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Alkaline trio lyrics

"This Addiction" (2010)

Dorothy lyrics - alkaline trio

Like the flutter of your fingertips,
Like the flickering of lights,
They've got their bright ideas but we've got bigger fish to fry.

Found you out there on your doorstep,
Undressed to the nines.
From your Sunday best, black and blue velvet dress.
Your head's a mess and so is mine.

Oh Dorothy, I'm coming home,
I hope you're waiting there.
I know times have been tough on you,
It's all downhill from here.
Oh Dorothy, inside that dreadful place deep in your heart,
It's beckoning, I'm racing to your doorway Dorothy.
Dorothy.

Like the scratching sounds of insects,
Beneath the blades and soil.
We'll begin the plot to get away,
To ends as black as oil.
Now it's pounding in the ear,
Left in left field for you to find.
Outside of your perifirals vision of this never ending night.


Oh Dorothy, I'm coming home,
I hope you're waiting there.
I know times have been tough on you,
It's all downhill from here.
Oh Dorothy, inside that dreadful place deep in your heart,
It's beckoning, I'm racing to your doorway Dorothy.
Dorothy.

It's a strange world isn't it?
Such strange times to be living in.
I had a change of heart tonight,
When I watched her walk into the light.
It's a strange world isn't it?
Such strange times to be living in.
I had a change of heart tonight,
When I watched her walk into the light.

I watched her walk into the light.

Oh Dorothy, I'm coming home,
I hope you're waiting there.
I know times have been tough on you,
It's all downhill from here.
Oh Dorothy, inside that dreadful place deep in your heart,
It's beckoning, I'm racing to your doorway Dorothy.
Dorothy.

This Addiction lyrics - alkaline trio

You hit me just like heroin.
I feel you coursing through my veins.
I once tried to kick this addiction
I swear I'll never kick again, won't ever kick again, no.

This addiction.
Can't seem to live without you.
This addiction,
No going clean.
This addiction,
Go through withdrawal without you.
Sick with this addiction in me.

Well, those others were like methadone
I took to get me through the day.
Now I'm trying to find my way back home,
Staying clean along the way.
Hold out for the real thing, yeah.

This addiction.
Can't seem to live without you.
This addiction,
No going clean.
This addiction,
Go through withdrawal without you.
Sick with this addiction in me.

This addiction.
This addiction.
This addiction.
I go off the rails without you.
Sick with this addiction in me.

Dine, Dine My Darling

Don't leave me alone,
I'm waiting for this to be,
The last thing that I say.
If I tried real good,
Then I probably could get a couple more days.
But the drugs are lame,
So I'm looking for you to be,
The very last thing I see,
Before I up and fly away.
I'm counting on you to help push me through
With something good to remember on my red letter days

Don't worry,
I only feel the good things.

So let's dine, dine, dine my darling
Let's have our last supper, as us, two lovers and we'll dance real sweet and slow.
And then kiss, kiss, kiss to the last clock tick
A final exhale when I'm done and you can keep my last breath floating in your lungs.

Yeah I tried alot of things because of you,
You make me tell the truth,
You taught me to drink like a man.
You rescued my tail from between my legs,
Now if I can think it I am.
And I'm taking these words with me when I go over to the other side.
I'll be waiting on you but don't show up too soon
I'll be bored as heaven but I'll be alright.

Let's dine, dine, dine my darling
Let's have our last supper, as us, two lovers and we'll dance real sweet and slow.
And then kiss, kiss, kiss to the last clock tick
A final exhale when I'm done and you can keep my last breath floating in your lungs.
Floating in your lungs.

So let's dine, dine, dine my darling.
Let's have our last supper, as us, two lovers and we'll dance real sweet and slow.
And then kiss, kiss, kiss to the last clock tick
A final exhale when I'm done and you can keep my last breath floating in your lungs.

Lead Poisoning lyrics - alkaline trio

Choking slowly,
Broken hearted.
Don't look now,
Here's what you started.
And I swore I'd be there 'til the end,
We're bitter now but better friends.
I climbed out limbless to the ledge,
To baske in my last true regret.

Lay my heavy head here down to sleep.
Now I pray to Abraxas my soul to keep.
Lay my heavy head here down to dream.
Wake up with this lead poisoning.

Sobbing softly,
Lost and hollow.
This fever dream,
Tough pill to swallow.
I swore I'd be there 'til the end
You're better off your bitterness.
I climbed out lifeless to the edge,
I waved goodbye and lept I...

Lay my heavy head down here to sleep.
Now I pray to Abraxas my soul to keep.
Lay my heavy head here down to dream.
Awaking to the blood and sweat and screams.

Woke up here on Monday morning,
This old treat on this dark corner,
Waiting here for what tomorrow brings.
Silver lake mercury mining,
This mistake no silver lining,
Waiting for a bullet train to bring me my lead poisoning.

My lead poisoning.

Lay my heavy head down here to sleep.
Now I pray to Abraxas my soul to keep.
Lay my heavy head here down to dream.
Wake up with this lead poisoning.

Dead On The Floor lyrics - alkaline trio

Like two ships in the night,
We're colliding and sinking,
Into the black sea of our love.
We navigated past the point of logical thinking,
Lost sight of the stars up above.

Now my heart is a mess.
Murder scene in my chest,
Not a clue how you got through the door.
But I'm glad that you came,
No regret and no shame,
As I'm lying here dead on the floor.

I took a blind leap of faith,
That's now crashing and burning,
With my heart fast asleep in your bed.
I got on the ground safe
But with my insides turning,
And a picture of you in my head.

As I wandered away deep in shock and dismay,
In a daze, just repeating your name.
Well the fact of the matter is both our hearts
Shatter way too goddamn easily

When you asked me if I'd stay forever,
Guess you meant just for the week.
We felt so good together,
It was way too good to be.
When I left you there early that morning,
My darling,
I told you that I'd miss you so.
I got on that plane with my heart soaring,
But now it's falling like snow.

And like two ships in the night.
We're colliding and sinking,
Into the black sea of our love.
We navigated past the point of logical thinking,
Lost sight of the stars up above.

Now my heart is a mess.
Murder scene in my chest,
Not a clue how you got through the door.
But I'm glad that you came,
No regret and no shame,
As I'm lying here dead on the floor.

When you asked me if I'd stay forever,
Guess you meant just for the week.
We felt so good together,
It was way too good to be.
When I left you there early that morning,
My darling,
I told you that I'd miss you so,
I got on that plane with my heart soaring,
But now it's falling like snow.
Now it's falling like snow.
Now it's falling like snow.

And now it's falling like snow.

The American Scream lyrics - alkaline trio

Well they tied that yellow ribbon round the oak tree.
They've worn out all the prayer in their hearts.
All along thought they were routing for the home team,
As they're sent to the game and torn apart.

We twist this tourniquet upon the pipeline,
That he carries all the pain in the world.
As we blindly clap and cheer from the sidelines
It's clear, on a losing streak from the very start.

And that's where they found me,
In the cemetary.
A smoking gun in my hand,
Now I'm damned for the land of the free.
Sing with me,
The american scream.

They took that faded ribbon off the oak tree.
They've worn out all the hope in their hearts.
All along thought I was doing the right thing,
Now I'm lying in a pool of my blood.

And that's where she found me,
In the cemetary,
A smoking gun in my hand,
Now I'm damned for the land of the free.
Sing with me.

And that's where she found me,
In the cemetary,
A smoking gun in my hand,
Now I'm damned for the land of the free.
Sing with me,
The american scream.
The american scream.

And that's where she found me,
In the cemetary,
A smoking gun in my hand,
Now I'm damned for the land of the free.
Sing with me,
The american scream.

Off The Map lyrics - alkaline trio

I needed more wine,you needed more sleep.
We just fought, two hours and seven minutes.
Honestly, I'm surprised we made it.

I retir to my chair, I grabbed my new guitar.
But I can't make a sound, you could hear poisonous pins dropping all around.
Like rain, but I can ride the storm out.
Because I'm like the junkie for your smart mouth.

See I'm so far off the map the sun is shining,
While it's raining and I'm draped in silver lining.
And I can row, row, row my boat back to shore someday.
So are you coming with me?
Anchors aweigh.

I loosen my lips and the truth slips out.
A free ride on a fork tonge,
This twine of trust is unspun.
I could start to believe that's what you need from me.
So far from what I want for you but I'll lock it down and we'll make do.
You're right, there's only one real option,
And I'm here now so help me keep my voice down.

See I'm so far off the map the sun is shining,
While it's raining and I'm draped in silver lining.
And I can row, row, row my boat back to shore someday.
So are you coming with me?
Anchors aweigh.

Yeah I'm so far off the map the sun is shining,
While it's raining and I'm draped in silver lining.
And I can row, row, row my boat back to shore someday.
So are you coming with me?
Anchors aweigh.

Draculina lyrics - alkaline trio

Whatever happened to Wonderland?
And where'd Alice go? oh.
I took a night train with knife in hand,
And cut out to the next show back in her living hell.

I wish to dwell, I long to be,
In the blood and the guts with the birds of pray and the stinging of bees and bullets maybe.

Leaving heaven behind for good this time, the angels can keep it.
I've got a deamon in mind and she's standing behind my dark secret.
Draculina.

Whatever happened to Wonderland?
No one really knows, no.
But Draculina had her teeth sinking deep in me,
From the get to the go back in her living hell.

I wish to dwell, I long to be,
In the blood and the guts with the birds of pray and the stinging of bees and bullets maybe.

Leaving heaven behind for good this time, the angels can keep it.
I've got a deamon in mind and she's standing behind my dark secret.

