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I've known
Faces that have disappeared in time
Find me wrapped in glass and slowly soaked in lime
All my
Friends have pictures made to make you cry
I've seen this and wondered
What I've done to calcify

(I ignore you)
As I close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away
(I ignore you)
As I close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away

I can't stand to see
Your thalidomide robot face
I Don't even try it
You had to be a liar
Just to infiltrate me
I'm still drowning!

(I ignore you)
As I close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away
(I ignore you)
As I close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away

Take this away
Take this away
I can feel you in my mouth
I can taste you on my fingers
I can hear you like the Holy Ghost
And kill you if you get too close

As I close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away
(I ignore you)
As I close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away

We let it all slip away (Repeated)4x



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  • m
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    marlinynMar 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    I KNOW! it about a guy he hates and if he get to close he will kill him and hate him forever even when he kill him he won't be sad or cry because when he close his eyes he feel him and the things slipping AWAY! and eats him on his fingers and kill him twice and break his head.
  • ParrotPie
    +1
    ParrotPieDec 17, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    yeah it's really hard to figure out what this song really is about, I would think, it's perhaps about someone who shut himself away from the world, though not because he is so different than the others around him, maybe he has just seen things that changed him and maybe (once again) made him even hate himself, made his world become dead and cold.
    I don't really know, guess you can never know, if that's what they are trying to say with this song, but I really think it's about somebody who has seen/done something and turned his back to the world, deciding that he doesn't deserve to be with other people anymore.
    =S
  • U
    UnregisteredOct 7, 2011 at 3:26 am
    My idea of the song:
    when you are filled with so much pain you think of nothing else but letting yourself go and being destructive. But he doesn't want to be that way. Its a conflict within himself. Its about a woman.
    I can taste you in my mouth
    i can feel you on my fingers
    i can hear you like the holy ghost: he is getting delusional (let it all slip away)
    you had to be a liar just to infiltrate me. - The tramp lied about what she felt and damaged him beyond repair.
  • m
    -3
    mingebagDec 7, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    I agree. I know theres a meaning but cant quite put my fingure on it.
    Maybe he got left behind in life and he is talking about how he let it all slip away
  • Kaddykudda
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    KaddykuddaJan 28, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    there is a meaning to this song
    its that a close friend of coreys was never really there
    he was always trying to b sumone different
    and corey kouldnt take it anymore and ended the friend ship

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