Wipe away the summer air
You don't wanna see
That's you in that Photograph from 1973
And you don't even know me

God only Knows I wanna be
The other side of misery
Gimme a plate of Fluorescein
I'm gonna paint an ugly scene
All of the things I wanna say
Can't get a word out anyway
Falling away after today
Nothing to lose so come what may

Don't wake me

You got away from me somehow
And all we tried to be
Everything is different now
The mind's eye fails to see
And all we know is TV

Inside, I rise above this shallow world
Inside, I rise above this sorrow

Lyrics submitted by kornchick, edited by michaeleqd

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    avoidtheskyon January 25, 2007   Link
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    The song title is spelled 'Flourescein', for the record.

    And I love the chorus. It does remind me a little of high school, or maybe even trying to catch up with an old friend and realizing you don't really know them anymore.

    shikonaorion May 31, 2007   Link
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    This is how you spell FLUORESCEIN. At least spell the title right.

    iamthescavengeron November 05, 2008   Link
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    The last lyrics are: Inside, I rise above this shallow world Inside, I rise above this sorrow

    resonnanton April 28, 2002   Link
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    Oh my God, I love this song. The chorus is amazing! "Falling away after today, nothing to lose so come what MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!"

    Gives me goose bumps every time. I love this band so much. Damn!

    l0ck3on May 05, 2002   Link
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    i feel the chorus as well, sometimes it makes me cry...

    anthonyjudeon May 10, 2002   Link
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    The song reminds me of all the garbage I went through in High School... Love Hate and the end of the world... I'd give anything to go back......

    Wicked1974on July 02, 2002   Link
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    This song just has so much meaning.......God only knows i wanna be the other side of misery....i love that.......

    CrazedVampiresson August 03, 2002   Link
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    This song just has so much meaning.......God only knows i wanna be the other side of misery....i love that.......

    CrazedVampiresson August 04, 2002   Link
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    some idiot doesn't know how to spell the title correctly but anyways, this is a beautiful airy song. it's great how he can reach such high notes unlike some male singers

    Ethilienon March 29, 2003   Link

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