Oh Draculina.
Leaving heaven behind for good this time, the Angels can keep it.
I got a devil inside that has been exorcised now I'm bleeding for Draculina.

Draculina. Draculina.
Woah, oh oh oh
Draculina. Oh Draculina.

I'm leaving heaven behind for good this time, the angels can keep it.
I've got a deamon in mind and she's standing behind my dark secret.

Draculina.
I'm leaving heaven behind for good this time, the Angels can keep it.
I got a devil inside that has been exorcised now I'm bleeding for Draculina.
Woah oh oh
Draculina. Draculina.
Woah oh oh
Draculina. Draculina.

Eating Me Alive lyrics - alkaline trio

Well I found you outside like a sunrise,
That melted my eyes from my skull.
As I turned into ash before for my sweet demise,
The end of me was so beautiful.

Well now you're stuck in my head like a love song,
That climbed to the top of the charts.
How the fuck can something be so wrong and so right?
All the wrong words but all the right parts.

And you can sit there and tell me that I didn't try,
And I can honestly tell you that I never lied.
I can't stand this dark feeling, the shark eating me up inside.
Eating me alive
Eating me alive

Well I found you out there in the moonlight,
In your eyes there were diamonds like stars.
I was bound by your father, the jewel theif,
That night as you said he was still behind bars.

Now you're stuck in my head like a love song,
The words I can never forget.
As I sucked on your neck for way too long,
And drained you of every last drop you had left.

You can sit there and tell me that I didn't try,
And I can honestly tell you that I never lied.
I can't stand this dark feeling, the shark eating me up inside.
Eating me alive.
Eating me alive.

Here lies a homocidal story, sad but true.
The time has come and gone but I'd do anything for you.

You can sit there and tell me that I didn't try,
And I can honestly tell you that I never lied.
I can't stand this dark feeling, the shark eating me up inside.
Eating me alive.
Eating me alive.
Eating me alive.

Piss And Vinegar lyrics - alkaline trio

Well I'm piss and vinegar again
And I hiss and I rattle and shed
And I encircle you like a piranha school
As you slowly fight your way to shore

Well I'm piss and vinegar again,
And I needed this like a new hole in the head.
I'm hiding out in the drink,
I float in waiting to sink,
My great white teeth into your sweet bones.

With an ache in my heart and a thorn in my side,
I've got nowhere to run, no place left to hide.
I've got a burning sensation like Clockwork Orange herbicide
Feels like it's raining all the time.

Well I'm piss and vinegar again
'Cause I feel like I lost my best friend
And at the end of the day,
Once it's all down the drain,
I'll be fine.
I'll be fine.

With an ache in my heart and a thorn in my side
I got no where to run, no place left to hide
I've got a burning sensation like Clockwork Orange herbicide
Feels like it's raining all the time.

Now this supernatural disaster,
Found me quickly but left even faster.
Now I'm sick with the sight of the plaster.
This old familiar ceiling is bleeding me dry.

With an ache in my heart and a thorn in my side,
I got no where to run, no place left to hide.
I've got a burning sensation like Clockwork Orange herbicide
Feels like it's raining all the time.

Fine lyrics - alkaline trio

It's gonna rain like this for days,
I'm gonna drown in my old ways,
But I'm fine.
I'm fine.

It's gonna hurt like hell
When you pull back the hammer and fire,
But I'm fine
I'm fine.

You see a storm knocked out my super power,
Now I sleep through thundershowers.
Wake me when you learn to be cool.
If I'm the captain of this boat then all my shipmates are fools.
And all the the stars in the world couldn't help me steer my way out of this kiddie pool.

I'm gonna wake up from these dreams
With nightmares lined up on my street,
But I'm fine.
I'm fine.

Needed a hand to keep my head up
So you put hooks in both my ears,
And I'm fine.
I'm fine.

Yeah it's a chronic pain in my ass but no, it's not a burden.
It's ironic that I drink to make my insides stop hurting.
And it's love that gives me heartburn,
It's a song that makes my stomach turn,
And I wouldn't trade my hand for all the aces in the deck.

'Cause I'm fine
'Cause I'm fine
I'm fine
I'm fine
I'm fine

Kick Rocks lyrics - alkaline trio

You take these sticks and stones
and apply what you have learned
but you ain't got no water
so you let that motherfucker burn

Yea it smoked up and it burned out
Like a graduation bonfire two miles from your house
and you had nowhere to go, so you came right back here
I couldn't find what you wanted, so you slapped me in the face and spilled my beer

and when the mess dried up you came up singing,

Let us drink from the hourglass
We can make time stop
Watch from the window upstairs
While they all kick rocks

and I miss smoking in the fall
and pissin' on that gas station wall
What's a law? What's a fire? What's a river?
We jumped over them all

but I guess my legs got tired and my teeth got long

So take a sip from the hourglass
We can make time stop
Watch from the window upstairs
While they all kick rocks

I tried to write you a passage
but you're holdin' out for the flick
Wait outside by the exit
When they don't let you in

So we can drink from the hourglass
We can make time stop
Watch from the window upstairs
While they all kick rocks

Those Lungs lyrics - alkaline trio

Now I lay me down to pass out wasted again.
I guess that makes this the seventh time this week.
There's some words in my head that could keep me from dying.
Are you handling this any better than I am?
If I keep it together would you promise to keep us together?

Oh, sometimes we lose each other,
But please don't lose your tongue.
When I get home I'll keep you up for hours
I'm gonna need breath in those lungs.
And when you're finally able to fall asleep,
Though, the sun might disagree,
I'm gonna lay right there and watch you breathe
'Til you wake up to me.

How's it happen that I get to have you for so long?
But then your just ripped away from me as I get tossed out to the sea
To fight the sharks out there and wait for a wind swell
Oh, I'm kind of like a sailor back in 1942
Yeah, I wanna fight the good fight, but goddamn I'm gonna miss you.

Oh, sometimes we lose each other,
But please don't lose your tongue.
When I get home I'll keep you up for hours
I'm gonna need breath in those lungs.
And when you're finally able to fall asleep
Though, the sun might disagree
I'm gonna lay right there and watch you breathe
'Til you wake up to me.

Please don't lose your tongue.
Please don't lose those lungs.

Oh, sometimes we lose each other,
But please don't lose your tongue.
When I get home I'll keep you up for hours
I'm gonna need breath in those lungs.
And when you're finally able to fall asleep,
Though, the sun might disagree,
I am gonna lay right there and watch you breathe
'Til you wake up to me.

"Agony & Irony" (2008)

Calling All Skeletons lyrics - alkaline trio

Here it is again yet it stings like the first time
Seems it never ends, Double nickels on your dime
I thought we were friends, I guess it just depends who you ask
These feelings tend to leave me with a hole in my chest
A hole in my chest

Now the time has come I just wish I could erase
All the damage done to your name and your keepsakes
It's only just begun, it's been fun, we were blind, deaf and dumb
There's a party in my closet calling all skeletons
All Skeletons.....Calling All

Where did you go as the lights went black?
Look whats become of me
I've grown to love your disappearing acts,
Do one more pretty please

Now the time has come I just wish I could erase
All the damage done, all this pain, all this heartache
It's only just begun, it's been fun, we were fucked up and numb
There's a killer on the corner and he's looking for love
He's....Looking for love
Yeah he's looking for (you my love)

Where did you go as the lights went black?
Look whats become of me
I've grown to love your disappearing acts,
Do one more pretty please

And to tell you the truth I lost my faith in you
(You gotta stop sneaking off on me)
And these unspoken lies appear at the worst times
(You gotta stop sneaking off on me)
They're hiding just behind your eyes

Where did you go as the lights went black?
Look whats become of me
I've grown to love your disappearing acts,
Do one more pretty please

Where did you go once the lights went black?
You nearly gave us a heart attack
We thought you might've swam out to sea
You gotta stop sneaking off on me
You gotta stop sneaking off on me

Help Me lyrics - alkaline trio

Here you find me in between
Heaven and Hell my dear
Where nothing's what it seems
It's just as well I fear
I'm giving you the creeps
And a farewell kiss to go into the unknown

Saw you standing there
Outside the music hall
You come out for some air
Uncertain curtain call
And everyone just stared
When you took the stage that night
Something's not right

You're up there
Took the stairs
To the stars all alone
You left all the lights burning
But nobody's home
I believe they deceived your tuneful heart too long
Now they sing along

Help me, Help me won't you?
Sing me, sing me one last song?
Help me, Help me, somebody help me
Save me from myself

Here I find you in between
Heaven and Hell again
Where nothing's what it seems
It's just as well my friend
I'm giving me the creeps
And a farewell to arms, and legs, and heads, and hearts

You're up there
Took the stairs
To the stars all alone
You left all the lights burning
But nobody's home
I believe they deceived your tuneful heart too long
Now they sing along

Help me, Help me, won't you?
Sing me, sing me one last song?
Help me, Help me, somebody help me
Save me from myself, Take me from this Hell

Now they sing along
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

You're up there
Took the stairs
To the stars all alone
You left all the lights burning
But nobody's home
I believe they deceived your tuneful heart too long
Now they sing along

Help me, Help me won't you?
Sing me, sing me one last song?
Help me, Help me, somebody help me
Save me from myself

Help me, Help me won't you?
Sing me, sing me one last song?
Help me, Help me, somebody help me
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Save me from myself
Take me from this Hell

In Vein lyrics - alkaline trio

My point of reference makes me afraid to begin convincing,
But you might as well just change your name.
'Cause I only recognize this shadow,
Kinda like a superhero with nobody's best interests in mind.

