I'm sick of standing with my hands in my pockets, I'm coming in.
Been broke down, choked out, not speaking, not breathing in.
Are we gonna fix it?
When are we gonna start?

If it's really too late, I guess I'm looking back.
If it's really just time, you can have all of it.
If that's where we think straight,
I'll do anything to keep us from feeling choked and separated.
'Cause it's all the same things again and again.

Fall down, repeat, fall down, keep falling down.
Is this what we're doing?
What are we doing? fall down, and repeat, fall down, keep falling.

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    this song is like a hard slap in the fucking face. it makes me want to reevaluate what i'm doing and where i plan on going. i love hwm for their intelligent lyrics and amazing artistry.

    ltjpezgirlon April 15, 2002   Link
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    this is one of my favorite songs. it speaks in a way i never could. hwm isn't really known for their "love" songs, persay, but this one is a favorite of mine. great closer on their last tour also, and chris gives it his all. just great. Esto es para tú, honeybuns.

    MizunoPunkon July 24, 2002   Link
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    HWM are crazy, this song is as well. I like how it all comes together... no part stands out too much but when you put all the little riffs and lyrics and junk together the song kicks ass.

    Die80sdieon April 28, 2004   Link
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    Last spring I went to one of their shows, and was just hoping for this song... It is better live. One of the best off afac.

    Aqueoussynapseon December 07, 2004   Link
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    I like the build up before the song, like the scaling of the chords on the guitar, then the 'ohhhhhhhhh...sick! of standing!

    blc43519on September 25, 2005   Link
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    It's quite a depressing song really. Especially towards the end with the "Fall down, and repeat, fall down, keep falling." bit. But it's depressing in a good way, because like pezgirl said, it makes you wanna change the way you live your life.

    skacore_dudeon January 18, 2007   Link
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    There is so much I want to say about this song right now... it fits my current situation to a T.

    Basically, it's about being impatient towards not knowing where two people stand in a relationship. The other person is not ready to commit, and the singer is promising that there's nothing that could have already ruined their relationship, and there's nothing that could ruin it in the future, if the other person is willing to invest in the relationship what the singer already has. As things are now, they are just slowly drifting apart and this song is a plea to keep that from happening.

    lexicon devilon September 03, 2007   Link

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