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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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    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
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    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 are 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 that's the point in the song.
    (srry if its not a good description just a 14yr old ptv & sws fan_jess).
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 3:07 am
    I think they are talking about a life they were hoping for when they wanted to be famous(imagine living like a king someday) and coming to realize that fame isn't all everyone expects it to be(I'm oversleeping like a dog on the floor, so sick of playing, I don't want to anymore). Dealing with crazy fans(the thing I think I love with surely brign me pain, pubescent drama queen, three cheers for throwing up) and in the end, how happy they will be to remembered when they are gone and their fans are still around(dying is a gift so close your eyes and rest in peace).
  • U
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 2:18 am
    Sounds to me like this song is simply about someone who is tired of life and having a hard time (with relationships, suicidal thoughts etc). He's saying imagine living like a king, meaning imagine living in heaven like god (so he clearly wants to die). Saying that he's tired of begging for what he wants and doesn't want to feel anything anymore contributes to the whole concept of wanting to die. So all I'm all, I think this song in its entirety can be taken as someone wanting to commit suicide because life is rough and living like a king could be achieved by dieing and going to heaven, because supposedly those who die and go to heaven live like kings, like god.

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