Now there's blood in the waters, that I squeezed from this stone, here
And we turned into our cheap wine.
And I swallowed every drop, yes, I could feel my stomach rotting,
You were so supportive as I drank through the pain.

You recognize this shape, it's the back of your hand. (Whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
You placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah. (Whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
And I don't wanna be the one who takes this place in vein.

Dove off the deep side platform, jack-knifed and bone dry, I hit floor
One broken ankle saved my name.
And this eraser burn, I dig in deep at every turn.
It keeps getting darker and the fear stays the same.

You recognize this shape, it's the back of your hand. (Whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
You placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah. (Whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
And I don't wanna be the one who takes this place,
don't wanna be the one who takes,
I don't wanna be the one who takes this place in vein.

(Whoa-oh whoa-oh, Whoa-oh whoa-oh oh [x2])

I don't wanna take, I don't wanna take this place, no.
I don't want to take, I don't wanna take this place, no.
No-oh, no-oh. I don't wanna take this place, no.
No-oh, no-oh. I don't wanna take this place, no.

You recognize this shape, it's the back of your hand. (Whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
You placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah. (Whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
And I don't wanna be the one who takes this place,
don't wanna be the one who takes,
I don't wanna be the one who takes this place in vein.

Over And Out lyrics - alkaline trio

"Over and out," she said, from a hospital bed
"For what it's worth, it doesn't hurt, don't cry."
"Over and out," he said, with a .45 to his head
"The war has taken everything from me, it's all I see so..."

Run for cover as fast as you can
Where fighters are lovers, enemies are friends
And pens and knives apologize for leaving you tonight
For leaving you tonight

"Over and out," he sighed, "it seems I've run out of time.
Please tell my wife I loved her more than life itself."
"Over and out," she sang, as the telephone rang
"There's no pain, no answering no more, no."

So run for cover as fast as you can
Where fighters are lovers, enemies are friends
And pens and knives apologize for leaving you

Run for cover and you'll find us there
To take on the anguish, make it disappear
When hand grenades and napalm flames are leaving you tonight

Let this candle burn 'til you get home
Never forget your face, never lose hope
Tonight...

Run for cover as fast as you can
Where fighters are lovers, enemies are friends
And pens and knives apologize for leaving you

Run for cover and you'll find us there (Over and out)
To take on the anger, make it disappear (Over and out)
When razor blades were softly serenading you

I Found Away lyrics - alkaline trio

Midway on our life's journey, I found myself
In dark woods, the right road lost. To tell
About those woods is hard - so tangled and rough
And savage that thinking of it now, I feel
The old fear stirring....

Stumbling through the dark with a broken heart, all alone at it once again
Seeping in like a feeling you haven't felt since way back when
In the dead of that night, like the Summer of Sam
I caught word of the commotion you cause via telegram
And got all worked up, we got all worked up

I found away
Over the fear and through the flames, I'm diving in
Don't follow me, stay right here I'll be back for you someday
I found away, it'd be best if you just stayed
It's not safe, don't follow me
I found away, I found away

Frozen in the lights of a locomotive, tied to the tracks again
You said you haven't felt this comatose since you can't remember when
You fly off the handle every time we sleep, straight off the deep

I found away
Over the fear and through the flames, I'm diving in
Don't follow me, stay right here I'll be back for you someday
I found away, it'd be best if you just stayed
It's not safe, don't follow me
I found away, I found away

Away...
Away...

From the top of my lungs the truth shall be sung, sharp and damning
Violently stabbing at secrecy
That look on your face, it's more than I can take it's scaring
The living hell straight out of me

I found away
Over the fear and through the flames, I'm diving in
Don't follow me, stay right here I'll be back for you someday
I found away, it'd be best if you just stayed
It's not safe, don't follow me
I found away, I found away

I found away, I found away, I found away
I found away, I found away, I found away
I found away, I found away, I found away
I found away, I found away, I found away

Do You Wanna Know? lyrics - alkaline trio

So hello where are we today
Still fighting, still running in place
Now the outline of this lake
Seems to be pointing me away
Honestly I've never lied more to myself
All over the floor, right through my teeth I've showed you
Just how weak my knees can get so

Don't let go
My spine is slipping like a fault line
If I go I'll bury us all
Don't close my door
Don't leave me out with these mosquitoes
Trying to drink up all my wine

Do you wanna know
What my love is?
Oh, do you wanna hear how my song goes?
Do you wanna know
What my love is?
Don't say no
Don't say no

And now it's up to me
To wait, I need you to reciprocate
My heart is ticking like a box
Sent to me by anonymous
And now I'm scared to open it
I'm always blowing up to bits
I'm always running out of lines
Running out of time

So don't let go
My spine is slipping like a fault line
If I go I'll bury us all
Don't close my door
Don't leave me out with these mosquitoes
Trying to drink up all my wine

Do you wanna know
What my love is?
Oh, do you wanna hear how my song goes?
Do you wanna know
What my love is?
Don't say no
Don't say no

Don't let me go
I'll fall apart
Don't say you won't follow my heart
I've kept this deep inside for far too long (it can't be wrong!)
Only one life to give
I cross my heart and hope to live
With you my darling here forever more

So do you wanna know?
Where my love is?
Oh, do you wanna hear how my song goes?
Do you wanna know?
Where my love is?
Don't say no
Don't say no

Don't say no

Do you wanna know?
What my love is?
Oh, do you wanna hear how my song goes? (Don't say no)
Do you wanna know?
What my love is?
Don't say no
Don't say no

Live Young, Die Fast lyrics - alkaline trio

It's not big surprise
We turned out this way
It's in our eyes
Like shallow graves
But we are one with the larva and dirt
We don't discriminate at all
For what it's worth

So live young, die fast
No one will last
So sit back and relax
Enjoy the crash
You're fading to black and you're gone
Live young, die fast
Die fast

Young easy life
And untimely death
This doesn't work at all for me
So save your breath
You took your time
And stashed it away
Deep down inside of a cardboard box
Marked "rainy day"

Live young, die fast
No one will last
So sit back and relax
Enjoy the crash
You're fading to black and it's gone
Live young, die fast

And I feel a miracle
In every breath that I breathe
Won't let this miracle
End in tragedy
I sense a miracle
In all that I see
Won't let this miracle
Slip away from me

Live young, die fast
No one will last
So sit back and relax
Enjoy the crash
You're fading to black and it's gone
Live young, die fast
Live young, die fast
Die fast
Live young, die fast
No one will last
So sit back and relax
Enjoy the crash
You're fading to black and it's gone
Live young, die fast
Die fast

Love Love, Kiss Kiss lyrics - alkaline trio

Take a look, you see I painted you a picture
It's black and white, except the blood's a little richer
Down in the corner where I gave it my signature
Then I titled it, "This one's for the winter"
Check it out you see it's just a big disaster

I'll dedicate it to the fact that it's so hard for you to dream
A million heartbeats all around you make it hard to sleep
It doesn't help you're freezing in your bed, your blankets aren't enough
All you want is someone there, and all you say is, "So what"

Love love, kiss kiss... blah blah blah
You're making me sick, I wish you'd just stop showing off
For the rest of us that no one wants to love
It's hard enough trying to drink another winter all alone
Love love, kiss kiss... blah blah blah

Well do you find you like to fall in love with people that you're never gonna meet?
It's easier than breaking up and crying in the street
Do you curse the happy couple? Do you cringe at wedding bells?
Do you drink up all the punch while you wish 'em all to hell?

Love love, kiss kiss... blah blah blah
You're making me sick, I wish you'd just stop showing off
For the rest of us that no one wants to love
It's hard enough trying to drink another winter all alone
Love love, kiss kiss... blah blah blah

You can't escape this fatal case of melancholia
It's in your face, in every place you go... it's stalking you
There are days when we all say we feel we just can't go on
But you've felt this way all along

Love love, kiss kiss... blah blah blah
You're making me sick, I wish you'd just stop showing off
For the rest of us that no one wants to love
It's hard enough trying to drink another winter all alone
Love love, kiss kiss... blah blah blah

Oh, love love love, kiss kiss... blah blah blah
You're making me sick, I wish you'd just stop showing off
For the rest of us that no one wants to love
It's hard enough trying to drink another winter all alone
Love love, kiss kiss... blah blah blah

Lost And Rendered lyrics - alkaline trio

Found out the hard way
That you were lost and rendered
All alone in the dark forest of your thoughts
Forever following a trail of fear that seems to lead
To more dead ends and mysteries
I'm losing hope of ever solving

Can anybody hear me?
Is anyone out there?
I'm falling and I'm broken down
I'm dying over here HEY!

If anybody's listening
I hope you hear my cries
My will to live is wearing thin
I'm running out of... Time

Sounding the alarms inside of me
Hoping like hell the sound cuts through the water
And the broken trees and reaches you
Before the creatures of the night
Descend on me no help in sight
Won't be long before we lose daylight

Can anybody hear me?
Is anyone out there?
I'm falling and I'm broken down
I'm dying over here HEY!

If anybody's listening
I hope you hear my cries
My will to live is wearing thin
I'm running out of... Time

Take a deep breath
It could be the cure
It could be your last
Can't know for sure

Is it the hate that they tried to show?
Is it the love that you'll never know?

I guess we'll never know

Can anybody hear me?
Is anyone out there?
I'm falling and I'm broken down
I'm dying over here HEY!

If anybody's listening
I hope you hear my cries
My will to live is wearing thin
I'm running out of... Time

Can anybody hear me?
Can anybody hear me?
Can anybody hear me?
Can anybody hear me?

