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Vic:
Dare me to jump off of this Jersey bridge
Kellin:
I bet you never had a Friday night like this
Vic:
Keep it up keep it up lets raise our hands
Kellin:
I take a look up in the sky and I see red
Vic:
Red for the cancer, red for the wealthy,
Red for the drink that's mixed with suicide
.
Kellin:
Everything red.

Kellin:
Please, won't you push me for the last time,
Lets scream until there's nothing left
So sick of playing, I don't want this anymore.
The thought of you is no fucking fun.
You want a martyr, I'll be one
Because enough's enough,
We're done.

Vic:
You told me, "think about it"
Well I did, now I don't wanna feel a thing anymore
I'm tired of begging for the things that I want,
I'm over sleeping like a dog on the floor.

Vic:
The thing I think I love
Will surely bring me pain
Intoxication, paranoia, and a lot of fame
Three cheers for throwing up
Pubescent drama queen
You make me sick, I make it worse by drinking late.

Kellin:
(Scream) Until there's nothing left
So sick of playing, I don't want to anymore
The thought of you is no fucking fun
You want a martyr I'll be one
Because enough's enough we're done

Vic:
You told me, "think about it", well I did
Now I don't wanna feel a thing anymore
I'm tired of begging for the things that I want
I'm over sleeping like a dog on the floor.

Kellin:
Imagine living like a king someday.
A single night without a ghost in the walls.
And if the bass shakes the earth underground.

Vic & Kellin:
We'll start a new revolution NOW!

Vic:
(Alright here we go)
Hail Mary, forgive me
Blood for blood, hearts beating
Come at me, now this is war
Fuck with this new beat

Oh

Vic:
NOW!
Kellin:
Terror begins inside a bloodless vein
Vic:
I was just a product of the street youth rage
Kellin:
Born in this world without a voice or say
Vic:
Caught in the spokes with an abandoned brain
Kellin:
I know you well but this ain't a game
Vic:
Blow the smoke in diamond shape
Vic & Kellin:
Dying is a gift so,
Just close your eyes and rest in peace

Vic:
You told me "think about it", well I did
Now I don't wanna feel a thing anymore
I'm tired of begging for the things that I want
I'm over sleeping like a dog on the floor.

Kellin:
Imagine living like a king someday.
A single night without a ghost in the walls.
We are the shadows screaming take us now

Vic:
We'd rather die than live to rust on the ground.
Shit



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    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    The song is totally a battle with "god". He feels for the dead souls and he sees and feels their pleads all around. He looks up at the sky and he sees blood shed by those who were taken by cancer, wealth, and those who took their own lives. He wants someone to kill him so that he can join the dead bc he's sick of playing:living. The thought of gods no fucking fun and he's willing to be a martyr someone who is killed for their religious beliefs; and he's currently going against his by taking the deads side. He's negotiating for his death so he thought about it and he's decided death is the path for him because he's tired of begging for the things that he wants and doing nothing purposeful. The after life would be devine he thinks because he could join the great list souls. Being dead would be living the life of a king or luxury for him because he would no longer have to deal with the pain of the dead because he has joined them, and if the bass hits the earth underground that will awake the dead and they will start a revolution with the living. Bring the dead back to life is against religion so he's asking virgin marry to forgive him for starting this but this is now war. The attack and the bringing the dead back to life is explained in the bridge "now terror begins inside a bloodless vein... " zombies! You can tell he thinks highly of joing the dead souls because dying is a gift so close your eyes and rest in peace. This also signifies taking the livings lives for their own good. And the song ends with once again having death as the higher option because they are the shadows screaming take us now (back to the after life) they'd rather die to live to rust on the ground.
  • U
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    UnregisteredSep 2, 2012 at 2:58 am
    Rather dying than being nothing. Being sick of being pushed down, stuck in a regular life, have nothing to live for. If you could be king, things would be a lot different. You told me "think about it, well i did". That means a lot, primarily saying that it just hit you that you'll never make anything of yourself and you don't "want to feel a thing anymore".
  • U
    +4
    UnregisteredNov 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm
    I think it's about commiting suicide. It says, "you told me think about it well I did. Now I don't want to feel a thing anymore". By saying that they don't want to feel a thing anymore, they're pretty much saying that they're done with living, and feeling pain. They're tired of just nothingness; being bullied, and being pushed around. Also, there are tons of references to suicide in the song
  • U
    +1
    UnregisteredAug 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    Someone who is tired of the same old same old. So his boss tells him he need to think about his life well he did and now he relies that why am i taking advice from someone who who is no better than he is. He can be better than that
  • U
    +1
    UnregisteredAug 10, 2012 at 9:51 am
    In the music viddeo they are both bossed around by.. Well the boss of the bank? I think they r working at ... So from the music video view id say they are imagining being boss for the day and not taking any orders because to a company the boss is the king and no body questions the boss(king) so i think thats the point in the song

    (srry if its not a good description just a 14yr old ptv & sws fan_jess)

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