I gave up long ago,
thought you'd never show.
I saw your face shine like the sun,
it glows, thought I'd let this go.

Your depression shows when you talk about home.
You said: "I can't wait to leave this town and go away on my own".

And the thought of it shakes all my bones,
in this weak body I used to own.
I can't do this alone.

Rest now for you lie in the arms of another man hand in hand,
you're much more safe now,
though compared to these hands that would smother your plans.
I just hope you're better off.

This time I'm on my own. [x2]

I always see you in my sleep,
it goes on and on until I'm waking.
It's hard to get by these days,
it goes on and on until I'm breaking.

I can't think of a single thing out there that can soothe,
I'll just fuck my head all day until I can't move.

Lyrics submitted by AirIndex, edited by sokorny

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    My InterpretationIm pretty sure that hes talking about "the one that got away".... he talks about how basically she meant the world to him but he never actually got around to being with her. It seems like he felt like he couldn't give her what she needed so instead she should move on, even though it tears him up inside he will sit back and watch her try to be content or get what she wants. however it seems that he will always be there waiting and watching for her fall in order to catch her. its from this interpretation that is why i love this song, its just exactly the situation im in.
    Nubstar101on March 04, 2013   Link
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    General Comment"I'll just fuck my head all day until I can't move"

    Sounds like he definitely says that...

    great song btw
    Berflackon March 17, 2011   Link

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