The Sharp Hint Of New Tears

Album: The Swiss Army Romance (2003)
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Songfacts®:

  • Chris Carrabba got the name for his solo project from a line in this song. "On the way home, this car hears my confessions" made him think of the phrase "Dashboard Confessional." He didn't want to name his new solo act after himself because he thought it might discourage fans from singing along, and fan participation is a major factor that Chris wants in his shows. >>
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    Katie - Dutch Settlement, Canada

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