I can see it in your eyes, i can hear it in your voice.
The signs are obvious that all we had has run its course.
I don't mind giving up the upper hand in this little charade cuz
I've spent too many nights here on the floor waiting for something inside you to change.
Don't look back in anger that's all that you can see.
Cuz anger's all I got to keep me warm when you're away and
I know that this is nothing new but tonight is all i know.
Disconnect myself from your memory and never feel anything at all.
To justify with all your words don't mean anything to me cuz
I've cut you off so here we stand and face each other we've got nothing to say.
A flashback to another time when silence was a welcome friend.
Now I'm sorry I can never really say all the things going on inside my head.
Silence is a justified expression of my war now.
Nothing's like it was before don't look back in anger.
Now is that all that you can say?
Cuz anger's all i got to keep me warm when you're away and all your words and all our actions don't mean anything to me cuz I've got you off.
Don't look back in anger, don't look back in anger, don't look back in anger, it's just a memory and it's easy to forget your face and it's easy to survive in this place without you, without you
I just comb my hair and wash my face. keep straight ahead and keep my pace don't think about nothing I might never be alright.
Well i got my friends I got my pen. I got a million distractions to keep me warm and all I know is that i'll be alright. i'll be alright

Lyrics submitted by imapunxlvr

Matchbook song meanings
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    General CommentAgreed. The live in a dive version gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. One of my favorite
    Strung Out songs. And of course just like everyone else I can relate to this song so well. My take on the
    name Matchbook is just that. A frail book of paper and wood, packed with a burning agent and complete with a
    strike pad on the back to start your own fire. Everything in a matchbook is used for its own self destruction.
    What happens if you hold one of the matches up to the others after its lit? POOF! everything up and smoke...
    just a memory.

    Gauzeron April 18, 2009   Link

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