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Your skin attached is a fragile cliche
Of my broken heart attack
You should swallow your teeth and hang out
Stay for a while
If your heart's still beating, you must be blood
If your life's still waking, you must be mud
If you still feel...


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    Mar 19th, 2011 3:38pm report

    Quit frankly, this song is about Kate. She wasn't listening to him when she o.d.ed. When he says, "I don't see anything now, so just say what you want to say. It's kinda funny how I'm not listening anyway."

    It's talking in her point of veiw (Kate).

    "lights out" That's the meds absorbing the life out of her. "while we were making love I was fast asleep." That goes back to where Bert, and Kate, were both addicted to drugs. Their minds go to sleep due to the drugs.

    Then, at the end of the song, it finally says, "I'm listening......." In a faint and empty tone, then implying that after she o.d.ed, she was thinking as her life was disinegrating into the memories of (obviously) Bert.

    Then, you hear, "I'M NOT LISTENING!" Notice how Bert is screaming in frustration and disbelief...

    That's just because he doesn't want to "hear" that his ex-love (Kate) and (THEIR) baby, had died.

    If you think this about anything other wise, you must not FEEL what Bert says. Because I feel this song specifically, is mis-understood.


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    Jun 7th, 2009 6:33pm report

    I think he was talking bout an ex and how he's not going to change how he is just for them so they can go die because he's content with him self


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    Aug 8th, 2007 8:00pm report

    The person above me is an idiot. Bert's not gay. He's openly bisexual. He has a fiancée named Allison.


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    Mar 25th, 2007 3:34pm report

    It was for his ex boyfriend because he is gay no joke....Fuck the rumors he is and he is open...He has been since he lost his baby...

    One day his boyfriend said he wasn't listening to his shit any more.


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    Nov 12th, 2006 11:48pm report

    This song when I heard it it was the day I broke up with my girlfriend god was it perfect

    I love the line ''when we were making love I was fast asleep''

    and maybe he's just so pissed that when his girlfriend or boyfriend was yelling at him because he screwed up he didn't care was ignoring him or her , probably a break up song


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    Feb 9th, 2006 2:38pm report

    This song is about a lot of different things all into one song. The lead singer was going through quite a time with the death of Kate at the time, and he expressed a lot of his feelings through this CD.


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    Nov 22nd, 2005 11:55pm report

    I think it's about an old girlfriend who he now hates. For example: "when we were making love,I was fast asleep."


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    Sep 12th, 2005 9:51pm report

    My guess this is a song about euthanasia which is ending someones life to stop their suffering. Example - "If it's still light out then a kick in the ribs, a days worth living..." Saying if u can live another day you should live it out. I also think that it is about how the people ending their lives aren't listening to what THEY want done. Example - I don't see anything now so just say what you want to say. It's kinda funny how, I'm not listening anyway..." But yah thats my geuss...

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