Well its hard to find the words to say,
what no one would say to you when were around,
the loneliest caged bird sings the saddest song,
and you were never one to keep us guessing long,

well if you ask me what went wrong?
ill tell you nobody is doin fine,
we're all fucked up and doin time,
the gates of Eden elude people like ourselves,

I think about you every now and then,
more now than I ever did when you were down,
all reservations pass when chances slip away,
all songs play better from confusion,

now I sit and I wonder how,
everyday gets a little shorter
always feel im losin out somehow,
don’t wanna let another day go by without creation,

now if you ask what went wrong?
When your fallin you’re the only one that doesn’t see the distance,
sacrifice yourself to save yourself,

now we don’t always walk the line
and broadcast how we hurt sometimes,
and at times it seems nobody wants to know,
give me some time I might remember everything you ever did or said to me.

Lyrics submitted by Alucard

Swan Dive song meanings
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    General Commentits a really decent song...personally i dont think its one of their best though...i mean thats just because im a fan of their darker stuff...i do like that its about Jim Cherry
    Johnnyfender43on December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about jim cherry, very emotional song
    one of the best SO-songs ever
    Artuson November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is indeed my favorite Strung Out song ever. Exile is amazing they've completely outdone themselves.
    Alucardon November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about not being able to express your emotions and how sometimes it feels like you're alone in the this world.
    Concepts22on December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of their best songs ever. without a doubt. by the end of the second time i heard it, i knew every word. one of the most amazing choruses ever.
    punkchris55on June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it was written about Jim Cherry.
    Mephisto22on January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone really know what the deal is between jim and jason? did they both used to be song writers and vocals before jim died? jim's songs being the heavier metal songs like this, Bring Out Your Dead, Just Like Me, etc and Jason writing the other softer (but still sick) songs? idk, does anyone know?
    nyghtcrawleron May 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentack i didnt mean "...songs like this..." i meant "...song like Ultimate Devotion, Bring Out Your Dead..."

    i just copied/pastied from a comment under Ultimate Devotion
    nyghtcrawleron May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJim Cherry. the man. end of story. kthnxbai
    devoidedon February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs everyone else stated the song is written about Jim Cherry. Jim Cherry and Jason Cruz had a disagreement which is what caused Jim Cherry to quit the band after the release of Twisted By Design, or the disagreement was over Jim Cherry quitting the band. I have read some material that said they never reconciled their disagreement because Jim died. I have also read statements that he committed suicide and some that said he didn't commit suicide, but he had a heart condition and died from a mix of medications. So who even knows what happened. Also, the lyrics above are incorrect. The line, "We are all fucked up and doin' time," is wrong. The correct line is, "We are all fucked up and due in time." It is common sense because the following line talks about the gates of eden, meaning "Heaven."
    TheWingsOfDoveson March 08, 2010   Link

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