There's poison in my drinking glass
Don't step just sip it down
And in a swirling masquerade of sound
My body hits the ground
I'm beautiful when I'm asleep
Martini kisses land
On my blistered bloody scarlet lips
The bottles in my hand

Burn out not fade away
Burn out not fade away
Burn out not fade away

I'll speak in riddles so you can understand
I'll draw in pencil so you can trace with pen
So in love with me like sand to wet feet
I'll write both our names into the wet concrete

We're glistening like silver spoons
Beneath the summer night
Oh can you smell the subtle hint of frost
As the flowers start to cry
The autumn winds are bringing graves
To all the emerald trees
They're so beautiful in their dismay
The colors slowly bleed

Burn out not fade away
Burn out not fade away

And I sit here
With a sick grin
Choking as I laugh until I die

Lyrics submitted by Shadee01

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    General CommentI think that this song is about Kurt Cobain:

    The first verse is about Kurt's suicide attempt in Rome, where he took alcohol and mixed it with some pills.

    The chorus is a quote from his suicide letter: "Its better to burn out than fade away"
    The speak in riddles and trace in pen thing is about how he was really poetic and people try to decipher his lyrics.

    The next verse is about when he got famous (silver spoons) and started herion with COurtney. The trees and flowers is about herion, the "flowers" cooking and then bleeding.

    Make sense?
    Spongewheaton December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbuddy seems to have started drinking a bit more on this new album
    Your_Biznatchon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis might be about absinthe...just by the way it sounds, the speaking in riddles and the use of emerald and the bleeding colours
    Eyepoopedon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe ending to this song is amazing...Ah...i love it
    bballmann34on October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho ever did these lyrics is a f**king dumb a$$ u dont even have the full song in it... but neways i have the cd and its kick a$$ and this is prolly one of my favortie songs on the cd
    donny2224on November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is odd... i like buried a lie alot more.
    dementiaon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment…">Lisa's Music Codes…" width="145" height="40" type="audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin" loop="true" autostart="true" c."all" border="0">

    Senses Fail - Martini Kiss

    ^^^For the people who'd like to hear it. <3333
    NevadasXGraceon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, they are the wrong lyrics. I posted the correct ones. And whoever said Buddy has been drinking more on this album, you don't know what a good song is. These are really beautiful lyrics.
    martinikisseson January 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think that rather than fading away when smoking a J you just gotta straight burn the fizzuck out.
    number5withabulleton January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love senses fail with a passion! cant wait until taste of chaos.. its gonna kick some asssssss

    hot ass band members . and kick ass band
    senses fail = l o v e
    martinixkissesxXon January 27, 2005   Link

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