it’s freezing outside now.
it’s crowded, it’s loud as hell in here.
my mission; to kill her.
yhe incision... it will hurt.
i’m staring. stop staring.
she’s wearing my favorite shirt.

go for it. before she sees me.
she’s got that sweater on.
the leaves like feathers are
falling from the trees,
and I don’t want to kiss you anyway.

she’s got those eyes that I’ve been looking for.
who is that guy that seems to be gaurding her?
he’s up in that tier, and the chandelier
is going to fall on her if he takes his eyes off her.
i’ve got the shot,
I know I should,
but it’s so hard,
you look so good.

go for it. before she kills me.
she’s got that sweater on.
confetti feathers are
falling on fake trees.
I don’t want to kiss you anyway.

she’s stunning in that elegant costume.
i’m on her tail I break a sweat I wasn’t supposed to have regrets.
i’ll pinch him, pinch her, and then run.
i’m standing under the tier that he’s on.
pull the hammer with my thumb.
the masquerade is scattering,
i’m making sure I stay behind her she’s the one with wings.
i’m catching up, i’m getting close,
i’m making sure she’s dead
from her head down to her toes.

run for it.
if she cries than i’m not giving in,
but what if I choke?
what if I don’t?
what if my cigarette won’t smoke?
what if she says that she’s in love with me?

she’s got that sweater on,
she stops and turns around,
falling to the ground,
she asks me not to kill her,
i’m leaning down to kiss her,
she’s asking me to hold her,
how did she pull my trigger???

falling to the ground,
I didn’t want to kiss you anyway.

she’s running,
i’m bleeding,
her costume was tearing,
I finally stop staring.

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    though this is just Jon, and he is no longer in the band and when he was, he didn't even write the lyrics, it was all peter.. YEARLY rox. this song, i think he did write and it is beautiful. i think it means more than we will ever know.

    you break me upon January 13, 2002   Link
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    this song is really good...the way he sings it is wonderful its the best way they couldve ended the album

    ilikecpron February 23, 2002   Link
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    this is the best song ever written, jj got kicked out and now he's a pharmacist. but still, amazing, peter is amazing

    skennedy97on June 22, 2002   Link
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    Wow its jus got so much emotion in it. The music is so simple, just a piano but so much is held within his voice, so much power and emotion good song.

    tallgrl45on July 26, 2002   Link
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    This is Peter singing this song. Many people don't know this about The Stryder, but the other guys still sang a lot when John was in the band. Peter sings: the two verses to "Intoxicated," the first verse and the first chorus of "My Plastic You," the intro and "I AM SORRY..." in "King of Caronas," the intro to "New York Women" the end to "Passwords" and the entire song of Key of Crime. As you know, he writes all the lyrics. Scottie sings the end of Intoxicated and Nick sings the entire song of Sexy Black Train. Goodnight!

    assholeon August 10, 2002   Link
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    i think this song is about a guy who thinks that his girlfriend is cheating on him, but he loves her and he doesn't want to believe it even though he knows he should dump her before she breaks his heart. he tries and tries but is in too much of a denile and he loves her so he cant do it. and then she breaks up with him, and it kills him he is devastated so devastated he wants to die cause what she does to him feels like she kills him. the wrest all speaks for itself, this is my favorite song by the stryder, and now that they got rid of peter i think this band sucks but masquerade in the key pf crime is a great cd

    Your_Biznatchon September 08, 2002   Link

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