If we run far away do you think we will ever die?
We'll throw these books in the fire
Can you stop the train
Cause it some delay?
The change machine lied
And it's too late to scream

How long is the night?
It's never over
The ribbon was tied
But the card was never read
The ribbon was crimson
The color of the night

Can you see the handwriting on the walls
And on the autumn leaves that fall
"What are we gonna do?"
The trees are giving up on us
The needle and the thread
Won't stitch us to the branch
And the night never ends

I will never sleep again
(I will never even close my eyes)

If the sun is on its way
Then we will never die
And we'll follow these tracks to the sight
Now the lungs collapse
And the air is getting thin
All breath expired
Is too late to heal?

How long is the night?

It's all I ever see anymore
But the day was so bright in the pictures
In the photo album that you gave me
It's all I have to live for

I'm falling down
And you're not here to break my fall
I shut my eyes when you're around
I hold my breath to kill the sound of your voice
I'm falling down.
And you're not here to break my fall


Lyrics submitted by amanda_, edited by Legavin

How Long Is the Night? Lyrics as written by Robert Iii Keeley Geoffrey Rickly

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    this song takes my breath away. its amazing, simply amazing.

    noisetodiebyon December 09, 2001   Link
  • +1
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    this song iS SOOOO sweet,i like how it is slow,and then fast...screaming and then not

    Duffmyster99on February 08, 2002   Link
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    Sweet????Dont think so.....Amazing:yes. Seems like maybe he lost someone and he is expressing his emense pain and overwhelming feelings of loss in the form of a "sweet" song.

    CursiveHeartson February 08, 2002   Link
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    this song makes me want to live, to seize life by the nutz and . . .uh . . .well just live. anyway, i was feeling depressed and lonely in college the other night, and I was listening to full collapse in my bed. When this song came on I just said, fuck feeling sorry for myself, it was 2 o'clock in the moringing, I got up out of bed, threw some clothes on and fucking partied my brains out.

    rainydayboyon February 09, 2002   Link
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    thursday is fucking genius....thats what he is talking about

    CursiveHeartson March 03, 2002   Link
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    Im not totally sure why, but it seems to me that this song is meaning that what was promised to someone never came through-like, someone was told that everything great would happen if he did something, but only pain happened from it, and the person is totally damaged and hurt by what happened.

    tessaroo18on May 13, 2002   Link
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    so good live too

    goodoljoshbsfon January 23, 2002   Link
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    I think Thursday is an amazing band and they hooked me the first time i heard them. This song is perhaps one of my favorite songs....like all their other songs it is filled with raw emotion that is yet to be rivaled by any other band i have heard.

    brokinkidon February 18, 2002   Link
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    i dont understand.... what is he talking about ?

    soodamncoldon March 02, 2002   Link
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    i think this song is about pain, mentally and emotionally, which alot of people can relate to. thusday is so fucking amazing.

    saimbukaon March 07, 2002   Link

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