Let me down easy
There's no reason to tease me

(If you don't need me, please let me go)
Time is dancing on my chest and it's casting stones
It's casting parts, each one of them antagonist
(Playing with my dreams? Not anymore)
And I'm trying to feed the wasp inside my mouth
It's dying! I'm not sure that it wants to live
Oh well

Hail the insane and deranged
It wasn't my embrace, it's yours
Now I'm trying to walk the straightest line
Now it's time
I wanted you forever and ever
Now it's never again, never
I wanted you forever and ever
And now it's never again, never

Oh, how your hands used to shake
Tremble and threaten to break
If they weren't encased in mine
Telling you that it'll be just fine
I could have had it forever and ever
Now it's never again, never
I could have had it forever and ever
Now it's never again, never

I would have thrown it all away for you
and actually did, it's all around me
but I can't pick it up because I gave you all what was left of my strength

Love's a many splendored thing; an often vendored thing
If love was just a movie about war, it's the surrender scene
You think you've got it figured out?
I didn't say that, I've got doubts
I said I've lost my faith in love
There's still a way to find it
How? I might've cared for it at first
Now that I've buried it, my thirst is met in bars
And not the fake embrace of needy arms
That isn't true, I've seen your heart
You didn't see that it was charred?
There was a fire, that's a start
The fire's gone and now it's dark

Please turn on the light
Please turn on the light

I think I'm still fucked up
Time didn't heal me, oh god
I think I'm still fucked up
Time didn't heal me, oh god
You were a fever dream but you never broke or went away


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  • +1
    General CommentA Lot Like Birds is just an amazingly talented band. They work together so perfectly, especially the vocalists. Kurt went above and beyond anything he could have done in Dance Gavin. Especially starting at "love's a splendored thing" where they're basically talking as if they were in the relationship. Obviously one has their doubts about the feelings they once had, "the fires gone and now its dark". But since he probably broke it off, he's still lonely and tries to drink it away "my thirst is now met in bars" but he knows the relationship he did have wasn't legitimate because his mate was probably just desperate and scared of being alone "And not the fake embrace of needy arms". It was real at first, but the passion just eventually died out, they're both lonely but at least he knows what they did have just isn't healthy. That's just what I got out of it because that's the exact same situation I'm in. Maybe I'm just connection the two.
    xalanx309on February 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentDamn, that last verse is amazing. :')
    Rockziston June 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly shit, I think that verse is the best verse ever screamed lyrically and rhythmically. Where the hell are the comments?

    Also, first.
    ItsAMouthfulon December 28, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"I've seen your heart
    You didn't see that it was charred?
    There was a fire, that's a start
    The fire's gone and now it's dark"

    I've experienced this way too many times! fricken brilliant lyrics
    ktbaby6592on January 03, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationIts about that final cataclysmic moment of disillusionment. He's realizing that without his consent all of his hopes have been shattered and now the lights have been shut off, he no longer sees the light at the end of the tunnel, he is swallowed by the darkness and no matter how much time passes there isn't one day he doesn't think about what could have been. He keeps playing it over in his mind to see if there is anything he could have changed to produce a different outcome, but instead he ends up battling his own interior monologue.

    Also, "If love was just a movie about war, it's the surrender scene"
    - Best imagery of my entire fucking life
    gianna1000on October 29, 2014   Link

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