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"someway, baby, it's part of me, apart from me"
You're laying waste to Halloween
You fucked it friend, it's on it's head, it struck the street
You're in Milwaukee, off your feet

... and at once I knew I was not magnificent
Strayed above the highway aisle
(Jagged vacance, thick with ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles

3rd and Lake it burnt away, the hallway
Was where we learned to celebrate
Automatic bought the years you'd talk for me
That night you played me 'Lip Parade'
Not the needle, nor the thread, the lost decree
Saying nothing, that's enough for me

... and at once I knew I was not magnificent
Hulled far from the highway aisle
(Jagged vacance, thick with ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles

Christmas night, it clutched the light, the hallow bright
Above my brother, I and tangled spines
We smoked the screen to make it what it was to be
Now to know it my memory:

... and at once I knew I was not magnificent.
High above the highway aisle
(Jagged vacance, thick with ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles



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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    Its a freaking car crash. Come on. They got in a car crash coming home from halloween(hence the highway aisle) and the rest of the verses are him remembering his life. The choruses are him slowly losing life, the first (strayed away from the highway aisle) is right after the crash. The second (hulled) is when someone pulls him away from the wreckage. The third (high above) is when he is gone. In each chorus he describes the highway saying: "jagged vacance, thick with ice", its dangerous. And when he's losing his life he realizes he wasnt important at all, but that one was pretty easy. Done. Youre welcome.
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    UnregisteredAug 16, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    This song represents the ferocity of a shark riding on the back of a rhino, trampling and eating everything in sight. The results are not magnificent.
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    I thought that i could do anything at one point in time and i was put in my place and now i am put down to the level that i should be at .
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 5:03 am
    Someone that he was with messed up, got hurt, and he ended up seeing that he isnt perfect... And that the majority of the pain that she felt was a result of him
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    UnregisteredAug 26, 2012 at 6:15 am
    I don't know what the heck this song is about. (also, this site is the only place i've been where i've gotten a "this message is short! " really? )

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