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Stranded in this spooky town
Stoplights are swaying and the phone lines are down
This floor is crackling cold, she took my heart, I think she took my soul
With the moon I run far from the carnage of the fiery sun

Driven by the strangle of vein showing no mercy I do it again,
Open up your eye, you keep on crying baby, I'll bleed you dry
Skies they blink at me, I see a storm bubbling up from the sea

And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer

You shimmy shook my bone leaving me stranded all in love on my own
Do you think of me? Where am I now? Baby where do I sleep?
Feel so good but I'm old, 2000 years of chasing's taking its toll

And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer



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  • Bridg101
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    Bridg101Apr 4, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    It's the first track on the album 'only by the night' now I bought the album cuase I love 's** on fire' 'use somebody' crawl' and 'rervelry'. Haven't heard the rest till I got it and played it. I instaly fell in love with this tune! This should be there next single but manahanntan is [sorry if I spelt it rong] it should but good luck if you want it to be the next single. I do kol 4 ever.
  • ChocolateEyes
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    ChocolateEyesJan 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    I just read on the bands website that this song really is about a lovesick vampire. I've read the Twilight books myself & can see how it could be worked into one of the movies but I can also relate on a completely non-vampiric (not sure that's a word!) level. Regardless of the Twilight love/hate debate going on here all it really comes down to is appreciation of the song & as hazzi00 said it's the beauty of musical art.
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    Kiwi_in_CanadaJan 29, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    I almsot feel like this song is about me right now. I broke up with my fiance not too long ago and the song just speaks to me. The first verse is the hurt feeling that comes from a breakdown, and the second verse is the anger that comes after that of wanting to gurt the person badly for what they did to you and the third is going back into remorse and regret and wanting the person back.
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    chikin-littleJan 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    The way I found the meaning is very weird we had to right about what we felt it ment in English. Anyway the song seems to be about a vampire who is wants to fall in love or whatever, but it's really about a heronine adict expiriencing withdrawl and how it feels. One, he's halusinating the entire time because that's what withdrawl does to you, and two, it feels like forever before withdrawl ends. And that's what this song is about.
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    oldgirlFeb 3, 2009 at 11:44 am
    Some of the lyrics you have printed are incorrect, In the first verse the line is actually "the floor is crackling cold" in the second verse it should read "Driven by the strangle of veins" and "the skies they blink at me" and in the third verse "Your shimi skook mt bones" and "it feels so good but I am so old" And as chololateeyes said it is actually about a lovesick vampire, have a, look on the bands website. All this aside it is a brilliant song.

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