The lights go down, outside (before our cars collide)
So we silhouette ourselves (in forty shades of fire)
Do you know where this is leading? I'll meet you there.
The other side of the crash.
On the other side of the glass.

All out friends are falling out, can't look us in the eye,
Or bear to hear that broken sound.
Happens when you're all alone,
Inside, in the middle of the night I hear your voice,
I feel ashamed every time you say, "Car crash came and car crash went, so I went along with it..."
Because the girl you love's not coming back.
It'll never be the same, don't look away. I need to know if this is real. Don't look away.

The hospital ward sleeps
Thought the surgery
Hiding needles in the drawer
(for emergencies)
While outside they wait
In the pouring rain
On the other side of the glass.

Don't look away. I need to know if this is real.
Don't look away. I need to know - when will this end?
Don't look away

Over and out (of control)
The I.V. drips the days drag on
Adjust the light switch in the hall
Maybe the x-ray screen keeps it from getting dark
But the bulb burns out when it gets too hot.
Keep crashing this car (over and over)
Keep crashing this car (over and over)
Keep crashing this car (over and over)
Keep crashing this car (until it spins)
Out of control
So hold me close or I might disappear this time
Out of control
We fight currents in the water
When we can't let go of the shore.
We've lost control.


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The Other Side of the Crash/Over and Out (Of Control) Lyrics as written by Andrew Everding Iii

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a continuation of Understand in a Car Crash. It's the people who survive the crash and what happens afterward.
    bbp4life34on May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is coming from the perspective of the person who was killed in the car accident, sitting in the hospital barely hanging on, who will eventually die. Seems kind of like a dream too.

    "We fight currents in the water when we can't let go of the shore"

    I love this line and if you have ever not let go of something, you'll clearly understand this....You go through so many more obstacles when you don't let go, but for some people you'll truely never be the same again, therefore you "went along with it [the crash]"

    "keep crashing this car, over and over" is like re-living it.

    And

    "Don't look away!
    I need to know if this is real."

    Is like needing to have proof, not being able to comprehend what happened....Ralph Waldo Emerson lost the love of his life early in their relationship and for months he had to continuely go look at her body. I don't think he ever got over it.

    The whole "out of control" part to me is coming from a person that always is usually in control...and when they aren't it's a hard to fathom.
    whitallyon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. My favorite on the album!
    Eddy67on April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wish they didn't take out some parts that I thought were key to making the demo good. Por exemple: "I'm openig up my eyes", the extra parts at the "IV drips" and some other parts. I always thought that the chorus nedded tweaking. Also the "Keep crashing this car" part seems a bit dumbed down. But oh well still a good song
    Knife2aGunFighton April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wish they didn't take out some parts that I thought were key to making the demo good. Por exemple: "I'm openig up my eyes", the extra parts at the "IV drips" and some other parts. I always thought that the chorus nedded tweaking. Also the "Keep crashing this car" part seems a bit dumbed down. But oh well still a good song
    Knife2aGunFighton April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty fuckin badass is all i have to say.
    polythenepamon May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood stuff
    emerica171on May 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe crash in understanding in a car crash can be a metaphor for disaster..or for that lowest point before renewal..like an alcoholic or drug addict situation..then this is the aftermath...what those who couldn't make it left behind, adn thr struggles that the survivors face...but i personally feel that there really is a crash..that that is the catalyst into this song
    septimusphoenixon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the last few lines "Keep crashing this car, over and over..." are just apart of the continuation/reference of Understanding's line "Crash my car everday the same way..." and just the pain of living with he guilt of killing a friend in an accident and you always have to live witht the event replaying over and over in your mind
    cane53on September 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentplz !! what a load of crap, it is abt a car crash !!
    old_rocker4everon April 12, 2007   Link

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