I'd walk the water to get back to you
And where I was complete
We found you scattered by the highway side too
Soon to be released
Gathered the pieces up and clean the places
Where you were undone
And washed the wreckage out unfinished all the
Thoughts that we'd begun

I came to burn the sky and tear away
The beauty that it sows
If I could rape the day and find the things I thought
I'd always known

Leave it alone again tonight

I laid your arms out long untwisted there
And shaped what I could find
I made the most of it and then left the rest
The parts unrecognized
My reconstruction was the only way
For one last look at you
I lost the sense of absolution
That we never knew

Leave it alone again tonight
Leave it alone again tonight

And it takes me back from this place here
It takes me back from this place here

I came to burn the sky and tear away
The beauty that it sows
I came to rape the day and find the things
I thought I'd always known

Leave it alone again tonight

And it takes me back from this place here
From this place here it takes me over
And it might be lost in this place here
From this place here it takes me on

Tonight leave it alone


Lyrics submitted by pumpkingirl, edited by acirvin

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    This song, like all of Moist, is true poetry. Like SOAD it has it's messages, but Moist hides them a lot better. The main effect of Moist is that you can listen to a song over and over, and your opinion on its meaning will change. Leave it Alone, first SOUNDS very serine and "nice" and usually you will have to have someone point out to you that the learics are very morbid. This "second shell" of the song tends to be very distastfull, being about cleaning up a car crash. But even that has it's poetry. The nest "shell" is that the song is a love story about the loss of ones loved one.

    Yelraekon May 11, 2002   Link
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    Once, I had deduced that the final "shell" was one of fate. That fate can take away what you truely love, and there is nothing you can do about it. Fate is just as final as the smear of a human body on the ashfalt after a car crash.

    Yelraekon May 11, 2002   Link
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    Lately however, there has been a certain part at the end of the song that gave me shivers in which I had to listen to over and over to see what it was. Finaly I discovered it was the diction. "From this place here it takes me OVER" The use of "over" implies a sense of uslessness and the controling nature of fate. "And it might be lost in this place here" The use of "it", being a pronown-antecedent error, gives an impression of not knowing exactly what is in control of your life. What is 'it'? What is fate? That is a scary aspect of life, which makes you "lost"? "From this place here it takes me ON" This is the line which I pinpointed my shivers to. When thinking of it I remembered it being almost yelled, but when I listened for it, it was just merely sang. This word demonstates what I know believe to be the last "shell", for as fate takes him "over", he rises up to meet it and forces fate to take him "on". This two letter word demands to take control of your own fate.

    Yelraekon May 11, 2002   Link
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    sorry for all my spelling errors, I didn't read over them. I simply wrote

    Yelraekon May 11, 2002   Link
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    it's good to see people who respect the music moist is making....i don't see enough of it where i'm from.

    bosco9on May 13, 2002   Link
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    read Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen this song is very personal and extremely beautiful

    Ophieon May 18, 2002   Link
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    This song is about a friend of the author(david) was abusing drugs and this is davids outlook and story on it. there it is

    sebastianquilton July 06, 2003   Link
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    This song is just amazing. Like Yelraek said, the first few times I heard it, I never thought about what it meant. The lyrics are so poignant and so desperate. I really need to buy this CD. This is one of the best songs I've ever heard.

    LittleBriddieon April 09, 2004   Link
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    I thought I heard it was about AIDS....maybe I misunderstood or got it mixed up with another song

    angel_staron January 14, 2006   Link
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    I don't know much about Moist; I heard this song on a sountrack, but it makes me want to listen to more of their stuff. I agree with Yelraek, at first this sounds like a calm, sweet song. I only recently started listening to the lyrics, and then it sounds like it's overtly about a car crash. I think it has more to do with a breakup or the drifting apart of two people, and the analogy of a car crash is used. I love this song--it's sung with such feeling. I think the chorus, "Leave it alone...again, tonight" is kind of about the person experiencing this hardship and sort of just making it through each day by not really dealing with the issue, not thinking about it, "leaving it alone" and obviously the "again, tonight" shows that they've been doing it for some time.

    AlairaKasimeron April 02, 2006   Link

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