All night long
Ghosts with snakes
Stare at the ceiling as if there was somebody there

I start to wonder
what's he do when I'm not there
'Cause I've been calling
But i stopped hearing from my friends
did you think I'd forget?

Twist my words every time
Lie all along and you know I won't know it's a lie
And I remember what you said when I was there
It never happened like the way you said it did
Did you think I'd forget

(whoa oh oh oh oh)

I thought I saw you
Outside my window last night
It's lucky for you
A shadow fled from the flashlight
I'll have to wonder how you look without your teeth
The hollow smile
You keep your tongue inside your cheek
I never loved you
I never trusted you at all
The stars above you
Are shining down upon us all
I hope you never forget

Lyrics submitted by DannySilentMotion

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    General CommentChrist, this is angry. By the end, it sounds like the world is ending.

    I think it's "What you do" not "what's he do"
    prayingmantis84on November 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt may be, but that's still no need to misuse the name of Christ.
    Matthew15on November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery angry.. this whole cd seems to be about a breakup (shocker i know)... but he goes through stages where hes angry and wants to commit suicide or regretful he didnt do something else or finally comes to terms (bye bye baby)

    and just to piss Matthew off...

    Silon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis whole album is about a break-up dealy. chris is in the middle of a 3 album process that is supposed to deal with a central character reflecting inwards upon himself and dealing with heartbreak/loss etc. the trilogy began with "sound the alarm," continued onto "under the boards" and will end with the next album. personally, i think its stupid, seeing how ALL of his songs and albums are about this same topic. why write a trilogy to explore the same idea you've been exploring since your very first set of demos.

    also, shutup matthew.
    theautodafeon February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUH, JESUS CHRIST.
    this song is fuckin bomb;
    thrwmyhrtawy.on April 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love how this song starts out.

    i also dislike the misuse of Christ.

    desertroseon April 17, 2008   Link

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