"This Old Wound" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
Well, I've been bleeding well from this old wound
Cleaning it with salt, so it will still feel new
And sometimes eyes turn black and sometimes scars are tracks
But every time you're gone, I wish that you'd come back

And everyone watched me waste myself
And everyone cheered at last
And all of them found it comforting
It's better it's me, than them

I think I'm doing well from what they say
They've taken both my belt and shoelaces away
Well I believe in luck, I think I do
Well, I'd believe for sure, if ever I saw you

Well, I've been fanning flames from these old coals
Feeding them with tinder and hoping they will grow
Well, I've been savoring what I can't hold
A blind belief in goodness that doesn't seem to show

Well, I've been bleeding well from this old wound
Cleaning it with salt, so it will still feel new


Lyrics submitted by DgetupkidC

"This Old Wound [Bonus Track]" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General Commentshut up and sing along.
    massaaron August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCatSneezer, if you dont want to listen to chris's new stuff, then pull out your old swiss army romance cd, pop it in your player, and play it as loud as you want so you cant hear the saints and sailors video being played on MTV 2 because of people who request him to be played. You dont have to tell everybody that you dont like it, because nobody cares if you the way he added drums to sharp hint of new tears. the lyrics are the same and so is the emotion in it, theres just a bass playing and drums ticking in the background. so as for now, do like you said you could and just sit and listen to the old sharp hint of new tears in your room...and make sure you leave the tv off.
    -13HourBoy
    13HourBoyon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm so sick of people saying that whoever has become popular and has gone on MTV is automatically not as "deep" or is going to be a "sell out". Who gives if other people than you like him. He's songs are stil the shit, and he's the most amazing songwriter out there. Hoorah that someone with emotion and meaning is finally getting some recognition instead of Britney Spears' songs about Boys and Girls. Like what you like, but don't try too hard to be different.
    unlucky13on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf you like this band check the lyrics for Impossible Outcome. And NO these are not my lyrics they ARE dashboards. Just go to dcsoimpossible.com and look.
    DgetupkidCon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The first time I heard it I cried... I'm going to venture that this song is about losing someone. And feeling completely hopeless without them. And the wound represents their lasting impression... his reminder of whoever's left. As if that's all he has left of that person... and he's holding on to it by making it "feel new". I'm confused about the lines dealing with "everyone" and how they "cheered".

    The whispery voice he uses while singing this song makes it even more tragic...
    HandsDown28on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me...this song is about loving someone, but they dont love you back and its this constant up and down situation...like when he says "I’ve been bleeding well, From this old wound, Cleaning it with salt, So it will still feel new*...he knows that the person he loves hurt him, and even though he knows they will continue to hurt him, he still loves them. And everyone thinks hes crazy for still going back....thats what I got, b/c thats the situation I'm in right now. I love him, one second he loves me and the next he doesnt...and even tho I know I'll get hurt again, and everyone else knows it too...I still cant help but run back for more.
    PunkAngel401on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing...just like old dashboard which i miss very much. anyone else notice his new stuff (which rocks i will admit) is just so different from his old style?
    dashkid421on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti cant find this song anywhere.. if someone knows how i can DL it, they should tell me.. cuz i LOVE dashboard.. is this a new song or what?
    Emobearon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdashkid421's right....his old stuff is like more-----i dont know how to describe it...deep? like really really really really really deep, and this is less deep, although deep and good its less deep although i cant wait for the new EP.
    emo kicks rap nedayon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdose anyone know where i can dl this song, just reading the lyrics makes me tear, and now i REALLY want to hear the song!!
    Awkward Sylenceon August 22, 2002   Link

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