Words
Words and expressions
All these confessions of where we stand
How I see you and you see me

Dedications of symmetry
Together we will be forever
Promises are shit
We speak the way we breathe

Present air will have to do
Rearrange and see us through
Stupid fucking words
They tangle us in our desires

Free me from this give and take
Free me from this great debate
Here were no truer words than when spoken
Let that stand as it should

There was nothing left when broken
We grab anything when we fall
Promises are shit
We speak the way we breathe

Present air will have to do
Rearrange and see us through
Stupid fucking words
They tangle us in our desires

Free me from this give and take
Free me from this great debate
You will do what you do
I will do what I do

We will do what we do
Rearrange and see it through
Go where you think you want to go
Do everything you were sent here for

Fire at will if you hear that call
Touch your hand to the wall at night
Promises
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    "promises are shit" and "stupid fuckin words they tangle us in our desires" are probably some of the greatest lyrics ive heard. anyone got some comments on this song?

    sean7711on August 24, 2002   Link
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    it's depressing how little attention this band gets - i know that's that way it goes for not selling out, but still. people are so unwilling to go out and find things. anyway, there's nothing like shouting out "promises are shit" and "stupid fucking words" whenever i feel like it. love the bell knock in the beginning too. the way it should be is all we should have is our name and our word!

    rainwhenidie10on March 05, 2006   Link
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    this song is talking about how words have lost so much meaning, since "we speak the way we breathe" he's saying that there is just an endless amount of inane bullshit that people blather on about like it actually matters... when it really doesn't. the contasting "promises... words" at the end just shows what promises really are; words... and then only time they are any good is if the person that promises is really worth their word.

    poetic_fireon April 03, 2006   Link
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    the beginning and ending of this song are really great... it's like two songs in one. i.e. How promises are just words and how we "speak the way we breathe" but then the end is very encouraging and positive. i.e. "go where you think you want to go do everything you were sent here for..."

    fuzzyslipperson October 28, 2007   Link

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