Ruin It lyrics - alkaline trio

I've waited a long time for this life
Just to ruin it, so please don't ruin this for me
Yes to understand this lie
Hell I crossed those t's
I scratched out all these eyes, myself last night
What I promise not to find

So this is what I'm looking like these days
I'm all grown up, so full of hate
But I don't wanna let go of my age
Cause it's the salt, that brings the taste

So where am I to decide that I'm not right?
Cause I might break and I might bend
Your heart strings out of tune again
And I might try to apologize
On a good day
On my best day
If you stick around

Did I stay inside to sterilize this knife?
Am I being to careful?
Does this seem right?
Did I open up the shades to expose the sunny rays?
To show what burned there inside

Take a close look
Hold me right up to the light
Cause I might break and I might bend
Your heart strings out of tune again
And I might try to apologize
On a good day
On my best day
If you stick around

I've waited for so long
(I've waited for so long)
Spread me out, rake me in
This scorched and rocky field
Will camouflage my skin

And I might break and I might bend
Your heart strings out of tune again
And I might try to apologize
On a good day

On my best day
If you stick around [2x]

Into The Night lyrics - alkaline trio

We'll never know which way this road is gonna turn
and can't be sure how quick your wick is gonna burn
so sing to me your darkest secrets
time to leave behind your regrets
before we get lost in a blink of an eye

This carrion has been forgotten
left for dead in the sun rotting
the answers lie here in this tragedy
it ends when you and me
we're dragged from the light
into the night...

We have been warned which way this storm is gonna blow
But where the rip tide takes us to we'll never know
now you're screaming out for Jesus
send for anyone, please save us
Before we get lost in the blink of an eye

This carrion has been forgotten
left for dead in the sun rotting,
the answers lie here in this tragedy,
it ends with you and me,
we're dragged from the light,
into the night...

So sing to me your darkest secrets
Time to leave behind your regrets
Before we get lost in the blink of an eye

This carrion has been forgotten
left for dead in the sun rotting,
the answer lies here in the mystery,
it starts with you and me
when we're dragged from the light
into the night...

Into the night...
(Whoas)
Into the night...
(Whoas)
Into the night...

In My Stomach lyrics - alkaline trio

In this shadow, I shrink and it knows
I can't move. It is making me cold.
And it grows in my stomach like mold.
It keeps me just sick enough to stay home.

Kill the lights. Curtains cover closed blinds.
Build a wall of stone and steel that will never come down.
Let the dust colonize just like James the first.
There will be no blood this time.
In silence, I'm yours. Twice dead-bolt the doors.

I've been followed by a face marked with pain.
It came close once and he just learned my name.
Every day he grows taller, he looks down at my heart,
and through my throat, he could reach in and pull me apart.

It gets worse when he contacts my eyes.
He can see right through to everything that blackened my veins
and his sounds resonate up and down,
like a march through me, this battlefield,
there's just not much left, so silence the rest.

In this shadow, I shrink and it knows
I can't move, I can't sleep.
Terrified by my own bloodshot eyes.

So, I'll wait here and pray.
I prayed that I was all wrong about prayer.
And I do know that this is truly tired.

It still grows in my stomach like mold.
It keeps me just sick enough to stay home, all alone.

Burned Is The House lyrics - alkaline trio

It's like we both have just arrived here
Like we've just stepped off a plane in a new town
and the sun was out.
I was talking, you would point your ear at me
like I was making some sweet sound
you said, "make it loud"

But we can never come back here again
we can only hope...
to forget.

Walked through a cemetery archway
into a wood that hung so happily alone
but the words were all wrong.
You traded all my ill affections
for directions to a party across town.
You bring the house down.

But we can never go back there again
we can only hope.

So...

Burned is the house.
Gone is the street.
Here is the same disappointing retreat.
And I need it like hell if I'd lie to myself
to think I could live that life over again.
Where the cuts were like guilt
and the taste for your eyes
I say, "we're up when I couldn't just say goodnight"
If you cry me a river you can baptize me in
I say, "I guess that's it, now I've fucking seen everything"

Woah's

You were the first real choice I would make,
but we all make mistakes, so...

Jumped overboard because the water's always greener
when the sun shines on the sea
Would you drown for me?
It's just as deep as you can make it
you tread water when you could stand on your knees
but don't pray to me.
Cause when the lamp ray's taken all it can
it will keep you dead.

But but,

Burned is the house.
Gone is the street.
Here is the same disappointing retreat.
And I need it like hell if I'd lie to myself
to think I could live that life over again.
Where the cuts were like guilt
and the taste for your eyes
I say, "we're up when I couldn't just say goodnight"
If you cry me a river you can baptize me in
I say, "I guess that's it, yeah, I've fucking seen everything now"

Woah's

You were the first real choice I would make,
You were the only one that I would take
Now you'll take til I go.

You were the first real choice I would make,
but we all make mistakes,
so...

"Crimson" (2005)

Time To Waste lyrics - alkaline trio

There's someone down below blowing you a kiss.
They watch from their windows
as all arms fall to their sides,
and all eyes fix on the death of tomorrow.
And you found everything you need
to make a life complete,
completely revolting and they have safety and relief
For sale down the street.
I see you in line every day

You had time to waste and I'm not sorry,
such a basket case, hide the cutlery.
I had time to kill, it's dead and buried.
You've got guts to spill but no one trustworthy.

These creatures are waking up in these dark trees.
Awaiting like vultures.
Eyes roll back turn white in time to feed
They salivate in hunger.
for you, and everything they need
to make a death complete,
completely unnatural and salvation lies
behind those dead eyes that watch you while you sleep every night, and

You had time to waste and I'm not sorry,
such a basket case, hide the cutlery.
I had time to kill, it's dead and buried.
You've got guts to spill but no one trustworthy.

You had time to waste and I'm not sorry,
such a basket case, hide the cutlery.
I had time to kill, it's dead and buried.
You've got guts to spill but no one trustworthy.

The Poison lyrics - alkaline trio

It's not just the pain, the pain in my back
That laughs in my face, my face every night
Or the poison that took my lungs
That keeps me from feeling warm.

But how could a rooftop view in London
Look just the same as one in Brooklyn?
Nothing has changed but now I fight with words
And I can't see so good.

And there's got to be more, much more than this.
I got pages of dreams, they're covered in piss
And the poison that took my soul,
It keeps me from feeling anything.

And how could a rooftop view in London
Look just the same as one in Brooklyn?
Nothing has changed but now I fight with words
And I can't see so good.
And now I fight with the words,
And now I fight with the words,
Now I fight with the words.

And how could a rooftop view in London
Look just the same as one in Brooklyn?
Nothing has changed but now I fight with the words,
And I can't see so good.
And I can't see so good (I can't see so good).
And I can't see so good (I can't see so good).
And I can't see so good.

Burn lyrics - alkaline trio

There's a lightning storm each and every night
Crashing inside you like motorbikes
We toss and turn, sleep so loud
Grind the teeth in our
Our empty mouths (are empty...)

There's a forest fire burning bright
Spreading quickly towards our last rites
Nowhere to run, pointless to hide
Just lay there and scream, pretending to try
Pretending...

Intending to burn, pretending to fight it
Everyone learns faster on fire
Things took a turn, lost all desire
You live and you burn
You live and you burn

This impending doom is left deep inside
And it's haunting you each and every night
Like starving wolves counting sheep
We close our eyes, pretending to sleep
Descending...

Intending to burn, pretending to fight it
Everyone learns faster on fire
Things took a turn, lost all desire
You live and you burn
You live and...

Like hell we are anxiously waiting
Like hell burning silently strong
Somehow we fell down by the wayside
And somehow this hell is home

As we burn, pretending to fight it
Everyone learns faster on fire
Things took a turn, lost all desire
You live and you burn
You live and...
Like hell we are anxiously waiting
Like hell burning silently strong
Somehow we fell down by the wayside
And somehow this hell is home
Right now, this hell is my home

Mercy Me lyrics - alkaline trio

It's been a long day living with this
It's been a long time since I felt so sick
I took a long walk straight back home
I could've walked back to San Francisco
I used to long for time alone
I used to long for a place of my own
now I'm losing faith in everything
I'm lost, so lost, i'm lost at sea, you'll see

I used to long for broken bones
I used to long for a casket to call my own
I never had a problem facing fear
but I'm done, over and out my dear and

Oh mercy me
God bless catastrophe
There's no way in hell
We'll ever live to see through this so
Drive yourself insane tonight
It's not that far away and I just
filled up your tank earlier today
(Yeah!)

It's been a long day living with this
It's been a long time since I felt so sick
I took a long walk straight back home
I could've walked back to Chicago
I used to long for time alone
I used to long for a place of my own
and I've lost faith in everything
I'm lost, so lost, I'm lost without you

Oh mercy me
God bless catastrophe
There's no way in hell
We'll ever live to see through this so
Drive yourself insane tonight
It's not that far away and I just
filled up your tank earlier today
(Yeah!)

So drive yourself insane tonight
It's not that far away and I just
filled up your tank earlier today
(Yeah!)

Dethbed lyrics - alkaline trio

Calling all cars, all coroners, we've got a dead one here
And anybody else receiving this, the west coast is far from clear
Like a time bomb or sudden death
It's gonna find you when you least expect
It's gonna leave you with the emptiest feeling inside (over analyzed)

They found me face-down in the street on the night you left to find,
Another place to sleep in rain and regret
They said they tried everything but it was no use
Yeah, they tried everything and everyone but you

Falling like stars into the ocean black, we're gonna disappear
And anything left recognizable is rubbed away with fear
We've got our hearts dipped in time release
We've got the know-how and the elbow grease
We've got our victim all cut up down here on the floor (over and out the door)

They found me face down in the street on the night you left to find,
Another place to sleep in rain and regret
They said they tried everything but it was no use
Yeah, they tried everything and everyone but you

...One but you
...One but you

They found me face down in the street on the night you left to find,
Another place to sleep in rain and regret
They said they tried everything but it was no use
Yeah, they tried everything and everyone but you.

