Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.

Truth serum injected into the situation, so now I know.
Separated the real from the false and now I am better off than I ever was.

Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.

Standing where the ground beneath gives way.
Disappearing into the abyss.
Holding onto lies that speed descent.
They're all falling, I'm the only one who's left.

Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.
Time's up to decide, now it's time to choose a side.

Standing where the ground beneath gives way.
Disappearing into the abyss.
Holding onto lies that speed descent.
They're all falling, I'm the only one who's left.

Slow arc of descent begins, the test of time tells all.
One by one they dissolve into the dark, until the cowards are no more.
I'd rather live in a state of war than the hell of artificial peace.
Divide myself from the liars, now it's time to choose a side.

Standing where the ground beneath gives way.
Disappearing into the abyss.
Holding onto lies that speed descent.
They're all falling, I'm the only one who's left.
Standing, standing.


Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x

Arc of Descent Lyrics as written by Erick A Edwards Dennis M Merrick

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

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Well, in my opinion this song is about being a young & maybe a little naive &/or introverted girl and finding yourself loving a man who is at first very charming, carefree & outgoing, and seems at first to be without limits, as in "There was a time you opened up every doorway you didn't mind if everything wasn't your way" then that man starts to gradually become more introverted & shows their more possessive/obsessive side to you as the relationship progresses, even while they keep up the appearance of being carefree & outgoing to everyone else, "Don't pull away that goes against what you told me I look in your eyes I realize what you've sold me is love in a vacuum" so you confront them about the way they're acting and of course they deny it, "I think you've changed but you insist that that's not true" quite possibly they are an addict of some sort, my guess would be cocaine, &/or showing very obsessive behavior towards you (early on in the video for this song we see the man hanging a picture up, it is a very large portrait of Aimee & it is prominently displayed in his/their apartment for the duration of the song), thus their "love in a vacuum", "You look so strange, so distant that you're hardly you Now I can see how you have been acting different You say it's me but I know that it isn't it's love in a vacuum" but still you are in love with them and don't want to leave them and you know that they are truly in love with you and they don't want you to leave them either, maybe they are convinced you can save them from themself, maybe they are so broken that the possibility of an overdose &/or suicide attempt is very real and you want to get through to them that their behavior not only dangerous but it is also just pissing you off and if they don't wise up they run the risk of loosing you, as in the lines "You will be lonely if you leave me alone", so you want to save them but can't get through to them due to the addiction &/or emotional problems they have, "Love in a vacuum and that's not enough love in a vacuum You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way You will be lonely if you leave me alone You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough" you want them to understand that the love they are giving you is not enough when it is filtered through the vacuum of their drug addiction &/or emotional impairment, "You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough and just wait you will be lonely Love in a vacuum Love in a vacuum and that's not enough Love in a vacuum". 'Love In A Vacuum' for me is a hauntingly truthful acute argument on the loneliness of obsession and almost inevitable loss of love that follows people who are broken in some way or another; the obsessives, the coke heads, the drunks, addicts or the just-plain-old emotionally broken; a razor sharp, lyrically driven, deceptively poppy, yet ultimately-depressing-in-the-best-way song. Quintessential Aimee Mann.