Are you listening?
We write a thousand pages
They're torn and on the floor
Headlights hammer the windows
We're locked behind these doors
And we are never leaving
This place is part of us
And all these scenes repeating
Are cold to the touch

My hands seem to deceive me
When I'm nervous or when I'm healthy
The scenery's all drawn.
They hang here from the walls dear
Painting pictures, bleeding colors
Blanket the windows
Sometimes it gets so hard to breathe
Your eyes see right through me
These fights with your arms left beside
One thing and one more says goodnight
You've got the map come get to me
These knuckles break before they bleed
Tear out these veins that own my heart
This skin that wears your lasting marks
I've built these walls come get to me, come get to me
Is this your lesson, a slight discretion
The lines that keep you, the lines that sweep you
Lock the doors from inside
Your face is so contagious, it wears announcements
It leaves me breathless, I won't forget this, I won't forget
Let the walls have their say
This time the walls will have their say

No conversation, without remorse
And this television drowns the only source
Wake from these dreams of you in my arms
To the staircase where you hold my heart
This place, these walls mean everything to me

Lyrics submitted by all_is_vanity, edited by jayzuscrust

Walls Lyrics as written by Sam Eyes Yasmin Green

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    General CommentI love the beginning of this song.

    "Your face is so contagious, it wears announcements, it leaves me breathless, I won't forget this." <3this line
    torrentialon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOn this one there aren't even the screaming part in the beginning

    Are you listening?
    We write a thousand pages
    They're torn and on the floor
    Headlights hammer the windows
    We're locked behind these doors
    And we are are never leaving
    This place is part of us
    And all these scenes repeating
    Are cold to the touch
    Heedliciouson May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is more vain, more personal. The beginning maps out a crime scene where the criminals take defense inside a building as their opponents wait outside. The only form of communication between the two is via written letters. It's notable that writting letters is physically non-violent.
    The crime scene is revealed as a metaphor in the second "stanza". The actual situation is one of the narrator and a significant other. The narrator takes harsh verbal abuse and the "walls" are a type of emotional defense that he has taken up. The point that stands is that the narrator didn't just build these walls to keep himself from the verbal abuse; the walls are like boudries that keep his relationship with this other person non-violent, such as the criminals are not physically violent in writing the letters. But it is also very important to know that these words are detramental and have much influence over the narrator. This is shown by the wripping of the pages and the breaking nuckles. So, the narrator is so effected by this influence that he hurts himself in fits of anger. As he "locks the doors from the inside" he locks himself in a place where he physically hurts himself..... To sum up that part: a guys "girlfriend" (or friend or whoever) yells at him (or hurts him in some non-violent way) and instead of reacting to his friend he gets angry and takes it out on himself. (It's kinda like when you get so mad that you punch walls or some other inanimate object.)
    The last paragraph basically identifies the fact that there is hope and the narrator does feel very connected to this person that causes him pain. He dreams of the day when things will be better, but at the same time he respects his situation: "this place, these walls, mean everything to me."
    CBrownieon July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so amazing. The first time I heard it, I fell in love with it. The band is full of really nice guys who deserve nothing but the best. I couldn't make it to one of their shows and they wrote me a note saying that they missed having me there. They are awesome!
    coolemokidon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first emery song i heard and it turned me into a fan. i had read earlier that day that the used didn't want to make another screamo record. i was so sad. than i d/l this song and wala. i got what i wanted.
    PerfectWeaponon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho ever put in the lyrics forgot the best part of the song. The screaming in the beginning and those lyrics are amazing. This band is awesome
    nicklavon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ yeah i was looking for the beginning as well
    Reasons_Left_Unsaidon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmm.. i thought the whole point of the site is figuring out what the song means. hint the name.
    x_nicka_xon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah but its ok if you just wanna post comments. I mean, it does say: Add you *comments* and not add your *meaning*.
    AzWeThinkIamon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks soooo much ass...I love the whole cd....When they play this song live its so crazy in the pit..ahh I love it....the whole band is so nice too, we talked to them after the show at soundwaves last tuesday on 4-20 and they're soooo kick ass
    Heedliciouson April 22, 2004   Link

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