Look me in the eye, say that again
Take me to your chest and let me in
Give me mouth to mouth and make amends
Knock me off my feet like heroin

No need to disguise or to pretend
Don't misconstrue and don't misapprehend
There's nothing left, no fortress to defend
And tonight's the night that we begin the end

You and I kept looking to transcend
The fact that I was breaking to your bend
But this is now but sadly that was then
And tonight's the night that we begin the end

Now I tried, God knows I tried
But there's nothing you can do to change my mind
I tried, God knows I tried
But there's nothing you can do to change my mind

And I don't enjoy to watch you crumble
I don't enjoy to watch you cry
But make no mistake
Make no mistake

Look me in the eye, say that again
Blame me for the sorry state you're in
It's not my fault that you can't comprehend
That tonight's the night that we begin the end

Now I tried, God knows I tried
But there's nothing you can do to change my mind
Now I tried, God knows I tried
But there's nothing you can do to change my mind

And I don't enjoy to watch you crumble
I don't enjoy to watch you cry
And I don't enjoy to watch you crumble
I don't enjoy to watch you cry
But make no mistake
Make no mistake

Look me in the eye, say that again


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Begin the End Lyrics as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful, emotional song. I can relate to it with my last relationship.

    The first paragraph is about how something is lost, that started the relationship... when they first met, he is almost saying the feeling that he got was like heroin... He feels disconnected and is wishing that the passion was still there, so that they could repair what became broken.

    "No need to disguise or to pretend"
    This line makes me think that the person is pretending that there is nothing left for them to save in the relationship, which is stated in, "There is nothing left, no fortress to defend." This reminds me of my ex because after we had a baby together, I got so tired of his drinking issues that I left him. I was very hurt and didn't want to but I didn't see anything changing... It reminds me of what he says to me now, that there's nothing left to save....

    Which goes into, "You and I kept looking to transcend, The fact that I kept breaking to your bend, this is now and sadly that was then..." Reminds me of both of us had expectations of one another in the relationship. We cared about eachother deeply, but we weren't getting what we needed out of it, so we both tried to change each other. He wanted me to be flexible with his decisions to drink and do drugs, and I knew that it caused chaos and betrayal... The fact that I kept breaking to your bend reminds me of how much I put up with, how much I forgave him for, and what I was willing to put up with in order to maintain our relationship...

    He claims that he tried, to stop fighting... not admitting that a lot of it was his fault... so in essence, we both tried, God knows we tried...

    Basically, it is the end result of a failing relationship. Two people who may care about eachother deeply, one of them has an addiction problem... possibly heroin, or drugs, and the other is trying to change and sober up... and instead of falling together, they fall apart... one of them is sad knowing it's for the best, the other is stuck in anger and full of pride...
    Josie1987on May 15, 2016   Link

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