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O. we promise pretty things,
And we pledge with diamond rings;
We profess undying love.

But does that word hold any weight?
We reserve the right to break
Any vow that draws our blood.

Our word is so faint and feeble,
Broken by the slightest breeze or breath.

Our hearts are, they're so deceitful,
Sick and filled with lies that lead to death.

We are cowards and thieves.
Will we never turn to grieve the damage done?
Never see, never quake with rage at what we have become?
What we have become.

Yea we get down on one knee
O, we play at chivalry
But we do not count the cost.

We say, "On me you can depend,"
And "I will be there till the end,"
Though we will not bear the cross.

Our word is so faint and feeble,
Broken by the slightest breeze or breath.
Our hearts are, they're so deceitful,
Sick and filled with lies that lead to death.

We are cowards and thieves.
Will we never turn to grieve the damage done?
Never see, never quake with rage at what we have become?
What we have become.

We are cowards and thieves.
Will we never turn to grieve the damage done?
Never see, never quake with rage at what we have become?
What we have become.

Cowards and thieves.
Will we never turn to grieve the damage done?
Never see, never quake with rage at what we have become?
What we have become.



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    UnregisteredJun 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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    UnregisteredMay 19, 2012 at 2:14 am
    That this day and age we take such serious commitments, such as marriage, where we make that promise, for better or for worse, among other things... And how they don't mean as much anymore cause people don't really hold true to those kinds of promises anymore.

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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2012 at 10:44 am
    I really don't think this sticks only to romantic themes. I think it talks about the overall impossibility of keeping promises, of being honest. The whole idea is that words are not better than the wind.
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    UnregisteredJan 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    It seems to me that the song is not only about broken relationship promises, but the unwillingness of man to follow through on promises. How at one time, a man was worth no more than his word, but now we have all become cowards, too afraid to follow through on what we say we will do.
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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    Agreed the weight pt 2 i may be mistaken but when i saw them live a month ago they played the two songs consecutively

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