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Come waste your millions here, secretly she sneers
Another corporate show, a guilty conscience grows

I'll feel a guilty conscience grow
And I'll feel a guilty conscience grow

She burns like the sun, and I can't look away
She'll burn our...


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    Jan 9th, 2012 1:16pm report

    i think this song if from the Singer's Point of View - he is involved in some kind of trick when he sees a girl that distracts him from it:
    "Come waste your millions here, secretly she sneers." she knows about the trick and laughs at it, thinking how foolish he is.
    "Another corporate show, guilt conscience grows." the singer is starting to understand what he is doing is wrong, but is trying to ignore it
    "She burns like the sun, and i can't look away" he's falling in love with her, even though he knows she'll ruin his future ("burn our horizons, make no mistake")
    "Come let the truth be shared, no-one ever dared" she's threatening to tell everyone the truth about him, even though no-one else had ever done it before - she's using her advantage over him to get what she wants
    "To break these endless lies, secretly she cries." she's not happy about something, whether the fact that she loves him back or that what he does is so terrible.

    Then there's a repetition of the chorus, only with the lyrics "And i'll hide from teh world, behind a broken frame" - he knows how terrible he is too, and wants to hide from it, but everyone already knows (broken frame) and he can't escape from what he has done.
    "I'll burn forever." could be a reference to burning in hell, but it's unlikely as Matt is an atheist.

    This song could also be taken from the point of view of a client of a prostitute, which could also explain many of the lyric references and is also a really intriguing idea.

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