The incisions on your wrist were all for show.
Just like you.
The epitome of self indulgence.
Another farce, a charade and another set of crocodile tears.
So serenade her with your last pathetic suicide love song.

"Broken hearts never mend."
But fools never move one.
And now she's gone because of you.
And once again you're the epitome of pure self destruction.

Cupid never found his mark.
As we await the insertion of blades on flesh.
You part the skin and tell of blades on blood.

So part the fucking skin.
So part the fucking skin.
To tell the blades on blood.
To tell the blades on the blood.
The blades on blood.
She said I love you.
She said, she said goodbye.

So cry me a fucking river bitch.

You wouldn't know love if it crushed you fucking chest.
Let go.
You wouldn't know love if it crushed your fucking chest.
"Razors, roses and a black tomorrow."
You wouldn't know love if it crushed your fucking chest.
"Razors, roses and a black tomorrow."

They never showed any affection to anything but your ego.
A tragedy of errors at the best of times.
You are everything that's wrong with me.
You are everything that I despise.
You are everything I dreamed would die.
You are everything that fades away and slowly dies.

Will you bleed for me when suicide seems so yesterday?
Will you bleed for me?
Will you fucking bleed for me when suicide.
So yesterday.
It's all so fucking yesterday.
So yesterday.

Lyrics submitted by parkway_drive, edited by BlueDiamondx3

Romance Is Dead Lyrics as written by Jeffrey Cleve Ling Benjamin Michael Gordon

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  • +6
    General Commentthe song makes fun of the whole "emo" trend;

    its like, you pretend to be affected for attention, go "suicidal" because of some failed one week relationship because you think its cool to be "emo".

    this is shown in the lyrics
    "were all for show"
    (attention seeking "suicide" attempts)
    +"JUST LIKE YOU" = your all for show, YOUR FAKE
    "crocodile tears"
    (insincere; fake show of sadness)

    then there "cry me a fucking river, bitch" + "fools never move on" etc which is basically saying your pathetic, get over yourself

    and then: "you wouldn't know love, if it crushed your fucking chest" is just saying that you probably dont know the first thing about love because whatever your sad about is far from it.

    and last "will you bleed for me when suicide... it's so yesterday" is pretty much saying; will you still cut your wrist and cry when its not interesting anymore?

    thats what i get from it.
    i dont think it has anything to do with a relationship.
    but it depends how you interpret it.
    chelsea-sugaron February 18, 2007   Link
  • +6
    Broken hearted lyrics?

    No, no, it’s not broken hearted lyrics… that’s the thing! The whole song is really misinterpreted. The song is pretty much about dancing and jumping on the bandwagon while writing songs about committing suicide, cutting your wrist and setting up this whole fantastic image where being depressed and committing suicide is a good thing, like, is a trendy thing to do. And there are so many people, so many bands that do that just to grab fans and stuff. That’s why I wrote that song. And the thing is that a lot of these bands go out every night and sing this stuff and they have no idea what it is like to be heartbroken, except they betray this image. I don’t know, I was just pissed of I guess. I think I just said it one time in a jam and it kind of fitted, so… we stuck with it. And Justin Timberlake has a song called “Cry Me A River” hahaha.
    samhintonon April 10, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI really hope any members of Parkway Drive read what you people interpret their music as. It's fucken ridiculous. While songs are made to be interpreted differently by different individuals, you are mostly all saying the same stupid shit. It's about a girl, it's about a boy, it's about a break up.

    Generation Y, please shut the fuck up and stop tainting a iconic Australian band with your idiocy.

    If you had half a brain you would try and look behind the lyrics as structured and try to apply them to something that is more substantial than over emotionalism in blind love, heart ache and the weak exit of suicide by even weaker people. The band have even admitted that this song gets interpreted the wrong way. In fact, you people are pretty much giving this song the same ideology to what the song is speaking out against...

    Read past what you want something to be and look at it for what it is. You want it to be about a guy or girl who have been dumped because then you can relate to it more and try and convince yourself that this song speaks to you because of that. Get over your selfish reasons for enjoying somebody else's art.

    MrDillingeron June 14, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is parkway's best...
    I Think its just saying how people who dont get over broken hearts are pathetic
    "So cry me a fucking river, bitch"
    best line ever
    Big-Mikeyon July 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it's about a guy who fakes being emo for attention.
    and his girlfriend leaves him.
    and he has no-one.
    and maybe now he'll actually become emo..
    or maybe not.

    basically saying you're a fake.
    so prove to me that you're doing all that you say you are.

    (don't post it on his page, mitch.
    fight the force.)
    -Amz-on October 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it was a girl that was using a guy then acting all emotional and saying she was depressed and cutting herself for attention...
    and she really hurt the guy then decides she wants him back

    but he has realised what she is actually like and that she onli wanted him to look cool
    shown in the last few likes she wont do anything unless its trendy
    like she will cut for attention but suicide isnt cool
    spork_lolon January 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i think this song talks about a guy who breaks up with a chick who turns emo and starts slashing her wrists"

    your a fucking weirdo, obsidian0231.

    thats your take on it, is it?
    nice one.

    try again?
    bleedthecoloursopenon January 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is what the lads said about romance
    "songs about heartache are all well and good, but taking advantage of teenage insecurities with songs regarding self harm is shit. it doesn't help anything. the rate of youth suicide in Australia is one of the largest in the world. think about it. "
    its about fucking scene bands playing to the weakness of kids and how winston hate the shit out of them for that...
    fucking posers are cunts who do that
    xTEAMHATExon March 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthank god for samhinton, xTEAMHATEx and chelsea-sugar...cause the rest of you are idiots.
    thefounderon August 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuys you don't have be emo to cut yourself...

    One of the BEST PARKWAY SONGS!!!!
    yafruitcakeon October 08, 2007   Link

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