Our eyes are bleeding
Courtesy of everything that you could ever want to hide
Our viens are dry
Sometimes the truth cuts deeper than the sharpest knife

Losin' is an awkward feelin'
When you're beaten down
Anything to stop the burning
We've been running all around

We just survive
Too busy occupied with dying to stop and consider life
So many pretty pretty pictures
On the walls and on our fingertips
Let's sew the borders round it

Losin' is an awkward feelin'
When you're beaten down
Anything to stop the burning
We've been running all around ourselves

And it's the choices that we choose
In our everyday abuse
Just a short solution to a long term problem
I stabbed myself just for the scar
To see if I could feel something
And it's the choices that we choose
Cause we're all prophetic fools
Just a short solution to a long term problem

I need (x100)
Just one more thing
To be completely blinded
Shoot it up, shoot it in, buried it under all this callous skin
Hid away I been feelin' incomplete

Losin' is an awkward feelin'
When you're beaten down
Anything to stop the burning
We've been running all around ourselves

And it's the choices that we choose
In our everyday abuse
Just a short solution to a long term problem
I stabbed myself just for the scar
To see if I could feel something
And it's the choices that we choose
Cause we're all prophetic fools
Just a short solution to a long term problem

Innocence is overrated now
Chokin this sober feeling down
I guess you've come over me
So define lonely
(Now I know real love is for free)


Lyrics submitted by MizunoPunk

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    General CommentI think this is a really amazing song, I can't believe no one's commented on it yet. I think this is about living almost like the living dead, just emotionless, going through 'our everyday abuse' doing shit to get through it because we think things aren't going to get better, like we prophesise that things are gonna stay the same.
    still-knee-deepon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time and I am blown the fuck away.
    punkpirateon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about being depressed, and then looking at the world around you and finding everything that is wrong with it...the alienation and loneliness that come with living in the ultra-sanitized, vacuum-sealed environment of the modern world...

    a lot of matt's songs are about drugs, and i feel like this one approaches them on the level of "i'm miserable in this bleak world, and i do drugs to make it more interesting and least somewhat bareable"

    i've definitely met a lot of people who use drugs for reasons like that
    i think this song was written in a whirlwind of emotion
    squaleon February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDid anyone else find the part of the lyrics that says "I need (x 100)" especially funny? He only says it about four times.

    This song's about "the choices that we choose in our everyday abuse." We choose to ignore all of life's problems, personal and impersonal, and utilize things like drugs, self-harm, and a lot of other "short term solutions to our long term problems."

    It's about the desensitization we experience living in the modern era, and how we sometimes we do things "to see if we can feel something."

    Essentially, we can't respond to life in a healthful or good manner, we do more destructive things to ourselves to get over the destructive things that go on in regular life.
    tree-lightson February 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenttree-lights, i laughed when i read the (x 100) too... haha... and i must agree with your interpretation, i was going to type one out but you pretty much nailed it. Amazing song by my fav band, i highly suggest seeing these guys live. "innocence is overrated now."
    bmill574on August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat im getting is that he's struggling with his own mortality. We are just temporary being and if that's the case and we have know idea if anything we do is leading to anything, then why try. He just feels beaten down by the realities of life and chases it down with drugs and religion and all those things that we as people do to distract ourselves from the harsh reality.

    It's like everyday there are people wasting their lives doing mundane tasks just to get by and even though we all know deep down how we might get to a place where the love is free we just see obstackles and decide instead to pitter around with any distraction we can.
    Kylanon July 28, 2011   Link

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