We'll sew these eyes. You'll peel them back.
We'll frame these words. Oh dear I just need some time.

You've earned the right.
You've earned the right to know
Why I need this time away.
And you need to feel right.

Fool yourself, surprise your friends.
Raise a toast to everything we once had.
I'm still afraid to be alone.

You found me out.
I need this time to breathe.
Give me space, I'll give you me.
In time we'll sort this out.
I'll keep this secret safe with me.
I know you've earned the right.

Kill yourself, surprise your friends.
Raise a toast to everything we once had.

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The Song I Swore to Never Sing Lyrics as written by Erik Hughes Chris Hughes

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    General Commentprobably the best song off of "the red tree"
    moneen has gotten way better with this album
    yellowfiveon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPretty decent song... not my favorite by them, but definitely my favorite off this album...

    Wezzulon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song sounds quite beautiful. i love when all the music stops at that one point. i got this album the week it came out, but im only now giving it a thorough listen. good stuff.
    RuthLesson May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentholy moly such a good song. im always sad when its over...hooray for moneen
    polythenepamon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim not enirely sure what its about...possibly needing a break from everyone, and wanting some time to yourself to figure things out even though you're scared.
    i dunno. ammazing song
    RuthLesson August 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is apparently the only love song that "slipped onto the record", according to Kenny when I saw them live. He said he intended for the cd to have no love songs but this one got on it. Not sure exactly what its about.
    ourmodernredon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI guess what ourmodernred said explains the title. I always imagine this song being played at the end of a film
    Harry_Manbackon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe's asking someone to wait for him while he sorts out his life, he's asking her to wait because he's afraid to be alone, and he'll keep their love a secret if he has to, because she's earned the right for it.
    xyouvandalxon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know where I could get the piano notes for this song?
    nateissocoolon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim not sure
    i get mixed messages from this song
    i think i have it figured out
    and then i find a line or two that contradict my theory

    i think its about a good life gone downhill
    only because the person was so afraid it would
    so it did
    youre so focused on keeping everything good
    that you forget to live and you lose everything

    and as for theory #2:
    i agree with the people that said it was about needing to take a break from everything
    that stuff gets so overwhelming
    and you dont know how you got to this point
    mafooseon April 04, 2007   Link

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