Settle For Satin lyrics - alkaline trio

it's not so much a storm,
but just a cloud that lives inside of me
he doesn't stir so easily these days,
but when he wakes he goes the distance
in a marathon of days too long
open containers that sing songs,
"you'll never dream again,
but you can pray"

i guess we only settle in to what we know
i guess we always settle in, and we know.
but there is comfort in a world
where darkness is the only thing we see
and cold is all we have to breathe
where affectations keep us company,
where the lies we tell to the eyes that roll in doubt
are somehow out of our control.

it's not about the scars, but more the crowds that walk all over me
they don't give up too easily these days,
but when they break they go to pieces.
fall apart right here in north side bars
under a sky that knows no stars
you'll never shine again,
but you will stay.

i guess we only settle in to what we know
i guess we always settle in, and we know.
but there is comfort in a world
where darkness is the only thing we see
and cold is all we have to breathe
where affectations keep us company,
where the lies we tell to the eyes that roll in doubt
are somehow out of our control.
we lost control.

Sadie lyrics - alkaline trio

You're on your own my little nightmare you cannot stay here
It's far too bright for you
If they attack you just lay there,
Play dead dear, it's your only hope of pulling through.

And seconds they seem like a lifetime.
A dream, recurring, a dream that can't come true.
And they'll pin it all on you
after all you've been put through.

"Sadie G. she's crazy, see?"
That's what the white coats say.
Now Ms. Susan A., you're losing
every opportunity to put us all away.

Go run along my little nightmare.
Your job is done here.
You've scared them all to death.
If they revive them just sit there.
Just smile dear. Make them thankful for every breath.

The sentence may seem like a lifetime,
a scream, that curdling the blood they found on you.
And your knives and clothing too.
Charlie's broken .22

"Sadie G. she's crazy, see?"
That's what the white coats say.
Now Ms. Susan A., you're losing
every opportunity.

Well they found you and they shipped you up the river the same way that you've bound and gaged.
You've shot and stab.
You tried to set them free, but they've thrown away the keys.

[Spoken:]
"He represented a God to me that was so beautiful that I'd do anything for him.
I'd do anything for God.
Even murder, if I believed it was right.
How could it not be right if it is done with love?
I have no remorse for doing what was right to me.
I have no guilt in me."

Whoa [x4]

Fall Victim lyrics - alkaline trio

Not sure how this is supposed to feel
Cutting like a red hot knife of surgical steel
Brought flesh from the autoclave.
She came, she came with sterile warning
Screaming from her blade, "I want to make you bleed."

I watched them fall in line, as I fell victim
To double suicide on your television
We heard our records backwards too many times
I'm wasting my breath, we're wasting our time
Wasting our time

Down on my knees, but not to pray
Hit so hard across the skull, it buckled my legs
They told me I had hell to pay
I came, I came too close to heaven
Had nothing to say for myself
I had to walk away

I watched them fall in line, as I fell victim
To double suicide on your television
We heard our records backwards too many times
I'm wasting my breath, we're wasting our time
Wasting our time
Time
Wasting our time
Wasting our time

I watched them fall in line, as I fell victim
To double suicide on your television
We heard our records backwards too many times
I'm wasting my breath, we're wasting our...

I Was A Prayer lyrics - alkaline trio

I am waiting 'til there's nothing left
I'm a prayer, all you see is breath
I am empty, I am skin and bones, I'm a ribcage
Well, I'm out the door with apathy
But I'm coming home with sympathy
I am realized, I am shamed, I choose to stay here

You got a sign, so I paid the ransom
You felt sorry, so I felt the wrath come
Had a nice grip on my life 'til you twisted my arm
My arm

There's a song I love so much I stole
Every precious note I took, I sold
Now I spit out words, do you see my lungs on the dance floor?
To a hopeless cause, I sold my soul
A romantic plastic piece of shit you can mold
Until I break into chokable pieces

You got a sign, so I paid the ransom
You felt sorry, so I felt the wrath come
Had a nice grip on my life 'til you twisted my arm
My arm

And I open up like the back of a book
I ruin everything with just a quick look
And I settle down like a rocket explodes
Hit the ground, but how far out who knows

You got a sign, so I paid the ransom
You felt sorry, so I felt the wrath come
Had a nice grip on my life 'til you twisted my arm
My arm

Prevent This Tragedy lyrics - alkaline trio

Here we are again with handguns for hearts
They had a master plan, wanted to tear us apart
Nothing to hold, all hope deleted
Our demise has been completed now
Nowhere left to go but down
The flames of hell they give me hope, I drown
In oceans of this tragic part of town
Where nothing's heard for miles but the sound
Of children wishing they were safely underground
We are the walking dead, we hold this ghost in our arms
We take our daily breath and thank our unlucky stars
Tried to get by on bread and water
Craving blood poured from the alter now
Not much left to do but drown
In flames of miscommunication, down
Then out and off in search of someone proud
To translate what we truly dream about
As we lay in this bed thinking out loud
I'm screaming uncle, mercy me
And my broken telepathy
For I'm left with nothing but this bloodless riverbank
West Memphis, please
I'm begging you to stop praying for me

Back To Hell lyrics - alkaline trio

Like the pills in your hand, I'll never let you down
And like the bugs in your bed, under my skin now
Devouring all that's left of me
Devouring all that's left of me

In the palm of your hand, a resting place
All the guilt in the land resting on me
And we're crushing beneath it, falling beside ourselves
And we're wishing to break this neverending spell

Send us back to hell, we've had our fill of heaven
Give us back our sins, the deadly one through seven
Keep us from their hearts, saving us like ashes
Cut us down with dust, never trust in anything we're told

Like the pills in your hand, I'll never let you down
And like the bugs in your bed, under my skin now
They're devouring all that's left of me
Yeah they're devouring all that's left of me

Send us back to hell, we've had our fill of heaven
Give us back our sins, the deadly one through seven
Keep us from their hearts, saving us like ashes
Cut us down with dust, never trust in anything we're told.

Your Neck lyrics - alkaline trio

We're the things that go bump in the night that you can't see
Yeah, we're the mishaps that always happen in threes
This ain't no rocket science, no big mystery
Why the light of day that's shown to us
Is absolutely meaningless to me
Well first things first, we've gotta find a way
To make the beauty of the nighttime last all day
We'll do our very best to keep our appetites in check
You better watch your back, we want your neck
Nothing but rotten apples lay here light years from the tree
Got thrown out of the house at the ripe age of three
I'll do my very best to keep my feelings off my chest
And out of your neck
We're the dreams that crumble into nightmares while you sleep
Yeah, we're that feeling someone's watching from the street
This ain't no rocket science, no big mystery
Why the light of day that's shown to us
Is absolutely meaningless to me

Smoke lyrics - alkaline trio

Over and out of it for one more plane ride out
Not sure, and never was if this will all head south, or what
Wait here a month or two will pass, I'm sure I won't
Faith dear, enough to get you by until we're home

I wish I don't wish I still smoked
I wish, I wrote you one original note

Take me home, tuck me in
Moon go down, do it again
take me home, tuck me in
Moon go down, do it again

Over and out of it for one more plane ride out
Not sure, and never was if this will all head south

I wish I don't wish I still smoked
I wish I wrote you one original note

Take me home, tuck me in
Moon go down, do it again
take me home, tuck me in
Moon go down, do it again

"BYO Split Series, Vol. V (Alkaline Trio/One Man Army)" (2004)

Fine Without You lyrics - alkaline trio

Well I'll sit here and convince myself it's true.
If you keep on telling your friends that we're through.
I've got nothing here but loneliness
Holes in walls and bleeding fists.
My head is pounding like a pillow, like a big black song.

Well my friends and I try to tell me you're gone.
Won't listen to myself or anyone.
You got on a plane and off you went.
You're never coming back again.

I'm trying to convince myself it's true.
Convincing myself
I'll be just fine without you. [x3]
I'll be here telling myself it's true.

I sit here trying to convince myself it's true.
But you keep on pretending you have no clue.
I'd kill for you and eat the flesh.
Give you the heart and burn the rest.
A thousand miles ain't shit to walk if I'm walking to hold you but

I'll be just fine without you [x3]
I'll be here telling myself
I'll be just fine without you [x6]

I'll be here telling myself it's true.

Hating Every Minute lyrics - alkaline trio

Sit down, please make yourself comfortable...
I might need some time
to dance around what I need to say,
I love you to death, I think I need a break.

I spend my days worried out loud,
I gag in my head, I choke it back down.
It hurts me inside to save your insides,
so close my lips tight, move eyes to the side.

This is the way we disappear.
It's easy if you burnout like a star.
This is the way we disappear.
It's easy like a fifty foot fall.

And I'm waiting, for whatever better time...
to evict these words that have rented out my mind.
And I'm hating every minute that I don't speak out loud,
like a year laying down
like a year laying down
like a year laying down

Relax on this bed of nails, on this plastic sheet,
your blood leaves a trail right back to me.
A problem you see.
Would you please allow a moment to think?

Dead And Broken lyrics - alkaline trio

A deep dark secret down at the bottom
But this bay can't keep it unforgotten.
And a story that was told has now grown taller than we'd ever wish to be
Beyond belief...

