I think much like another song “Anti-Matter” (that's also on the same album as this song), this one is also is inspired by a horrifying van crash the band experienced on Nov 3, 2022. This, much like the other track, sounds like it's an extension what they shared while huddled in the wreckage, as they helped frontman Garrett Russell stem the bleeding from his head wound while he was under the temporary effects of a concussion. The track speaks of where the mind goes at the most desperate & desolate of times, when it just about slips away to all but disconnect itself, and the aftermath.
you, doing that thing you do breaking my heart into a million pieces like you always do and you don't mean to be cruel you never even knew about the heartache i've been goin' through well, i try and try to forget you girl but it's just so hard to do every time you do that thing you do and i, know all the games you play and i'm gonna find a way to let you know that you'll be mine someday cause we, could be happy, can't you see if you'd only let me be the one to hold you, and keep you here with me i don't ask a lot girl but i know one thing's for sure it's the love i haven't got girl and i just can't take it anymore.... cause it hurts me so just to see you go around with someone new and if i know you, you're doin' that thing every day, just doing that thing i can't take you doing that thing you do
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