If you follow the jaw line down over the heart,
the curves of your bone and muscle that make up your head to toe...
It's just skin and thread, stitches and ligaments,
words that we spoke only to regret.

And I know they're going to laugh at us when they,
when they see us out together "holding hands" like this.
They wouldn't understand it if we told them all the reasons,
not that I think this deserves any kind of explanation.

And we'll, we'll make it up so we've got a smile painted on all the time,
no matter what it's like on the inside.
We'll keep this, keep us like a secret,
'cause if my family and friends ever found out about
the things we could never be,
haunts we'll all keep, so fucking bittersweet.

And I know they're going to laugh at us when they,
when they see us out together "holding hands" like this.
They wouldn't understand it if we told them all the reasons,
not that I think this deserves any kind of explanation.


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28, edited by MargaritaL

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    General Comment"The Disco Before The Breakdown" is easily the greatest 7" I've heard in my entire life, front to back. And this song just brings it all together. The song brings a slight ambiguity at points juxtaposed with the rest of it's straightforwardness.

    I've heard that the song itself is mainly about relationships and the social stigma of when the people around you don't agree with your choice in a significant other. So it could refer to either homosexual relationships or just odd relationships in general. Either way the song is amazing. The brass brings it all together.
    Egalitarian.on March 12, 2005   Link

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