I'll grab the boat if you go grab the anchor,
The tarp and twine and the weights that sank her.
They weren't enough look who showed up
A new light shed is shining through. Illuminating you as we lay

Side by side, dead and broken
Our lives aren't the same since the night yours went stolen.
Blood ran black beneath the moonlight. Your lover's blood ran cold,
Cutting off the hands he used to hold.

A deep dark secret down at the bottom
But this bay can't keep it unforgotten.
And a story that was told has now grown taller than we'd ever wanna be
Beyond Belief...

Side by side, dead and broken
Our Hearts aren't the same since the night yours went stolen.
Blood ran black beneath the moonlight. Your lover's blood ran cold,
Cutting off the hands he used to hold.

We used to hold.

Sadie (Split Version) lyrics - alkaline trio

You're on your own my little nightmare you cannot stay here
It's far too bright for you
If they attack you just lay there,
Play dead dear, it's your only hope of pulling through.

And seconds they seem like a lifetime.
A dream, recurring, a dream that can't come true.
And they'll pin it all on you
after all you've been put through.

"Sadie G. she's crazy, see?"
That's what the white coats say.
Now Ms. Susan A. is losing
every opportunity to put us all away.

Go run along my little nightmare.
Your job is done here.
You've scared them all to death.
If they revive them just sit there.
Just smile dear. Make them thankful for every breath.

The sentence may seem like a lifetime,
a scream, that curdling the blood they found on you.
And your knives and clothing too.
Charlie's broken .22

"Sadie G. she's crazy, see?"
That's what the white coats say.
Now Ms. Susan A. is losing
every opportunity.

Well they found you and they shipped you up the river the same way that you've bound and gaged.
You've shot and stab.
You tried to set them free, but they've thrown away the keys.

"I think that if I found a god to me that was so beautiful that I'd do anything for him. I'd do anything for god. Even murder, if I believed it was god, how could it not be right? Because he said it was. I have no remorse for the killer inside of me, I have no guilt in me"

Whoa [x4]

If You Had A Bad Time lyrics - alkaline trio

If you had a bad time
At one of my parties
Well I wouldn't expect to be seeing you soon and that's fine

You have to know what and why
Those things make you happy
You have to know that a second guess ain't worth the try

Just some words of advice
Maybe you've heard them before but here goes
Just be true to yourself if it lands you in hell, well, at least now you know
Loud and clear is your heart big and bright are the places you might someday go
With one million things holding you down, why you're one of those things
I don't know, no big deal gotta go

If you're up to your ears
In blood, sweat and wasted years
I'm hoping you're going to open your throat
And just scream

You have to know who and why
Which ones miss you when you die
You have to know that a second guess ain't worth the salt in your eyes

Just some words of advice
Maybe you've heard them before but here goes
Just be true to yourself if it lands you in hell, well, at least now you know
Loud and clear is your heart big and bright are the places you might someday go
With one million things holding you down, why you're one of those things
No big deal

It just sits on my shoulders you're breaking my neck
We get crazy with age now you're under my bed
And it's dark all the time, all the time

Just some words of advice
Maybe you've heard them before but here goes
Just be true to yourself if it lands you in hell, well, at least now you know
Loud and clear is your heart big and bright are the places you might someday go
With one million things holding you down, why you're one of those things
I don't know, no big deal here I go.

Blackout lyrics - alkaline trio

[Originally by The Damned]

Don't you ask me to come out
When the sun does shine
Let us stay here with curtains drawn
In darkness you'll be mine

Let's wait for the blackout
The light is too bright
Let's wait for the blackout
Wait for the night

Well welcome to my basement flat
No windows to see through
When darkness falls again, my friend
We'll both know what to do

Let's wait for the blackout
The light is too bright
Let's wait for the blackout
Wait for the night

Come walk with me upon the earth
That keeps us both alive
No living thing has lasted here
Yet we can both survive

Let's wait for the blackout
The light is too bright
Let's wait for the blackout
Wait for the night

In darkness there is no sin
Light only brings in fear
Nothing to corrupt the eyes
There is no vision here
At first you may find it strange
But please don't go away
There's power in the nighttime
That you won't find in the day

There is no vision here
There is no vision here

"Good Mourning" (2003)

This Could Be Love lyrics - alkaline trio

I've got a book of matches
I've got a can of kerosene
I've got some bad ideas involving you and me
I don't blame you for walking away
I touched myself had thoughts of flames
I shat the bed and laid there in it
Thinking of you wide awake for days
Wide awake for days

And I found you tongue-tied in my twisted little brain
You couldn't crack a smile
I didn't catch your name
I don't blame you for walking away
I'd do the same if I saw me
I swear it's not contagious
In four short steps we can erase this

Step one -- slit my throat
Step two -- play in my blood
Step three -- cover me in dirty sheets and run laughing out of the house
Step four -- stop off at Edgebrook Creek and rinse your crimson hands
You took me hostage and made your demands
I couldn't meet them so you cut off my fingers, one by one

I'm like a broken record
I've got a needle scratching me
It injects the poison of alcohol I.V.
I don't blame you for walking away
I'd do the same if I saw me
I swear it's not contagious
I swear to God it's not contagious

Step one -- slit my throat
Step two -- play in my blood
Step three -- cover me in dirty sheets and run laughing out of the house
Step four -- stop at Lake Michigan and rinse your crimson hands
You took me hostage and made your demands
I couldn't meet them so you cut off my fingers, one by one

This could be love - love for fire
This could be love - love for fire
This could be love - love for fire
This could be love for fire forevermore

Step one -- slit my throat
Step two -- play in my blood
Step three -- cover me in dirty sheets and run laughing out of the house
Step four -- stop at Berkeley Marina and rinse your crimson hands
You took me hostage and made your demands
I couldn't meet them so you cut off my fingers, one by one
One by one

We've Had Enough lyrics - alkaline trio

In the shadows where the heads hang low
You hear voices as the wind blows, asking "can't you see?"
Reminding you to breathe
It's only time before it catches up to you and all your broken luck
I found a better way to get even with my memory

In the darkness where the angels cry
Give us water, give us back our eyes
Our bed's this concrete floor, and it's all we have left to live for
A day we'll never face
We're only second-handed, sick, and lonely
Fighting back the tears and every urge to Van Gogh both our ears

That said, we've had enough
Please turn that fucking radio off
Ain't nothing on the air waving the despair we feel

In the shadows where the heads hang low
You hear voices as the wind blows, asking "can't you see?"
Reminding you to breathe
It's only time before it catches up to you and all your broken luck
I found a better way to get even with my enemies

That said, we've had enough
Please turn that fucking radio off
Ain't nothing on the air waving the despair we feel
That said, we've had enough
Put "Walk Among Us" on and turn it up
Ain't nothing on the air waving the hatred we feel

This is our biggest fear
The only tunes that we hear
Come via antenna through your car raid-ee-uh-oh-oh-no

That said, we've had enough
That said, we've had enough

100 Stories lyrics - alkaline trio

You're in the next room sleeping and I'm shouting out a song for you
I shouldn't wake you over the furnace, but I should swear to someone you'd have loved every note
So dream a good one tonight
I'll listen to the bad ones when they come
Get up in my ear 'till I hear every word
Every turn of your tongue, I will tighten my grip
No one could tell even if I fell 100 stories straight down, down, down
No one could tell even if I fell 100 stories down

I was getting bored with hurting myself
If you fall down enough, well soon enough, you will find hell
It can't be as… as pretty as we hoped it would be
It's not even warm here, not even ten degrees

This bed is too big to sleep in, and I'm dying just to feel you breathe
You couldn't see across the ocean, but I was turning over 'till the vampires sleep
So dream a good one tonight
I'll listen to the bad ones when they come
Get up in my ear 'till I hear every word
Every turn of your tongue, I will tighten my grip
No one could tell even if I fell 100 stories straight down, down, down
No one could tell even if I fell 100 stories down

I was getting bored with hurting myself
If you fall down enough, well soon enough, you will find hell
It can't be as… as pretty as we hoped it would be
It's not even warm here, not even ten degrees

Dream a good one tonight
Dream a good one tonight
Dream a good one tonight
Dream a good one tonight

I was getting bored with hurting myself
So dream a good one tonight
I was getting bored with hurting myself
So dream a good one tonight
I was getting bored with hurting myself
So dream a good one tonight
I was getting bored with hurting myself

Continental lyrics - alkaline trio

I've got a dying urge to feel the way you do
Too close for comfort, bed and breakfast in a spoon
The shortest breath of your young life
A long walk home on Friday night
You made one last stop at the store

So close to perfect, swear to hell, thought it was you
This bouncing baby boy's now turning baby blue
I've got your pictures on my walls
I've got a long list of calls I must make to your existing family

You had nine lives and one by one you chewed 'em up
Your final coffin nail's been driven far too much
This won't take long, you said, I'm not going far
Go wait in the car
Go wait in the car

I often wonder what it feels like to be you
A mess like this stuck on your hands with crazy glue
Ran out of time, no kiss goodbye
Wish I could learn to let this sleeping dog die without lying to myself

You had nine lives and one by one you chewed 'em up
Your final coffin nail's been driven far too much
This won't take long, you said, I'm not going far
Go wait in the car
Go wait in the car

You had nine lives and one by one you chewed 'em up
Your final coffin nail's been driven far too much
This won't take long, you said, I'm not going far
Go wait in the car
Go wait in the car

