It's a shame
We?ll never let this see the light of day
But don't be afraid
Your secret's safe with me

And only Heaven knows how far we'll go
To keep them on their toes
And don't you dare be scared with sins to bare
'Cause this is who we are

I'll be the reason you're wrong
But I don't want to be the reason they find you out
Somebody's got it in for you
So don't make a sound, don't make a sound
Don't let them get the best of you, the best of you
They'll sink their teeth in if you let them catch you

And if these streets could talk
Then I'd know just what they'd say
"You're reckless at best
But you got carried away, you got carried away"

We can really be some devils
And these stories have a way of telling themselves
Are we done raising hell?
This time we'll keep the best ones for ourselves

I'll be the reason you're wrong
But I don't want to be the reason they find you out
Somebody's got it in for you
So don't make a sound, don't make a sound
Don't let them get the best of you, the best of you
They'll sink their teeth in if you let them catch you

This city was built on secrets
It's where all the good ones come from
You must have missed me
'Cause you don't have a thing to say
Every time I go away

So this is what we're up against
In this city of secrets
Oh my God, forgive me for who I'm not
We all steal looks when we can
Driving by the accident but we never stop

I'll be the reason you're wrong
But I don't want to be the reason they find you out
Somebody's got it in for you
So don't make a sound, don't make a sound
Don't let them get the best of you, the best of you
They'll sink their teeth in if you let them catch you

I'll be the reason you're wrong
But I don't want to be the reason they find you out
Somebody's got it in for you
So don't make a sound, don't make a sound
Don't let them get the best of you, the best of you
They'll sink their teeth in if you let them catch you



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    General CommentThis is just my interpretation, but it really makes sense in my own life. I'm gay and I live in a place where if you are that way, you're dead. If not physically, certainly emotionally. Especially the references to sins and hiding, and "this is who we are." It's also like if they know that about you, they make you out to be a bad person as well, "forgive me for who I'm not." I know that's not what the song is supposed to be about, but that's what it means to me <3
    xbree15xon September 01, 2011   Link

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