The Brilliant Dance

Album: The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most (2001)
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  • This song is about the hardships of a guy and a girl dealing with each other after they have broken up. They would like to be friends only to realize that it is impossible to be friends with an ex. The line, "Our sidestepping has come to be, a brilliant dance" indicates they always try to avoid each other. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Gregg - Fremont, CA
  • The line, "And you're measuring your minutes by a clock that's blinking eights" refers to a digital clock that has no time to tell. All the numbers of a digital clock derive from an eight. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Natalia - Santo Domingo, Other
  • The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most is the second Dashboard Confessional album. At that point, the "band" was still a Chris Carrabba solo project. Introducing this song in concert, Carrabba described it as being about "things getting screwed up" and "a really crappy day."


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