Please catch me now, I'm lying.
You taught me how it can feel like love.
Just catch your breath.
We'll dive in and our dissent will somehow feel like life.
Oh, my, my, you're oh so sly.
Let's leave unsaid what's left unspoken.
Please hold me now, I'm freezing.
God tell me how we ever got this cold.
Oh, my, my, you're oh so sly.
Let's leave unsaid what's left unspoken and oh, my boy, you're so so coy let's just pretend that nothing's broken.
We'll censor the ending for me...for you.

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Wake Up, Open the Door and Escape to the Sea song meanings
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    General Commentsee the collaborative art piece entitled You Wake Up, Open The Door And Escape To The Sea from which this title is undoubtedly stolen from, here:…
    laurelinwyntreon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful and Davey sings so emotionally.

    Maybe its about two people who wre in love and something went terribly wrong. And everytime something gets worse or goes wrong that they can't handle they look for the other person to hold onto. They know what went wrong and it won't ever be the same for them but they don't want to accept that because they got to the point that they need the other person with them.
    SkyExplosionon August 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHumans are so fucked up. Sometimes I wish we all had more of a brain and less of a heart.

    ...but really just more of a brain.

    I agree with you Sky.
    Jangoon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"We'll censor the ending for me...for you."

    Greatest. Ending. Ever.
    juliekatton August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis one is my favourite of the whole CD.

    It's so emotional, its so sad.

    However...dissent should be descent
    sistersarahsueon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's yet another song about Ivy Levan. Davey Havok's ex fiance who left him for another guy [Ian Watkins]...just before Decemberunderground was released. He was distraught and wrote this and endlessly, she said about her.
    Shame. They were gorgeous and perfect together.
    I love you, Davey Havok.
    xx.shannon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually xx.shann since all of AFI are very secretive about their pesonnel lives noone knows if he even really dated her.

    People say they never dated.
    People say she cheated on Davey
    People say they went on a few dates but never got together.
    People say Davey cheated on her with Brittany Manchatta (who did the female vocals on Decemberunderground)

    Noone knows really. Or will since its Davey's personnel life.
    So that doesn't mean that is what this song is about.
    But it could be. Only Davey knows and he'll never reveal what any of his songs mean.
    SkyExplosionon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti don´t even know what to say about this song. it´s simply a great piece of art. done with nothing else but true passion and love. you can notice it by listening to davey´s voice. the melody is just beautiful! it´s a snowflake in my hand, a a smell of fresh air, the most beautiful sound to my ears!
    silver and coldon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll I can say is that you can literally hear Davey's heart breaking during this song. It's tragic. I'm confirmed that this song is about a (excuse my french) fuck-buddy who he didn't mean to fall in love with. "You taught me how it can feel like love" makes me think it's not a real relationship. This boy he sings about is distant from him, in such a away that Davey feels hopeless in his affection. "Gotta tell me how we ever got this cold" is saying that they've come to a point where they just going through the motions, so to speak. "what's left unspoken" i honestly believe are the words I love you; he's never going to hear that, so he is just accepting it. And "pretend that nothing's broken" Davey refers to his heart. "Censoring the ending" I'm sure means that he's not going to tell this boy how he feels, so that it's easier for both of them.
    Truly an amazing song. But I'm wondering what the voices are saying in the beginning; does anyone know?
    aidanxon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaidanx thats one of the worst meanings anyone could have thought up for such a beautiful song like this.
    Though its still your opion.
    SkyExplosionon September 14, 2007   Link

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