Well you've seen all that you came for.
It didn't help you at all.
Watch as I break rank and dissolve.
Emily why don't you miss me?
You hung around for so long.
But I got no friends and you got no resolve.
Was it so long ago?
You asked me to stay behind.
You said I didn't care at all.
Was it so long ago?
I asked you to stay beside me all through the years.
The death of this mess finally came around with no relief this year.
Congratulations you just fucking disappeared.

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    General Commentsooooooo awesome. the elected reminds me of cass mccombs for some reason.
    pink_loveon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE THIS SONG.

    i think this song is about blake being used by this girl emily and once she gets what she wants see what she wanted to see, shes gone/ dissapears.

    just my take on it.
    newmoneyon September 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmight be about jenny and blake's relationship and how jenny left the scene for about a year 'cause of despression...

    i dunno.
    but i DO know that i want to learn the trumpet just so i can play the riff in this song. or whatever a trumpet's equivalent to a riff would be. looooove it.
    justwaitingon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of think this is about A Rose For Emily, that story by Faulkner about a woman who kills a man so she can lie beside him. It's showing a POV from both characters, Homer (the man she kills) and Ms. Emily.
    katie_birdon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti read that short story in school so i know what you're talking about katie, but im not so sure i see a whole lot of allusions to it in this song...
    "The death of this mess finally came around with no relief this year." maybe that line can somehow relate to the story but im not entirely sure how.
    dustybreezeon March 09, 2008   Link

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