Cheap lips, soft eyes, lost in the most blinding lights
As cold as those first nights alone
As the second best he'll become
Sleep deep, girl, dream well
That night, I think he cried himself to sleep
Just maybe, he felt more than we could ever know
And I think he pulled that trigger to empty that memory
I think he cut the weight to end the floods of you
Let him soar, let him ride as budding gravestones do
Just sleep, girl, just dream well


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    i think hes talking about himself in a figureative form (on and off) "cheap lips, soft eyes, lost in the blinding lights" the girl is known to be with alot of guys but she looks so innocent, shes just confused with her life.

    "first nights alone" meaning he just met her or hung around with her and neither slept together or anything like that so he slept with the feeling of being with her that day

    "second best" meaning she probably has a boyfriend already and theres nothing he can do to change it (they were hanging out as friends)

    "let him soar" means let him dream? let him dream about her.

    and all of the sucidal words are how deeply he feels about her, but he'll never actully kill himself.

    documenton December 23, 2006   Link
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    I think it's more about an ex who killed himself as told from the current boyfriend. "As the second best he'll become"

    I reckon she moved on and found a new guy and it tore him apart because of it. The way Jacob says "as cold as those first nights alone" may be about how low he felt the night she wasn't in his bed with him. The first night after a break up and now the night where he realises she's moved on. He feels worthless again.

    I know that when an ex of mine moved on before i had, it hurt quite a bit.

    The sleep deep bit of it could mean either try to sleep, don't feel it's your fault for moving on or it could be the ex's thoughts to her in a sort of "forget about me" way of thinking.

    Totallymortalon December 02, 2007   Link
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    how NO ONE can comment on this one? i don't know. perhaps one of converges best song if i may say so myself.

    live|evil

    clavicleon April 14, 2003   Link
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    for SURE one of converge's best..it's just one of those songs that is nothing like any other so it isn't as readily accepted

    MrXon April 29, 2003   Link
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    fuck yeah

    j.acobon January 11, 2005   Link
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    agreed, one of their best.

    avengedsurviveon December 08, 2005   Link
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    this might be about a guy who fucked a prostitute and now has feelings for her. knowing that he can't ever get her back, he kills himself.

    monticelloon January 13, 2006   Link
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    Amazing song, it just sounds crazy

    Furious Angelon September 03, 2006   Link
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    This song got so much groove.

    I think monticell is pretty close, but i got no clue how this line matches in to it.

    Baumon September 14, 2006   Link
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    I'm pretty sure its deeper than just fucking prostitutes. It could be just a remorsless girl.

    CapnJazzon October 05, 2006   Link

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