The end result of so many meetings
at late night diners with no one eating,
we sit in corners
and sip burnt coffee,
count the tiles
up on the ceiling,
skip this pretense
and cut straight to dying,
don’t beg me to keep your eyes from crying.

You said so much
without ever parting your lips.

It’s past 3am and I'm still far from sleep,
and this is a habit I can’t break,
you're my only company,
I'm skipping stones.

And the street lights flicker like this match in my hand,
the street lights flicker like this match in my hand.
And street lights flicker like this match in my hand,
begging to strike.
Begging to strike.
And I keep repeating but this payphone telly stopped receiving,
flat out of change now.
I'm sure you won't accept the charges.
It’s all the same because by morning I'll be halfway to Colorado
or someplace like that.

You said so much without ever parting your lips.

Its past 3am and I'm still far from sleep,
and this is a habit I cant break.
You're my only company,
I'm skipping stones down a sub-suburban street.

She keeps on asking:
“Do you think it hurts much to die?“
It’s hurting so much more to stay alive now,
She’s gonna find out how much it hurts to die.

She laced her perfume up with death,
I feel it in my lungs,
so I'll pull in the deepest breath and drop my head.


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    I have 2 ideas about this.one is that it is about a big break-up between a 2 teens. first they are sitting in the diners and they both know what they the other one is thinking, so there is a silence ("at late night diners with no one eating"). then their relationship "cuts straight to dying" and they both have an outburst and the boy leaves the girl behind. when he gets home he cant sleep for many nights because he keeps thinking about the girl and how she was the only one who truly understood him AKA "you're my only company",leading him to go outside and skip stones down a street. while outside "the street lights flicker like this match in my hand", but the match symbolizes his hope that he still may revive the relationship.so he goes to the payphone. then he realizes that the girl may have lost herself over the relationship.but she didnt pick up the phone and he leaves so many messages for her to stop thinking about death.but he then he runs out of change. "I'm sure you won't accept the charges" means she wont even check the messages. so he goes down to her street and skips stones down it, something they used to do together alot, which gets her attention. she yells to him through her window and tells him to come up into the room. they start talking and the boy realizes she keeps asking “Do you think it hurts much to die? it's hurting so much more to stay alive now". the boy finally knows what she is going to do- she's going to find out how much it hurts to die!!he realizes her perfume is spiked with chloroform, but he knows it was on purpose. and to do her one last favor before she died he stayed with her and pulled in the "deepest breath" (a human's deepest breath is right before we die ex. when ceaser died he released millions of oxygen molecules which we are still breathing in right now.) and he died with her. very sad. i will get back to you on the second version of what i thought tomorrow; its 2:20 AM.

    ChloroformIsMyAiron July 27, 2006   Link
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    Chloroform is a chemical that they used to perserve things but later they figured out that it was poisinous and caused cancer or something. So the title is saying she's wearing deadly perfume. Said so much without parting your lips obiously actions speak louder then words. I don't know what the song means as a total. But i thought i'd atleast give my thoughts on the title.

    ATDIsteve187on May 08, 2004   Link
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    i got it at a store in the mall called Hot topic. go to hottopic.com and go to there music section and they have it there to buy. fata is a great band. the inspiration of the songs are incredible. not many people know about this band but the ones who do are lucky to listen to suck great musicians.

    Torment Me Softlyon June 21, 2002   Link
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    i love FATA a friend of mine introduced me to them on a mix cd he made for me. thsi is an awesome song. all their songs are amazing. they vocals, the music, the LYRICS. they have so much enrgy in them. i have missed them the last couple times around and i am quite pissed. but i will see em next tiem around.

    cherry_kisson June 30, 2002   Link
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    it reminds me of me. because im dying slowly... but it reminds me of him too... because he hurts so bad... it reminds me of how much we had in common...:-(

    displayingchangeson July 06, 2002   Link
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    wow this song is amazing. its great to hear a hardcore band express their "soft" side. this song is filled with such emotion it just makes u wanna cry each time.

    favorite lyric: " i feel it in my lungs, so i'll pull in the deepest breath and drop my head"

    EMOgency247on July 08, 2002   Link
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    the drummer for fata is amazing. not only is he an incredible dummer he sing back up in most songs and has an amazing voice. this song is one of the most moving performances i have ever seen.

    best lyric "she keeps on asking “do you think it hurts much to die?“ its hurting so much more to stay alive"

    wavescrashedblueon July 09, 2002   Link
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    ahhhhh. wut can i say....great song.

    LoNLYSTaRRon July 09, 2002   Link
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    ah easily one of their best songs. up there with "cherry kiss"

    emokid5on July 14, 2002   Link
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    wow, what an awesome song. i've had it on repeat for the past 3 days....its all i've been listening to. they lyrics are great and i just cant get sick of this song. i started listening to fata because someone i know listens to them, and i love this song and want the cd but i cant find it anywhere.

    PunksAreSexyon July 22, 2002   Link

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