This is the part I wouldn't show you.
The part where you say, "I don't even know you."
This is your cue.
Be glad it's through.

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    He's just trying to keep those memories under control ["I'll be quiet to keep you quiet."] but he knows he can't hide the fact he's still in pain and longs for just one more time, he's asking her to put and end to it by saying something that will hurt him, so he can take that hit and finally deal with the fact that there's no chance of fixing the situation.

    He doesn't want to think about it, but he's just not able to move on, he's stuck on that spot where you don't want to let it go, just because that pain you're feeling reminds you of what you had.

    Then again, the "he" in that explanation is just me and what that song means to me, I think any single song can have dozens of meanings depending on your personal background, so listen to it, chew it a little and take what you like.

    cascaraon November 26, 2004   Link
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    The song is saying basically that here is someone who broke my heart but i loved them and cant let them go just that easy. It's almost as if he wants her back but at the same time knows he cant because the other person wont have them.

    brianta69on March 08, 2003   Link
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    He also wants to be left alone, be in his own world, a world of depression

    Lord Pembrokeon March 29, 2003   Link
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    in case you didn't know, the samples at the beginning and end of this song are from annie hall. they are spoken by christopher walken, who plays duane hall in the film. i think the samples go well with blake's lyrics.

    sarahsavedlatinon June 17, 2003   Link
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    ...so good. Blake > you.

    The_Philon June 01, 2004   Link
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    Here's the quote from Annie Hall

    i tell you this because, as an artist, i think you'll understand. sometimes when i'm driving, on the road at night, i see two headlights coming toward me. fast. i have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car. i can anticipate the explosion. the sound of shattering glass. the flames, rising out of the flowing gasoline.

    Cr4wfordon July 04, 2005   Link
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    i always wondered where the quote was from then today we're watching annie hall in my film class and i started freaking out, i was like i know this quote! it made my day

    punkkid6312on May 01, 2008   Link
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    I don't think this song is about a girl. I think it's more a song about blake, or maybe just a part of blake. 'If you don't remind me, I won't forget you.' may be saying that when he is the state of mind in which he narrates he can reflect on this part of himself. However he is not aware that he is becomming this person when its happening.

    I think this song is a reflection on a manic person he can take on, one thats a bit crazy and spiteful. Maybe a even a younger blake?

    Now he has matured a bit and can reflect on it all. I think he doesnt really like this part of him 'I'll be quiet to keep you quiet.' and 'Lights out, you can't come in.', he wants to say goodbye to this part of him but he can't because the person he is now can't 'I need you to bury me'.

    He still thinks about it and sometimes wants to fall back into it 'These hands long for one last touch.'

    This song is definatly self destructive, its like he wants to scream at any moment.

    I think alot of the songs of Dear You are self reflective, if youve done alot of self reflecting yourself their is alot on this album that you can relate to.

    fiirestormlaon May 20, 2009   Link

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