All On Black lyrics - alkaline trio

I put it all on black, no color you're all dressed in
And a stab in the back left you bleeding on the floor
And I'm mourning the death, the recent passing of your insides
I smile in regret every time I think of how I spoke to you

I put it all in back of my mind where I hold you
I'm just trying to keep track how far back it really goes
And I'm living in lack of the blood sent from the heavens
I'm just trying to relax as the killer's waiting right outside my door

What's black and white?
What's read all over?
This tired book, this organ donor

Sweet blasphemy, my giving tree
It hasn't rained in years
I bring to you this sacrificial offering of virgin ears
Leave it to me, I remain free from all the comforts of home
And where that is, I'm pleased as piss to say, I'll never really know

I put them all in black, the four walls of my bedroom
And I trimmed them in red, peeled your picture off the wall
And I'm living in lack of the blood sent from your heartbeat
That arrived in your neck every time I salivated over you

What's upside down?
What's coated in silver?
This crucifix is my four leaf clover

Sweet blasphemy, my giving tree
It hasn't rained in years
I bring to you this sacrificial offering of virgin ears
Leave it to me, I remain free from all the comforts of home
And where that is, I'm pleased as piss to say, I'll never really know

One of these days, it's gonna catch up to you
Throwing looks like those around
One of these nights, I promise to you
I'll soon be sleeping sound
As soon as I leave town

Emma lyrics - alkaline trio

Emma appeared like an angel
Emma fell like rain
Into my lap like a heart attack, like lightning from her name
I'm running dry of bad excuses
Don't want to lie or seem intrusive
But time hasn't told me anything, and neither has she

A poinsettia in poison rain
Traded true love for insult and injury
We washed it down the drain with one silver bullet and two vicodin
With two vicodin

Emma woke up in darkness, suitcase already packed
Note on the bedstand signed in blood, "Sincerely, never coming back."
A nightmare on my street the day she arrived
A nightmarish household in which she died, because it made her feel at home
Somehow made me feel at home

A poinsettia in poison rain
Traded true love for insult and injury
We washed it down the drain with one wooden stake through the heart and two vicodin

A poinsettia in poison rain
Traded true love for insult and injury
We washed it down the drain with one silver bullet and two vicodin
We watched the sun fall crown on a city that sleeps in a world upside down
A slow ticket straight out of town
You went out with a bang when you took with you all my dreams underground
With you all my dreams underground

Fatally Yours lyrics - alkaline trio

There's no mystery no more, just no talking to you
Guess you had other things in store
Guess I felt I was through
I answered every question as accurately as I could

I don't hear from you no more, but I get the message
You crashed your car through my front door, I pulled you from the wreckage
You told me that you missed me
But you meant with the grill and hood you'd kill me if you could

And if it's okay, I'll just grab my shit and leave
I won't say one word, I'll keep my tricks up my sleeve
Flew off of the handle, you opened fire on me
Put me down, put me out of misery
I'm fatally yours

You set fire to me that night, you lit and left me burning
Out of my mind, but in my sights, I saw the tables turning
I had a friend that needed me
You made a wish that won't come true, and now it's killing two

And if it's okay, I'll just grab my shit and leave
I won't say one word, I'll keep my tricks up my sleeve
Flew off of the handle, you opened fire on me
Put me down, put me out of misery
I'm fatally yours
I'm fatally yours
I'm fatally yours
I'm fatally yours
I'm fatally yours

Every Thug Needs A Lady lyrics - alkaline trio

I know it's dark here, you know that I'm scared too
For some reason right now, of everything but you
Right now you're all that I recognize
You know I came here when I needed your soft voice
I needed to hear something that sounded like an answer
Now I wait here, and sometimes I get one

It's nothing I'll forget when the moon gets tired
You are stuck to me everyday
Believe in what I am because it's all I have today
And tomorrow who knows where we'll be
From here I can hardly see a thing
But I will follow anyone who brings me to you
For now, forever, for on and on and on

You know it starts here, outside waiting in the cold
Kiss me once in the snow, I swear it never gets old
But I will promise you I can make it warmer next year
You know I came here when I needed your soft voice
I needed to hear something that sounded like an answer
Now I stay here, and everyday I get one

It's nothing I'll forget when the moon gets tired
You are stuck to me everyday
Believe in what I am because it's all I have today
And tomorrow who knows where we'll be
From here I can hardly see a thing
But I will follow anyone who brings me to you
For now, forever, for on and on and on

So go plug in your electric blanket
We can stay in 'till our southern summer wedding day
Go plug in your electric blanket
We can stay here

Blue Carolina lyrics - alkaline trio

It's everything that I can do right now
To not think about you moving further off with every passing second
And every night of this lonely summertime
I feel you missing from my heart, a part was kidnapped from my soul

Well I can hardly wait until I get the sun and your lips both pressing on my skin
Well I can hardly wait until I feel that thrill my heart that starts inside your eyes
And a song in my head that burns so good on my tongue
Yes I will, yeah, yeah
Yes I will

The night is aging as the sun warms your face
Won't you turn around and stay for good, the air is getting much too cold
I am nervous and anxious, it really counts this time
And you know all my favorite singers have stolen all of my best lines

Well I can hardly wait until I get the sun and your lips both pressing on my skin
Well I can hardly wait until I feel that thrill my heart that starts inside your eyes
And a song in my head that burns so good on my tongue
Yes I will, yeah, yeah
Yes I will, yeah, yeah
Yes I will

Someday I'll burn this bed
Only two feet wide, but where I'll hide for the next 17 days
I will ask myself, "How badly do I want this?"
I really want this
Well I can hardly wait until I get the sun and your lips both pressing on my skin
Well I can hardly wait until I feel that thrill my heart that starts inside your eyes
And a song in my head that burns so good on my tongue
Yes I will, yeah, yeah
Yes I will, yeah, yeah
Yes I will

Donner Party lyrics - alkaline trio

So it began this way, I can't recall how it got started
So it began this way, I don't recall a thing
And all in all I guess it's for the better
If you don't remember anything, sit and sing
There was a time when everything we did seemed second nature
There was a time when everything we did seemed free
And all in all I guess it's for the better
If you don't remember anything, sit and sing

And I wanted you to know
It was you that we were thinking of as we quietly died in the snow
A place we'd never leave
A place we'd never want to call home
A place we'd call a final resting place in pieces

So we began this way, I don't recall where we got started
And so we end this way no trace of us in spring
All in all, I guess it's for the better if you just can't feel a fucking thing
Fall asleep and die

And I wanted you to know
It was you that we were thinking of as we quietly died in the snow
A place we'd never leave
A place we'd never want to call home
A place we'd call a final resting place in pieces

And I wanted you to know
It was you that we were thinking of as we quietly died in the snow
A place we'd never leave
A place we'd never want to call home
A place we'd call a final resting place in pieces

If We Never Go Inside lyrics - alkaline trio

A train appeared in town one night, for some of us it changed our lives
A few of us never saw it coming, then like the fire it disappeared
It happens at a wonderful age, with the traffic lights your mind can change
We made up rules to follow for good
No wonder we're fucked up, some of us did

Tonight never ends if we never go inside
The moon is always full
Your calendar is always pinned on summertime

Were you planning on staying forever?
You don't fit in this hole, or don't you remember?
Hold your breath
Walk, don't run, through the graveyard

A train appeared in town one night, for some of us it saved our lives
A few of us never saw it coming, then like the fire we disappear
It happens at a wonderful age, with the traffic lights your mind can change
We made up rules to follow for good
No wonder we're fucked up, some of us did

I'm just scared I might never say goodbye
I won't be around to hold you down, pry open your ears and ask you why

Were you planning on staying forever?
You don't fit in this hole, or don't you remember?
Hold your breath
Walk, don't run, through the graveyard

Is this why you've worked so hard?
Is this why you've run so far?
Same place, same hello, same goodbye
Helps you pick through beat up insides

Were you planning on staying forever?
You don't fit in this hole, or don't you remember?
Hold your breath
Walk, don't run, through the graveyard

Blue In The Face lyrics - alkaline trio

It's about time that I came clean with you
I'm no longer fine, I'm no longer running smooth
I thought that I found myself under something new
Just one more line I repeat over and over again
'Till I'm blue in the face with a choking regret
Because I talk in circles 'round you on my bed
Can't say I blame you one bit when you kept it all inside
When you left that night

It's about time that you got sick of me
No longer fun, and so far from interesting
I thought that I found me a cure for feeling old
Just one more line to keep me sleeping loudly and cold
In disgraced with a shameful regret
As I talk in tongues to myself in my bed
Can't say I blame you one bit when you kept it all inside
When you left that night

And all that followed fell like mercury to hell
Somehow we lost our heads for the last time
And all that followed fell like mercury to hell
Somehow we lost our heads for the last time

And I don't dream since I quit sleeping
And I haven't slept since I met you
And you can't breathe without coughing at daytime
And neither can I
So what do you say?
Your coffin, or mine?

split EP: "Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music" (2002)

Queen Of Pain lyrics - alkaline trio

There's a fire forming, not too far from here
Along the east coast maybe, it resides in you, my dear
Worn out on our courtesy, we've made our curtain calls
Like vampire bats deprived of blood, into the New York City night we crawl

And you've got a funny way of showing off your bathoom surgery
You said you were just cooling down from plans of leaving me
There's something I should tell you, for we may not have much time
I've never met arms like yours

The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in your eyes, Miss Vincent
You told me once I made you smile
But we both know damn well I didn't
I'm not much of a jester, but I'd test poisoned food for you
Your majesty, you're royal blue
I'm royalty, my king of pain

