"Anticipation" as written by and Joseph/loeffler Loeffler....
This anticipation
Seen in you
As you prepare for new life
Don't forget your war

The cuts on his hands,
Speak a little louder
He takes that side,
And lets you know

And what's in his speech,
Hands cover face
Yeah what's in his,
You cover your
Your face, face, face

Now you're anticipating
What went wrong
In this world we fall back into
Just isn't strong

The cuts on his hands, made way to his face
These spoke all the louder, my silent regret
I show that side, the pride of life
Won't let go

What's in his speech, hands cover face
Yeah what's in his, you cover your

What's in his, hands cover
Yeah what's in his, you cover your

Oh what's in his speech, you cover your face
Yeah what's in his, you cover your
Your face, face, face, face

Lyrics submitted by Jondude11

"Anticipation" as written by Peter Loeffler Joseph Loeffler

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis is another great song from Chevelle, too bad no one has anything to say about it. I love it. I don't exactly know what it's really about, but it's all about perception right?
    flyschoolequalon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrock on baby, hah, farewell! *FSQ*
    flyschoolequalon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit looks to me like its about suicide
    Dean11on September 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be about a self-proscribed martyr, someone who maybe tends to dramatize and exaggerate their trials and pains ("The cuts on his hands speak a little louder"). Instead of being humble, this is someone who wants everyone to see he's sufferring for something ("He takes that side and lets you know", "The cuts on his hands made way to his face"). Of course, even after reading through it a few times it's still murky, so my guess is as good as any.
    unc1emoeon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think it's about an attempted suicide that went wrong. They're preparing for a new life on the other side of death, but then they have to come to tell someone of their pain [hands cover face] and makes the other sad or disturbed [you cover your face]. The scars are there that show the regret and the pride of living and looking at it as being wonderful isn't something that will ever let go and let one take their lives.
    childon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think both ideas are right (the suicide idea and unc1emoe's idea)
    chevelleon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI mean both ideas are good
    chevelleon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis anticipation
    miserablefon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the bass as the song picks up

    well to me this song is basically sung by 3rd person to a guy who has just lost someone close perhaps the guy who died committed suicide ...
    richa_zerlinaon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with both unc1emoe and child. It's probably about someone who attempted suicide but either didn't go through with it, or they just messed it up. Which is why they've got cuts and bruises on them, causing others to look away from them and hide their faces in disgust. Kind of makes you wonder what type of suicide they actually attempted...
    Adargon June 17, 2008   Link

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