Let's call this the quiet city:
Where screams are felt as a wave of stoplights
Drive through the the streets as gunshots punctuate the night
The sides we take divide us from our faith
And the morning dove gets caught in the telephone wire

Asleep you set the fire in your own house
And the night was a knife that cut
And I'm paralyzed

Cross out the eyes
Blur all the lines
Tearing this canvas from the wall
We crossed out the eyes
Put lines through these cries
We pulled all the leaves from the trees that fall

A silent dance that we did into this hospital bed
Hear voices from another room
"It happens all the time"
But July in the sand
Then the leaves fall down
And counting down our days to live
Drain the blood from this valentine.

"We can rise on the wings of the dove
See blue skies getting caught in the trail of all this smoke
We can rise like candles in the dark, yours always"
and an envelope marked with your new address

It was the first time face to face
I'm crossing the line
Talking to the other side of death
Hearing the words that choke memories into flat lines
I'm calling your name hoping for something to wash these dreams of you away

Our fence was blown down in a winter storm and this field
Stretched out of this world into the sound of a trace of blood in a love song
What can we do to put a stop to the coming white days?
I'm hoping the snow will push these dreams of you away

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Cross Out the Eyes Lyrics as written by Robert Iii Keeley Geoffrey Rickly


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    General CommentThis song is great! it's even better to see em live...im proud to say that i have seen them many times.
    wings0fthed0veon January 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdang you are lucky to have seen them live. i cant wait. this song is beautiful. I have been singing it all week.
    rainydayboyon February 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song. i saw them live first, and i fell in love. i love thursday!
    hatemeon February 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just found out about these guys but I already think they're amazing. They're right up there with the Deftones and Glassjaw in terms of musical and vocal talent. Too bad they're from the east coast. Hopefully they'll come to CA soon...
    Nothingface555on February 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawwww u saw them live!!!! i want to see em live soooo bad!!!! this so is soooo amazing and beautiful! i love it... i love the part ...;
    "It was the first time face to face
    I'm crossing the line
    Talking to the other side of death
    Hearing the words that choke memories into flatlines
    I'm calling your name hoping for something to wash these dreams of you away"
    i can relate w/ every word they write but i think this part is one of the stronger ones...i love thursday!!!!!!
    RubberDuckieYAYon March 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the beginning of this song, its just so beautiful, like all of thursdays songs, but nonetheless its one of my favorite thursday songs
    emopunkfanon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti believe that this song is about when geoff went to the hospital. from what ive heard that the cd is called Full Collapse because in a recording studio geoffs lung collapsed and i think this song is about his trip.
    tylerdurdenon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell I love Thursday, they're such a great band and this is such a good song, im seeing em live at warped tour this summer :D:D:D:D
    SongMeaningson April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNot sure if anyone else here rides bmx, but this song was in the latest best of road fools video by props. Kick ass band, and this song makes me want to punch people.
    Rock on.
    mxpx345on April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about living in a bad gang town. and trying to start over, trying to "blur all the lines.""tear this canvas from the wall" meaning they want to start a new life.
    TheLongGoodnighton April 24, 2002   Link

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