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Stay out of the light
Or the photograph that I gave you
You can say a prayer if you need to
Or just get in line and I'll grieve you
Can I meet you, alone
Another night and I'll see you
Another night and I'll be you
Some other way to continue
To hide my face

[Chorus:]
Another knife in my hands
A stain that never comes off the sheets
Clean me off
I'm so dirty babe
The kind of dirty where the water never cleans off the clothes
I keep a book of the names and those

Only go so far 'til you bury them
So deep and down we go

Touched by angels, though I fall out of grace
I did it all so maybe I'd live this every day

[Chorus:]
Another knife in my hands
A stain that never comes off the sheets
Clean me off
I'm so dirty babe
It ain't the money and it sure as hell ain't just for the fame
It's for the bodies I claim and lose

Only go so far 'til you bury them
So deep and down we go

Down

And down we go
And down we go
And down we go
And we all fall down

I tried
I tried

And we'll all dance alone to the tune of your death
We'll love again, we'll laugh again
And it's better off this way

And never again, and never again
They gave us two shots to the back of the head
And we're all dead now.

Well never again, and never again
They gave us two shots to the back of the head
And we're all dead now.

Well I tried
One more night
One more night
Well I'm laughin' out, cryin' out, laughin' out loud
I tried, well I tried, well I tried,
'Cause I tried, but I lied
I lied

I tried
I tried
I tried

And we'll love again, we'll laugh again
We'll cry again and we'll dance again
And it's better off this way
So much better off this way
I can't clean the blood off the sheets in my bed

And never again, and never again
They gave us two shots to the back of the head
And we're all dead now



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  • mikey_way_is_hawt
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    mikey_way_is_hawtDec 19, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    when something happens, and you have to lie to save everyone all the trouble, and then they find out and get really mad at you. You try to explain that you did it to save them, not yourself, but they don't understand, and they refuse to listen any longer. so it's pretty much like you've just been shot in the back of the head, and you can never explain how sorry you are for doing everything bad that you've ever done to them... PS, if any of my friends read this, and they know seriously EVERYTHING about me, then i'm really, really sorry, and i know you probably don't care, but at least I was able to say it without you interrupting... love you guys til the end of the world and eveen after that... -^_^- Tiauna.
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    lyricsmodeuserOct 9, 2009 at 1:23 am
    very very deep and very very true, mikey_way_is_hawt. this is one of my favorte songs of my chem and itws so emotional, it comes to the heart...!!!
    keep it my chem!!!
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    gatumadreJun 2, 2008 at 3:16 am
    its the ending of the 'DEMOLITION LOVERS' story that was set in the first album and it ends whit them getting killed by their enemies

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