"Wet and Rusting" as written by Justin Andrew Harris, Daniel Frederic Seim and Brent Knopf....
I made you a present, you'll never expect it
And when you unravel the secret will travel
It's hard to take risks with a pessimist
I hope that this shaking will help us awaken
Separated by skin 'til we let ourselves in
It's hard to take risks with a pessimist
It's hard to take risks
I hope one will burn me, I know you'll desert me
(This is the closest I'll come to touching you the way I want)
The hope can be painful, I'll try to be faithful
(It's hard to take risks)

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"Wet and Rusting" as written by Daniel Frederic Seim Brent Knopf

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  • +2
    General CommentThis band has got one fucking talented drummer..
    antennason August 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell if that's sexy to you, then i bet you get wood listening to coldplay....

    but yeah, great song. definitely a little more to it than sex. Kind of holding onto a relationship with someone you want to be with, but isn't right for you? Holding onto the hope that they will change, perhaps a sunnier attitude? Only the guys that wrote it know for sure...sly dogs...

    just a guess...
    LazyKiddo2525on March 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe's inlove with a difficult person
    she never make up their mind;
    they're both ambivalent.
    "its hard to take risks, with a pessimist", but
    it's worth it. even if in the end he gets burned.
    he always gives in, anyways. heknowsbetter.
    "I hope that this shaking will help us awaken"
    maybe this time we'll realize it's wrong,
    maybe this time we'll learn
    and use that knowledge
    for our own benefit.
    "I hope one will burn me, I know you’ll desert me"
    She'll change her mind about him, and he knows it,
    he likes her to the extent where he'd rather
    those few times of happiness even if it means
    there will be many times of depression.
    but he couldn't leave, even though he know better.
    "The hope can be painful, I’ll try to be faithful"
    self explanitory.

    this song is good
    but its my real life experience.
    always relinquishing,
    never ends.
    lilmalaon May 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah the drummer is like one of the best I've ever heard.
    maxis308on November 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Separated by skin ‘til we let ourselves in"
    I hear this song saying that humans remain foreign and distant from one another unless they choose to be intimate. However, that choice involves making oneself vulnerable. It requires having faith in the people you are letting in; trusting that they won't judge, hurt or scar you. When the lead singer comments, "it's hard to take risks with a pessimist," he is explaining that it is hard to achieve intimacy with his partner because she/(he, if gay) is too cynical to have complete faith in him. He may also be commenting on the fear he feels when trying to let her in. Knowing that she is a pessimist, he knows that she/he is quick to judge things negatively, including whatever parts of himself that he shows her/(him).
    Ted Haggardon February 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is absolutely perfectly beautiful. And sexually yummy.
    katenon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIndeed it is.

    Whoever hasn't heard this great album yet, stream it here:

    thebagelofdeathon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt has a very melancholy sound to it, but it's not sad or depressing or anything. I have nothing insightful to say, I just love this album.
    uncletrosson February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, man.

    i noticed that i had this album on the computer in my office, so i came home and decided to listen to it. it perfectly characterizes my current situation. the mood of the song and all! so beautiful!

    now, if i put it on a mix for her, hopefully she won't take it too hard that she's a pessimist and it's hard for me to take risks.

    sorry to turn this site into my own personal blog. :o
    lucasreddingeron February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song!
    slinkstersarson February 21, 2007   Link

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