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I am the speaker but what is responsibility?
This is beg of you, build me brick upon brick.
High tides; waves of hypocrisy.
This is beg of you, build me brick upon brick.
I didn't think the clock struck more than twelve times.
I decided to name her insomnia.
"Her teeth like white seeds in a scarlet fruit"

This I must tell you, old friend
"Her teeth like white seeds in a scarlet fruit"
This I must tell you, old friend
This I must tell you, old friend
Old friend
Old friend
Fear beauty.
Fear beauty.
This is meager, this is feeble.
She was only fiction in my creation
My creation



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    puffoathNov 14, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    The section of the song "Her teeth (show) like white seeds in a scarlet fruit" is a quote from the story "The Picture of Dorian Gray" which is a story that defines beauty as temporary. The main character wishes for a painting of himself to age instead of his own body. He watches the painting age, and deteriorate with each sin and action. thats the quote anyway. I also agree with xthexnewxblackx because the expectations that come with relationships definitely fits the song perfectly.
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    xthexnewxblackxJul 12, 2008 at 2:35 am
    I think the meaning behind this is not to build relationships up TOO high. Some people, like myself unfortunately, build alot of things up on their relationships. Expecting something meaningful out of it, but it's not always like that. Sometimes, doing this can lead to you always freaking out "I decided to name her insomnia". Worrying where this person may be, when they'll call, when you'll see them again, and such. Also, the "this I must tell you, old friend: fear beauty" kind of hints to me that beauty does NOT equal love, and that thinking like that can not only be hurtful, but can put you in a bad situation.

    - This is just what I think, I have no idea if this is the true or real meaning behind the song. If you'd like to know that, I suggest you ask Mike (The Devil Wears Prada) himself.
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    UnregisteredMar 13, 2012 at 3:05 am
    They are signed to rise records and their lyrics have to appeal to the largest audience possible. The lyrics are up to "your interpretation". So this song means whatever you want it to mean. The best line in this song is "fear beauty". Only because the two words contrast so much, but make total sense.
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    UnregisteredDec 23, 2011 at 10:19 am
    I think this song has to do with how the entrapment of sin that plagues our minds.. Being tempted it looks so beautiful ... But when we chase after sin we are trying to create an exprience that god can give
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    faux-pasFeb 14, 2011 at 11:16 am
    I saw it as him making himself stronger and reminding himself to see clearly ("I don't thin the clock struck more than 12 times,")

    The rest I see as being about a girl, being drawn in by lust and beauty, thinking someone is really amazing when really everything you see in her is something you have fabricated. . We fool ourselves more than we fool others

    "I decided to name her insomnia," - I love this line.

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