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Standing on a bus stop
Feeling your head pop
Out in the night
On the kind of night
Where you want to be out
On the street, on the street
Crawling up the walls
Like a cat in heat

And the air is thin
And it blows through your skin
And you feel like something
Is about to begin
But you don't know what
And you don't know when
So you tear at your hair
And you scratch at your skin

You wanna run away, run away
Just get on the fucking train and leave today
And it doesn't matter where you spend the night
You just might end up somewhere in a fight, in a fight
Or caught in your room on a concrete shelf
Fighting all alone, with yourself, with yourself
And you just wanna feel like a coin that's been tossed
In a wishing well, a wishing well
A wishing well, a wishing well
Well, you're tossed in the air
And you fell and you fell
Through the dark blue waters
Where you cast your spell
Like you were just a wish that could turn out well

So you stand on the corner
Where the angels sit
And you think to yourself,
"This is it, this is it,
This is all that I have
All I can stand
Is this air in my lungs
And this coin in my hand
That you tossed in the air
And I fell, and I fell
All the way to the bottom
Of the well, of the well
Like those soft little secrets
That you tell, that you tell
To yourself, when you think
No one's listening to, well"

And the walls spin
And you're paper-thin
From the haze of the smoke
And the mescaline
The threat of your brow
Under unmade sheets
In your ear with the noise
From the darkest streets
We ran far and wide
You screamed, you cried
You thought suicide was an alibi
But you were always a mess
You were always aloof
Yeah, it's awful, I guess
But it's the awful truth
It was truth from the first
To the last words that she read

And she emerged from the dark
Like a ghost in my head
She said, "I haven't forgot
Any words that you said
I just stare at the clocks
And I cry in my sleep
And I tear up your letters
And I burn them in heaps
And I gather the ashes
In that hole in the ground
Where we fell"



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    samanthamayeJan 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    I really do love this song. Airborne Toxic Event are lyricists, and that is one of their several talents that keeps me hooked to their music. Now, as for this song itself, the meaning is quite complex. Like any song the meaning can change person to person. For me, the words and music state that the song is about finally just hitting rock bottom, and not knowing where to go from there. Yet, something is going to happen, you can feel it in your core. Though, you don't know what to expect, and this frustrates you, so you beat yourself up for it. It's about just leaving everything behind, and trying to start over, but every time you do, it just doesn't work. You hit rock bottom, over and over again. So you wish, for only the better. So you're at the bottom, and all you have left are your wishes. You try to run, but nothing works. Then, the very thing that pushed you to the bottom, comes back to you, and explains that it too has hit rock bottom, and no longer are you desperate, and destroyed. It's better to be lonely with someone else, rather than by yourself. Misery loves company.

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