Pacific sun, you should have warned us, it gets so cold here.
And the night can freeze, before you set it on fire.

And our flares go unnoticed.
Diminished, faded just as soon as they are fired.

We are, we are, intrigued. We are, we are, invisible.

Oh, how we've shouted, how we've screamed,
Take notice, take interest, take me with you.

But all our fears fall on deaf ears.

Tonight, they're burning the roads they built to lead us to the light.
And blinding our hears with their shining lies,
While closing our caskets cold and tight. But I'm dying to live.

Pacific sun, you should have warned us, these heights are dizzying,
And the climb can kill you long before the fall.

And our trails go unmarked and unmapped and covered
Just as soon as they are crossed.

We are, we are, intriguing. We are, we are, desirable.

Oh how we've shouted, how we've screamed,
Take notice, take interest, take me with you.

But all our fears fall on deaf ears.

Tonight, they're burning the roads they built to lead us to the light.
And blinding our hearts with their shining lies,
While closing our caskets cold and tight. But I'm dying to live.


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Several Ways to Die Trying Lyrics as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    I agree with the others. It's just like Bitter Pill off of the album 'The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most'. This song is so over looked and yet it's the most emotional and most powerful. Chris puts sooo much feeling into songs like this one. And yah, it isn't so much a "dashboard" style song, but the way the song is portrade is still as Dash as ever. Rock on Chris.

    NaMeLesson June 03, 2004   Link
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    I love this song! To me, we means anyone who feels unnoticed or unloved. Someone who desires to be noticed so much, but no one ever does. Or someone who doesnt feel loved and think they finally found a road out of the pit of loneliness, but it all ends up to be a lie that they fell for because of its appearance to be a road to happiness persay (as you see in the lines:And blinding our hearts with their shining lies.) I like it alot, because of its poetic lyrics but strong emotional music to back up the lyrics showing the hurt that the "unnoticed and unloved" feel.

    drummergirl06on January 13, 2006   Link
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    We are, we are, desirable.

    favorite dashboard line ever. just listen to him.

    andheartson April 05, 2006   Link
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    "and the climb can kill you long before the fall." that line is killer best.

    crowslayer91on June 07, 2006   Link
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    i bought this CD, and loved the other songs, but never really gave this one a chance until about a month ago. this song always started off so...not boring...but not pulling you in to listen to it.

    and now that i've listened to it, it's become one of my favorite dashboard songs. it's SUCH a good song. really.

    PinkParadiseon December 13, 2006   Link
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    this song kinda reminds me of high school how everyone is so cold and they don't care about people who are different. and like all you want is to be notticed and cared about.

    jakieon October 20, 2008   Link
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    It's hot, but it gets cold... the night is cold, but you can't warm it with just a bonfire... the fire we have means nothing to anyone.

    us young kids are nothing but invisible to everyone. the adults blind us with their lights of our future. What they don't know is that we won't live up to everything they want us to try to live up to... our attempt to be awesome is depressing and upsetting... we try, but we get dizzy trying...

    we may have failed, but we take notice of where we have gotten to, and even though no one notice our accomplishments... we are happy.

    revere500on May 18, 2012   Link
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    I'm confused because this song is from the new album. The new album is great, but just not the same Dashboard sound I love. I liked the simplicity of him as a solo artist compared to the full band sound.

    As for the song though, it is my favorite on A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar.

    Benjamminon April 11, 2004   Link
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    yes this song is my favorite from the new album as well. i like it a lot.
    "Oh, how we've shouted, how we've screamed, take notice, take interest, take me with you. "
    i love that line.

    NateDoggon April 14, 2004   Link
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    This song is simple and beautiful. I agree with the comment that the album has a different sound. I love his voice in this and the emotion he puts into it he does it subtley and not like other artists which really force it on you. you can hear the desperation.

    I actually think its about how people can end a relationship around you and your helpless. your just dying to live.

    Sjteckon April 24, 2004   Link

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