I've been up at this all night long
I've been drowning in my sleep
I've prayed for your safe place
And it's time for us to leave

Time is running on empty and the gas is running out
I've decided that tonight is the night
That I set love aside
Full speed ahdead this seems to be the place
I've seen this once before
Planned perfection sought in my dreams
Hoping this would take you home

My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
So kiss me one last time

Around this turn where the cross will cast your shadow
The people will all gather
To remember such a day where the flames grew as high
As trees
And the world stopped for you and me

My knuckles have turned white
There's no turning back tonight
So hold on tight
Kiss me one last time
Shut your eyes

I will now bring new meaning to the word alone
Endless nights of dreaming of life
And the days we should have spent here

Drowning in my sleep I'm drowning in my sleep

Glass shatters and comes to a halt
I thought we'd be there by now
I thought it would be so much quicker than this

Pain has never been so brilliant
I made sure you were buckled in
Now you can walk hand in hand with him

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It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door song meanings
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    General CommentSongfacts: "It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door."

    Aaron: Interesting. That's funny, because it's kind of a fictitious story. And it's kind of a morbid story. I was 20 years old when Spencer (Chamberlain) and I are writing that song. We had this idea about what happens when you love someone, really love them, truly love them. In the Bible it says that we're to love our wives as Christ loved the church, which is an impossibility, because we don't have the capacity to love like Christ does, and it's impossible.

    So we had this morbid idea that there would be this guy, he would be driving a car. And if you read the lyrics, the verse involves a car accident. There's this guy and he's driving this car, and he's so in love with this girl that he decides to kill them both. He's so in love with her that he realizes it is impossible to love her the way he's supposed to, so he decides to just drive off the road. That's the narrative line of the story in the song. But it's really about loving someone and knowing that you'll never be able, in your capacity, to love them the proper way.
    Localdrummerjd3on January 12, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about the guy bringing a significant other or some sort of female girly-friend to Christ. Like the part when he says "Tonight is the night that I set love aside" I think he means like taking a break from being like boyfriend/girlfriend to bring her to God and whatnot. And then at the end it's like after he finished ministering to her and he says "I made sure you were buckled in, now you can walk hand in hand with Him" and it kinda sums it all up there nicely. I like these lyrics a lot cuz my friend is kind of going through that right now with his girlfriend and there having a very hard time with it. Which sucks but it'll all be ok in the end. So yep that's my little idea on it.
    xUntilMyLastBreathxon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUhhhhh this songs name comes from the Lord of the Rings. There is no meaning behind it.
    sakic19on January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it about a guy who didnt actually mean to crash. maybe drunk? but once he realizes his mistake finds that now shes safe cuz she can walk hand in hand with the lord
    brandonXboneson April 07, 2011   Link
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    General Comment<3
    poisonawellon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song. <3
    ivelostmytouchon June 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn...this song is just so good... <3 :)
    S to the cooteron July 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow...when i first read what you wrote...i thought you were crazy...but then i read the lyrics and it definatlely goes along with that...interesting...
    bballmann34on September 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDrowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep!

    I love that bit the best ever!!
    Harry_Manbackon September 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentencased_in_flames - I thought you were crazy as well... After I took a read, like bballmann34, I saw that the lyrics do go right along with that...
    guitar_player05on October 11, 2004   Link

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