There's a hard rain falling, flooding your attic, it's clear
Can't put out the fire that resides in you, my dear
There's something I should tell you, for we may not have much time
I've never seen scars like yours

The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in your eyes, Miss Vincent
You told me once I made you smile
But we both know damn well I didn't
I'm not much of a jester, but I'd test poisoned food for you
Your majesty, you're royal blue
I'm royalty, my king of pain

The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in your eyes, Miss Vincent
You told me once I made you smile
But we both know damn well I didn't
I'm not much of a jester, but I'd test poisoned food for you
Your majesty, you're royal blue
I'm royalty, my king of pain

While You're Waiting lyrics - alkaline trio

There's a hope in my head
That's been cut and bleed
Dry as your bloodshot eyes
And there's smoke in the air
And it's soon to clear
Revealing our demise
There are some who say
That it's a-okay
If it makes you feel all right
It's just way too bad
Now you're worse than sad
All locked up there in side

And I don't know how you feel
But I'll make you a deal
If you'll make it out alive
My shoulders and ears
Are all yours my dear
I Hope it comes as no surprise
You've been known to say
That you're a-okay
When you're feeling sick inside
I just want you to know
I got no place to go
Until the day you die

While you're waiting
Be thankful for your fingers
I'll be fading
With the colors of your pictures
'I'm not crying wolf,' you whisper,
'I'm really dead this time...
I'm really dead this time'

There's a hope in my head
That's been cut and bleed
Dry as your bloodshot eyes
And there's smoke in the air
And it's soon to clear
Revealing our demise
You've been known to say
That you're a-okay
When you're feeling dead inside
I just want you to know
I got no place to go
Until the day you die

While you're waiting,
Be thankful for your fingers,
I'll be fading
With the colors of your pictures
'I'm not crying wolf,' you whisper,
'I'm really dead this time...
I'm really dead this time'

They locked you up
They threw away the key
Sutured your mouth shut
Murdered your family
Right before your eyes
What could you do?
Right before your eyes
They took it all from you

Your contemplating
You hanging from your ceiling
Can't help hating
You for having that feeling
I'm not joking when I tell you
I'd miss you all the time
I already miss you all the time

Rooftops lyrics - alkaline trio

I've got the scars to remind me. I've watched the clocks go around. I've walked myself through some days that have put me where I am. In another time, in another place all things might have been in place. But for now I'm finding myself right here standing on a rooftop screaming. "Hey world are you listening... listening to me?" I'm here and I'm hurting to begin again. It's another time, it's another place and we are making more old days. But for now I'm finding myself out here standing on a doorstep screaming. "Hey world are you listening... listening to me?" I'm here and I'm hurting to begin again. "Hey world I'm ready to listen (Lurch smokes weed) and learn something new." I'm here and I'm willing to get myself through.

"From Here To Infirmary" (2001)

Private Eye lyrics - alkaline trio

I dragged this lake looking for corpses
Dusted for prints, pried up the floorboards
Pieces of planes and black box recorders
Don't lie
And I've been preoccupied with these sick, sick senses
That sense DNA on barbed wire fences
Maybe someday I'll find me a suspect
That has no alibi
New Year's Eve was as boring as heaven
I watched flies fuck on channel 11
There was no one to kiss, there was nothing to drink
Except some old rotten milk someone left in the sink
And there's no ring on the phone anymore
There's no reason to call I passed out on the floor
Smoked myself stupid and drank my insides raisin dry
But at the right place at the right time
I'll be dead wrong and you'll be just fine
And I won't have to quit doing fucked up shit
For anyone but me
And at the right place at the right time
It will have been worth it to stand in line
And you won't have to stop
Saying "I love cops" for anyone but me
Your private eye

Mr. Chainsaw lyrics - alkaline trio

When was it that you lost your youth or traded
It for something more for them to use so jaded
Why is it that you never said
I love you more than just a friend
I pray this gridlock never ends
And when we get there just depends
I found out recently that you are leaving
For good I hope I softly tell my ceiling
It's better now to be alive
Sleeping is my 9 to 5
I'm having nightmares all the time
Of running out of words that rhyme
Everything that you could never say
Would never matter anyway
I took a hammer and two nails to my eardrums long ago
Before that steak knife took my eyes
I looked up to the sky
For the last thing I would ever see
For the last time I'd cry
When was it that you sold your life or wasted
Every bite of that small slice you never tasted
I guess I should be one to talk
There's nights that I can't even walk
There's days I couldn't give a fuck
And in between is where I'm stuck
From blocks away I heard somebody screaming
That small child inside of you that you left bleeding
You stabbed him up not once but twice
Cubicles will now suffice
Some say it's the roll of the dice
I think they're wrong I know I'm right
Every breath that I could barely breathe
Could barely make it past my teeth
I took a blowtorch to both of my lungs a long long time ago
Every step that i could take
Every one more difficult to make
Mr. Chainsaw came and took my legs a long, long time ago
In case you're wondering
I'm singing about growing up about giving in
In case you're wondering we're singing about growing up
About giving up and giving in

Take Lots With Alcohol lyrics - alkaline trio

Hello what the hell am I doin' here
That's a really nice suit
This is a really comfortable chair
See I don't know if you can help me or not
Cause I don't feel sick
But the pains in my head have almost put me
Underground
I don't really care if I'm healthy or not
Just clean my head up doc
I'll give you anything you want
See I don't know why I don't fall in love
Well maybe I know why and maybe you could make it stop
Then we'll cut it up and bury it and leave it
Underground
And I'll take to wishing and fall under
Sleeping safe and sound
Just give me medicine prescribe me anything
Just knock me out and walk me through the door
I have no desire to see through my own eyes anymore
Hello what the hell are you doing here
You made a really strange face
This is a really uncomfortable air
I see I'm boring you, maybe I bore myself too
That's why I need help, I'm cleaning blood off dusty shelves
I been cut up in this room so many times it might take days
And those stress cracks in the wood
How nicely the soak up the stains
Been telling myself these jokes for so long well so long
I'm a has been who is heckled on the stage

Stupid Kid lyrics - alkaline trio

There are things that used to make me smile
One of them was you for just a little while
You left me for dead so far away
I replaced you with fear and shame
You'll be happy on the day I die

There are things that used to make me laugh
But now they're deeply buried in the past
I left them there so far away
Replaced my humor with my pain
I'll be happy on the day it dies

Remember when I said I love you
Well, forget it I take it back
I was just a stupid kid back then
I take back every word that I said

There are things that used to make you cry
One of them was me for just a little while
Why is it that you had to say
Goodbye in your special way
You slashed the tires on my car

Remember when I said I love you
Well, forget it I take it back
I was just a stupid kid back then
I take back every word that I said

Remember when I said I love you
Well, go ahead I take it back
I was just a stupid kid back then
I take back every word that I said

Another Innocent Girl lyrics - alkaline trio

He likes to act like he's all grown up
He wanted to grow up to be an actor
But he never told anybody
He likes to spill all of his guts
On the top of a well stocked bar
And then swallow them bit by bit remembering every scar
As a valid reason for every drink
And a new tattoo is a new reason to think
He likes to pretend that he is all sewn up
It makes for a much stronger case
But there is blood underneath that skin
That scar is not so easy to erase
He walks with a glass cane now
He's careful when holding his body up straight
Can't go outside when it's raining
Can't smash up that beautiful face
Another innocent girl just made his list
That self pity shit is just too hard too resist
And when we get home
you'll see that this part of him is now part of me
And its way too easy to fake this smile lead you on
Maybe I'm wrong but everyone gets bored once in awhile

Steamer Trunk lyrics - alkaline trio

Why you turned out the way you did
That thunderstorm is still crashing in
your cranium
Find that all these funny faces look the same
I know who's to blame
But I swore I wouldn't say
Its time that I got moving on
As you're still burning the dress you wore to senior prom
Try to forget how you've been touched
I loved you so I told you
But it didn't matter much
And I'm trying to figure out
What you're all about these days
I don't have much to say to you
And I've been drunker than a skunk
Ever since the day I left you
With your darkest secret safely packed away
Up in my steamer trunk
Why I turned out the way I did
Someone somewhere dropped me on my cranium
I'm sorry can you repeat what you just said
My short term memory is gone
But my long term's far from dead
I've been swearing like a sailor
Ever since the day I left her

You're Dead lyrics - alkaline trio

What the hell is your name
And can you explain this mess
It seems you're playing a game
Where you only know how to take out the best

Cause if assholes could fly
This place would be busier than O'Hare
There's proof in the sky
It's as thick as our skulls yet it's thinner than air

I have something to say
If the chip off your shoulder should fall to your chest
Get it off right away
Cause if you don't then it won't be in peace that you rest
It's just a matter of time
That we all go away to a better place I'm told
It all sounds well and fine
But without you around I feel nothing but cold

And I now have nothing
But your heartbeat in my head
And a photograph of my traveling friend

So what the hell is your name
And can you explain this mess
It seems you're playing a game
Where you only know how to take out the best

Cause if assholes could fly
This place would be busier than O'Hare
There's proof in the sky
It's as thick as our skulls yet it's thinner than air

And I now have nothing
But your heartbeat in my head
And a photograph of my traveling friend
And I became nothing when I found out you were dead
When I found out I'd never see you again
And all the time they took talking in circles
To get them off the hook would take miracle workers
We're nowhere near prepared there's
no way of knowing
Why don't they just admit they're scared
Cause its already showing

And I now have nothing
But your heartbeat in my head
And a photograph of my traveling friend

And I now have nothing
But your heartbeat in my head
And a photograph of my traveling friend
And I became nothing when I found out you were dead
When I found out I'd never see you again