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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    My InterpretationIn Placebo's song 'Post Blue' it was said: 'I'd break the back of love for you'. Now this song picks up where the blind actions of the protagonist had led to: 'The fact that I was breaking to your bend' refers that he had changed too much about himself and lost who he was in the process.

    But what makes the song so sweet is that the protagonist knows exactly what led to this night that is all about them breaking up. He understands where they are at now and he can reflect on the dreams they once shared 'You and I kept looking to transcend'. The good thing is that the protagonist has no regrets: 'Now I tried, God knows I tried' and that sounds very believable. And he still empathizes with her ('And I don't enjoy to watch you crumble. I don't enjoy watching you cry') but he knows he's making the right decision and that's why he has to break up with her.

    A very mature decision, There is, though, no story told in the song because we only hear so much of the climax decision of the protagonist after he's been in a dilemma of what to do. And though a climax decision belongs to storytelling, there's just too much missing as to tell what had led to this moment of the breakup. It's just a moment, but there's no climactic value charge. There's no change from beginning to end.
    StoriesinSongs.comon March 07, 2020   Link

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