So that I
Am falling asleep, exhaust in my eyes
Well those angry hands
They know they're damned
If I should die before I wake
Make no mistake
Well I'm dying anyway

And this time that we have will soon end
They're waiting in silence for you
And I heard you tell all your friends
That you couldn't wait 'til it's through
Well we're through

Who's saving us now
From the bitter strings of the jealous sound?
Well we'll figure it out

Know that I
I couldn't accept, I cannot deny
And those angry hands
They won't understand

And this time that we have will soon end
They're waiting in silence for you
And I heard you tell all your friends
That you couldn't wait 'til it's through
Well we're through

Who's saving us now
From the bitter strings of the jealous sound?
Well we'll figure it out

And I drove straight through Texas
I signed with O's and X's
My heart will break
And I know that I can't take
Your exit
Your exit

Who's saving us now
From the bitter strings of the jealous sound?
(Who's saving us now?)
Well we'll figure it out
(Repeat)

Well we'll figure it out


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    this song is about heartbreak , without a doubt. the lyrics are so strong, which makes this song even better with the music they have put it to. bitter heartbreak of course. ha still wonderful

    xpictures.in.wordson May 04, 2002   Link
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    i definetely agree. what a great song.

    hayleyTSLon June 30, 2002   Link
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    It illustrates the end of a relationship that ends in bitterness. Both sides are left empty handed with only the "jealous sound" ringing in their heads.

    ChaosFluro24on August 17, 2002   Link
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    I agree with all of the above. I really like this song. Realy like the opening verse, so great

    zeprefreshon March 19, 2003   Link
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    A friend of mine told me about this song about three years ago,after all that time it still remains on my list of all time favorite songs!

    stereo fanon February 04, 2005   Link
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    It's also about suicide since the narrator is apparently running his car ("exhaust in my eyes") in an attempt to kill himself. I appreciate Blair's willingness to write so unflinchingly about suicide (see "Steeper Than We Thought" by Knapsack).

    JeremyB1on February 02, 2007   Link

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