And stripes on fire,
These hands are tired.
I'm making plans to drink away

All these words
I can't escape.
I have to try to make you stay.

Because i'm alone,
Stay with me this time (x2)

Because what I'm feeling inside,
I'm troubled or maybe I'm blind,
But I just can't see
How this is helping me.

The stars are burning bright
Like the light that lights your eyes.
Why couldn't I see
That you were leaving'

Because I'm alone,
I need someone to be my friend.
But I can't take anyone
Who can't stay until the end.

Because I'm alone,
Stay with me this time (x2)

And the stars are burning bright,
The smoke is rising high,
The stripes are on the street,
From the mountain to the sea.

Because friend you've done me wrong,
Left the spoils to the strong
And preyed upon the weak,
There's an end to you and me.

Because a friend can understand
That there's no trust to be had.
You're just bouncing on your strings,
A puppet on a screen.

I'm not sure when you left,
But it started with that theft,
It seems it's been so long.

Lyrics submitted by Shadee01

Hanging Marionette Lyrics as written by Christopher A. Crisci Aaron Pillar

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commentumm this song goes with hello dearest... its going with stripes on fire... what exactly is stripes on fire??

    i beleive that stripes on fire are the lies hes seeing come out of his lovers mouth... they blind him like sunshine and then later in the song he references im troubled or maybe im blind... i jsut think its how his lover lies to him and he escapes it by drinking and forgetting and keeps on trying to lvoe her...

    fuck im high
    mh208on March 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm suprised no one has talked about this song... its actually one of my favorites...
    loss of a friend, lonliness.. the meaning is kinda self-evident

    "Because what I'm feeling inside
    I'm troubled or maybe I'm blind
    but I just can't see
    how this is helping me ...."
    it makes it very personal.
    anyway, the chimes/piano runs or whatever they are after the lines
    "Because I'm alone
    I need someone to be my friend
    But I can't take, anyone
    who can't stay until the end"
    ... they just, somehow, hit me. I don't know exactly what's special about this song, but its pretty cool.
    wannabelleon December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like how this song fits so well with hello dearest love. yay.
    drunk.kid.catholicon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this is a really beautiful song, and it's pretty catchy too, so it's surprising it's not more popular on here.
    lightingitupon February 21, 2007   Link

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