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Well it rains and it pours
When you're out on your own
If I crash on the couch
Can I sleep in my clothes?
'Cause I've spent the night dancing
I'm drunk, I suppose
If it looks like I'm laughing
I'm really just asking to leave

This alone, you're in time for the show
You're the one that I need
I'm the one that you loathe
You can watch me corrode like a beast in repose
'Cause I love all the poison
Away with the boys in the band

I've really been on a bender and it shows
So why don't you blow me a kiss before she goes?

Give me a shot to remember
And you can take all the pain away from me
A kiss and I will surrender
The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead
A light to burn all the empires
So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be
In love with all of these vampires
So you can leave like the sane abandoned me

There's a place in the dark where the animals go
You can take off your skin in the cannibal glow
Juliet loves the beat and the lust it commands
Drop the dagger and lather the blood on your hands, Romeo

I've really been on a bender and it shows
So why don't you blow me a kiss before she goes?

Give me a shot to remember
And you can take all the pain away from me
A kiss and I will surrender
The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead
A light to burn all the empires
So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be
In love with all of these vampires
So you can leave like the sane abandoned me

Oh!

Give me a shot to remember
And you can take all the pain away from me
A kiss and I will surrender
The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead
A light to burn all the empires
So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be
In love with all of these vampires
So you can leave like the sane abandoned me

Oooooo, Oooooo, Oooooo, Oooooo



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  • d
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    DepthJun 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    its about a guy who hates his life during the day cause he puts on a front but when he goes out to bars or wherever he loves it because he can take off the mask he puts on in the reall world (take of ur skin) and he meets people and he gets drunk and high but its all he can do to escape hhis real life, but at the same time he can see that hes destroying himself but he loves his poison
  • Cobaltshadow
    +3
    CobaltshadowMay 20, 2009 at 11:54 am
    isnt it "corrode like a beast IN repose"? i hate all these gracenote lyrics that cant be corrected and are wrong :P
  • x
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    xBassxBreathexMusicxApr 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    At the end, does he say "Who are you" or does he just say "ooh ooh yeah"? I can never tell.
    This song is awesome.
    I read in their biography that it's about Gerard's addiction. I'm so proud of him for getting clean!!
    xo
  • out_of_order
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    out_of_orderApr 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    TwilightandFOB, like Zolo9 said, this has nothing to do with the Twilight Series. It says something about vampires, yes, but it's a metephor and some of the band members like vampires, so they chose to use vampires in that particular metephor. Nothing to do with Twilight.

    This is what I think the verse means:

    A light to burn all the empires
    So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be
    In love with all of these vampires
    So you can leave like the sane abandoned me

    The sun is supposed to be the thing to destroy vampires, but it says that the sun loves all these vampires, yet is ashamed of that. So what I'm thinking is that someone who would naturally look down on you, or try to make you miserable, finds that they actually like you, but they aren't really that happy about it.
    Like maybe when Gerard first came out and said "hey, I have a problem, and I want to kill myself" his manager talked him through it over the phone until Gerard was sober enough, then had him wake up the tour manager and take a walk with him. And the tour manager was a straight edge, as in, no drugs or alcohol or sex. And so you'd think he'd look down on Gerard and everything, but he didn't, he helped him without criticising him. But that's a total and complete guess, and I wouldn't count on it to be right.

    I kind of agree with Depth, but also with Devy. Like my idea of the meaning is kind of a mix of their ideas.

    I think it's about Gerard's drug and alcohol problem. Like he said in an interview, he felt that the only way he could be "stage Gerard" was to be drunk or drugged. So he feels that when he is drinking or doing drugs that it's the real him, the "stage him", his favorite personality maybe. And in the day you don't usually drink, so that could be the whole 'wearing a mask in the day' thing Depth was talking about.

    So that's what I think. I can relate, and I love the lyrics, the beat, and the way Gerard sings it. All around, an awesome song.
  • z
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    Zolo9Mar 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    TwilightandFOB- I've read the Twilight series (so has almost everybody else) and I'm pretty sure most would agree this has nothing to do with any of the characters.

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